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Islanders down another defenseman: de Haan ruled out vs Caps

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders have lost another defenseman, with Calvin de Haan ruled out of Game 6 against the Washington Capitals. Coach Jack Capuano provided the update before Saturday's game without saying what the injury was. De Haan did not return after being hit by Troy Brouwer in the third period of New York's 5-1 loss Thursday. The Islanders trail the first...
Via AP on Fox
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Undermanned But Determined Islanders Look To Even Series

Tomorrow afternoon (3pm ET), the New York Islanders will take on the Washington Capitals in-game six of their first round NHL playoff series. With a 5-1 victory in-game five, it will be the Capitals who will try to eliminate New York and send them to what’s called in hockey circles ‘clean-out day’ much earlier than they would like. The term itself has more meaning that just...
Via Islanders Insight
20 hours 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
22 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Capitals’ Tom Wilson, Islanders’ Anders Lee Fight

After Capitals’ Tom Wilson big hit on Islanders’ Lubimor Visnovsky and the verbal sparring between Visnovsky’s teammates with Wilson, you the tension would boil over. Cue Anders Lee who challenged Wilson to a fight in the first period. Of course the ‘Bad Boy’ Wilson obliged. The two exchanged punches until Wilson got the best of Lee. When the smoke cleared Wilson was left...
Via KCM Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Caps rout the Islanders, Take 3-2 series lead

The Washington Capitals routed the New York Islanders in Game 5 of the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoff series, 5-1.  Washington blasted New York with three third period goals to easily secure the big home win to take a 3-2 series lead back to New York on Saturday. Evgeny Kuzentsov came to life in game 5, tallying 2 goals, an assist, 7 shots on net, 2 hits, and finishing a...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Target Wilson, Willy Fights Back

After Tom Wilson's huge hit on Lubomir Visnovsky on Tuesday, the Islanders wanted him to answer for it.
Via Capitals Outsider
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Islanders' Mikhail Grabovski set to return for Game 5 against Caps

  New York Islanders center Mikhail Grabovski has been activated off the injured list and will play in Game 5 of the team's playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Islanders coach Jack Capuano says Grabovski will be in the lineup Thursday night. The first-round series is tied 2-2. Grabovski hasn't appeared in a game since Feb. 19, missing the past 23 games of the regular...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals Betting Odds

Betting odds for the New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals.
Via Gamedayr
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders drop heart breaker in OT

The Washington Capitals were greeted Tuesday night by one of the most raucous crowds Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum has seen in decades.  The New York Islanders haven’t won a playoff series since 1993 and anticipation has been growing within the fan base for a return to the second round and beyond ever since. Whether it […] The post New York Islanders drop heart breaker in...
Via Along the Boards
3 days ago  |  Discuss

OH MY GOD! Jim Ross Does Play-By-Play of Tom Wilson's Big Hit on Isles Lubomir Visnovsky

Jim Ross does his thing for the Caps Tom Wilson's layout of NY Islander Lubomir Visnovsky.[Nate over at Barstool]Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, or Return home for Top sports news.
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fans continue bad behavior as Brooks Orpik gets hit with cup (video)

The Washington Capitals got a huge road victory Tuesday night, beating the New York Islanders in overtime 2-1 courtesy of an overtime winner from Nicklas Backstrom. As Capitals players slapped each other on the back and celebrated on the ice, what appears to be a beer cup comes flying onto the ice, hitting defenseman Brooks...Read More The post Islanders fans continue bad behavior...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Isles fan throws beer at Brooks Orbik after Caps OT win (Video)

Washington Capitals defenseman Brooks Orbik was the apparent target of a cup filled with beer that was thrown on the ice following Tuesday night's 3-2 OT win over the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.Orbik was congratulating his teammates in the moments after the winning goal was scored when the cup came through, presumably thrown by a disgruntled Islanders fan. Orbik wasn...
Via Holdout Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Wilson crushes Lubomir Visnovsky

There are big hits and then there are monstrous hits. Tom Wilson’s crushing blow on Lubomir Visnovsky falls into the latter category. Visnovsky was forced to leave the game with an injury and Wilson was sent to the penalty box for charging. You can make a pretty solid case that Wilson deserved the two-minute infraction, but that’s the only discipline he deserves. While there...
Via Bloguin Best
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Game Four Edition

Tonight the New York Islanders are poised to take this opening round playoff series by the throat and squeeze ever so tightly. Saturday’s overtime victory at the hands of captain John Tavares continues this team’s flare for dramatics—a characteristic that underpins this team’s postseason pedigree. The game plan moving forward is a simple one: sick the fourth line on anything...
Via Islanders Insight
4 days ago  |  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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders stay resilient, bounce back from blown lead

The ice has tilted back in favor of the New York Islanders after an exciting early overtime goal scored by the captain John Tavares. After dominating the first two periods thanks in part to the raucous crowd at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders squandered their good play by letting up a Capitals goal midway through the […] The post Islanders stay resilient, bounce back from blown...
Via Along the Boards
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders fans already stealing Nassau Coliseum seats

After 33 seasons at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the New York Islanders will be moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Coliseum is considered to be among the worst and least hospitable venues in all of professional sports, making their jump 30 miles west way past due. However, their run on Long Island isn’t Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
5 days ago  |  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
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck Tells Alexander Ovechkin To ‘Suck It’ After Game 3

It appears that New York Islanders forward Cal Clutterbuck is not a fan of Alexander Ovechkin. After John Tavares potted the OT winner 15 seconds into the extra period, Clutterbuck had a few choice words for Ovechkin. Based on some lip reading it looks like he said, “f*ckin suck it Ovi, f*ckin loser.” ********* suck […] The post Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck Tells Alexander...
Via Diehardsport
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Changes on the Horizon For The Islanders In Game 3

Friday night’s game is just that, Friday night’s game. The Islanders must learn from it and move on. It was about more than broken sticks. It was about puck management, clearing the zone, and taking advantage of an inexperienced goalie. The Islanders did not do much of any of those. Coach Jack Capuano, who is usually not that demonstrative behind the bench, nearly blew a gasket...
Via Islanders Insight
7 days ago  |  Discuss

NBC pays tribute to Nassau Coliseum in final season (VIDEO)

The Islanders might have stumbled a bit down the stretch leading into the Stanley Cup Playoffs, but NBC does recognize a good story when it sees one. And the Isles' curtain call at the Nassau Coliseum — before heading 30 miles west to Brooklyn next season — is certainly one of those. Although it's been 22 years since the Isles last won a playoff series, NBC's promotional...
Via The Other Paper
10 days ago  |  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
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Caps Fan Has Words With Isles Fan. 3,000 Words.

Caps correspondent Brad Parker (@StoptheHats) returns to preview the Caps-Isles series. He’s joined by his longtime hockey teammate and friend LJ, who is a diehard Islanders fan (apparently those still exist). Brad asked the questions, LJ gave the answers. We thank them both. 1. The Islanders led the Metro division for most of the season. Why? Main reason has to be the offense...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
11 days ago  |  Discuss
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