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John Tavares stares down Steve Mason of the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 1-0 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Islanders Bringing ‘Swagger’ Back To The Coliseum

How’s this for a stat: the Isles have more wins than the Jets (2), Giants (3), Knicks (4) and Nets (5) combined.

11/25/2014

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders before a faceoff during the game against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center on November 6, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

Nielsen’s Late Goal Lifts Isles Over Coyotes 1-0

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.

11/08/2014

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

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders (L) scores his second goal of the game at 15:09 of the third period against the Dallas Stars and is joined by Mikhail Grabovski #84 (C) and Nikolai Kulemin #86 (R) and at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 25, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Stars 7-5. Neilsen ended the game with three goals. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nielsen Hat Trick Lifts Islanders Over Stars 7-5

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.

10/25/2014

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

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: A Lot To Like As Islanders Prepare For Final Season At Coliseum

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.

09/18/2014

The Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, celebrates his first-period  goal against Pittsburgh along with Mats Zuccarello at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 10 Tri-State Area NHL Players

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.

07/10/2014

Martin Brodeur #30 of the New Jersey Devils tends net against the New York Islanders during the second period at the Prudential Center on April 11, 2014 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Beat Devils’ Brodeur In His Possible Last Start

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.

04/11/2014

Islanders forward Ryan Strome. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Isles Not Nearly The Trainwreck Everyone Thought Without Tavares

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.

04/04/2014

The Islanders' Frans Nielsen, left, shoots against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Nielsen Leads Islanders Past Lightning 2-1 In Shootout

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.

01/17/2014

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Isles Top Leafs, 5-3, After Big Third Period

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.

01/08/2014

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Isles Edge Red Wings, 5-4 In Shootout

Kevin Poulin stopped all three Detroit skaters in the shootout after coming on in relief, and the New York Islanders outlasted the reeling Red Wings in a 5-4 see-saw matchup Saturday night.

11/16/2013

Islanders forward Josh Bailey, left, scored the winning goal late in the third period against the Penguins in Pittsburgh on Oct. 25, 2013. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Dominated For 2 Periods, Islanders Roar Back In 3rd, Stun Penguins

Josh Bailey’s goal with 1:40 left capped the Islanders’ furious third-period rally, and New York edged the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.

10/25/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Keeping Pace Despite Plethora Of Problems

It’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.

10/18/2013

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Friedman: Depth, Speed, Solid Goaltending Propel Islanders To Strong Start

The Islanders might still have what to work on, but they have the depth and determination to pull through — something they have not had for a very long time.

10/10/2013

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