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Silverman: Hart Trophy Finalist Tavares Will Bring Award Home This Season

He is the MVP favorite going into the season because no player means more to his team than Tavares. This team would be a bottom-dweller without him.

08/02/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Have Work Cut Out For Them This Summer

For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.

06/12/2013

A New York Islanders fan holds a sign during warm ups before Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 11, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Must Deviate From Formula And Get Aggressive This Summer

For the first time in ages the Islanders are not in rebuilding mode. They are in re-tooling mode. That’s an alien concept to many, but it’s the truth, and they need to act on it.

05/14/2013

Tomas Vokoun (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Penguins Make Switch At Goalie; Islanders To Face Vokoun In Game 5

Coach Dan Bylsma says Vokoun will be in net for Game 5 on Thursday night when the Penguins resume their first-round playoff series with the Islanders.

05/08/2013

Marc-Andre Fleury of the Pittsburgh Penguins makes a save on Josh Bailey Game 1 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Tavares, Islanders Look To Solve Penguins’ Pesky ‘D’ In Game 2

Islanders star John Tavares anticipated the open space he found so easily during the regular season to be whittled away. He never thought it would disappear entirely.

05/03/2013

The New York Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Mark Streit #2 (3rd from left). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Have Opportunity To Make Name For Themselves Again

No, this team will not bring back the echoes of the great Islanders dynasty of 30-plus years ago. They are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. But this team is young, hungry and improving. They have become the team that nobody wants to play.

04/25/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Gallof: 5 Reasons The Islanders Made The Playoffs

All season I’ve stated the Islanders needed 54 points to make the playoffs. They have used a 7-0-3 run to get there. But where they are now can be attributed to many more factors, all of which had to happen.

04/25/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Tavares Steps Up Big As Islanders Roar Back, Steamroll Maple Leafs

John Tavares had two goals and an assist Thursday as the New York Islanders rallied past Toronto 5-3 on Thursday and moved within two points of the Maple Leafs for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

04/19/2013

SUNRISE, FL - MARCH 16: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders is congratulated by teammates after scoring a first period goal against the Florida Panthers at the BB&T Center on March 16, 2013 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Islanders Hold Off Panthers, Win 4-3 After Blowing Early Lead

Casey Cizikas broke a third-period tie, and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead in the final frame Saturday night.

03/16/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Nabokov Comes Up Big When It Matters, Islanders Blank Lightning

Evgeni Nabokov made 18 saves for second shutout this season and 54th overall in the NHL, John Tavares scored his 17th goal, and the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 on Thursday night.

03/14/2013

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Islanders Routed By Pittsburgh Penguins 6-1

It was a rough night for the New York Islanders, as the Pittsburgh Penguins routed them 6-1 Sunday night, and the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby tied a career high with five assists.

03/10/2013

Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury, left, makes a second-period save on the Islanders’ Michael Grabner at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 5, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Power Play Abandons Islanders Again — 0-For-14 In Back-To-Back Losses

James Neal staked Pittsburgh to an early lead, and Marc-Andre Fleury and the rest of the Penguins then held on to beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Tuesday night.

02/05/2013

The Islanders’ John Tavares celebrates his first-period goal against the Devils at the Prudential Center in Newark on Jan. 31, 2013. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Special Teams Unstoppable; Boyes Stuns Devils In Overtime

Playing the New Jersey Devils has been a painful experience for New York Islanders coach Jack Capuano, even when he wins.

01/31/2013

The Islanders’ Keith Aucoin, foreground, battles the Maple Leafs’ Jake Gardiner for the puck during the teams’ meeting at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Jan. 24, 2013. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Islanders Come Alive North Of The Border, Hammer Maple Leafs

Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner scored two goals each, and the New York Islanders rallied for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.

01/24/2013

Steve Fehr and Bill Daly (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With Federal Mediators Present, Talks Between NHL And Union Resume

Talks between the NHL and the union are back under way for the first time in nearly a week as the sides again search for a deal to save the hockey season.

12/12/2012

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