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Islanders Look to Remain Perfect Against Blue Jackets

When: Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, Ohio Time: 7:00 PM TV: MSG +  (Howie Rose, Butch Goring) Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) The New York Islanders (27-18-6 60 pts.) are set to face off against one of their Metropolitan Division rivals, the Columbus Blue Jackets (21-28-5 47 pts.) tonight at Nationwide...
Via Islanders Insight
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders 3 Stars of the Week

New York Islanders Week Record: 2-2   Danny Pirtle 1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK, +2 2. John Tavares 3 G, 3 A, 18 SOG, 3 BLK, -1 3. Nick Leddy 0 G, 5 A, 4 SOG, 4 BLK, +3   Jake Sheib   1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK, +2 2. John Tavares 3 G, 3 A, 18 SOG, 3 BLK, -1 3. Nick Leddy 0 G, 5 A, 4 SOG, 4 BLK, +3   Vincent Chase   1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Blue Jackets Preview

The New York Islanders are brimming with confidence after finishing with their highest goal total in five seasons. They haven't had too much trouble racking up goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets, although they've never faced Joonas Korpisalo. The visiting Islanders look to complete a four-game sweep of the Blue Jackets and make it eight straight meetings without a regulation...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/8/16

The New York Islanders had a much needed laugher yesterday afternoon in Brooklyn against the Edmonton Oilers. While most of the country was waiting for the Super Bowl to commence, Islanders’ fans were treated to football-like numbers as the Islanders cruised to an 8-1 victory over their Pacific Division opponent. Former Islanders’ 2009 draft pick and current Oiler goalie Anders...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Cruise to 8-1 Victory Against Oilers

Anders Nilsson was hoping to have a strong performance in his first career game against the team that drafted him. But the New York Islanders scored three first period goals sending Nilsson to the bench and routing the Edmonton Oilers, 8-1 at Barclays Center. Johnny Boychuk scored the opening goal with a blast to kick off the scoring. It was No. 55’s first goal in his second game...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Islanders Preview

Although John Tavares can sympathize with the pressure and expectations foisted on phenom Connor McDavid, their teams are in far different positions. Tavares is trying to help the New York Islanders get back into the playoff picture Sunday against the highly touted rookie and the last-place Edmonton Oilers. Expectations were high when Tavares was selected first overall at age...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Red Wings rout Islanders 5-1 for first home win of 2016

Detroit (AP) -- Dylan Larkin and Tomas Tatar each had a goal and an assist, and the Detroit Red Wings routed the New York Islanders 5-1 for their first home win of 2016, a game delayed 36 minutes by a malfunctioning Zamboni that chopped up a section of the ice. The Red Wings, who were 0-4-1 at home since Dec. 20, also got goals from Tomas Jurco, Mike Green and Kyle Quincey. Petr...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Rails – Stars are Shining

Warning: the following column is equal parts sass, sarcasm, silly, and all Islanders. Naturally…it’s On the Rails. Hi everyone. Did everyone dig out from the two snowfalls that we had? But hey! This was an eventful hockey week! So yay? Despite the New York Islanders loss Thursday night against the Washington Capitals – a game that the Islanders totally deserved to win – there...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Late Period Goals Too Much For Islanders To Overcome

If the Islanders showed one thing tonight, it’s that they can absolutely keep up with the league’s best. Unfortunately, silly mistakes are still the Islanders’ undoing. Two goals that should’ve been stopped by Jaroslav Halak proved to be the difference in a 3-2 loss Thursday night. The Islanders started off strong. Just under two minutes into the game, the Isles used the...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Top NHL Fantasy Breakout Players For Second Half Of Season

The NHL fantasy season has been nothing short of surprising with several stars posting unproductive first halves. The Anaheim Ducks struggled immensely in the beginning of the season, and the same can be said for the Pittsburgh Penguins. While several teams have had a tough time finding consistent success, squads in the fantasy world have felt the burn as a result. As seen in the...
Via The Sports Quotient
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Yormark: No changes to Isles' seating arrangement at Barclays Center

The New York Islanders' move to the Barclays Center has included a few bumps in the road, both for the players and the fans.While captain John Tavares and fellow forward Kyle Okposo have grown accustomed to the short train ride for a game, fans have been particularly vocal about their dismay due to some obstructed seats at the Islanders' new home. Brett Yormark, who is the CEO of...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Give and Takeaways – Week 5

With the second half (technically almost 60%) of the season officially underway, the race to the finish has begun. With the Eastern Conference and specifically the Metropolitan division incredibly tight, playoff spots will not be easy to come by. Tavares an All-Star There was serious concern surrounding John Tavares in the weeks, even months leading up to the All-Star Game. For...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight: 10 Things I Think I Think 02/03/16

What a whirlwind of emotions yesterday was. First, New York Islanders fans woke up, excited that their hockey club would be taking the ice for the first time in over a week. The All-Star break was over, and the Islanders would be suiting up for the a long, final stretch to reach the postseason for the second consecutive year. Of course…Islanders fans were almost immediately thrown...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild, Dubnyk struggle in 5-3 loss to Islanders

NEW YORK -- Brock Nelson's team-leading 20th goal broke a tie late in the second period, Jean-Francois Berube made 40 saves for his first NHL win, and the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 Tuesday night.Mikhail Grabovski and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee and Frans Nielsen also scored for the Islanders.Charlie Coyle, Jason Pominville and Nino...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Berube, Nelson lead Islanders to 5-3 win over Wild

NEW YORK (AP) Brock Nelson's team-leading 20th goal broke a tie late in the second period, Jean-Francois Berube made 40 saves for his first NHL win, and the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 Tuesday night. Mikhail Grabovski and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee and Frans Nielsen also scored for the Islanders. Charlie Coyle, Jason Pominville...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Will Try to Tame Wild in Brooklyn

WILD (23-17-9) at ISLANDERS (25-16-6) When: Tuesday, February 2, 2016 Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY Time: 7:00 PM EST TV: MSG + 2 (Howie Rose, Butch Goring) Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) A well rested New York Islanders squad will try to get February off to a good start against a Minnesota Wild club that was really struggling...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/2/16

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Back in Action After an exciting all-star weekend with John Scott at the center of the hockey world, teams from across the NHL are back in action tonight to kick off the second half of the 2015-2016 season. New York Islanders captain and 2016 Metropolitan Division All-Star captain John Tavares had a successful weekend as he won the shooting accuracy...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/1/16

The NHL spiced up their 2016 All-Star weekend and so did the fans. A 3 on 3 tournament between divisional teams and a fan vote to nominate players was supposed to hook fans in to what was becoming a stale competition. What resulted was more story lines than a lot of hockey teams have produced the entire first half of the season. The fans voted John Scott to the Pacific Division All...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Tweets of the Week: 1/25 to 1/31

Reminder: If you are using #Isles and tweeting good stuff about the Boys of Long Island-Brooklyn, we’ll be watching you. By the time anyone reads this, the Islanders will have been out of action for eight days due to the NHL All-Star break. With a torrent of games in February, the Isles should be fairly well-rested and with a captain fresh off captaining a Metro All-Star squad...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Kings to host 2017 All-Star Game

While the NHL’s biggest stars are currently in Nashville competing in the All-Star weekend, it was announced that next year the event would move to another big stage. The Los Angeles Kings and the Staples Center will host the 2017 NHL All-Star weekend. It will have the Skills Competition on Jan. 28, 2017 and the game will be played on Jan. 29, 2017. According to an article on...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 1/31/16

Wasn’t last night’s skills competition so much fun? From Brett Burns of the San Jose Sharks competing as his alter-ego, Chewbacca, to P.K. Subban of the Montreal Canadiens disguising himself as Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers. And how about that guy John Scott? With all that he had been through, it was outstanding to see the amount of fun that guy was having during the event...
Via Islanders Insight
9 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Stars rave about Bruins' Patrice Bergeron

When Patrice Bergeron’s name was brought up by reporters ahead of Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, the Boston Bruins center’s fellow All-Stars showered him with praise. “I think the one thing you notice with Bergy, just the guy doesn’t make a mistake,” Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene told The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin. “I think he’s as close to the perfect...
Via NESN.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

On the Rails – Oh Captain, My Captain

Warning: the following column is equal parts sass, sarcasm, silly, and all Islanders. Naturally…it’s On the Rails. Well that was a quite a snow storm we had in New York this past week, huh? I hope everyone dug themselves out with no issues and are getting back on track with their lives. Of course if you work for the LIRR, just keep on being late and doing your thing. It’s not...
Via Islanders Insight
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Give and Takeaways – Week 4

The All-Star break is upon us and Islanders hockey comes to a standstill yet again. With only four games played in the previous 2 weeks (would have been five if not for Jonas), we’ll go back over that span to see how the Isles have been performing heading into the break. 5v5 Fenwick Close “5v5 Fenwick Close” is often considered one of the best ways to evaluate a team’s...
Via Islanders Insight
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 1/29/16

With little news regarding the Islanders coming out in the last two days, there has been a bit of a lull. The Isles do not play again until Tuesday, February 2nd due to All Star Weekend, and, until then, we’re just going to have to tough it out. On a non-Isles note, this season seems to be one of long suspensions. Dennis Wideman, who cross-checked an official in a game against...
Via Islanders Insight
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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