With three games left, the Islanders are in action against the New Jersey Devils as they fight for playoff positioning. So far, the Isles hold a 5-1 record against New Jersey this year, and hope for that success to continue.
Islanders Weekly is my series that looks at the performance and outlook of the New York Islanders. Every Thursday, we will take a look at the week that was for the Islanders, highlighting key players and trends while looking at the road ahead.
My daily New York Islanders prospects report only started a few months but I’m blown away about the interest they’ve garnered. With the season essentially over now (only Ruslan Iskhakov and Reece Newkirk are still active), I’m having a tough time figuring out how to keep these going over the lean summer months.
Lou Lamoriello had one objective at trade deadline last month: get his team better for the playoffs. After all, wasn’t that the main goal? Take away the the dynamic of captain Anders Lee being sidelined till next season; the Islanders have Stanley Cup aspirations.
The 2020-21 SHL season came to a close for New York Islanders prospect Robin Salo. With a 3-1 loss to Vaxjo in Game 5 of their second-round series, Salo’s Orebro side was eliminated from the SHL playoffs.
The good news is that the New York Islanders have punched their ticket to the playoffs. The bad news is, they’re on a two-game skid to the league’s worst Buffalo Sabres and have a subpar 4-4-2 record in their last 10 games played.
In a surprise move, the New York Rangers fired both the team’s President John Davidson and the team’s GM Jeff Gorton. And apparently, the firings are a result of the back-to-back-to-back losses to the New York Islanders.
For the first time in 284 games, Mathew Barzal did not suit up for the New York Islanders last night against the Buffalo Sabres. The typically dynamic forward was a healthy scratch on Tuesday’s contest, the second game of a back-to-back in which the Islanders recorded just one point against the basement dwellers from western New York.
The Islanders come up near-empty in a two-game series in Buffalo. Also: League-wide reaction to T*m W*lson With four games against the Sabres and Devils this week, the New York Islanders had a great chance to make a play for a home ice spot in the playoffs.
It’s safe to say that the past month was a tougher schedule than usual. The New York Islanders had to face the Washington Capitals, New York Rangers, and Boston Bruins in 11 of their 14 games this month, resulting in only eight wins in the month of April and the teams sliding to third place in the East Division.
The New York Islanders played uninspired and seemingly uninterested hockey for the second time in two nights as they fell to Buffalo in the shootout. On Tuesday night, already having dropped points against the Buffalo Sabres on Monday, the New York Islanders looked to rebound with a win in western New York.
We should forget about home-ice advantage in the playoffs. With a shootout loss to the Buffalo Sabres, the New York Islanders are unlikely to make up ground necessary to unseat either the Washington Capitals or Pittsburgh Penguins.
New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz hinted that a few guys might get some rest ahead of tonight’s game against the Buffalo Sabres. Obviously, no one knew who it might be but we could have all made an educated guess as to who might be the player(s) in question.
The New York Islanders face off against the Buffalo Sabres tonight. After yesterday’s 4-2 loss, what do they need to do to win today? A 4-2 loss wasn’t what most of us were expecting when the New York Islanders took to the ice in Buffalo to face the Sabres.
When does it end? If you’re living under a rock, today was another banner day for the NHL in dealing with player safety. For a league that claims they care so much for the players, they sure do a lot to counteract that claim.
The month of April was certainly an interesting one to say the least. As the New York Islanders started to struggle, the New York Rangers defeated the New Jersey Devils in four straight games to get back in the hunt for a playoff spot.
Here’s you’re daily New York Islanders prospects report. You’ll find out who played yesterday (and how they did), who’s playing today (and what to look for), and every few updates I’ll tell you how these prospects have moved up (or down) in my prospects rankings.
Semyon Varlamov of Samara, Russia posted his 33rd career National Hockey League shutout on Thursday. Varlamov made 25 saves as the New York Islanders beat the New York Rangers 4-0 at Madison Square Garden in New York.