The Isles need to have someone else to lean on besides Evgeni Nabokov. That’s where Kevin Poulin comes in.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The New York Islanders took a lead into the third period against the struggling Winnipeg Jets and finished strong for an important win.
Evgeni Nabokov earned his third shutout this season as the Islanders beat the Panthers 3-0.
John Tavares led the way with two power play goals in the Isles 5-2 victory over the Caps.
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.
John Tavares and Frans Nielsen scored in the shootout, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory.
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.
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.
Frans Nielsen scored twice and the New York Islanders won in Pittsburgh for the first time in more than four years with a 5-3 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday night.
Josh Bailey scored the overtime winner as the Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 on Saturday night.