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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5|25|15

The Rangers have now been put into a corner, losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 in yesterday’s Game 5. New York is now in a 3-2 series hole, and they must win out in order to play in the Stanley Cup Finals. Neither team did much on offense last night, as the neither the Lightning nor Rangers managed 30 shots on goal. The game was relatively even in the sense of pressure, with...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nassau Coliseum’s Greatest Moment: 27 to 23

Some moments win games, some moments win championships, but very few professional sports organizations have produced a moment that sports historians can qualify as a moment that influenced an entire culture. The New York Islanders have. It doesn’t matter how long ago it was or what exactly a crosstown rival is doing in the playoffs right now if you want to appreciate its significance...
Via Islanders Insight
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kyle Okposo’s Future With Islanders To Be Decided

Time flies, doesn’t it? It feels like just yesterday when the New York Islanders locked up Kyle Okposo to a five-year, $14 million contract extension following the 2010-11 season. Islanders fans were thrilled that Okposo, then 22, would be staying on Long Island for the next half-decade at seemingly great value. At the time he inked the extension, Okposo was a budding star. Kyle...
Via Islanders Insight
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Police searching for man who allegedly stole a glove from Islanders bench during playoffs

Do you know this man? This photo released by the Nassau County police department shows a man wearing a hockey glove that they say he stole from the New York Islanders bench during the team's final game at the Nassau Coliseum on April 25. In the photograph, the man appears to be demonstrating that while gloves provide protection during games, they are well suited for enabling partygoers...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nelson staying in top form while teammates heal, rest

While most of his Islanders teammates are at home resting, Brock Nelson is over 5,000 miles away in the Czech Republic, representing the United States at the IIHF World Championships. Not only is he representing his home country, but he is leading the team in scoring. Nelson has scored six goals for the United States, which will face Russia on Saturday.(h/t Lighthouse Hockey)
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders selling icy Nassau Coliseum souvenirs

Looking for a piece of history from the Islanders' last game at storied Nassau Coliseum?Well, you're in luck ... although it won't be a piece so much as it'll be a puddle.The Islanders are selling to fans the melted-down version of the ice that was on the surface on April 25 for the team's final game before moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next year. For the low, low price...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Brock Nelson Helps Americans Relegate Slovenia With 3-1 Victory

Following a 3-1 loss to the Americans on Sunday, Slovenia has been relegated to Division IA for the 2016 World Championships. The goal for Slovenia was simple: get a point, they stay alive. Get two or three, they’d be in decent shape for their final meeting against Denmark. Slovenia came into the game against the Americans knowing that a loss in regulation would put an end to...
Via The Hockey House
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Photo: Ice is removed from Nassau Coliseum one last time

The end of a team’s hockey season inevitably results in one of the most depressing scenes: the removal and melting of the ice. Such is the case for the Islanders, but the team removing their ice from the Nassau Coliseum is a bit more emotional as it’ll be the last time the Isles call the rink home. The ice is removed from the Coliseum one final time. #Isles pic.twitter.com...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 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 http://t.co/R9OefTUQaG — Ian Oland (@ianoland) April...
Via NESN.com
28 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...
Via NESN.com
29 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
29 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...
Via isportsweb.com
29 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
April 24, 2015  |  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
April 24, 2015  |  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
April 20, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 19, 2015  |  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...
Via isportsweb.com
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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