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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/5/16

In a gritty, commendable effort, the Islanders fell just short last night against the league-leading Washington Capitals. Late, preventable goals eventually did the Isles in, as Jaroslav Halak let in two stoppable shots that his team ultimately could not come back from. The game was close from the beginning, with momentum neutral throughout a majority of the three periods. The shots...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Will Losing Travis Hamonic Hurt the New York Islanders?

Earlier this year, the New York Islanders received a request from one of their players. It was from Travis Hamonic, one of their best defensemen. He requested a trade earlier this season. Hamonic explains that it is nothing to do with the organization, but he wants to be closer to his family. “They were certainly very understanding of a personal situation, as I hope anyone would...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Give and Takeaways – Week 5

With the second half (technically almost 60%) of the season officially underway, the race to the finish has begun. With the Eastern Conference and specifically the Metropolitan division incredibly tight, playoff spots will not be easy to come by. Tavares an All-Star There was serious concern surrounding John Tavares in the weeks, even months leading up to the All-Star Game. For...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight: 10 Things I Think I Think 02/03/16

What a whirlwind of emotions yesterday was. First, New York Islanders fans woke up, excited that their hockey club would be taking the ice for the first time in over a week. The All-Star break was over, and the Islanders would be suiting up for the a long, final stretch to reach the postseason for the second consecutive year. Of course…Islanders fans were almost immediately thrown...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Berube, Nelson lead Islanders to 5-3 win over Wild

NEW YORK (AP) Brock Nelson's team-leading 20th goal broke a tie late in the second period, Jean-Francois Berube made 40 saves for his first NHL win, and the New York Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 5-3 Tuesday night. Mikhail Grabovski and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist, and Anders Lee and Frans Nielsen also scored for the Islanders. Charlie Coyle, Jason Pominville...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL resets 3 games called off because of East Coast storm

NEW YORK (AP) The NHL has rescheduled three games that were postponed because of the recent snowstorm on the East Coast. The Pittsburgh at Washington game will take place March 1. The other two games - Anaheim at Washington and Philadelphia at the New York Islanders - have been reset for April 10 to end the regular season.
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders’ Kyle Okposo Coming Into His Own

When you think of the New York Islanders, it’s not hard to first recall the big names on the team. John Tavares, Jaroslav Halak, Frans Nielsen. The list goes on. However, there is one star on the team that has been in orange and blue for many years, even during the tough times, and that is Kyle Okposo. Okposo, 27, is entering his ninth season suiting up for the Isles. He is one...
Via The Sports Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Hamonic's impending return to provide jolt for Islanders

New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic is inching closer to his return to game action.Sidelined with a hairline fracture in his foot since Jan. 7, Hamonic was able to skate without issue during Wednesday's practice at Northwell Health Ice Center at Eisenhower Park. Coach Jack Capuano told reporters that the 25-year-old Manitoba native may be inserted into the lineup if all...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Adam Pelech takes skate blade to the face (VIDEO)

Sharp objects and slippery surfaces are never a good combination but, when it comes to hockey, the two are just part of the game.And nobody realizes that more then New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech. Especially after the young player chased down New York Rangers center Derek Stepan after a defensive zone turnover and came up with a nasty cut from Stepan's foot Gitsu. Stepan...
Via The Other Paper
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian Islanders players try to fit in with hipster lifestyle

The move from the Nassau Memorial Coliseum to the Barclays Center has been a contentious topic for many Islanders fans. The Islanders’ life blood was the people from Long Island supporting the team through thick and thin. When it was announced that they would be moving to Brooklyn, it was met with some trepidation. A lot of the team and fans still live on Long Island, but luckily...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach wants to make some roster changes

The New York Islanders have played some decent hockey this season which has been good enough to keep them in the thick of the playoff picture. However, their play hasn’t been good enough to keep pace with the red-hot Capitals and it hasn’t been good enough to create some breathing room in the crowded Eastern Conference. Head coach Jack Capuano has recognized the good play...
Via Puck Drunk Love
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Derailed: Islanders move morning skates back to Long Island

NEW YORK -- Midway through their first season in Brooklyn, the New York Islanders are changing their routine and moving their game-day practices back to Long Island. For home games this season -- New York's first since leaving Nassau Coliseum after 43 years -- the Islanders had been taking the Long Island Rail Road to Brooklyn for a morning skate at 10:30 a.m. at the Barclays Center...
Via Associated Press
29 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Okposo scores sweet shootout goal

When you are in your contract, year everything becomes amplified times a million. Kyle Okposo is aware of that fact and by golly, he wants to be worth every penny come next summer. Michael Neuvrith still almost saved it after getting deked out of his skates. I am still trying to catch my breath. Wow. The post Video: Kyle Okposo scores a shootout goal that will make your knees...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

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