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Islanders Need Road Wins to Remain in Chaotic Playoff Hunt

Just in case it wasn’t evident enough how crucial the Islanders upcoming road trip was, Monday night was a shinning example of how bad New York will need points over the next nine games. While the Islanders settled into their hotel rooms in preparation for Tuesday’s game in Detroit, the fight for the final wild card spot took another turn. The Florida Panthers, who started Monday...
Via Islanders Insight
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Islanders will have to show a little patience with backup goalie

There will be times during this upcoming nine-game road trip when the Islanders are going to need backup goalie Jean-Francois Berube to win a tight game. Although he backstopped them to a 6-4 win over the Devils on Sunday night at Barclays Center, his sixth start of the season left a little to be desired....
Via New York Post
23 hours ago

Strome has 2 goals and assist as Islanders beat Devils 6-4

NEW YORK (AP) Ryan Strome had two goals and an assist to lead the New York Islanders to a 6-4 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday night. John Tavares, Andrew Ladd, Casey Cizikas and Jason Chimera also scored to help the Islanders improve to 9-0-2 in their last 11 at home. Jean-Francois Berube stopped 26 shots as New York pulled into a tie with Boston for the second wild...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Devils, Islanders look to gain ground in rematch

NEW YORK -- A pair of teams looking to gain valuable ground in the jumbled Eastern Conference wild card race will play for the second time in as many nights Sunday, when the New York Islanders host the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center. The Devils further complicated the wild card race on Saturday, when they held off a furious late comeback by the Islanders to earn a 3-2 victory...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Islanders’ playoff momentum hits a Devils roadblock

If the Islanders are to have any hope of actually making the playoffs, this bit about not being able to win with any consistency on the road has to be fixed. It was another sluggish start and a third-period push that was too little, too late, as the Islanders lost to the Devils, 3-2, on...
Via New York Post
2 days ago

The Islanders Refreshing Weight

Doug Weight is proving to be many things since becoming head coach of the New York Islanders on Jan. 17. A terrific communicator with his players. A passionate, invested leader. A smart hockey man, who is evolving from a terrific player in the National Hockey League to a pretty darned good coach. An early success, as shown by his team’s 9-3-2 record since Weight replaced Jack Capuano...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Desperate Islanders topple Rangers to stay in playoff hunt

The Islanders talked about how every game means so much that they’re already in their playoffs. Then they showed it against their biggest rivals. The Islanders played with a desperate edge to their game and managed a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday night at a sold-out Barclays Center. “This isn’t our dog days,”...
Via New York Post
4 days ago

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to TMZ.com.According to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lee scores 2 to lead Islanders to 5-1 win over Avalanche

NEW YORK (AP) Anders Lee scored two of New York's three third-period goals to lead the Islanders to a 5-1 victory over the league-worst Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night. Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists, Ryan Strome and Jason Chimera also scored and captain John Tavares and Johnny Boychuk added two assists each. Jean-Francois Berube stopped 25 shots in his fifth start of...
Via Associated Press
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Chimera, Greiss lead Islanders to 3-1 win over Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Jason Chimera scored the go-ahead goal early in the second period and Thomas Greiss made 33 saves to lead the New York Islanders to a 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. John Tavares and Casey Cizikas also scored for the Islanders, who have won nine of their last 13 games to move closer to a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Wayne...
Via Associated Press
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Prepare to Take Show on the Road

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – The Islanders have found ways to be victorious at home this season, but they’ll need to pick up some wins on the road if they are going to keep their playoff dreams alive. Friday’s game in Detroit is the first of eight games the Islanders will play on the road in February, as well as one of 22 road games they will play to close out the 2016-17 season. With...
Via Islanders Insight
18 days ago  |  Discuss

John Tavares focused on hockey as arena questions loom

John Tavares isn’t fretting over the New York Islanders arena troubles.Earlier this week, reports suggested the Barclays Center was the verge of kicking the team out of the arena due to future earnings projections. With the Islanders drawing constantly low attendances, alternatives such as hosting concerts likely offer arena owners more of a profit share. Nothing has been settled...
Via Puck Drunk Love
19 days ago  |  Discuss

The Islanders may be getting kicked out of the Barclays Center soon

Moving to Brooklyn seems like the hip new thing to do in New York these days, but it appears that the Islanders may soon be moving out of the city.Bloomberg reported on Monday that the Barclays Center in Brooklyn may be planning on terminating their relationship with the NHL club in the next few years. According to sources "familiar with the facility's financials," it's believed...
Via FOX Sports
21 days ago

Thomas Greiss Signs Three Year Extension With Islanders

The Islanders and Thomas Greiss came to terms on a three-year deal today, with terms not yet disclosed, according to a report by Arthur Staple. Greiss has been nothing short of spectacular for the Isles since he signed as a free agent before last season. During last year’s regular season, Greiss went 23-11-4, with 41 games as a starter. He had a 2.36 GAA and a .925 save percentage...
Via Islanders Insight
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders, Barclays Center appear to be parting ways

The New York Islanders were hoping to make a home in Brooklyn along with the NBA’s Nets, but the Barclays Center appears ready to move on from the hockey team.Bloomberg reports Nets owner Mikhail Prokorov (who owns the arena in Brooklyn) is seeking an investor to split the ownership of the Nets and Barclays Center and noted future earnings projections did not include revenue from...
Via The Comeback
21 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: John Tavares and Islanders react to Jack Capuano firing

John Tavares, Doug Weight, and Travis Hamonic discuss the firing of New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano.
Via SNY
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Was Jack Capuano the right person to blame for Isles' woes?

In a move that seemed like a long time coming, Jack Capuano was fired as head coach of the New York Islanders. The Islanders have had a rough start to the year, and it looked like at some point they were going to need a scapegoat to pin it all on. General Manager Garth Snow finally had enough and decided to make a move, but the question is, was it the right one? Many will tell...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 18, 2017  |  Discuss

Islanders fire head coach Jack Capuano after mediocre start to season

After winning a playoff round for the first time in 23 years last spring, there were great expectations for the New York Islanders this season to go above and beyond that new benchmark. But after a mediocre 17-17-8 start to the season, they have fired longtime head coach Jack Capuano. Assistant GM and former Isle Doug Weight will be the interim coach the rest of the season. Islanders...
Via The Comeback
January 17, 2017  |  Discuss
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