MATT MARTIN NEWS

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 73

And we’re back. Islanders hockey returns tonight at the Old Barn with a bang as the blue and orange welcome the rival Rangers in the friendly confines for the first time this season. I’m contemplating whether or not it would be worth it to look up tickets last minute and try and make the trek in this storm. But if I did, I’d probably have to leave now in order to get there...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 1/23/15

The New York Islanders sit in first-place in the Metropolitan Division at the All-Star break, the first time the Islanders have been atop their division this late in the season since 1990. Let’s think about how long ago this actually was together. I wasn’t born yet; Fisherman jerseys weren’t even a thought; Teemu Selanne and Martin Brodeur had not yet reached the NHL, and Toronto...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh Penguins Vs New York Islanders: Pregame Report

  PITTSBURGH PENGUINS AT NEW YORK ISLANDERS: PREGAME REPORT When: Saturday, January 16, 2015Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM Tuesday night was the biggest rivalry game for the Islanders and Rangers in more than 30 years. Tonight, is even bigger. The Islanders...
Via Islanders Insight
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Prepare For Biggest Games of the Season

It’s official, we can stop calling the Islanders’ record “a start.” “The Islanders have gotten off to a great start.” “What a great start for the Islanders, can they keep it up?” We are now more than halfway through the season; 42 games to be exact. This is no start, the Isles are for real. Now that we have established that fact, there is only one way to measure true...
Via Islanders Insight
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Red’s Rewind: A Look Back At The Week That Was

Welcome to Red’s Rewind: a weekly look at the New York Islanders through the eyes of a redhead… Looking Back After coming off a rough loss to the Edmonton Oilers, this past week begins slightly grim when the Islanders extended their losing-streak to two games on Tuesday in Vancouver. Thankfully though, the week ended on a higher note with wins against New Jersey on Friday and...
Via Islanders Insight
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders use big second period get better of Blue Jackets

  Brian Strait had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders used a three-goal second period to power past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Matt Martin, Anders Lee and Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders, who remained in first place in the Metropolitan Division with a second win in as many nights. Ryan Strome and Thomas Hickey each had...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders use big second period to top Blue Jackets 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Brian Strait had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders used a three-goal second period to power past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Matt Martin, Anders Lee and Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders, who remained in first place in the Metropolitan Division with a second win in as many nights. Ryan Strome and Thomas...
Via AP on Fox
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders use big second period to top Blue Jackets 5-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Brian Strait had a goal and an assist and the New York Islanders used a three-goal second period to power past the Columbus Blue Jackets 5-2 on Saturday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Matt Martin, Anders Lee and Kyle Okposo also scored for the Islanders, who remained in first place in the Metropolitan Division with a second win in as many nights. Ryan Strome and Thomas...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
20 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders At Columbus Blue Jackets: Pregame Report

NEW YORK ISLANDERS AT COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS PREGAME REPORT When: Saturday, January 10, 2015Where: Nationwide Arena, Columbus, OHTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM After last night’s emotional, come-from-behind, overtime win, tonight’s game can go one of two ways. Either the Islanders ...
Via Islanders Insight
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Exorcising The Demon: Islanders At Devils Pregame

NEW YORK ISLANDERS AT NEW JERSEY DEVILS PREGAME REPORT When: Friday, January 9, 2015Where:  Prudential Center, Newark, New JerseyTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker), LI News Radio 103.9 FM   If there was ever a more important weekend series for the New York Islanders as they hit the half-way mark of the 2014...
Via Islanders Insight
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Can’t Steady The Ship

TONIGHT’S RECAP After getting called out by their head coach in Edmonton, the New York Islanders failed to respond and lost 3-2 to the Vancouver Canucks. The Islanders jumped out to an early 1-0 lead when Matt Martin redirected a Travis Hamonic pass but that was about the only thing they did right. In a game filled with turnovers, sloppy play and a lack of energy the Islanders...
Via Islanders Insight
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Slip On Oil, Fall to Edmonton 5-2

  TONIGHT’S RECAP The NHL season is a grind. You have your good days, and you have your bad days. Tonight for the Islanders, was the latter. The team was outplayed by a hungry Oilers team that dominated for large stretches of the game. Tonight was not Jaroslav Halak‘s night, as the game belonged to the Oilers’ goalie, Ben Scrivens. The Edmonton backstop made 31 saves in...
Via Islanders Insight
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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
December 15, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 10, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
December 09, 2014  |  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
November 26, 2014  |  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
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss
Islanders News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Obama zings Pats over Deflate-gate

Each major conference's POY candidates

Super Bowl XLIX preview and predictions: Patriots vs. Seahawks

The 13 things we want to see in Super Bowl XLIX

49 Stops to Super Bowl XLIX

Tiger Woods, misses cut: ‘I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined’

Ranking the repeat SB champions

Roger Goodell grilled on Deflategate

Katy Perry, Russell Wilson dating?

Rex Ryan has advice for Seahawks

Super Bowl: Things you can't control

LeBron and the Cavs are ready to make a run

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.