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Islanders Insight Top Shelf: Streak Buster: 3/22/15

The sun came out yesterday and the temperature is expected to hit 60 degrees by Thursday of this week. Along with that forecast comes the melting of what should be the last snowfall of the 2014-15 winter season. It also brought with it an end to the New York Islanders four game losing streak last night as they shutout the New Jersey Devils 3-0 behind a fantastic 26 save performance...
Via Islanders Insight
6 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Get Back on Track Against Canadiens Tonight

When: Saturday, March 14, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Uniondale, New YorkTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: NBCSNRadio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (43-23-4) will take on the Montreal Canadiens (42-19-7) for the final time during the regular season at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight. The Islanders are coming off two...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Days 47 & 46

I can only ask for your forgiveness. Sunday proved to be quite a busy day as I was in attendance at the Coliseum as the Islanders were dismantled by the Canucks. Due to the scheduling of our never-ending quality content, we were forced to run Day 48 of our countdown, which was due for Saturday, this morning. So we gave you guys a break today and condensed two days in one as today’s...
Via Islanders Insight
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back Injury Wise

Not that there is ever a good time for injuries, but with 21 games remaining in the 2014-15 regular season in a division that has shown itself to be the most competitive in the entire league, the New York Islanders are going through an extremely tough time that has tested their depth to the maximum. Over the summer, general manager Garth Snow improved his goaltending, ramped up his...
Via Islanders Insight
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2|23|15

Never mind the power[less] play that went 0-for-5  in a 4-0 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday. Last night, it was the New York Islanders’ other special teams unit handing the opposition two points. At this point, we’re all broken records. The Islanders penalty kill is bad. Even on a night where the Islanders took only three penalties – two on rookie Kael Mouillierat...
Via Islanders Insight
February 23, 2015  |  Discuss

The Locker: Donovan Hash-Tagging

Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan doesn’t get to play all that much this season, serving as the team’s sixth (and sometimes seventh) man in a rotation that only gets listed on head coach Jack Capuano’s official lineup sheet in case of injury or illness. But he has been mastering the art of Twitter and yesterday, while watching the NHL’s annual all-star shinny game played...
Via Islanders Insight
January 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 1/9/14

The New York Islanders return to the East Coast, and their next four games are to be played against Metropolitan Division rivals. Thirteen straight games will be played against Eastern Conference opponents. With the Islanders only three points ahead of the New York Rangers and Washington Capitals, has their been any stretch as crucial as this one in 2014-15? Anyways, the 10 things...
Via Islanders Insight
January 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Top Shelf: 1/7/15

That wasn’t exactly what the Islanders or their fans were hoping for after falling to the Oilers 5-2 on Sunday. The Islanders fell 3-2 in what could be considered the worst game they’ve played through 40 games. It was an overall brutal game for the entire team, with several costly errors leading to all of the Canucks goals on the night. Whether it was the absence of Lubomir Visnovsky...
Via Islanders Insight
January 07, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders vs Vancouver Canucks: Pregame Report

NEW YORK ISLANDERS AT VANCOUVER CANUCKS PREGAME REPORT When: Tuesday, January 6th, 2015Where:  Rogers Arena, Vancouver, British ColumbiaTime: 10:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM   Tonight, the Islanders (26-12-1) hope they can bounce back with a performance similar to that of their last...
Via Islanders Insight
January 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Top Shelf: 1/5/15

The New York Islanders have become a part of a pretty exclusive group in the 2014-15 season. Following their 5-2 loss last night, the Islanders join the Los Angeles Kings, San Jose Sharks (twice), Montreal Canadiens, Washington Capitals, Carolina Hurricanes, Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers as the only teams to have lost to the Oilers since October. Yes, believe it or not...
Via Islanders Insight
January 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Donovan Getting This Twitter Thing Down

Why dont we have people that squirt water into our mouths like the NFL? Id have so much more energy if I didn't have to squirt my own water. — Matt Donovan (@SquatchDonovan) January 4, 2015 The post Donovan Getting This Twitter Thing Down appeared first on Islanders Insight.
Via Islanders Insight
January 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Matt Donovan Preaches Restraint

Professional athletes on social media are always a trip. They seem to have much more fun than the average fan does, that’s for sure. Some are much more active than others, but most have the rules of posting and running down pat. Matt Donovan has not been very active on Twitter since joining but he really scores on this tweet, sent on New Year’s Day after practicing with his...
Via Islanders Insight
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

GIF: Brad Marchand jumps to hit Matt Donovan

Despite the fact the regular season hasn’t started yet, Brad Marchand is already in regular form and causing mayhem out on the ice. In an exhibition against the Islanders, Marchand jumped to check the taller Matt Donovan. The hit earned two minutes and added to Marchand’s already colorful reputation. (H/T The Score)  
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

GIF: Brad Marchand jumps to hit Matt Donovan

Despite the fact the regular season hasn’t started yet, Brad Marchand is already in regular form and causing mayhem out on the ice. In an exhibition against the Islanders, Marchand jumped to check the taller Matt Donovan. The hit earned two minutes and added to Marchand’s already colorful reputation. (H/T The Score)  
Via Bloguin Best
September 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Johnny Gaudreau Sets Up U.S. Goal With Assist From Stomach (GIF)

The human highlight reel that is Johnny Gaudreau struck again Friday morning. The former Boston College star, whose top-shelf laser helped lead Team USA past Belarus at the IIHF World Championship last week, played the role of facilitator against Kazakhstan. With the teams tied at two goals apiece late in the second period — and the U.S. trying to avoid a second straight embarrassing...
Via NESN.com
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Brock Nelson scores the Rangers

Former UND forward Brock Nelson scores his 10th goal of the year against the New York Rangers during the Stadium Series in Yankee Stadium. Former DU Pioneer Matt Donovan also assisted on Nelson's goal.
Via Goon's World
January 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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