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Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy, left, celebrates his third-period goal with center John Tavares on Oct. 14, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders May Be On The Cusp Of Something Special

At this point, it would be reckless to say the Islanders will challenge for the top seed in the East, but a 3-0 start that includes a 6-3 win over the Rangers is absolutely delicious for this affection- and attention-starved franchise.

10/15/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 15:03 of the second period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Red-Hot Islanders Are Making An Early Statement

Whether or not they’ll keep this up remains to be seen, but there’s certainly a lot to like about how they’ve played out of the gate.

10/15/2014

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

4 Reasons Why The Storied Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Has New Juice

The Islanders and Rangers — and their fans — have been at each other’s throats for years. The rivalry lost some luster over the last decade, but it now appears to be back and healthier than ever.

10/14/2014

Nikolai Kulemin #86 of the New York Islanders moves the puck ahead of Victor Rask #49 of the Carolina Hurricanes at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 11, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Top Canes To Open Final Season At Coliseum

John Tavares and Brock Nelson each had a goal and an assist, and the New York Islanders began their final home schedule at Nassau Coliseum with a 4-3 victory over Carolina on Saturday night to sweep a season-opening two-game series from the Hurricanes.

10/11/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Out To Announce Their Arrival As Contenders In Carolina

The Islanders are a team on the move, leaving Long Island and heading to Brooklyn after this season. They hope to be a team on the rise, as well.

10/10/2014

P.K. Subban (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Sean Hartnett’s 2014-15 NHL Season Preview And Stanley Cup Prediction

Hockey is back! Now, let’s take a look at each team and their prospects for the 2014-15 season.

10/08/2014

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Here We Go! Daniel Friedman’s 2014-15 Islanders Season Preview

If their offseason activity is any indication, the Islanders fully intend to leave Nassau Coliseum on a high note.

10/08/2014

Islanders forward Kyle Okposo, right, scores a shootout goal against Keith Kinkaid of the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

SEASON PREVIEW: Islanders Out To Leave Lasting Memories In Nassau Finale

There is nothing new about the New York Islanders heading into a new season trying to improve on the one before. Yet, this one has a different feel even though last season ended again without a trip to the playoffs.

10/02/2014

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, left. (Photo: Daniel Friedman/WFAN.com)

Friedman: Islanders’ Optimism Spearheaded By Last Line Of Defense

From the moment he first skated onto the Nassau Coliseum ice, Jaroslav Halak changed the atmosphere at Islanders training camp.

09/24/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Friedman: A Lot To Like As Islanders Prepare For Final Season At Coliseum

The Islanders are set to begin training camp and, albeit for different reasons than last year, are doing so amid a typhoon of optimism and potential.

09/18/2014

The Islanders' Frans Nielsen, left, shoots against the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: ‘Eye On Hockey’ Expert Sees Islanders Close To Turning A Corner

With training camp around the corner, there are a number of questions surrounding the Islanders. A while back, I sat down with Chris Peters, who writes for Eye on Hockey at CBSSports.com, to ask him a few.

09/12/2014

Nets big man Mason Plumlee takes the Ice Bucket Challenge (credit: Instagram/masonplumlee)

10 Local Players, Execs Who Have Taken The Ice Bucket Challenge

Unless you live in a cave, you’ve probably seen the videos of people dumping ice water over their heads to raise money and awareness for ALS research.

08/13/2014

The Rangers’ Derek Stepan, right, celebrates his first-period  goal against Pittsburgh along with Mats Zuccarello at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 6, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top 10 Tri-State Area NHL Players

New York is the biggest sports market in the United States, and it’s a magnet for superstars. The Rangers, Islanders and Devils boast a plethora of talented players.

07/10/2014

Mikhail Grabovski (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images), Nikolai Kulemin (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images), Chad Johnson (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images), Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Need 1-2 More Impact Moves To Have Legit Expectations

For the first time in a long time, the Islanders might have some margin for error heading into a season.

07/08/2014

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: An Expert’s Take On What Islanders Must Do This Offseason

The Islanders are at a crossroads and have a lot of questions to answer this offseason. I figured I’d sit down with Pro Hockey Talk’s James O’Brien and ask him a few of those questions.

06/23/2014

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