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...
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

Dee Karl: Donovan Gets A Ferry Ride

For Matt Donovan's post game honesty regarding his mistake on the ice, he gets a ferry ticket to Bridgeport. In his place, Calvin deHaan will finally get his shot in Uniondale. It was another heartbreaker as the Isles continue to fall short on the score board. But Jack Capuano seemed to believe that "it was a costly turnover" that lead to yet another loss. Matt...
Via HockeyBuzz
November 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: A 4 - 3 Nail Biter & Bailey GWG

Matt Moulson with his sixth goal of the season and fourth power play goal started off the first, but the Penguins wouldn’t go sulk in a corner. A little over three minutes later, the Pens tied it up with a Jokinen wrist shot. Deflating to say the least. Then Crosby scored the lone goal in the second period to put the Penguins in the lead on a Matt Donovan mistake. He’s...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Isles Game Day: Filling Holes

With Lubo Visnovsky out with a concussion and Michael Grabner being punished, the Isles line-up has a few holes in it. But Jack Capuano has no real problems filling them. This morning at practice, Newsday's Art Staple has informed us that Capuano has decided Andrew MacDonald will take Visnovsky spot on the first power play unit. Matt Donovan with pair with PM Bouchard for...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Brock Nelson, Matt Donovan to fill in for Grabner, Visnovsky

Jack Capuano will be shuffling his roster for Tuesday night's visit from the Canucks though not by choice. Lubomir Visnovsky went on injured reserve after suffering a concussion in Saturday's 4-3 loss to the Hurricanes. Michael Grabner was issued a two-game suspension for a check to the head of Carolina's Nathan Gerbe in the same game. Grabner's spot will be taken...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Lubo Out

The NY Islanders have officially placed defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky on IR as of 10/19/13 with a concussion. So, if that is three games without Vis, that should give Matt Donovan some time on the Power Play. Or.... It could put Radek Martinek back on the team. Either way, this is not the way the Isles would like to get through October when points count. Also, I'm...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Rookie defenseman Donovan steps up for Islanders

Two games was just enough for Matt Donovan to gain some perspective. The Islanders rookie defenseman returned from his short stint as a healthy scratch to play well in Thursday’s 3-2 home win over the Oilers. After the team’s mandatory off day Friday Donovan was expected to be back in the lineup on Saturday night when the Hurricanes come to the Coliseum. The 23-year-old made...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Petriw: Isles look to right the ship tonight

The Islanders will look to end a three game winless streak tonight in Long Island against the struggling Edmonton Oilers. Matt Donovan will return to the line up tonight as well as Colin McDonald. With the team speed that the Oilers possess it only makes sense that Donovan replaces Matt Carkner. While the Oilers have been giving up goals at a remarkable clip; they have a high...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Dan Petriw: Isles hope to end slide against the Sabres tonight

The Islanders look to rebound after a weekend where they were held pointless. Tonight they face off against the winless Sabres at 7p at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Evgeni Nabokov will battle Sabres' goalie Ryan Miller in net. Islanders head coach Jack Capuano has decided to sit both Brock Nelson and Matt Donovan tonight. I can see this being an unpopular move but...
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October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Matt Donovan Has a Day

Matt Donovan has been a bit of an oddity since he was drafted in 2008. Yes, 2008. The same year as Josh Bailey and Travis Hamonic. To be fair, it’s also the same year as Jyri Niemi and Jared Spurgeon. But good defensemen take time to develop. Not all of them will turn out to be a Drew Doughty. (They also make for good reading with your morning coffee if you had Newsday...
Via HockeyBuzz
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Donovan, from Oklahoma, proves he can play in NHL

Don't jump to conclusions. Islanders rookie Matt Donovan may have spent his formative years on the hot wind-swept plains of Oklahoma where football is king and ice is mostly found in beverages. But he was on skates before he can remember -- "2 or 3" he guessed -- and driving a Zamboni by the time he was a teen -- "a rink rat my whole life." His father a...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Captain Tavares leads Isles' rout

John Tavares scored his first two goals of the season and defenseman Matt Donovan added the first of his NHL career to lift the New York Islanders over the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1 on Tuesday night. Peter Regin and Tavares scored in the first period for the Islanders (2-0-1), and Donovan, Tavares and Colin McDonald connected in the second against beleaguered goalie Mike Smith to turn...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Taveras scores twice, Islanders rout Coyotes

By IRA PODELL AP Sports Writer UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- John Tavares scored his first two goals of the season and defenseman Matt Donovan added the first of his NHL career to lift the New York Islanders over the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1 on Tuesday night. Peter Regin and Tavares scored in the first period for the Islanders (2-0-1), and Donovan, Tavares and Colin McDonald connected in the second...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Islander Country Talks Isles Hockey With Andy Graziano and Daniel Friedman

Training camp is set to open today, with players set to take their physicals at Nassau Coliseum. Tomorrow, the Isles will hit the ice for the first time. The first day on ice will be at Barclays Center over in Brooklyn. The remainder of camp will then be held at the Coliseum and IceWorks. Islander Country had the chance to talk about the upcoming season recently with Andy Graziano...
Via Sports Blog Net
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Positions Up for Grabs on the Islanders Opening Night Roster Part II: The Defense and Goaltending

[caption id="attachment_173" align="alignleft" width="300"] image provided by[/caption] Yesterday, we took a look at the forwards who will be battling it out in camp for only one open position on the Islanders' roster. The competition will be fierce, and it will be fun to watch it unfold throughout training camp. Today, we take...
Via Sports Blog Net
September 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Ten Fearless Predictions for the 2013-2014 Islanders

[caption id="attachment_170" align="alignleft" width="300"] image provided by[/caption] Hope everyone enjoyed their Labor Day Weekend! The calendar has changed to September now, and NHL training camps are fast approaching. The Isles will head into camp looking to improve from last seasons eighth place finish in the Eastern Conference. The...
Via Sports Blog Net
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Monday Was Isles Appreciation Day

As we get closer to the beginning of the new season, Monday, August 26th must have been Islander day around the web. There was this piece of video by Dan Rosen of A decent preview of the Islanders for this coming season, but nothing new to report. Dan Rosen feels that Matt Donovan will be able to fill Mark Streit's shoes on the blue line. I'm pretty sure...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders Five Key Questions

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Jae C. Hong 1. What does the new division mean? This year the season returns to the full 82 games. With the NHL restructuring the conference alignment, the Islanders have been placed in the Metropolitan division along with the Rangers, Devils, Flyers, Blue Jackets, Hurricanes, Capitals and Penguins. This means that they will play 30 games this season against...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
August 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ten Prospects in the Islanders' System: Number Six, Calvin de Haan

[caption id="attachment_139" align="alignleft" width="300"] image provided by[/caption] Number six on Islander Country's Top Ten Prospects in the Islanders' System is 2009 first round pick (12th overall), defenseman Calvin de Haan. A slew of shoulder injuries since the Isles drafted de Haan 12th overall in 2009 has slowed...
Via Sports Blog Net
August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Top Ten Prospects in the Islanders' System: Number Eight, Matt Donovan

Coming in at number eight on Islander Country's list of the top ten prospects in the Islanders' system is 2008 fourth round pick (96th overall), defenseman Matt Donovan. Donovan, a U.S. born defenseman from Oklahoma, finished up his second season with the Islanders' American Hockey League Affiliate Bridgeport Sound Tigers last season. It was a second solid season for...
Via Sports Blog Net
July 29, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Call Up Eight Players Including Johan Sundstrom

The New York Islanders have called up Johan Sundstrom from their farm system Sunday to several other players including Brock Nelson, Matt Donovan, John Persson, Aaron Ness, Anders Nilsson and Calvin de Haan. All will be representing the Black Aces squad. The post New York Islanders Call Up Eight Players Including Johan Sundstrom appeared first on FFLockerRoom | NFL - MLB News ...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Connecticut Whale 3, Bridgeport Sound Tigers 2

Bridgeport, CT, April 6, 2013 – Cam Talbot made 38 saves Saturday night at Webster Bank Arena to key a 3-2 victory for the Connecticut Whale, who were outshot 40-20 by the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, including 14-3 in the third period. Brandon Segal’s early third-period goal held up as the game-winner, and the Whale also got goals from Benn Ferriero and Ryan Bourque.  Matt...
Via Sox and Dawgs
April 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Rick's BST Return Marred by Horrid PK

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers set Rick DiPietro up for failure last night when Matt Watkins and Matt Donovan were both called for penalties in the first four minutes of the game. Unlike the Islanders PK, the Sound Tigers did little to help their goal tender during the CT Whale's power play. Two goals in four minutes is enough to deflate any goalie or hockey club, let alone...
Via HockeyBuzz
March 02, 2013  |  Discuss

AHL brawl leads to 244 penalty mins in a game

I really need to start tuning into more AHL games, as it seems there is a very consistent high entertainment value.  The latest newsworthy item to come out of the AHL was during a game between the Springfield Falcons and the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.  The two teams held nothing back as they faced off and emotions and fists were leading the charge.  The two teams engaged in an...
Via Next Impulse Sports
February 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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