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Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Halak Proving He’s A Franchise Goaltender

Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.

01/16/2015

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 13, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Howie Rose: Islanders Look Poised To Go ‘For A Little Ride’ This Spring

Howie Rose has been the voice of the Islanders for two decades and he’s the first to admit he’s never seen anything like what the team is doing this season.

01/14/2015

A puck gets past Islanders goalie Chad Johnson during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be Fixed

How good are the Islanders? We’re going to find out as they are set to begin a brutal seven-game road trip through Western Canada and points elsewhere.

12/31/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 23: Andrei Markov #79 of the Montreal Canadiens celebrates with teammates after scoring a second period goal against the New York Islanders at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 23, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. This was Markov's 800th game. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Habs Skate To 3-1 Win Over Okposo, Islanders

Carey Price made 37 saves, and Andrei Markov and Brendan Gallagher scored second-period goals as the Montreal Canadiens cooled off the New York Islanders with a 3-1 victory Tuesday night.

12/23/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 25: Chad Johnson #30 of the New York Islanders skates against the Dallas Stars at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 25, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Stars 7.5.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Give Up Another 3-Goal Lead, Lose To Wild

Nino Niederreiter tapped in the go-ahead goal with 4:33 left and capped a furious comeback by the Minnesota Wild in a 5-4 win over the New York Islanders 5-4 on Tuesday night.

12/10/2014

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, center, makes a chest save on Colorado’s  Jamie McGinn, left, during the second period at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Real Deal Because Usual Weaknesses Are Now Strengths

The mob formed at the gate armed with pitchforks and torches. It mattered little that it was just the eighth game of the season. The crowd wanted blood. They wanted Jaroslav Halak’s head on a stick.

11/13/2014

The Islanders’ Brock Nelson, right, celebrates his first-period power-play goal with teammate Kyle Okposo on Nov. 6, 2014, at Staples Center in Los Angeles. New York won the game 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Friedman: When Things Get Dicey, Islanders Pull Themselves Together

Just as the wheels appeared to be falling off, the New York Islanders pulled over to the side, brought out their toolbox and, sure enough, got back on the road.

11/07/2014

Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders scores an overtime shootout goal past Jonathan Quick #32 of the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. The Islanders would win 2-1. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Islanders Top Kings In Shootout, Sweep SoCal Swing

After back-to-back victories over two NHL powers, it’s clear the Isles got much more than a tan from their time in the sun.

11/07/2014

Islanders forward Frans Nielsen (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Okposo, Johnson Help Islanders To Big Win In Boston

The Boston Bruins lost the game to the New York Islanders 3-2 and then waited to find out how long they will be without their captain and No. 1 defenseman, Zdeno Chara.

10/24/2014

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano watches from the bench during a game against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on Dec. 12, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Capellini: It Really Is Now Or Never For Islanders Head Coach Capuano

For the first time in ages, the Islanders are built to contend. It’s now on fifth-year head coach Jack Capuano to get this team to the next level. Will he? We’re certainly going to find out.

10/09/2014

Islanders forward Kyle Okposo, right, scores a shootout goal against Keith Kinkaid of the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Islanders Out To Leave Lasting Memories In Nassau Finale

There is nothing new about the New York Islanders heading into a new season trying to improve on the one before. Yet, this one has a different feel even though last season ended again without a trip to the playoffs.

10/02/2014

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8 Most Entertaining NFL Players To Follow On Twitter

Meet the NFL players you need to follow this football season.

08/22/2014

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Islanders Come To Agreement With Goalie Poulin On 1-Year Contract

The 24-year-old native of Montreal was thrust into action last season due to injuries to veteran Evgeni Nabokov and went 11-16-1 with a 3.29 goals-against average.

07/24/2014

Mikhail Grabovski (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Nikolai Kulemin (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images), Chad Johnson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Need 1-2 More Impact Moves To Have Legit Expectations

For the first time in a long time, the Islanders might have some margin for error heading into a season.

07/08/2014

Chad Johnson, then of the Boston Bruins, stretches on the ice during the first period of a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on March 29, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Islanders Solidify Goaltender, Ink Ex-Bruin Chad Johnson To 2-Year Deal

It’s no secret the biggest problem the Islanders had during the 2013-14 season was goaltending. It shouldn’t be a problem anymore.

07/01/2014

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