Jaroslav Halak

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak makes the toe save on Rick Nash during the second period against the Rangers at Nassau Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 4-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Yes! Yes! Yes! Halak Dominates As Islanders Take 3rd Straight From Rival Rangers

Jaroslav Halak faced more traffic on the ice inside than in the snow outside. He handled both nearly flawlessly and carried the Islanders to yet another win over the Rangers.

01/28/2015

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Halak Proving He’s A Franchise Goaltender

Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.

01/16/2015

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Goalie Halak Heading To All-Star Game As Injury Replacement

When the Islanders traded for Jaroslav Halak’s rights and then signed him to a four-year, $18 million contract over the summer, they envisioned a horse No. 1 goalie who could carry them to new heights. So far, so good.

01/15/2015

Nikolay Kulemin #86 of the New York Islanders celebrates scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Isles’ Final Season On Long Island Is Already Feeling Special

After missing the playoffs seven times in nine seasons, the New York Islanders might finally be finding out what it’s like to be on the right side of the breaks.

01/15/2015

Nikolay Kulemin of the New York Islanders celebrates scoring a goal against the New York Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden on Jan. 13, 2015. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Howie Rose: Islanders Look Poised To Go ‘For A Little Ride’ This Spring

Howie Rose has been the voice of the Islanders for two decades and he’s the first to admit he’s never seen anything like what the team is doing this season.

01/14/2015

Cam Talbot #33 of the New York Rangers makes a save against Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders during their game at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2015 in New York City.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Cool Off Rangers With Dominant 3-0 Win At MSG

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.

01/14/2015

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

For The First Time In A Long Time, Islanders-Rangers Is Loaded With Juice

When the Rangers and the Islanders take the ice Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden for their second meeting of the season, the rivalry will be back front and center in the minds of New Yorkers for the first time in a long while.

01/12/2015

A puck gets past Islanders goalie Chad Johnson during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be Fixed

How good are the Islanders? We’re going to find out as they are set to begin a brutal seven-game road trip through Western Canada and points elsewhere.

12/31/2014

Chris Phillips #4 of the Ottawa Senators makes a pass against Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders in the second period during an NHL game at Canadian Tire Centre on December 4, 2014 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Halak Sets Islanders Record With 11th Straight Win

Jaroslav Halak made 20 saves in his franchise-record 11th straight victory, and the New York Islanders held on for a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night.

12/05/2014

Casey Cizikas, left, of the New York Islanders and his teammate Kyle Okposo #21 celebrate a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

Islanders Get Back To Winning Ways, Top Devils 3-1

Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves for his ninth straight win, and Cal Clutterbuck scored his third goal of the season as the New York Islanders got back to their winning ways with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

11/29/2014

Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals works the puck past Johnny Boychuk #55 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders during the first period at Verizon Center on November 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Streaking Islanders 5-2

The Islanders will try for their first six-game winning streak in seven seasons when they take on the Capitals in Washington on Friday in the back end of a home-and-home set.

11/28/2014

Goaltender Jaroslav Halak and other members of the Islanders celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sit At Your Table Thursday And Be Thankful For The Islanders

This is a completely different hockey team than we’ve seen in years past. The Isles have tons of offensive firepower, defensive depth and quality goaltending.

11/26/2014

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

Beau Bennett #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is checked by Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Sweep Home-And-Home From Penguins

Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep a home-and-home series.

11/22/2014

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, center, makes a chest save on Colorado’s  Jamie McGinn, left, during the second period at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 11, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Real Deal Because Usual Weaknesses Are Now Strengths

The mob formed at the gate armed with pitchforks and torches. It mattered little that it was just the eighth game of the season. The crowd wanted blood. They wanted Jaroslav Halak’s head on a stick.

11/13/2014

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