Frans Nielsen, Calvin De Haan and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals to lead the New York Islanders past the Toronto Maple leafs 5-3 on Tuesday night.
Thomas Vanek snapped a tie with a power-play goal early in the third period, and the Islanders earned their first regulation victory in over a month by beating the slumping Rangers 5-3 on Friday night.
Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Islanders are an amazingly bad 7-18-5 in November.
Michal Handzus scored the go-ahead goal 6:45 into the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
With their eyes squarely on the future, the New York Islanders can harken back to some recent history to build on.
Clutterbuck left Tuesday night’s split-squad game against the Flames in Calgary in the third period after delivering a hit. He was seen at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday morning walking with a limp and sporting a long gash on his thigh.
The Isles need to have someone else to lean on besides Evgeni Nabokov. That’s where Kevin Poulin comes in.
You may not be in love with what the Isles have done so far this offseason, but you have to give them credit for remaining disciplined. There has been something righteous about their approach.
The New York Islanders announced on Monday that they have signed center Josh Bailey to a five-year contract.
Recently-acquired Isles forward Cal Clutterbuck signed a four-year deal.
The Islanders have been active this offseason, but maybe not in the way you had hoped. Don’t sweat it. They are improved and could get better as the summer progresses.
The NHL has issued a 10 game suspension to Isles forward Trevor Gillies following an ejection in Wednesday’s game with Minnesota after a hit from behind on Wild winger Cal Clutterbuck.
The Minnesota Wild beat New York 3-1 on Thursday night to finish off the Rangers’ winless three-game homestand.