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Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 5/1/15

I cannot believe it’s over. On Monday night, the New York Islanders were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs, dropping Game Seven to the Washington Capitals by a final score of 2-1. Overall, it was a lethargic effort in the biggest spot of the year that dug the Islanders’ grave, as Long Island’s hockey team mustered only 11 shots on Braden Holtby and the Capitals in its final...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Similar faces, a new home

The Islanders cleaned out their lockers on Thursday, creating a bitter feeling for many of themwho wished they didn't have to think about that yet. Adding to the bitterness was the fact that it was the last time any of them would get to have a locker to call theirs at Nassau Coliseum, which has seen its' last game.Despite the sadness that filled the locker room on Thursday, many...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Tavares Named Hart Trophy Finalist

New York Islanders captain John Tavares has been named a finalist for the Hart Memorial Trophy for the second time in three seasons. The award is given to the player ‘who is judged to have been the most valuable to his team’ during the 2014-15 season. He will be going up against some stiff competition for sure as Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens, who led the NHL in wins...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders End Season Meetings: Day Two Audio

It’s day two of the New York Islanders end of season meetings and the second group of players is meeting with the coaching staff and general manager Garth Snow before cleaning out their lockers and heading to their summer vacation spot of choice. When workouts resume and training camp opens in September, it will be at Barclays Center for the second time -only this time they will...
Via Islanders Insight
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ magical season comes to an end

Monday night’s matchup featured a ferocious battle between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals for a win in game 7 of the first round of the 2014-15 Stanley Cup playoffs.  The two teams are notorious for their disappointing post season performances — The Islanders without a playoff series win since the 1992-93 season and […] The post Islanders’ magical season...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The Hockey Guys Podcast: Episode 41 — Justin Bourne (@jtbourne)

Justin Bourne played college hockey in Alaska and within the New York Islanders organization. / Check Out Hockey Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with TheHockeyGuys Podcast on BlogTalkRadio Hunter and Chris are joined by former professional hockey player and blogger for The Score Justin Bourne (@jtbourne) to talk about his playing career, how he got into writing, and...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Paul Pierce bangs glass at Capitals-Islanders Game 7

Apparently Paul Pierce doesn’t only troll opposing basketball teams. Pierce and a few of his Washington Wizards teammates took in Monday’s Capitals-Islanders Game 7. That’s Marcin Gortat, Rasual Butler, Pierce, and John Wall sitting in the front row. The Wizards are in the house, Paul Pierce is slamming the glass — Ian Oland (@ianoland) April...
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Previewing Game 7 showdown between Islanders and Capitals

After an exciting and emotional Game 6 win at Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders will play the Washington Capitals in Game 7 on Monday night at the Verizon Center. The Islanders have a chance to advance to the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 1992-93. The Capitals haven’t advanced to Round 2 since 2011-12 when they lost to the New York Rangers...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC New York breaks news of possible Game 8 in Capitals-Islanders series

The Islanders and Capitals will play Game 7 of their first round series tonight.  After winning Game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum to force the decisive game, NBC4 in New York ran this bizarre report with not one, but two snafus.  The most alarming of which is reporting that a possible Game 8 will be played in the series if the Isles can win Game 7 in Washington.  That Game 8 would...
Via Awful Announcing
5 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders force Game 7

Heading into Game 6 at the Nassau Coliseum, the New York Islanders faced elimination from the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs trailing the series 3-2 against the Washington Capitals. After a bad 5-1 loss in Game 5, the Islanders were able to pull it back together and play a great game in front of an energetic crowd at what could potentially be the last game played at the...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can Islanders can force Game 8 with Game 7 win? WNBC-TV says yes (Photo)

Photo via Twitter/@tomliodiceCommon sense would dictate that it would be impossible to have a Game 8 in a best-of-7 playoff series, but New York NBC TV affiliate WNBC seems to think the Islanders can do exactly that if they beat the Capitals on Monday night. Needless to say, they're very, very wrong, which begs the question: How could they make such a ridiculous mistake?H/T Puck...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders down another defenseman: de Haan ruled out vs Caps

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders have lost another defenseman, with Calvin de Haan ruled out of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals. Coach Jack Capuano provided the update before Saturday's game without saying what the injury was. De Haan did not return after being hit by Troy Brouwer in the third period of New York's 5-1 loss Thursday. The Islanders trail the first...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Ovechkin jokes about taking a chair from Nassau Coliseum

The Washington Capitals have an opportunity to close out their series against the New York Islanders on Saturday afternoon inside the Nassau Coliseum. Should the Capitals win Game 6, the doors will officially close on the arena and the Isles will officially call Brooklyn home. Alex Ovechkin was asked about the opportunity to close out the Coliseum with a victory and he had a...
Via Puck Drunk Love
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the New York Islanders have the best fourth line in hockey?

Fans call them them the bash brothers, opponents hate to play against them, and overall they energize the crowd and their teammates with their bone crushing hits. The New York Islanders line of Matt Martin, Cal Clutterbuck, and Casey Cizikas make up one of the best fourth lines not only in the playoffs, but the entire […] The post Do the New York Islanders have the best fourth...
Via Along the Boards
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Capitals’ Tom Wilson, Islanders’ Anders Lee Fight

After Capitals’ Tom Wilson big hit on Islanders’ Lubimor Visnovsky and the verbal sparring between Visnovsky’s teammates with Wilson, you the tension would boil over. Cue Anders Lee who challenged Wilson to a fight in the first period. Of course the ‘Bad Boy’ Wilson obliged. The two exchanged punches until Wilson got the best of Lee. When the smoke cleared Wilson was left...
Via KCM Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps rout the Islanders, Take 3-2 series lead

The Washington Capitals routed the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoff series, 5-1.  Washington blasted New York with three third period goals to easily secure the big home win to take a 3-2 series lead back to New York on Saturday. Evgeny Kuzentsov came to life in game 5, tallying 2 goals, an assist, 7 shots on net, 2 hits, and finishing a...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fans continue bad behavior as Brooks Orpik gets hit with cup (video)

The Washington Capitals got a huge road victory Tuesday night, beating the New York Islanders in overtime 2-1 courtesy of an overtime winner from Nicklas Backstrom. As Capitals players slapped each other on the back and celebrated on the ice, what appears to be a beer cup comes flying onto the ice, hitting defenseman Brooks...Read More The post Islanders fans continue bad behavior...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles fan throws beer at Brooks Orbik after Caps OT win (Video)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orbik was the apparent target of a cup filled with beer that was thrown on the ice following Tuesday night's 3-2 OT win over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.Orbik was congratulating his teammates in the moments after the winning goal was scored when the cup came through, presumably thrown by a disgruntled Islanders fan. Orbik wasn...
Via Holdout Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Wilson crushes Lubomir Visnovsky

There are big hits and then there are monstrous hits. Tom Wilson’s crushing blow on Lubomir Visnovsky falls into the latter category. Visnovsky was forced to leave the game with an injury and Wilson was sent to the penalty box for charging. You can make a pretty solid case that Wilson deserved the two-minute infraction, but that’s the only discipline he deserves. While there...
Via Puck Drunk Love
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fans stole seats from the Nassau Coliseum

The Islanders are playing their final games inside the Nassau Coliseum prior to their move to Brooklyn for the 2015-16 season. Fans are eager to grab a piece of history before the doors close on the Isles’ time in the Coliseum, but they may be a bit too eager if Game 3 was any indication. Good seats available! Fans took seats from Nassau Coliseum last game, sometimes using tools...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders take a 2-1 series lead

It took free hockey to decide the third game between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. However, not much time was needed as Islanders captain John Tavares fought through the Capitals defense and put the puck behind goalie Braden Holtby. The goal happened 15 seconds into overtime sending the home crowd into an uproar as...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs Capitals

Playoff hockey makes its way back to the Island for the second time in the last three years for what seems to be a promising future for a young Islanders team.  The Islanders could have had home ice advantage if they picked up a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets in their final regular season game.  However, with their shootout loss against the Blue Jackets, the Islanders will...
18 days ago  |  Discuss

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