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Islanders Look To Dethrone Kings: Game Preview

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (44-25-5) will look to get back into the win column Thursday evening against the Los Angeles Kings (36-23-14) at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders are currently two...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Arizona Coyotes’ Oliver Ekman-Larsson Continues To Thrive

UNIONDALE, NY – FEBRUARY 24: Oliver Ekman-Larsson #23 of the Arizona Coyotes is pursued by Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN Sports/Mike Stobe) The 2014-2015 season has been a year to forget for the Arizona Coyotes, but Oliver Ekman-Larsson has shown the promise of...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|15|15

Islanders Country wakes up this morning pondering another loss. This time in the form of a 3-1 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens. Again,it’s not fair to say the Islanders were dominated. It could have very easily been a 2-1 game, when you consider the Habs third goal was a late empty netter. The game could have also been tied had Matt Martin gotten a better handle on a pass he received...
Via Islanders Insight
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders welcome the return of Kyle Okposo

Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports With John Tavares making his case for MVP and a slim lead in the race for the Metropolitan Division title, the New York Islanders were already sitting pretty. Getting back their best winger could make them feel even better. That’s right, after missing right around a month and a half due to a horrifying-sounding detached retina that required surgery...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers 2, Islanders 1

The New York Rangers (41-17-7)  defeated the New York Islanders (43-22-4) by a score of 2-1. For a box score, click here. One point back of the Islanders, four games in hand. Not only do the Rangers control their own destiny for home ice in the division and the conference, but home ice through-out the playoffs including the Stanley Cup Final and the Presidents Trophy look like  very...
Via NY Rangers Blog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Rangers Ice Islanders In Regular Season Rivalry Finale

Tonight’s Recap The Islanders needed this one. Sitting just three points up on their cross-town rivals, the Islanders needed a win to get some breathing room. This wasn’t just any old game, this was an Islanders/Rangers game that could shift the balance of power in the Metro. A win would give the Isles an enormous two points. Unfortunately, it was not to be, as the Rangers hold...
Via Islanders Insight
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Bury the Leafs in Goals

New York Islanders at Toronto Maple Leafs: Pregame Report When: Tuesday, March 9, 2015Where: Air Canada Centre, Toronto, Ontario, CanadaTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (42-21-4) face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs (26-35-5) tonight at Air Canada Centre to conclude their road...
Via Islanders Insight
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Drive to the Playoffs Continues in Florida Tonight

New York Islanders at Nashville Predators: Pregame Report When: Thursday, March 5, 2015Where: BB&T Center, Sunrise, FloridaTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (42-21-3) road trip makes its way back to the Eastern Conference as the Isles take on the Florida Panthers (28-23-14) tonight...
Via Islanders Insight
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look to Turn the Hunter into the Hunted

New York Islanders at Nashville Predators: Pregame Report When: Thursday, March 5, 2015Where: Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, TennesseeTime: 8:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders (41-21-3) are coming off a 3-2 overtime loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night where they stole a point to keep pace...
Via Islanders Insight
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|5|15 – Martin Suspended

Tonight, the New York Islanders will be playing in Nashville to take on the Predators, but they will have to make yet another adjustment to their lineup. On Wednesday evening, the National Hockey League slapped Islanders forward Matt Martin with a one-game suspension for a kneeing incident on Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley, who will likely be done for “weeks.” The incident...
Via Islanders Insight
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Martin suspended 1 game for kneeing Stars' Daley

  New York Islanders forward Matt Martin was suspended for one game by the NHL on Wednesday for kneeing Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley. Martin, who was given a major penalty and was ejected from Tuesday night's 3-2 overtime loss at Dallas, struck Daley just 1:48 into the game. Martin, one of the NHL's hardest hitters, will sit out when New York visits Nashville on Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3/4/2015

The Islanders wake up this morning recovering from a 3-2 loss last night in Dallas, but if the team wants to look on the bright side of their defeat they certainly can. The PK unit killed all five penalties called against the Isles including a five minute major and a game misconduct to Matt Martin at the beginning of the first period. Jaroslav Halak was steady again in goal, saving...
Via Islanders Insight
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Comeback Hopes Dashed By Dallas In OT

TONIGHT’S RECAP You can put this one in the “well, it could have been worse” column. The Isles tie it in the last two seconds of regulation, but lose a tough one to the Stars in overtime, 3-2. For two periods, the Islanders battled and had almost everything go their way. Until the third period. The Dallas Stars, who are near the bottom of the league in third period goals scored...
Via Islanders Insight
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes falter in third period against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie, and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat -- his first...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders roll past Coyotes, maintain Metro Division lead

  Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat - his first goal in the NHL...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders roll past Coyotes 5-1

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat - his first...
Via AP on Fox
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Coyotes falter in third period against Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. -- Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie, and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night. Martin's eighth goal of the season snapped a 1-1 tie before Boychuk added his seventh at 4:15. The win kept the Islanders atop the Metropolitan Division. Kael Mouillierat -- his first...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders sign Nick Leddy to seven-year deal

The New York Islanders announced Tuesday that Nick Leddy has agreed to terms on a seven-year contract, signing through the 2021-22 season. Leddy’s deal is worth $38.5 million, $5.5 AAV. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 24, 2015   “Nick has proven to be an elite defenseman in this league at a young age,” Islanders general manager Garth Snow said...
Via Sports-Glory
February 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look for Home Cooking Against Canucks

Vancouver Canucks at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Saturday, February 22, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial ColiseumTime: 6:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The Islanders are playing their second game in as many days, and are coming off a shootout loss against the Washington Capitals. Even though New...
Via Islanders Insight
February 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tale of the Tape: Tom Wilson vs. Matt Martin

Tom Wilson – 6’4″, 210 lbs. 22 Career NHL Regular Season Fights. Matt Martin – 6’3″ 215 lbs. 55 Career NHL Regular Season Fights. February 21, 2015. 5:14 into the third period. Caps tied with the Islanders 1-1. Matt Martin woke up to a winter snow in Washington. He let out a big stretch and […]
Via Capitals Outsider
February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 53

I’m starting to get this feeling of repetitiveness during the 2014-15 hockey season for ever time the Islanders play the Rangers, I find myself saying, “this is the biggest match-up between the two in quite some time.” Well, it is true. And while it’s a wonderful thought that these two now-heavyweights will be slugging it out at the Coliseum, and who knows? Maybe in the playoffs...
Via Islanders Insight
February 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Fire Back Against Blue Jackets

Columbus Blue Jackets at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Saturday, February 14th, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum , Uniondale, NYTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (36-18-1) will look to extend their winning streak to four against the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Via Islanders Insight
February 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Matt Martin Takes Photo Behind Unsuspecting Fan Wearing His Jersey

One New York Islanders fan is kicking himself after failing to realize how close he was to one of his favorite players. Islanders forwards Michael Grabner and Matt Martin decided to take a little trip to the mall Wednesday, and what transpired was pretty funny. The two players stumbled across an unsuspecting Isles fan and had a little fun. The fan happened to be wearing a Martin...
Via NESN.com
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Checking Line Making The Difference

Following the Islanders 3-2 win over the Edmonton Oilers, MSG Network’s Stan Fischler asked head coach Jack Capuano, “Would you say your fourth line is now your first line?” At first glance you might think it is a bizarre question, but that unit has been the Islanders most consistent line since the beginning of the season. You do not necessarily measure their level of success...
Via Islanders Insight
February 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Strike Oil At Coliseum

Edmonton Oilers at New York Islanders: Pregame Report When: Tuesday, February 10, 2015Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NYTime: 7:00 p.m. ESTTV: MSG + (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM   There can be no excuses tonight for the New York Islanders (34-18-1) as they return home to the Nassau Veterans Memorial...
Via Islanders Insight
February 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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