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New York Islanders 3 Stars of the Week

New York Islanders Week Record: 2-2   Danny Pirtle 1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK, +2 2. John Tavares 3 G, 3 A, 18 SOG, 3 BLK, -1 3. Nick Leddy 0 G, 5 A, 4 SOG, 4 BLK, +3   Jake Sheib   1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK, +2 2. John Tavares 3 G, 3 A, 18 SOG, 3 BLK, -1 3. Nick Leddy 0 G, 5 A, 4 SOG, 4 BLK, +3   Vincent Chase   1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK...
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11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oilers-Islanders Preview

Although John Tavares can sympathize with the pressure and expectations foisted on phenom Connor McDavid, their teams are in far different positions. Tavares is trying to help the New York Islanders get back into the playoff picture Sunday against the highly touted rookie and the last-place Edmonton Oilers. Expectations were high when Tavares was selected first overall at age...
Via Associated Press
2 days 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...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

All-Stars rave about Bruins' Patrice Bergeron

When Patrice Bergeron’s name was brought up by reporters ahead of Sunday’s NHL All-Star Game, the Boston Bruins center’s fellow All-Stars showered him with praise. “I think the one thing you notice with Bergy, just the guy doesn’t make a mistake,” Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene told The Boston Globe’s Amalie Benjamin. “I think he’s as close to the perfect...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 1/28/2016

After playing three games since January 17th, the Islanders are in the midst of yet another stretch without games that lasts until February 2nd when they take on the Minnesota Wild in Brooklyn. John Tavares will head to Nashville for the 2016 NHL All-Star game, but his squad will be down one the of the games biggest stars. As of yesterday, the Washington Capitals announced Alex Ovechkin...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Defense, Tavares Key Victory: 1/23/16

The Islanders avenged a December 5th loss to the Ottawa Senators last night with a solid 5-2 victory in Ottawa. In his first game back from a lower body injury, Travis Hamonic scored the game winning goal in the third and had a helper on John Tavares’s insurance goal later in the period. Coach Jack Capuano was quoted on the Islanders’ website.“He [Hamonic] had a great night...
Via Islanders Insight
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Late goals by Hamonic, Tavares lead Isles over Senators 5-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Travis Hamonic and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist in the third period and the New York Islanders defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday night. Hamonic beat Andrew Hammond with a slap shot at 2:58 of the third to give New York a 3-2 lead and Tavares slipped a backhand past Hammond at 7:03 for some insurance. Kyle Okposo scored on a bank shot...
Via Associated Press
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Josh Ho-Sang sent back to OHL after being late to Islanders training camp

    How’s this for a harsh punishment? The New York Islanders sent prospect Josh Ho-Sang back to the OHL after he was late to the first day of the team’s training camp, Newsday’s Arthur Staple reports. Making matters more confounding is that Staple says Ho-Sang’s behavior had been “exemplary” up to this point: Couple #Isles folks said Ho-Sang's behavior had...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 18, 2015  |  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...
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November 17, 2014  |  Discuss

John Tavares praises Connor McDavid

Connor McDavid is widely believed to be the best upcoming NHL prospect and most have penciled his name in to be called first during the 2015 NHL Draft. He has received praise from nearly every hockey outlet, but some recent comments from a former top overall pick go a long way in describing the youngster’s talent. John Tavares, the first overall pick back in 2009, had some big...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

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