JOHN TAVARES NEWS

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
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Face Huge Test Against League’s Best

When: Thursday, February 4, 2016 Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC Time: 7:30 PM EST TV: NBCSN (John Forslund, Pierre McGuire) Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) The Islanders will get the opportunity to see how they compare against the  NHL’s best as they prepare to face the Washington Capitals in the nation’s capital. Jaroslav...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
3 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
3 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...
Via Islanders Insight
3 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...
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3 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
4 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
4 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
5 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
5 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
6 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
7 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
7 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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 1/28/2016

After playing three games since January 17th, the Islanders are in the midst of yet another stretch without games that lasts until February 2nd when they take on the Minnesota Wild in Brooklyn. John Tavares will head to Nashville for the 2016 NHL All-Star game, but his squad will be down one the of the games biggest stars. As of yesterday, the Washington Capitals announced Alex Ovechkin...
Via Islanders Insight
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight: 10 Things I Think I Think 01/26/16

With last night’s 4-2 loss to the Detroit Red Wings, the New York Islanders have officially entered the All-Star break, possibly in a Wild Card spot for the playoffs. A New Jersey Devils win tonight means the Islanders would drop out of third place in the Metropolitan Division; which probably isn’t what Islanders fans envisioned going into this season. The good news is that the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Looking For Work: 1/25/16

Before their game against the Ottawa Senators, the Islanders had 4 consecutive off days for the first time since March of 2014. After postponing the game against the Flyers on Saturday the Islanders are now in the midst of a stretch where they play two games in 15 days between January 18th and February 1st. Then yesterday the team was forced to practice on the small rink at Islanders...
Via Islanders Insight
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insights Top Shelf: 1/24/16

The match-up between the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers was one of three games postponed yesterday due to the major storm that hit the northeast. The Flyers held practice in Brooklyn: Tonight’s game is off, but practice is on pic.twitter.com/2W9wFPDTmX — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) January 23, 2016 In the meantime, the Islanders will prepare for their final...
Via Islanders Insight
12 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders’ Kyle Okposo Coming Into His Own

When you think of the New York Islanders, it’s not hard to first recall the big names on the team. John Tavares, Jaroslav Halak, Frans Nielsen. The list goes on. However, there is one star on the team that has been in orange and blue for many years, even during the tough times, and that is Kyle Okposo. Okposo, 27, is entering his ninth season suiting up for the Isles. He is one...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Saturday’s Islanders Game Postponed, Makeup TBA

The National Hockey League announced Saturday morning that the New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers game, originally scheduled for January 23rd at 7:30 p.m. at Barclays Center has been postponed due to Winter Storm Jonas. No makeup date has been announced yet. The Islanders are coming a 5-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators Friday night. Travis Hamonic returned after missing...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Defense, Tavares Key Victory: 1/23/16

The Islanders avenged a December 5th loss to the Ottawa Senators last night with a solid 5-2 victory in Ottawa. In his first game back from a lower body injury, Travis Hamonic scored the game winning goal in the third and had a helper on John Tavares’s insurance goal later in the period. Coach Jack Capuano was quoted on the Islanders’ website.“He [Hamonic] had a great night...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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