In dire need of a scoring outburst, the Philadelphia Flyers turned to a player with plenty of experience in that department.
Jiri Tlusty scored his first two goals of the season, and Cam Ward made 22 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes held on for a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
John Tavares netted the go-ahead goal late in the second period, and the New York Islanders overcame a quick scoring spurt by Edmonton’s Taylor Hall.
Seth Jones scored his first NHL goal and the Nashville Predators edged the New York Islanders 3-2 on Saturday night.
The Islanders and goalie Evgeni Nabokov seemed to be in complete control before Mark Letestu and Nick Foligno scored 4:19 apart to get even at 2-2 after the Blue Jackets managed only 12 shots in the first two periods.
The Stanley Cup was on display Tuesday at Madison Square Park, as the Rangers and Islanders both enter the playoffs.
Dan Girardi provided the game winner as the Rangers edged the Islanders in overtime on Saturday night.
Defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti’s first NHL goal snapped a tie midway through the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the New York Islanders 4-2 and snap a three-game losing streak Sunday night.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 35 shots in the New York Islanders’ 4-0 win over the skidding and unraveling Buffalo Sabres, who were booed off the ice for a second consecutive home game on Saturday night.
Matt Moulson scored a goal and assisted on another, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 37 shots and the New York Islanders dominated the listless Pittsburgh Penguins, 4-1, on Tuesday night.
Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano has announced his push for the Coliseum to be rebuilt into a state of the art sports and entertainment complex.
The Islanders have announced that they have come to terms with goaltender Evgeni Nabokov on a one-year contract extension. According to reports, the deal is worth $2.75 million.
A week ago the Islanders season was pretty much finished. They were already over 10 points out of a playoff spot and there was nothing this team was showing you that made you think they had anything left. I thought they were cooked. I was wrong.
It’s time the 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines did some work. The John Tavares line and the power play can only get it done for so long. The Islanders are going to need some contributions from the rest of the squad if they are going to win games.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Monday and offered some tips to the NBA on how to handle their ongoing lockout.