Nick Leddy had a goal and two assists, Jaroslav Halak tied the team record for wins in a season, and the New York Islanders cooled off the NHL-leading Nashville Predators with a 5-2 win on Thursday night.
The Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division and right on the periphery of the Eastern Conference stratosphere.
Anders Lee scored two goals, including the tiebreaker in the second period, and Jaroslav Halak made 32 saves for his 30th win of the season as the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 3-2.
While the Islanders are all but assured of a postseason berth, they’ve got quite a bit of holes to plug up. Their penalty kill and backup goalie situation are a mess — and that’s putting it nicely.
Jimmy Hayes’ second goal of the game 2:10 into the third period lifted the slumping Florida Panthers to a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
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.
Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.