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Panthers start fast, but Islanders pull away with 4-2 victory

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Josh Bailey had a goal and assist, and the New York Islanders kept up their strong finish with a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night. New York, on the verge of elimination in the Eastern Conference playoff race, bounced back quickly from Quinton Howden's short-handed goal less than two minutes in and sent the Panthers to their fourth straight...
Via Fox Sports Florida
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders 5, Hurricanes 4: Four-goal lead bent, but not blown

Colin McDonald and Matt Martin scored two goals each, the Isles 3-0 before the Canes had a shot on goal (and 4-0 before the 11th minute), and it was 4-3 at 2:42 of the second period. That kind of insanity is a fair reflection of a sloppily played game between two teams going nowhere. The New York Islanders survived for a 5-4 regulation win over the Carolina Hurricanes, slightly...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders hang on for 5-4 win over Hurricanes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Colin McDonald had two goals and an assist, and Matt Martin also scored twice for the New York Islanders, who held on to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 5-4 on Tuesday night.
Via FOXSports.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders are going to be pretty young at forward tonight

The New York Islanders have called up 21-year-old Swedish rookie Johan Sundstrom from AHL Bridgeport, and he’ll take Michael Grabner‘s spot in the lineup tonight in San Jose. With the move, Sunstrom — who’s making his NHL debut — will be the eighth rookie to play for the Islanders this season. He’ll also give the team a decidedly fresh-faced look up front, joining the...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Canucks collapse in third, fall to Islanders 7-4

Stick a fork in the Vancouver Canucks. They are done. In a collapse of epic proportions. Vancouver coughed up a 3-0 third-period lead Monday night and lost 7-4 to the New York Islanders. You can kiss the playoffs goodbye. Of course many of the team’s fans had already done that. “I’m blown away, I can’t (explain it),” centre Ryan Kesler said in a sombre Vancouver dressing...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Wings lose another player to injury

DETROIT -- Another one bites the dust. Well, it's not quite that serious but the Red Wings lost another player to injury Monday night against the New York Islanders. Top-two defenseman Jonathan Ericsson made it through just two shifts in the second period before leaving. Ericsson appeared to favor his left shoulder after hitting Islanders forward Matt Martin. The Wings...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings lose Jonathan Ericsson to an ‘upper-body’ (shoulder?) injury

The Detroit Red Wings are playing absolutely dreadfully right now, losing 3-0 to the New York Islanders, and Petr Mrazek's in net because Jonas Gustavsson has a sore groin. Worse, it appears that the team's lost Jonathan Ericsson's services again: Jonathan Ericsson is out with an upper body injury and won't return for the Wings. — George Sipple (@GeorgeSipple...
Via Kukla's Korner
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Matt Martin trying to become NHL’s first 400 hit man

The “hits” statistic in the NHL is a dubious one. After all, puck possession should be the primary objective for any team, and chances are you’re checking someone to gain a puck you don’t possess. The other problem with the stat is the nebulous accounting that undercuts its credibility. Some arena scorekeepers determine “a hit” differently. Some shower home players with...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Neilsen lifts Islanders to 5-4 SO win at Ottawa

Frans Neilsen scored the tying goal in the third period and then netted the only goal of the shootout as the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 on Friday night. Neilsen moved in on goalie Robin Lehner and put a backhand in on the Islanders' second and last shot of the shootout. The Islanders (5-5-3) outshot the Senators 57-31 and got goals from Matt Martin, John...
Via AP on Fox
November 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Media Day in Brooklyn

The New York Islanders are starting off this season in grand fashion by hosting the first NHL training camp and media day ever at Brooklyn's Barclays Center. Press conferences, photo opportunities, Q&A sessions and a free train ride to Atlantic yards. All the head honchos will be there; Ratner, Yormark, Wang, Snow and Capuano. As it seems to still be 'Matt Martin...
Via HockeyBuzz
September 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Dee Karl: Ratner's Coliseum: Something Spectacular

This press conference was so very much like so many others I had actually attended for the Light House Project. The difference was I was watching it on line and Charles Wang was no where to be found. No. This was Bruce Ratner and Ed Mangano’s day. Their show. The Islanders were just a very tiny part of Ratner's team represented only by Matt Martin. Below are a few...
Via HockeyBuzz
August 17, 2013  |  Discuss

The Line That Helped Save the Islanders Season

[caption id="attachment_142" align="alignleft" width="300"] image provided by tumblr.com[/caption] When the Islanders went into Madison Square Garden this past Valentine's Day for a showdown with the Rangers, things were not going well. After a quick start, the Isles were on a five game losing streak going into this game, and the losing streak...
Via Sports Blog Net
August 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Carolina Hurricanes Head-to-Head in New Metropolitan Division: New York Islanders

By Dylan Howlett (@DylanHowlett) There was a time not too long ago when a spring breeze would sweep through Uniondale past Nassau Coliseum, carrying with it echoes of Nystrom and Trottier and Billy Smith. And then the breeze would pass and the decades-old roars would fade, leaving nothing but acres of pavement and a silent arena in its wake. The spring of 2013 was different. Tailgaters...
Via The Hockey Guys
August 14, 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

Total Sports Babes: Boomer Esiason’s Daughter & Matt Martin’s Girlfriend, Sydney Esiason

  Ok, so I’m not sure if she’s still dating Islanders player Matt Martin, but she’ll always be Boomer Esiason’s daughter.  The Boston College junior is kinda hot.  Thanks to a tip from a friend of mine and the internet, we found a few photos of this week’s Total Sports Babe.  Check out some pictures of Sydney, who seems to be your typical coed (except for having an...
Via Total Sports Blog
May 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite Early Exit, Coliseum Was True Advantage for New York Islanders

Photo credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Nassau Coliseum was quite different Tuesday than it had been three days prior. The ice was gone and instead of fans there were only workers. There was no cheering anymore, just the sound of silence. But as the New York Islanders gathered their things and said goodbye to the 2013 season, they fondly remembered one last...
Via The Hockey Guys
May 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Matt Martin checks Sidney Crosby, stands over him (VIDEO)

YouTube If the Islanders are not going to eliminate the Penguins (and let’s face it, they won’t), the least they can do is push around Sid the Kid, right?  On Thursday, the Penguins whooped the Isles 4-0 in a crucial Game Five.  With the series tied at two games apiece and the game zip-zip, Islanders forward Matt Martin had an opportunity to put Crosby on his backside.  And...
Via It's Always Sunny in Detroit
May 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Cooke REALLY Wants To Get Off The Ice

((HT: Sportsnet/ROOT Sports/NHL)) The Islanders-Pens series is, surprisingly, good television... But for those of us who thought it was going to be four-and-out for fantasy purposes, it's turning into a bit of a headache... And that's what Matt Cooke's job is for the Penguins... But when he's not let off the ice... he takes matters into his own hands and...
Via Online Sports Guys
May 08, 2013  |  Discuss

70 facts and stats from the 2013 regular season

The 2013 NHL regular season was a shortened one due to the lockout. Despite the fact teams were limited to just 48 games, there were tons of interesting stories and statistics from the abbreviated schedule. Here are 70 facts and statistics that we thought were some of the most interesting, most prominent or most noteworthy from the recently completed regular season. These are...
Via Bloguin Best
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

70 facts and stats from the 2013 regular season

The 2013 NHL regular season was a shortened one due to the lockout. Despite the fact teams were limited to just 48 games, there were tons of interesting stories and statistics from the abbreviated schedule.  Here are 70 facts and statistics that we thought were some of the most interesting, most prominent or most noteworthy from the recently completed regular season. These are...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Tracking the Playoffs: Islanders vs. Penguins Game 2

Despite the results of Tuesday night's game and the Penguins being the top-seed in the Eastern Conference, I was expecting this series to be somewhat competitive. The first game may have been a dud, but last night delivered a little more of what I was expecting to see from this series. The Islanders have been one of the better teams in the Eastern Conference at controlling puck...
Via Shutdown Line
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders spoil Crosby's return, even series

On Friday night, the New York Islanders won their first playoff game since 2007. Kyle Okposo’s first career playoff goal with 7:37 remaining lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald and Matt Martin also scored for the Islanders, who spoiled Sidney Crosby’s comeback from a broken jaw by rallying from an early two...
Via Hockey Fan Land
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders spoil Crosby's return, even series

On Friday night, the New York Islanders won their first playoff game since 2007. Kyle Okposo’s first career playoff goal with 7:37 remaining lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald and Matt Martin also scored for the Islanders, who spoiled Sidney Crosby’s comeback from a broken jaw by rallying from an early two...
Via Hockey Fan Land
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders spoil Crosby's return, even series

On Friday night, the New York Islanders won their first playoff game since 2007. Kyle Okposo’s first career playoff goal with 7:37 remaining lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald and Matt Martin also scored for the Islanders, who spoiled Sidney Crosby’s comeback from a broken jaw by rallying from an early two...
Via Hockey Fan Land
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Islanders spoil Crosby's return, even series

On Friday night, the New York Islanders won their first playoff game since 2007. Kyle Okposo’s first career playoff goal with 7:37 remaining lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins.Matt Moulson, Colin McDonald and Matt Martin also scored for the Islanders, who spoiled Sidney Crosby’s comeback from a broken jaw by rallying from an early two...
Via Hockey Fan Land
May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

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