Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Worm Turning Edition: 3/29/15

The New York Islanders dropped their eighth game in the last ten yesterday as they were on the short end of a 3-2 decision to the Anaheim Ducks at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Now it was a game that was not as close as the score indicated, the Ducks dominating possession and the Islanders failing to make a dent against the league’s 23rd ranked penalty kill with almost...
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Red Wings-Islanders Preview

It wasn't long ago that the New York Islanders were vying for the best record in the Eastern Conference with a playoff spot seemingly a foregone conclusion. A miserable stretch of play, however, has that postseason berth getting more tenuous by the day. The reeling Islanders try to avoid an eighth straight home loss Sunday, while the Detroit Red Wings aim to take a step closer to...
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Islanders Still Searching For Answers

Tonight’s Recap Another home game, another loss as the New York Islanders continue to search for answers to their late season swoon. In a game they never really were in from the outset, the Isles dropped a 3-2 decision to the Anaheim Ducks, who clinched a playoff spot in the process. The first period saw the Islanders come out with an opening twenty minutes that can only be described...
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Islanders Look for First Home Win in the Month of March

When: Saturday, March 28, 2015Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 1:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders (44-26-5, 93 points) have excelled at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for most of the season until the month of March. The team has played five home games this month and have only earned one...
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Ducks-Islanders Preview

John Tavares has led the New York Islanders toward the top of the Eastern Conference with one of the best seasons of his career, but as his scoring has slowed so has his team's success. The Anaheim Ducks failed to stop Tavares in their only matchup with the Islanders this season, but few teams are having trouble slowing New York down heading into Saturday's matchup at Nassau Coliseum...
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Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 3/27/15

Admittedly, the play of the New York Islanders should be a little bit concerning. No, I didn’t say “panic.” I never say “panic,” but the Islanders aren’t looking like the same team that was so dominant through February. They look lost, like they’re in dire need of somebody, anybody, to step up and right the ship. And let’s face it. The Islanders could start by putting...
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Islanders Inability To Clear Puck Costs Them Win

Tonight’s Recap If the Islanders want to show they can play with the best, they have a funny way of showing it. After a playoff-like second period, featuring hitting and nastiness, as well as scoring by both teams, the Isles did not show up for the third. Their lethargic and lazy play led to a 3-2 loss on Thursday night, as the Isles continue to limp toward the finish line. Early...
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John Tavares Commits Grand Larceny, Swipes Drew Doughty’s Stick

Sticks are rather imperative to the game of hockey therefore someone without a stick would likely be at a severe disadvantage. John Tavares is a smart man and realizes this concept, thus prompting him to swipe the stick of Kings defenseman Drew Doughty. After Doughty poked the puck away from Tavares during an intriguing one-on-one Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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Islanders Drop Point To Wild, Keep Pace.

Tonight’s Recap The New York Islanders (44-25-4) looked to build on a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils against the Minnesota Wild (41-25-7) last night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Pat LaFontaine was honored by the team prior to the game and the speedster seemed to rub off on the Isles early as they came out and quickly took the first seven shots of the game. Over...
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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: 3/21/15

The New York Islanders had their first extended time off in what seemed like an eternity this week, losing 4-1 in Chicago on Tuesday evening in their last game played. Tonight, they are in New Jersey to take on a Devils team that will be sure to put up a fight even though they are all but eliminated from playoff contention. To be honest, that is just what the Islanders need. At 43...
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Islanders-Devils Preview

The New York Islanders' chances at the Presidents' Trophy have faded, as a sudden lack of offense has them in the midst of a season-worst losing streak. Seeking to avoid a fifth straight defeat, New York hopes to regain its scoring touch Saturday night against the New Jersey Devils and Cory Schneider, who has been near-unbeatable in recent games. The Islanders (43-25-4), who were...
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2015 NHL Awards Tracker: John Tavares, Carey Price Top Candidates For Hart Trophy

The NHL playoff race is intensifying by the day, but the awards races also are heating up with just a few weeks left in the regular season. A few of the league’s superstar players, including Hart Trophy candidate Patrick Kane and Norris Trophy candidate Mark Giordano, have suffered injuries that will keep them out of the running for end-of-the-year awards. Many of these awards...
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New York Islanders Vs Chicago Blackhawks: Pregame Report

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015Where: United Center, Chicago, ILTime: 8:30 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+2 (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders (43-24-4, 90 points) have had a tough go of it as of late. They have scored just three goals in the last three games, all losses. Even John Tavares, the NHL’s points leader has been held scoreless...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Fans Need To Take A Chill Pill

The New York Islanders have lost three games in a row. You know what that makes me say? SO WHAT? Sure, there are definitely concerns, The scoring has pretty much come to a complete halt. They have scored one goal or less in each of their last three games, all losses. This is the first time it’s happened since November 4-10, 2010. (Thanks to Eric Hornick for the stat). Not coincidentally...
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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|15|15

Islanders Country wakes up this morning pondering another loss. This time in the form of a 3-1 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens. Again,it’s not fair to say the Islanders were dominated. It could have very easily been a 2-1 game, when you consider the Habs third goal was a late empty netter. The game could have also been tied had Matt Martin gotten a better handle on a pass he received...
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Islanders sign Johnny Boychuk to seven-year deal

USATI The New York Islanders announced Thursday that defenseman Johnny Boychuk has agreed to terms on a seven-year deal, signing through the 2021-22 season. BREAKING: #Isles sign Johnny Boychuk to seven-year, $42 million contract. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) March 12, 2015   Boychuk, 31, leads all Islanders defensemen in points (32), assists (25) and plus-minus rating...
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Greg Cronin and the Islanders’ penalty kill

View image | For a franchise that hasn’t won a playoff round in over 20 years, a lot of things are going well for the New York Islanders this season. They’re sitting atop the Metropolitan Division, Jaroslav Halak has set a franchise record in wins, there is new-found offensive depth, and star captain John Tavares […] The post Greg Cronin and the Islanders...
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Where do the Islanders Stand at Crunch Time?

Courtesy of Getty Images. With one month to go before the Stanley Cup playoffs roll around, some of us here at Islanders Insight started asking ourselves some rather important questions about the state of the New York Islanders. In short, we feel as if the follow two individual vantage points found below may come to represent many thoughts and/or concerns filtering into the many...
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New York Islanders welcome the return of Kyle Okposo

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports With John Tavares making his case for MVP and a slim lead in the race for the Metropolitan Division title, the New York Islanders were already sitting pretty. Getting back their best winger could make them feel even better. That’s right, after missing right around a month and a half due to a horrifying-sounding detached retina that required surgery...
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18 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles John Tavares beat 4 Leafs on way to this OT winner

Islanders forward John Tavares gets past the Maple Leafs defense and scores on goalie Jonathan Bernier for the OT winner with 22 seconds to go in OT.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
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John Tavares beats Maple Leafs with spectacular OT goal (VIDEO)

John Tavares is slowly building a legacy out on Long Island and, if last night was any indication, he'll be doing it long after the Islanders move to Brooklyn next year.The Isles' captain scored on a sensational individual effort with 21.8 seconds left in overtime for a 4-3 Islanders win over the slumping Maple Leafs, salvaging a win from a game in which the Isles twice trailed by...
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Tavares OT Winner Lifts Islanders Over Leafs

Tonight’s Recap The Islanders took the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre tonight. Goalie Michal Neuvirth came in to the game hoping for better results in his second start with the Islanders after taking a shootout loss against the Panthers last time out. Trade deadline acquisition forward Tyler Kennedy was penciled in by Jack Capuano earlier in the day...
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John Tavares Shreds Maple Leafs Defense For Awesome OT Winner

New York Islanders captain John Tavares has developed into one helluva hockey player. He currently leads the league in points and this OT winner against Toronto on Monday night was stunning. He absolutely carved up the Leafs defense on this individual effort. [NHL] The post John Tavares Shreds Maple Leafs Defense For Awesome OT Winner appeared first on Diehardsport.
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John Tavares Carves Up Toronto Defense For Beautiful Overtime Winner

The New York Islanders managed to climb back from two two-goal deficits in Toronto on Monday night and win in the final minute of overtime on a gorgeous John Tavares goal. The Islanders captain – also the NHL’s leading scorer – took the puck from a teammate at center ice and managed to skate around the Leafs’ defense Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
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John Tavares scores in OT to cap Islanders' comeback vs. Leafs

  John Tavares scored 4:38 into overtime, capping the New York Islanders' two-goal comeback in a 4-3 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night. Tavares, an Ontario native, went around several defenders to score the winning goal during a delayed Toronto penalty. With his 33rd goal and 39th assist, the Islanders captain stretched his lead in the NHL scoring race to three...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss
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