Frans Nielsen

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

Matt Donovan Islanders

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

Evgeni Nabokov #20 is congratulated by John Tavares #91 and Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Friedman: New York Islanders Training Camp Preview

The Isles need to have someone else to lean on besides Evgeni Nabokov. That’s where Kevin Poulin comes in.

09/11/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Gallof: 5 Reasons The Islanders Made The Playoffs

All season I’ve stated the Islanders needed 54 points to make the playoffs. They have used a 7-0-3 run to get there. But where they are now can be attributed to many more factors, all of which had to happen.

04/25/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Tavares Steps Up Big As Islanders Roar Back, Steamroll Maple Leafs

John Tavares had two goals and an assist Thursday as the New York Islanders rallied past Toronto 5-3 on Thursday and moved within two points of the Maple Leafs for fifth place in the Eastern Conference.

04/19/2013

The Islanders' Thomas Hickey skates up ice with the puck, away from the Bruins' David Krejci during the teams' meeting at the TD Garden on April 11, 2013 in Boston. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Send Message To NHL, Stun Bruins In Boston To Continue Stellar Run

Josh Bailey scored twice and the New York Islanders added another big win in their surge toward the playoffs by beating the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night.

04/12/2013

Kyle Okposo tied up the Islanders' game in Washington on April 3, 2013, late in the third period. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Islanders Fall To Caps In Shootout, But Jump Into 7th Place In East

By virtue of the quirky way the NHL decides tie games — with a skills competition that rewards the team that loses — both the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals have completed a steady climb into playoff position.

04/04/2013

Playing in his first NHL game, the Islanders’ Anders Lee, left, scores his first NHL goal, against the Winnipeg Jets at 16:13 of the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 2, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Rip Jets, Vault Into Tie For 7th Place In Eastern Conference

The New York Islanders took a lead into the third period against the struggling Winnipeg Jets and finished strong for an important win.

04/02/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Nabokov In Top Form, Isles Finally Earn A Home Win

Evgeni Nabokov earned his third shutout this season as the Islanders beat the Panthers 3-0.

03/24/2013

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Tavares Leads Isles Demoltion Of The Caps

John Tavares led the way with two power play goals in the Isles 5-2 victory over the Caps.

03/09/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gallof: Despite All The Melodrama, Islanders Are Hanging In There

Who are the 2013 Islanders? That’s hard to say at this point. But they are nearly halfway through their schedule and need to find out soon, or it will be another lost spring on Long Island.

03/06/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tavares, Nielsen Score In Shootout, Islanders Beat Senators 3-2

John Tavares and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory.

03/03/2013

Islanders rookie defenseman Thomas Hickey celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Feb. 21, 2013 in Montreal. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Islanders Come All The Way Back, Shock Canadiens In Overtime

Rookie Thomas Hickey couldn’t have scripted his first NHL goal any better. The 23-year-old defenseman scored 3:12 into overtime to complete the Islanders’ 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.

02/21/2013

Islanders winger Matt Martin scores against the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 21. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders Made Noticeable Improvements Over Their First 2 Games

After just two games, if you think you know what the New York Islanders are, think again. As bad as Saturday night made you feel, this team looked a lot better Monday.

01/22/2013

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