Daniel Friedman

Islanders forward Anders Lee, top, fights the Capitals’ Tom Wilson during the first period of Game 5 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 23, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Friedman: Forget The Injuries To The ‘D,’ The Islanders’ Offense Is The Problem

The Islanders made a statement on Thursday night. In fact, they made such a big statement, that most of their fourth line spent a good part of the game serving penalty time.

04/24/2015

Tyler Kennedy of the New York Islanders skates against John Carlson of the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 21, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Coming Of Age In Tight Series Against Caps

Four games are in the books and the Islanders could’ve conceivably won all of them. Nevertheless, they find themselves neck-and-neck with the Capitals heading into Thursday’s Game 5.

04/23/2015

Anaheim Ducks v Winnipeg Jets - Game Three

Ranking The Arena Atmospheres Of The 16 NHL Playoff Teams

Which team has the best playoff atmosphere in its building? Let’s find out.

04/22/2015

Members of the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals listen to the national anthem before the start of Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 15, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

A Look Back At The 6 Previous Islanders-Capitals Playoff Meetings

In honor of their first-round playoff series with Washington, here are the previous six Islanders-Capitals series.

04/16/2015

John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates with the puck in the first period against the Washington Capitals during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Which Islanders Will We Get In The Playoffs, Jekyll Or Hyde?

If we get the team that blew multiple leads and played poor defense against Columbus (twice) and Philadelphia, this is going to be a very short series.

04/15/2015

A fan holds up a sign at Shea Stadium during the Mets' home opener in 2007. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

10 Most Memorable Home Openers In Mets History

Monday marks the home opener for the Mets, in a season that’s already begun with a sense of optimism and hope for the future (PED suspensions aside).

04/13/2015

The Flyers’ Ryan White and the Islanders’ Eric Boulton, left, fight during the first period on April 7, 2015, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Will Definitely Get In, But Still Aren’t Ready For The Playoffs

Despite all the Islanders have accomplished this season, they are not ready. They are not in sync, nor are they consistent or building any sort of momentum heading into the postseason.

04/09/2015

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In Honor Of Matt’s First Start, The 7 Best Harvey Days Of All Time

Matt Harvey is set to make his first regular-season mound appearance in over 500 days, and to celebrate his return, we gloss over his seven best performances.

04/09/2015

Cam Talbot #33 and the New York Rangers celebrate their 4-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 7, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. By virtue of the win, the Rangers win the Presidents' Trophy for the best record in the NHL for the 2014-15 season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

8 NHL Teams That Have Won Presidents’ Trophy And Stanley Cup In Same Year

There have been eight teams who’ve won both the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same year (and the Rangers are actually one of them). We’ve written them down for you.

04/08/2015

New York Islanders coaches (l-r) Doug Weight, Jack Capuano and Greg Cronin leave the ice following a 2-1 victory over the Calgary Flames at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Need To Strongly Consider Firing Jack Capuano This Summer

You want to become an elite contender? Go out and get a proven coach. Capuano’s done lots of good things with this club, but this is about as far as he can take them.

04/03/2015

The Brooklyn Nets walk to the court before the game against the New York Knicks on April 1, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

04/02/2015

Nick Shore #37 and the Los Angeles Kings celebrate after Shore scored his first NHL goal at 10:37 of the second period against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 26, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Relax, Everybody — The Isles Are Not Down For The Count

It’s very important to remain cognizant of the fact that the Isles are still a young team. I recognize that people get tired of hearing that, but it’s true nonetheless.

03/27/2015

Johnny Gaudreau  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 10 Current NHL Players Who Were Born In New York Or New Jersey

New Jersey’s own Johnny Gaudreau leads all NHL rookies in points, which is what inspired me to make this list. He’s just the latest hotshot to come out of the region, and there are more coming.

03/26/2015

Derek Stepan #21, Kevin Hayes #13 and Keith Yandle #93 of the New York Rangers celebrate their win over the Anaheim Ducks on March 22, 2015 at Madison Square Garden. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.

03/24/2015

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