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Russia WJC Preview: Is It Their Time to Shine?

Tina Comeau/ The VanguardGoalies: New York Islanders prospect Ilya Sorokin, a third round selection in the 2014 draft. Sorokin is the likely starter this year. Currently in his third KHL season, Sorokin has split time with Rafael Khakimov as the starting goalie of Metallurg Novokuznetsk this season.  Sorokin has shown himself to have an ability to play against tough competition...
Via The Hockey House
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay Lightning at New York Islanders game preview

TV: SUN SPORTS TIME: COVERAGE BEGINS AT 6:30 PM The New York Islanders' final season at the Nassau Coliseum is becoming memorable, but their dominance of the Tampa Bay Lightning there goes back seven years. The Islanders look to continue their impressive play at home in order to beat the Atlantic Division-leading Lightning again Saturday night. New York (22-10-0) is moving to the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ilya Sorokin Shuts Canada Down in 2-1 World Junior Pre-Tournament Game

Canada may have had the most shots, but wouldn’t have the final laugh as Ilya Sorokin led the Russians to a 2-1 victory to start off the World Junior pre-tournament series. Canada got off to a quick start. After showing great speed and skill against the CIS Selects team in two different meetings last week, Canada carried over their momentum early against Russia. Canada doubled...
Via The Hockey House
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders edge Red Wings

DETROIT (AP) -- Anders Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the New York Islanders went on to a 2-1 victory over Detroit on Friday night. Lee was credited with a tiebreaking goal after a replay review, and the Islanders held on for their fifth straight victory at Joe Louis Arena. They have not lost at Detroit since 2003. Brock Nelson...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wings hope to end season-high skid against Islanders

The New York Islanders have been perfect when taken beyond regulation. Their next opponent has been far from it. The Detroit Red Wings might not mind avoiding another shootout after losing three during their season-high skid, which they'll try to end Friday night against the Islanders at Joe Louis Arena. New York (21-10-0) has been off since Monday, when it improved to 9-0 after...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
2 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares spears Marek Zidlicky in the groin (GIF)

New York Islanders captain John Tavares speared New Jersey Devils defenseman Marek Zidlicky in the groin during the final minutes of the third period in Monday night's game at the Nassau Coliseum.Zidlicky had just knocked Tavares to the ice with a big hit and was skating back on defense when Tavares got back up and speared him in the crotch. Tavares was given a two-minute minor...
Via Holdout Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders top Devils in shootout to stay perfect beyond regulation

  One thing is clear through two months of the NHL season. If you're going to beat the New York Islanders, you'd better get them in regulation. For the ninth time in nine tries, the Islanders come out on top in extra time. A tying goal by Matt Martin got them into overtime, and Josh Bailey finished off the New Jersey Devils in the fifth round of a shootout, lifting New York to a...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

GIF: John Tavares spears Marek Zidlicky in the groin

John Tavares was frustrated with Marek Zidlicky after a collision at center ice. Tavares took exception to Zidlicky’s knee/trip and retaliated with a spear in the groin. Remarkably, the spear only resulted in a two-minute penalty for slashing.
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares Revenge-Spears Marek Zidlicky Right In The Nuts

New York Islanders captain John Tavares was on the receiving end of an open-ice hit from the Devils’ Marek Zidlicky during the final few minutes of the third period on Monday night in Long Island, and Tavares clearly wasn’t happy about the check. After being sent spinning to the ice, Tavares got back on his feet and Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders End Hawks Streak

The New York Islanders scored two quick third period goals to and hung on to beat the Blackhawks, ending Chicago’s winning streak. It took more than 34 minutes for someone to finally score, as Daniel Carcillo put home his fourth … Continue reading → The post Islanders End Hawks Streak appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NY Islanders: early season dominance fading away

All good things come to an end. It’s a little dramatic but I’m purposely exaggerating what’s been going on with the Islanders since the second period of last Saturday’s home matinee against the St. Louis Blues. By the end of the first period, the Islanders were up 3-0 and it appeared their November dominance was not going to be halted in December. I mean, the Blues are one...
Via The Sports Bank
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders will seek revenge in rematch with Blues

The New York Islanders are banged up on defense and that's been evident in their last two games. Playing without No. 1 goaltender Jaroslav Halak again certainly wouldn't help. Halak's status is uncertain as the Islanders try to avoid matching their longest losing streak of the season and exact a small measure of revenge Thursday night when they visit the St. Louis Blues. Jumping...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Lee fined for hit on Blues' Gunnarsson

NEW YORK -- Islanders forward Anders Lee has been fined $2,286 by the NHL for elbowing St. Louis Blues defenseman Carl Gunnarsson last weekend. The play came at 7:15 of the second period during Saturday's 6-4 victory by the visiting Blues. Lee didn't draw a penalty. The league said Tuesday the fine was the maximum allowable under the collective bargaining agreement. The money goes...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jake Allen bats the puck out of the air to prevent a goal

Jake Allen’s day against the New York Islanders only lasted 20 minutes, but it also featured the best save of the contest. Allen stops the initial shot and blocks another effort off of his rebound with his stick. The puck floated into the air and Allen quickly swatted it away before it crossed the line.
Via Frozen Notes
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues face former goalie Halak, who's been on fire for Islanders

Jaroslav Halak wasn't comfortable enough to face the St. Louis Blues in April, a little more than a month after they traded him. Riding a club-record 11-game winning streak, the New York goaltender might feel differently about the prospect of facing his former team Saturday as the Islanders try to win eight straight at home for the first time in almost 25 years. Halak won 83 games...
Via Fox Sports Midwest
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Injury Update: Boychuk and Visnovsky are both out Tuesday

Tuesday Night the New York Islanders will host the Ottawa Senators. They will also be without two key players. Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky.  There are no expected line-up changes tonight. #459581886 / gettyimages.com Both Visnovsky and Boychuk have suffered upper-body injuries. They are considered day-to-day but will bot be ready for Tuesday nights tilt against...
Via Sports Injury Alert
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Jaroslav Halak was amazing in the month of November

Jaroslav Halak deserves to be named the NHL’s top player in the month of November. If you haven’t noticed, Halak is quietly putting on a show for the New York Islanders and has assisted in pushing the Isles up near the top of the Metropolitan Division. Before we dive into the actual numbers, let’s talk some broad facts. Halak has stood on his head for the Isles in the month...
Via Puck Drunk Love
21 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
November 20, 2014  |  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
November 17, 2014  |  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
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