The Isles bowed out in the first round of last season’s playoffs following a 101-point season in which they limped to the finish line. Their solution so far this offseason has been to do basically nothing.
If you are expecting the Islanders to add some pieces for a run at the Stanley Cup you may end up being disappointed.
Frans Nielsen’s short-handed tally capped the Islanders’ three-goal second period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves in his fourth shutout of the season, and Long Island’s team cooled off the New York Rangers with a 3-0 victory on Tuesday night.
Frans Nielsen scored two goals and added an assist, and the surging New York Islanders beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Wednesday.
How’s this for a stat: the Isles have more wins than the Jets (2), Giants (3), Knicks (4) and Nets (5) combined.
Frans Nielsen scored the lone goal with 2:31 left in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves, and the New York Islanders held on for a 1-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes on Saturday night.
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.
Frans Nielsen scored three goals in the third period, and the New York Islanders held on for a wild 7-5 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday night.
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.
The Islanders are set to begin training camp and, albeit for different reasons than last year, are doing so amid a typhoon of optimism and potential.
New York is the biggest sports market in the United States, and it’s a magnet for superstars. The Rangers, Islanders and Devils boast a plethora of talented players.
Frans Nielsen, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome scored in the shootout, and the Islanders beat the New Jersey 3-2 in what might have been Devils goalie Martin Brodeur’s final start.
When John Tavares went down for the season no one thought the Islanders would be remotely watchable, let alone competitive. However, just the opposite has occurred.
Frans Nielsen scored the only shootout goal and assisted on a second-period score by Thomas Vanek in a 2-1 victory for the New York Islanders against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Thursday night.
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.