Daniel Alfredsson had two goals and an assist, Darren Helm had two goals and Jimmy Howard made 29 saves and the Detroit Red Wings dominated the Islanders 5-0 on Friday.
John Tavares, Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Kyle Okposo scored and Kevin Poulin made 32 saves as the New York Islanders beat the Nashville Predators 3-1 Tuesday night to snap a four-game losing streak.
Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Islanders are an amazingly bad 7-18-5 in November.
John Tavares, Andrew MacDonald and Thomas Vanek scored second-period goals, and Kevin Poulin made 26 saves for his first win of the season as the New York Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Saturday night.
If you want to be the kind of team that Thomas Vanek will want to continue playing for, then you need to plug up the holes. That means trading for a top-four shutdown defenseman.
Islanders fans may struggle for a while accepting the fact that one of the most popular players in franchise history is gone, but the truth is Thomas Vanek is a world-class player. Matt Moulson is not.
Going into this week, the New York Islanders were already facing a substantial amount of adversity. That, however, would pale in comparison to what they’d have to deal with from that point on.
It’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.
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.
The Islanders might still have what to work on, but they have the depth and determination to pull through — something they have not had for a very long time.
John Tavares scored his first two goals of the season and defenseman Matt Donovan added the first of his NHL career to lift the New York Islanders over the Phoenix Coyotes 6-1 on Tuesday night.
After ending a five-year playoff drought, the Islanders enter 2013-14 under the spotlight. Kicking things off on a positive note, though, could prove difficult against future Hall of Famer Martin Brodeur.
Johnny boy even offered up a pretty good report on his teammate Matt Martin, who for some reason Boomer was rather curious about…
The new NHL comes to life when the puck drops on Tuesday night. Four brand spanking new divisions (some with geographically confusing names) will be introduced. From there, it should be chaos as usual.
It became obvious to me that both Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson deserved to make the cut. However, the better player didn’t get the job, as far as I’m concerned.