So much for the Islanders standing pat at the trade deadline. The Metropolitan Division leaders pulled off four trades on Monday as they attempted to position themselves for the playoffs.
Backup Chad Johnson made 37 saves and four players scored to lead the New York Islanders past the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night.
While the Islanders are all but assured of a postseason berth, they’ve got quite a bit of holes to plug up. Their penalty kill and backup goalie situation are a mess — and that’s putting it nicely.
Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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