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WATCH: Brian Boyle OT goal gives Lightning Game 3 win over Islanders

The Stanley Cup Playoffs have been entertaining to say the least this postseason, and that trend continued Tuesday night when the Tampa Bay Lightning faced off against the New York Islanders. With the game deadlocked at 4-4 in overtime, Tampa Bay Lightning forward Brian Boyle rebounded off of a Victor Hedman miss, putting the puck in the net for an easy goal, giving the Lightning...
Via The Comeback
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Josh Bailey’s Isles return had everything except a finale

It was some return for Josh Bailey, even if it didn’t end the way he would have liked. The Islanders’ veteran winger returned after a two-game absence for an upper-body injury to score twice in a 5-4 overtime loss to the Lightning in Game 3 of their second-round playoff series on Tuesday night at Barclays...
Via New York Post
6 hours ago

Tweet of the Moment 5/3/16

The #Isles fall to the Lightning 5-4 in overtime at Barclays Center. Recap: https://t.co/QokgrxM5CP pic.twitter.com/dRUQcCnjyE — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) May 4, 2016 The Barclays Center has been home to some really wonderful games involving teams from Florida.
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoff Capsules

NEW YORK (AP) Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series. Nikita Kucherov tied it in the final minute of regulation, and Ryan Callahan, Victor Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop stopped 35 shots. On the winning...
Via AP on Fox
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lightning complete furious comeback, beat Islanders in OT

NEW YORK -- Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series.Nikita Kucherov tied it in the final minute of regulation, and Ryan Callahan, Victor Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop stopped 35 shots.On the winning goal...
Via AP on Fox
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boyle's OT goal lifts Lightning past Islanders 5-4 in Game 3

NEW YORK (AP) Brian Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night for a 2-1 lead in their second-round series. Nikita Kucherov tied it in the final minute of regulation, and Ryan Callahan, Victor Hedman and Vladislav Namestnikov also scored for the Lightning. Ben Bishop stopped 35 shots. On the winning...
Via AP on Fox
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Lead Late, Can’t Hold On In OT Loss To Lightning

The New York Islanders ended regulation tied for the fourth time in nine games. The Islanders sported an impressive 3-0 record in the extra session heading into tonight this postseason. Unlike the previous three games, this one didn’t take long, and Brian Boyle scored to give the Lightning home-ice advantage back in their favor and the Islanders their first loss in OT this postseason...
Via Islanders Insight
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Three Keys to a New York Islanders Victory in Game 3

For the fourth straight playoff series, the Islanders come back home for Game 3 with the series tied up at one apiece. In the last two series, New York has won the third game to take an early lead. Against Tampa Bay, the Islanders will look to rebound from a disappointing last four periods on the road in front of their home Brooklyn crowd. Here are three things the Islanders need...
Via Islanders Insight
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Scary eye injury couldn’t stop Kyle Okposo’s Islanders rise

It was a dreary, raining Tuesday morning as Kyle Okposo drove from his home on Long Island into his new professional home in Brooklyn. Before he approached Atlantic Avenue and the swirling rust-colored behemoth of Barclays Center, the longtime Islanders forward from Minnesota had a rare moment of reflection amid the din of the postseason....
Via New York Post
16 hours ago

How Can The Islanders Get The First Goal In The Postseason?

The New York Islanders ousted the Florida Panthers in six games despite scoring first one time in the series. In the Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Islanders allowed the opening goal in the first two games, yet found a way to split those games on the road. Now with the series shifting back to Brooklyn, the team’s main focus should be getting the opening tally...
Via Islanders Insight
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Bailey, Pulock could be back for Game 3, Halak not ready yet

The Islanders went into Tampa Bay and shocked the Lightning in Game 1 en route to splitting the first two games of the second-round series, and as the series shifts to Brooklyn for Games 3 and 4, New York could be in line to get a boost to the depth their lineup. Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock missed the first two games of the series with upper-body injuries that were sustained in the...
Via The Hockey News
18 hours ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5/3/16

The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning are set for Game 3 tonight in Brooklyn and, to be honest, there isn’t a whole lot to say. It’s clear the Lightning will take advantage of weak play, as evidence by the tail end of Game 1 and most of Game 2. The Islanders have the goaltending they need, however human Thomas Greiss looked in Game 2. Plain and simple, the players...
Via Islanders Insight
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Barclays Center ... home of your New York Islanders

Imagine this scenario.  In a year or two, the arena at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush becomes known as "Barclays Center, home of the Stanley Cup champion New York Islanders ... and oh yeah, the Brooklyn Nets." Don't dismiss it. The Nets are coming off a 21-win season and few if any believe, next year will be much better. Meanwhile, the Isles are in the second round of the...
Via Nets Daily
23 hours ago

Islanders look to bounce back in Game 3 against Lightning

SYOSSET, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders know there are several areas they need to improve to avoid falling behind in their second-round series against Tampa Bay. They need to find a way to beat the Lightning's defensive pressure, step up their passing and just be more aggressive. Returning home after the loss in the last game evened the best-of-seven series at one game apiece...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Sign Parker Wotherspoon To Entry Level Deal

The New York Islanders today announced that they have signed defenseman Parker Wotherspoon to a three-year, entry-level contract. (Photo by Marissa Baecker/Getty Images) Wotherspoon, 18, was the Islanders’ fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.  He has spent the past three seasons with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League. He scored 11 goals and added...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Sign Parker Wotherspoon to ELC

The New York Islanders have signed Parker Wotherspoon to a three-year, entry-level contract, the team announced Monday. The deal carries a $735,833 cap hit at the NHL level, reports General Fanager. A 2015 4th round draft pick (112nd overall), he’s spent the last three years playing with the Tri-City Americans in the WHL. This year, as an alternate captain at just 18, he put up...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

‘Soft’ Isles can’t break Boychuk’s playoff cardinal rule again

Here is the Islanders’ motto, as proven by the split of the first two games of their second-round series against the Lightning in Tampa last week, and spoken by defenseman Johnny Boychuk, one of two players on the roster to have previously won a Stanley Cup. “If you sit back,” Boychuk told The Post on...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Islanders’ biggest opponent finally isn’t the past

They are no longer chasing ghosts from 23 years ago. Instead, the Islanders are chasing the likes of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat. That, folks, is a measurable sign of progress. “A lot of us have been together here for a while and we were obviously very aware of the organization’s 23-year streak...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

You can measure Josh Bailey’s appreciation by his beard length

Josh Bailey has been in the NHL and with the Islanders since 2008, and he has never been able to grow a playoff beard quite this long. But there he was on Monday, the light-brown hair on his face getting deep as he neared a return from the upper-body injury he suffered early in Game...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5/2/16

While the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals resume their Eastern Conference Second Round series tonight, the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning will have one more night to rest before playing Tuesday night. The Islanders and Lightning will meet in Brooklyn for Game 3 with the series tied 1-1. It’s the third consecutive time in two years the Islanders have returned...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Fallout from Isles’ Game 2 red flag: No big-picture thinking

Maybe it was a miscue in timing when Islanders coach Jack Capuano used his postgame press conference after a 4-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 2 of the second-round series on Saturday afternoon in Tampa to say, “You think sometimes the series is going to be long, then they end up in five.” Because...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Why all these off days are proving Isles’ advantage

All these off days are actually turning in favor of the Islanders. Despite coach Jack Capuano’s jokingly unrealistic longing for no days between games, the two days that will separate each of the first four games of the second-round series with the Lightning are proving beneficial. After no on-ice team work on Sunday, the Islanders...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5/1/2016

The New York Islanders dropped the second game in the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Tampa Bay Lightning yesterday afternoon 4-1. The loss seemed almost inevitable after a disappointing third period in Game One, where the Islanders would lose their three-goal lead due to sloppy play, and taking their foot off the gas pedal. Yesterday’s game ended with a scrum breaking...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Capuano hints at Isles changes after Brock Nelson letdown

TAMPA, Fla. — Moving Brock Nelson up in the lineup spurred an offensive outburst from the Islanders in Game 1. Keeping him there was a detriment in Game 2. Now Islanders coach Jack Capuano has a decision to make after a 4-1 loss to the Lightning on Saturday afternoon at Amalie Arena tied this second-round...
Via New York Post
3 days ago

Islanders’ Woeful Power Play Leads To Frustration

The New York Islanders were outhustled, outplayed, and outworked in all three zones of play in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Most notably, Thomas Greiss and John Tavares finally looked human after nine impressive games to start the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The onus fell on Doug Weight and the power play units to help give the Islanders some life in this game—a familiar...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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