Casey Cizikas

The Islanders’ Calvin de Haan controls the puck against the Rangers during the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 29, 2014. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders Continue Spending, Lock Up Defenseman De Haan, Center Cizikas

The Islanders’ payroll is currently ranked 17th in the NHL. That may seem like a fairly benign statistic to most, but to the fans of this beleaguered franchise it’s a further sign of a philosophical shift in thinking.

07/15/2014

Evgeni Nabokov #20 is congratulated by John Tavares #91 and Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Friedman: New York Islanders Training Camp Preview

The Isles need to have someone else to lean on besides Evgeni Nabokov. That’s where Kevin Poulin comes in.

09/11/2013

John Tavares

Capellini: Islanders Are Building A Team To Last The Test Of Time

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.

07/15/2013

Colin McDonald #13 and Matt Martin #17 of the New York Islanders (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Have Fate In Their Own Hands As Series Resumes In Pittsburgh

The New York Islanders have put the fear of God in the Pittsburgh Penguins. They can change that fear into a full-fledged panic if they can beat the Penguins in Game 5 on Thursday night and take a 3-2 lead in the series.

05/09/2013

Brian Strait and his Islanders teammates celebrate his goal at 14:05 of the first period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 7, 2013 in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Fans Have Every Reason To Dance, Chant And Sing

The Islanders are two wins away from turning the NHL on its ear. Their fans don’t care about what’s to come. They are just living in the moment — and who can blame them?

05/08/2013

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

Mark Streit celebrates a power-play goal by John Tavares at 6:19 of the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on May 7, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Keep Moving Forward, Win Wild Game 4 To Even Series

Leads aren’t safe in the wild first-round playoff matchup between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh. Suddenly, neither are the top-seeded Penguins.

05/08/2013

John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates against Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Lose Game 3 Thriller In Overtime, Penguins Take 2-1 Series Advantage

The Isles battled the Penguins hard, but Chris Kunitz scored the overtime winner as Pittsburgh gained a 2-1 series advantage.

05/05/2013

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

The New York Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Mark Streit #2 (3rd from left) at 8:59 of the first period against the Florida Panthers. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders Take Big Step, But Still Have Issues To Overcome

The Islanders got a big home win against the Panthers on Tuesday night, yet there are still concerns and issues to overcome.

04/18/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nabokov In Top Form, Isles Finally Earn A Home Win

Evgeni Nabokov earned his third shutout this season as the Islanders beat the Panthers 3-0.

03/24/2013

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

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Tavares Leads Isles Demoltion Of The Caps

John Tavares led the way with two power play goals in the Isles 5-2 victory over the Caps.

03/09/2013

Boston goalie Tuukka Rask turns aside a shot by the Islanders' Casey Cizikas, right, at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 26, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Drop To NHL-Worst 2-8 At Home, Overmatched By East Power Bruins

Brad Marchand scored the goal-ahead in the second period and the Bruins continued their dominance of the Islanders with a 4-1 victory Tuesday night — Boston’s 16th win in its last 20 games against New York.

02/26/2013

New York Islanders v Pittsburgh Penguins

Islanders Take Down Pittsburgh 4-1

Matt Moulson scored a goal and assisted on another, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37 shots and the New York Islanders dominated the listless Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, on Tuesday night.

01/29/2013

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