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With their recent string of victories, the New York Islanders continue proving the merit among the Eastern Conference's top teams. The Islanders seek their fifth straight win Wednesday night when they host the opener of a home-and-home set against the Washington Capitals. New York (15-6-0) won for the ninth time in its last 10 games with a 1-0 shootout victory over Philadelphia on...
Via AP on Fox
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak robbed Claude Giroux, then John Tavares went schoolyard for the sick shootout goal and win

New York Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak put his glove on the ice and robbed Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux of a sure goal in the shootout last night. Inspired...Islanders forward John Tavares used a series of dekes to beat Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason for the beautiful shootout finish.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return...
Via Bob's Blitz
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

NHL Week 7 Roundup: Islanders reemerge

History has shown us that the NHL standings come Thanksgiving are often a good indicator of where teams will be at the end of the season. With a few notable exceptions, the teams that are in playoff position at this time of year are usually able to hold on to those spots and make postseason runs in April. The teams that are off the back usually have to do something special to fight...
Via isportsweb.com
23 hours 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Key Observations Heading Into Game 19 Between the Islanders vs Penguins

By: Annie Shean (@JustPuckIt) Tonight is part 2 of the home and home matchup against the Islanders.Will the Pens be able to rebound from their defensive flubs?Or will the Islanders tilt the ice in their favor at home? REBOUND:After a 5-4 shootout loss the Penguins are looking to rebound against the Isles just 24 hours later. Even though they were able to recover from a 3-1 deficit...
Via The PensNation
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Boo Boychuk by @LCJS

___________________________ By Lee C.J. Sobotka | Staff WriterPublic Enemy No. 1Hockey is a sport of grace and violence.It is less about brute force, like football, and more about the skillful application of power.  There is nothing quite as beautiful as a player stepping up and into another to separate them from the puck.  These well-timed hits are an integral part of the game...
Via PensInitiative
3 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Kyle Okposo makes Marc-Andre Fleury look silly in the shootout

The New York Islanders secured a big victory on the road in Pittsburgh thanks to an awesome shootout goal from Kyle Okposo. Dekes on dekes. Okposo sends Marc-Andre Fleury the wrong way and slides the puck past the flailing goaltender. (H/T Reddit Hockey)
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders edge Penguins via shootout as Okposo nets winner

  Kyle Okposo scored in the third round of the shootout, sending the New York Islanders to a 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night. Sidney Crosby and New York's Frans Nielsen scored in the second round and Islanders goaltender Chad Johnson stopped Brandon Sutter. Okposo deked to his forehand, slipping a shot that hit off Marc-Andre Fleury's pad and into the net...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: Johnny Boychuk with a cheapshot on Evgeni Malkin

With less than a minute to play Islanders Dman Johnny Boychuk got a cheap one in on Evgeni Malkin:
Via The Pensblog
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Look To Make Another Statement

It’s almost Thanksgiving, which means it’s November and that the New York Islanders should be in the midst of some sort of record-setting losing streak. Well thanks to the additions of Johnny Boychuk and Nick Leddy on October fourth, plus the recently stellar play of goaltender Jaroslav Halak and secondary scoring that has been there all season, the Islanders are playing like...
Via The Sports Bank
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bob McKenzie burns Mike Milbury

This is why Bob McKenzie is such a valuable addition to NBC’s coverage of the NHL.  Anytime someone can make a joke at the expense of Mike Milbury’s tenure of the New York Islanders, it’s a win.  Let’s just hope he wasn’t hit with a shoe after the cameras stop rolling. (H/T Puck Drunk Love) The post Bob McKenzie burns Mike Milbury appeared first on Awful Announcing.
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Oh by the way Cal Clutterbuck guranteed that the Islanders would sweep the Penguins this weekend

Via our good buddy @schultz88 Cal Clutterbuck, talking the talk about upcoming Pens series: pic.twitter.com/tqSIiCr69o — Kevin Schultz (@Schultz88) November 19, 2014 Pens Islanders home and home this weekend. What could possibility go wrong?
Via The Pensblog
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Bob McKenzie mocks Mike Milbury’s time as a GM

Mike Milbury was a horrible GM for the New York Islanders. Every hockey fan knows this, but few have ever had the opportunity to say it to his face. Bob McKenzie saw an opportunity and went for it.
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Three-goal second period propels Islanders over Lightning

  Cal Clutterbuck, Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome scored in the second period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Lubomir Visnovsky and Casey Cizikas also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots for the Islanders, who got a measure of revenge for a 5-2 loss at Tampa on Saturday that snapped their five-game winning...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning come up short on road, fall to Islanders 5-2

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- Cal Clutterbuck, Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome scored in the second period to lift the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night. Lubomir Visnovsky and Casey Cizikas also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots for the Islanders, who got a measure of revenge for a 5-2 loss at Tampa on Saturday that snapped their...
Via Fox Sports Florida
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Patience is a virtue for the Islanders and John Tavares

The former child prodigy and number one overall pick of the New York Islanders in the 2009 NHL Entry draft, John Tavares, has been steadily improving and is now considered amongst the best players in the game. His drive and determination to be the best has no doubt kept him on the right path during the first portion of his NHL career. John Tavares has enduring some very lean times...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning vs. Islanders sights and sounds

View our updating gallery of photos, video and interviews from the Tampa Bay Lightning's game against the New York Islanders. NOTE: You may need to refresh your browser for the gallery to appear.
Via Fox Sports Florida
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jaroslav Halak makes a bizarre save with his shoulder

Here’s a save you may have never seen before. Jaroslav Halak stopped an initial shot and then trapped the puck against the crossbar with his shoulder as it started to trickle over his body. File this one under the “couldn’t do it again if he tried 100 times” category.
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Week 3 Roundup: League starting to take shape

It was a busy week in the NHL, with one of the main events being an off-ice tragedy in Canada’s capital. The game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Ottawa Senators was canceled after Canadian authorities responded to a gunfire at Parliament, which resulted in the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo. After the initial shock, Canada and the entire NHL came together in support of those...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles Prospect Celebrates Impressive Goal In Front Of Opponent’s Bench (Video)

New York Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang knows a phenomenal goal deserves a phenomenal celebration. The Windsor Spitfires forward scored a beauty of a goal on an end-to-end rush in Saturday’s OHL game against the Mississauga Steelheads to give his team a one-goal lead midway through the third period. But what the 18-year-old did after the goal is the real story here. Ho-Sang busted...
Via NESN.com
October 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Josh Bailey Suffers a Broken Hand and is out for 3-4 weeks

Winger Josh Bailey from the New York Islanders was unable to finish the team’s game on Thursday evening against the Boston Bruins as he departed late in first period with what has now been diagnosed as a broken hand. #457253608 / gettyimages.comArthur Staple from Newsday is reporting that Josh Bailey suffered this injury late in the first period as the result of a slash. After...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Thomas Hickey Returns to Practice After Cut to Face from Skate

Tuesday night saw another potentially gruesome injury occur in the NHL. Thomas Hickey  defenseman from the New York Islanders, was struck in the face by the skate of Toronto forward Mike Santorelli. Chris Peters of cbssports.com reported that Hickey immediately left the ice and did not return to the game.Cut in the face by a skate last night, but he's back out for practice...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Are the New York Islanders For Real?

#457334874 / gettyimages.com The start to the New York Islanders season has gone about as well as anyone could have hoped.  The Islanders have started the season 4-0-0 and have been one of the most talked about teams since before the season began.  Many are now considering the Islanders as a playoff team because of their successful start. Optimism hit Long Island late this preseason...
Via Beyond The Benches
October 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Mikhail Grabovski Avoids Concussion & Will Be Evaluated For Upper Body Injury

Last night, New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski avoided serious injury after taking a massive hit from San Jose Sharks enforcer John Scott. Grabovski was helped from the ice and did not return to the game. The injury occurred midway through the first period.#456556090 / gettyimages.comHave heard that Mikhail Grabovski does not have a concussion. Upper body injury will be...
Via Sports Injury Alert
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Off-Season Review: Did the Isles Have the Best Off-Season in the NHL?

#456554100 / gettyimages.com Once upon a time, the New York Islanders were one of the greatest dynasties in all of sports. Things took a turn in the 90s and ever since they’ve been known for ineffective ownership, poor management, and mediocre hockey. The drafting of John Tavares and the emergence of players like Kyle Okposo has given fans hope that the Isles could be on a road...
Via TopSportsReport
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss
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