Jaroslav Halak

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 19: New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky #11 shoots against Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne #35  during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 19, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Leddy Has Goal, 2 Assists As Islanders Cool Off Predators

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.

02/20/2015

David Clarkson, left, of the Toronto Maple Leafs is pushed into Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, center, by Thomas Hickey during the first period at Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sportsnet’s Marek: Snow Owes It To Islanders To Be Aggressive At Trade Deadline

The Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division and right on the periphery of the Eastern Conference stratosphere.

02/13/2015

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 12: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders, who already had two goals in the game, gets the puck behind Jonathan Bernier #45 of the Toronto Maple Leafs but it doesn't go into the net during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 12, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lee Scores 2, Halak Earns 30th Win As Isles Edge Maple Leafs

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.

02/13/2015

Islanders goalie Chad Johnson, left, watches a shot by Montreal’s David Desharnais go into the net on Dec. 23, 2014, at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Better Figure Out How To Fix Their PK And Backup Goalie, Pronto

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.

02/06/2015

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Drop Third Straight, Fall To Panthers 4-2

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.

02/04/2015

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

more