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Bruins Practice Notes: ‘Highly Skilled’ Islanders Good Challenge For Boston

WILMINGTON, Mass. — The Bruins won back-to-back games for the first time this season with a 5-3 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Tuesday night, and their schedule doesn’t get any easier with the New York Islanders visiting TD Garden on Thursday night. The Islanders have been one of the surprise teams over the first two weeks of the season. The additions of defensemen Johnny...
Via NESN.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Randy Carlyle On Nazem Kadri

via Shawn McKenzie tweets, Carlyle on Kadri "Is it confidence? Is it overconfidence? Is it cockiness? Is it all of those things?" Thats what you ask yourself" Carlyle cont'd "I look at it as a strength. When you are able to not just talk it, you have to live it." Carlyle "I'm sure he'll (Kadri) get some shifts tonight against...
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Morning Line - Nazem Kadri

Talent-wise, there’s not too much difference, to be honest. -Nazem Kadri of the Toronto Maple Leafs, comparing himself with John Tavares of the New York Islanders.  More on Kadri and the Leafs from Dave Feschuk of the Toronto Star.
Via Kukla's Korner
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Maple Leafs-Islanders Preview

After finishing with the second-worst home record in the NHL last season, the New York Islanders needed only two games to believe 2014-15 holds better fates at the Nassau Coliseum. New York gets another opportunity to establish their home ice advantage Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The Islanders finished 2013-14 with only 13 home wins - tied for fewest in the NHL...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Victor Hedman breaks finger vs. Canucks, will miss 4-6 weeks

Victor Hedman has been playing at an elite level for several years now. The Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman has played his way from being known as “the guy drafted after John Tavares” into a legitimate Norris Trophy contender in 2015. Well, that Norris talk will have to be put on hold for a bit after Hedman suffered a broken finger while blocking a shot against Vancouver on Saturday...
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Gameday 4: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

New York Islanders (4-0-0) at Pittsburgh Penguins (2-1-0) 7:00 PM - ROOT Sports Consol Energy Center – Pittsburgh, PA The Pens lost a tough one Thursday night against Dallas.  They’ll look to bounce back tonight against an Islanders team that is undefeated thanks in part to playing Carolina twice.  Games like Thursday night just happen.  You can pick it apart and look...
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

5-0 start would be a first for Islanders

The New York Islanders are not just making noise in the early days of this season. They’re threatening to make franchise history. Which, considering their legacy — the Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup titles a few decades back — is no small feat. The 2014-15 Islanders will be the franchise’s first team to open a season with five victories in a row if it can beat...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Rolling Islanders

from Cory Wright at the Islanders website, John Tavares and the New York Islanders woke up Friday morning as the only 4-0 team in the NHL and as the first Islanders team to start a season with four straight wins since 2001-02. The Islanders humble captain insisted that it’s only been a week - that the team needs a bigger sample size to gauge themselves - but admitted he...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Taveres deked a dozen times before netting the SO winning score

New York Islanders captain John Tavares shows off spectacular patience as he dekes out San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock, 12 times, for a beautiful shootout winning goal.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return Home
Via Bob's Blitz
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ John Tavares Pulls Off Filthy Shootout Move To Win

New York Islanders superstar captain John Tavares took a page out of Patrick Kane’s playbook and outwaited San Jose Sharks goalie Alex Stalock. The poor guy never stood a chance. [NHL] The post Islanders’ John Tavares Pulls Off Filthy Shootout Move To Win appeared first on Diehardsport.
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can this be a Magical Last Season for the Islanders Before they Move to Brooklyn?

By Stephen Weber The New York Islanders are in their last season in which they will be playing their home games at the very old and unexciting Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale New York. Next season the team who has made their home at the coliseum since 1972,(the first year of the their existence in the NHL) will be moving west about 30 miles away, to the new Barclays...
Via Beyond The Spread
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: John Tavares shows off some sick hands in the shootout

John Tavares showed off some quick hands in his shootout attempt against the San Jose Sharks and he made goaltender Alex Stalock look silly.
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: The sick hands of John Tavares

John Tavares showed off some quick hands in his shootout attempt against the San Jose Sharks and he made goaltender Alex Stalock look silly.
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Tavares scores in shootout, lifts Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) John Tavares scored the decisive goal of the shootout and the New York Islanders remained unbeaten with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. San Jose's Logan Couture and New York's Kyle Okposo traded goals earlier in the shootout before Tavares beat Alex Stalock in the fifth round. San Jose's Joe Thornton missed on his turn and the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders remain undefeated with shootout win over Sharks

  John Tavares scored the decisive goal of the shootout and the New York Islanders remained unbeaten with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday night. San Jose's Logan Couture and New York's Kyle Okposo traded goals earlier in the shootout before Tavares beat Alex Stalock in the fifth round. San Jose's Joe Thornton missed on his turn and the Islanders improved...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 15: NHL Power Rankings, Week #2

Things to keep in mind: Power rankings after one week rarely reflect the overall success of a team.   These rankings reflect how teams fared during their first week of action.  Teams such as the Kings, Bruins, Rangers and Avalanche are in reality among the top-10 in the NHL.    WEEK #2 POWER RANKINGS   1. Montreal Canadiens, 3-0-0 - Three impressive road wins to begin the...
Via Sports Mockery
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders improve to 2-0 with win over Hurricanes

The cheers were loud and hearty and often. And on this historic night, they were deserved. The Islanders gave the fans at the Coliseum a reason to celebrate in the final home opener at this old hockey barn on Saturday night, with their much-hyped team delivering a fast and physical brand of hockey. It ended with a decisive 4-3 win over the Hurricanes, starting the last season as...
Via Pro Sports Daily
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders top Hurricanes to open final season at Nassau Coliseum

  John Tavares and Brock Nelson each had a goal and an assist, and the New York Islanders began their final home schedule at Nassau Coliseum with a 4-3 victory over Carolina on Saturday night to sweep a season-opening two-game series from the Hurricanes. Tavares and Nelson powered the Islanders' offense again after they filled the score sheet in a 5-3 win at Carolina on Friday...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles top Canes to open final season at Coliseum

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) John Tavares and Brock Nelson each had a goal and an assist, and the New York Islanders began their final home schedule at Nassau Coliseum with a 4-3 victory over Carolina on Saturday night to sweep a season-opening two-game series from the Hurricanes. Tavares and Nelson powered the Islanders' offense again after they filled the score sheet in a 5-3 win...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders start season strong, rout 'Canes

It was a night of impressive Game 1s, led by center Brock Nelson (two goals, two assists). John Tavares had three assists and newcomer Johnny Boychuk a goal and two assists. The Islanders led 2-0 after the first period and 3-0 after the second, all on power-play goals. Goalie Jaroslav Halak (21 saves) allowed three three-period goals after two strong periods, including a stop on a 5-on-2 break.
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders are looking to make their final season at Nassau Coliseum memorable, and a repeat of their 2014-15 opener would surely be a good start. John Tavares and Brock Nelson look to lead the new-look Islanders to their first 2-0 start in seven years by sweeping this home-and-home set with the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. Despite being synonymous with the...
Via AP on Fox
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Hurricanes Preview

The New York Islanders are a team on the move, leaving Long Island and heading to Brooklyn after this season. They hope to be a team on the rise, as well. With John Tavares back at full strength, that wish seems realistic. Tavares returns Friday night when the visiting Islanders open their season against the Carolina Hurricanes. Tavares had the third-most points in the NHL last February...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Off-Season Review: Did the Isles Have the Best Off-Season in the NHL?

#456554100 / gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the New York Islanders were one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports. Things took a turn in the 90s and ever since they’ve been known for ineffective ownership, poor management, and mediocre hockey. The drafting of John Tavares and the emergence of players like Kyle Okposo has given fans hope that the Isles could be on a road...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss
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