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Islanders top Devils in shootout to stay perfect beyond regulation

  One thing is clear through two months of the NHL season. If you're going to beat the New York Islanders, you'd better get them in regulation. For the ninth time in nine tries, the Islanders come out on top in extra time. A tying goal by Matt Martin got them into overtime, and Josh Bailey finished off the New Jersey Devils in the fifth round of a shootout, lifting New York to a...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild's Ballard released from hospital with concussion, multiple facial fractures

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard was released from the hospital Wednesday after suffering multiple facial fractures and a concussion from a head-first hit into the boards in Minnesota's 5-4 win Tuesday night. The team announced Ballard, 32, is out indefinitely. Ballard turned away from a hit from New York Islanders forward Matt Martin and went head first...
Via Fox Sports North
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild respond with big comeback on emotional night

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Words weren't necessary during the second intermission for the Minnesota Wild on Tuesday night. No grand speech would say what Minnesota needed to hear. Everything the Wild needed was inside each player after defenseman Keith Ballard's scary injury in the second period. "Nothing was really said, but inside everyone's head I'm sure everyone is almost like saying...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild D Keith Ballard Knocked Out Cold On Hit From Islanders’ Matt Martin

Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard went to dump the puck in on a routine play and got absolutely destroyed on a devastating hit by Matt Martin. Ballard was knocked out cold on the play from the forearm to the head that drove him into the boards. He would eventually wake up and leave the ice but […] The post Wild D Keith Ballard Knocked Out Cold On Hit From Islanders’ Matt...
Via Diehardsport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild recover from early deficit, stun Islanders

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Nino Niederreiter tapped in the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left and capped a furious comeback by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Wild trailed 3-0 after the first period and 4-1 at the second intermission, but they were fired up midway through the game. Defenseman Keith Ballard was sent to a hospital after...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild recover from early deficit, stun Islanders

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- Nino Niederreiter tapped in the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left and capped a furious comeback by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Wild trailed 3-0 after the first period and 4-1 at the second intermission, but they were fired up midway through the game. Defenseman Keith Ballard was sent to a hospital after...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Niederreiter scores winner as Wild come back to beat Islanders

  Nino Niederreiter tapped in the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left and capped a furious comeback by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night. The Wild trailed 3-0 after the first period and 4-1 at the second intermission, but they were fired up midway through the game. Defenseman Keith Ballard was sent to a hospital after his head bounced hard...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild D Keith Ballard taken to hospital after hitting head on boards

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Minnesota Wild defensemen Keith Ballard left Tuesday night's game and was taken to a local hospital after a scary-looking hit into the boards. Ballard turned away from a hit from New York Islanders forward Matt Martin and appeared to hit his head on the boards near the New York bench and then fell to the ice. Ballard's head hit the ice and he was down on the ice...
Via Fox Sports North
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild defenseman Ballard leaves game vs. Islanders with injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard has left the game after an injury from a hit into the boards by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin. Ballard passed the puck at mid-ice midway through the second period and tried to turn away as Martin charged toward him with a straight-ahead angle. Ballard was pinned awkwardly against the glass partition separating...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wild defenseman Ballard leaves with injury

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota Wild defenseman Keith Ballard has left the game after an injury from a hit into the boards by New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin. Ballard passed the puck at mid-ice midway through the second period and tried to turn away as Martin charged toward him with a straight-ahead angle. Ballard was pinned awkwardly against the glass partition separating...
Via AP on Fox
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Keith Ballard Knocked Out Cold After Late Hit From Matt Martin

An ugly scene unfolded during the second period of Tuesday’s Wild-Islanders game in Minnesota when Islanders defenseman Matt Martin threw a late, high hit on Wild defenseman Keith Ballard, driving his face into the board and knocking him out cold along the end of the New York bench. Ballard remained motionless on the ground for a Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 20 – Just stars being stars as Pens beat Bruins in OT, 3-2

By: Meesh Shanmugam Here are the thoughts from Game 19 @ NY Islanders if you’re interested. Sorry for the delays on both posts! Pens 3  Bruins 2 (OT) Record: 14-4-2 Goals Crosby (9) from Adams, Letang Malkin (9) (PP) from Letang, Crosby Malkin (10) from Crosby Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Martin (holding) – Bad (loses his balance and loses coverage on...
Via The PensNation
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Sydney Esiason Hired By NHL.com

  Sydney Esiason, who is still dating Islanders winger Matt Martin, has been hired by NHL.com as a game highlights reporter, or something like that (it probably won’t take long for the job to evolve into TV work). Esiason made her debut Thursday night by reading Bruins-Blue Jackets highlights. It’s a start. Longtime BC readers will remember that Syds got her start in the TV...
Via Busted Coverage
25 days ago  |  Discuss

What the hell happened: Pens fall on the Isle

Looks like Cal Clutterbuck had it right. The Isles completed the sweep Saturday night and everyone wants to die. But life will go on. People will point the finger at Steve Downie for that bizarre penalty he took in the third period, but the game is roughly 60 minutes long. Downie did what everyone reading this would’ve wanted to do, and it was great. The Islanders blow. These...
Via The Pensblog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders complete home-and-home sweep of Penguins

  Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep a home-and-home series. Lee's third goal of the season at 2:38 came on a tip-in of Lubomir Visnovsky's slap shot that got past backup goalie Thomas Greiss. Brock Nelson added a power-play goal at 9:47...
Via AP on Fox
26 days ago  |  Discuss

TWEETCAP: Islanders take Round 1

When you look back on this game as a whole, it actually was one of the more entertaining games of the season.  Early goal aside, the Pens looked like dog **** in the first period, but then pulled it together the rest of the way and eventually were able to earn a point out of it.  Round 2 tonight should be just as entertaining, presuming Johnny Boychuk doesn’t hit someone tire...
Via The Pensblog
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts: Game 18 – Isles blow lead but hold off Pens in 5-4 (SO) final

By:  Meesh Shanmugam NY Islanders 5  Pens 4 (SO) Record: 13-3-2 Goals Sutter (6) from Martin, Downie Comeau (5) from Kunitz, Maatta Spaling (3) from Hornqvist, Malkin Hornqvist (10) from Malkin, Ehrhoff Click here to read the goal assessments Penalties Letang (hooking) – Bad (loses the puck in the defensive zone and hooks Cizikas back to keep him away from it) Bortuzzo (fighting...
Via The PensNation
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Penguins-Islanders Preview

The New York Islanders have won seven of eight after beating the Pittsburgh Penguins, but they've been nowhere near as effective when hosting them recently. The Islanders attempt to begin changing that and move into a tie with the Penguins atop the Metropolitan Division by sweeping this home-and-home set Saturday night. New York (13-6-0) has followed a 2-5-0 stretch by scoring 25...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Depth Chart 2014 2015

New York Islanders C 1. John Tavares  2. Mikhail Grabovski  3. Frans Nielsen  4. Ryan Strome  5. Casey Cizikas  6. Anders Lee  L 1. Michael Grabner  2. Matt Martin  3. Cory Conacher  4. Johan Sundstrom  5. Eric Boulton  6. Brock Nelson  7. Michael Dal Colle ...
Via NHL Trade Rumors
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Prospective New York Islanders buyer ceases negotiations

The New York Islanders seemingly can’t go five minutes without giving us a reason to chuckle. Usually, it’s a front office decision that leads to the laughter, but this time it goes all the way up to the ownership suite. Prospective buyer, Philadelphia-based hedge fund manager Andrew Barroway, has apparently ceased negotiations to buy the team. ISLES: Source said Philadelphia...
Via Sports-Glory
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Pierre McGuire as Penguins GM Might Not Be Completely Terrible

By now you’ve heard the “Pierre McGuire will be the new Penguins general manager” rumor. We have no idea if this is true. NHL.com has a story on it though. Obviously Pierre McGuire isn’t really anyone’s first choice for the job (except for maybe the Penguins.) He might be absolutely terrible at the job. In fact, he probably will be. After all, he’s never been an NHL general...
Via The Pensblog
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

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
April 01, 2014  |  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
March 25, 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 announced...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 23, 2013  |  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 announced...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
December 23, 2013  |  Discuss
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