Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Down With the Sickness, Flu Bug Hits Isles

This is a big game for the Islanders. They can get back to NHL .500 with a win. It’s early still, but the Isles find themselves eight points behind the Flyers for the final Wild Card spot. They have three games in hand however. The team is likely not going to be in playoff position by the time the calendar year ends, but a nice winning streak wouldn’t hurt anyone. There are still...
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Islanders Recall What Makes Rivalry with Rangers Special

The Islanders host the New York Rangers on Tuesday for the first time this season. For the coaches and many of the players, they’ve been through this before and know what this game means to the fans. Prior to the game, Islanders head coach Jack Capuano and several players recalled some of their favorite rivalry moments and what makes it so special Jack Capuano on what makes the...
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Islanders could be matchup Rangers need to get mojo back

Maybe this matchup against the Islanders at Barclays Center on Tuesday night is just what the Rangers need to bring out the best in their game after a few weeks of inconsistency. Maybe this will get them on track. It better, because the Battle of New York sure brings out the best from the Islanders,...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Frans Nielsen glad to put first game against Islanders behind him

NEW YORK (AP) -- Frans Nielsen is glad to have his first game against the New York Islanders since leaving as a free agent last summer behind him."There was some nerves," Nielsen said Sunday night after assisting on a goal in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 overtime victory over the Islanders. "I've been looking at the schedule for a long time waiting for this game. Feels like now that...
Via Associated Press
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Halak Ruled by Inconsistency

If you could describe the New York  Islanders this season in a few words, consistently inconsistent is the best way to go. And you don’t have to look very far to find the perfect microcosm for their struggles this season, Jaroslav Halak. Halak is not the same goaltender he was last season. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) Mired in an almost pitiful season thus far, Halak currently...
Via The Hockey Writers
18 hours ago

While Some Islanders Get Going, Others Continue to Struggle

The Islanders appeared to be turning a corner heading into Sunday night’s game with the Detroit Red Wings. Even after the 4-3 overtime loss, New York had picked up seven out of eight possible points and several players are starting to step up offensively for the club. After going eight games without a goal – and taking 13 games to score his first goal of the season – Jason...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Isles’ momentum gets crushed in homestand-opening OT loss

The Islanders’ season-best win streak had to end at some point. In this disappointing season, it wasn’t surprising that point came so soon. After defeating the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins and picking up a road win the road over the reigning Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals, the Islanders returned to Barclays Center on Sunday night and...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Thomas Vanek says players aren’t interested in the Islanders since they moved to Brooklyn

Thomas Vanek spent a portion of the 2013-14 season with the New York Islanders, skating in 47 games while scoring 17 goals and 27 assists. Though his time with the Islanders was brief, he had some strong statements against the team’s move from Long Island to Brooklyn. Vanek claims that players were turned off by the team’s move, resulting in the Islanders losing some free agents...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nielsen admits to 'butterflies' for 1st game vs. Islanders

NEW YORK (AP) Frans Nielsen admitted he'll have ''some butterflies'' when he faces the New York Islanders for the first time since leaving for Detroit as a free agent last summer. ''For sure it's not going to be just another game,'' Nielsen said Sunday about three hours before the Red Wings faced the Islanders at Barclays Center. ''There's going to be some butterflies for me and...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders earn first road win of season

It took the New York Islanders 18 games and six road games to finally win their first game of the season away from the Barclays Center. The Islanders won just their sixth game of the season on Tuesday night, and their second win against the Anaheim Ducks. The final score was 3-2, but the shootout score was 5-4, as it took FOURTEEN rounds to decide the winner in this one. The game...
13 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: what to do with the first line?

The New York Islanders head coach, Jack Capuano, is famous for changing up the lines constantly from game to game, and even within a game as well. The big time acquisition in the offseason, Andrew Ladd, has been invisible through his first seventeen games as an Islander, leading to him being the center piece in Capuano’s carousel of line changes early on in the season. John Tavares...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

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