The Islanders are no longer about being a feel-good story or rising above expectations. What they have done so far is set the bar very high.
John Tavares has a message for the fans invading arenas all over the East Coast to support the Islanders: We hear you loud and clear.
Nikolay Kulemin had two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders reclaimed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.
Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.
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.
It’s the game that has New York buzzing. The streaking Rangers and Metropolitan-leading Islanders will lock horns on Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden.
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.
John Tavares forced overtime with a power-play goal and the scored unassisted with 1:55 left in the extra period to lead the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the New Jersey Devils.
What is of particular concern to the Islanders is that the third spot on their top line has been a revolving door for much of the season. The solution has yet to prevent itself.
Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.
John Tavares scored twice to lead the New York Islanders to their third straight victory, 2-1 over the Calgary Flames on Friday night.
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.
John Tavares and Anders Lee scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, after the Islanders had been stymied by Vasilevskiy, and New York stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 with a late comeback Saturday night.
After jumping out to their best start in franchise history, the New York Islanders have hit a bit of a snag.
There’s usually at least one underperformer on every team, whether it’s because he’s failed to live up to the hype, regressed or just been going through a rough patch. Here are seven from the local teams.