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Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, left, moves across to stop a shot by the Islanders’ John Tavares during the second period of the teams’ meeting at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 20, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Grabner Emerges From The Darkness, Leads Islanders Over Rangers

Thomas Vanek snapped a tie with a power-play goal early in the third period, and the Islanders earned their first regulation victory in over a month by beating the slumping Rangers 5-3 on Friday night.

12/20/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov reacts after giving up the game winning shootout goal to Nikita Kucherov of the Lightning at Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 17, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Silverman: Out-Of-Touch Snow Responsible For Islanders’ Collapse

The New York Rangers have been miserable, but at least they have hope of turning it around and saving their season. The New York Islanders are a different story.

12/18/2013

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Have No Plans To Fire Capuano — For Now

Fresh off their first playoff appearance in six years, the Islanders have won just nine of their first 32 games. Logic suggests a substantial change should be coming, right?

12/11/2013

Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby, center, scores in overtime against Islanders goalie Anders Nilsson, left, at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 3, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ 2013-14 Season Was In Peril Long Before It Started

The Islanders are where they are right now for one simple reason — and it has little to do with injuries. As far as success this season was concerned, the front office mismanaged this thing from the start.

12/05/2013

The Islanders’ Travis Hamonic, left, and Andrew MacDonald, right, sandwich the Red Wings’ Mikael Samuelsson during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 29, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Hit Rock-Bottom With Sorry Showing In Loss To Red Wings

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.

11/29/2013

Islanders winger Kyle Okposo, right, celebrates with teammate John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Poulin Gives Islanders Much-Needed Boost In Win Over Predators

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.

11/13/2013

Kevin Poulin and Frans Nielsen of the New York Islanders lie in the net.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Inexplicably, Islanders In Throes Of Another November To Forget

Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Islanders are an amazingly bad 7-18-5 in November.

11/11/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Vanek, Tavares Lead Isles In 3-1 Win Over Boston

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.

11/02/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Thomas Vanek Era Begins, Islanders Can’t Stand Pat

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.

10/30/2013

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)

Capellini: Trade For Sniper Vanek Shows Islanders Finally Mean Business

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.

10/28/2013

Brock Nelson of the New York Islanders celebrates his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Depth, Battle Level Put To The Test

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.

10/25/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Keeping Pace Despite Plethora Of Problems

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.

10/18/2013

The Islanders' Travis Hamonic gets tangled up with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins of the Edmonton Oilers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Oct. 17, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Islanders Overcome Hall, Oilers In 3-2 Home Win

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.

10/18/2013

Matt Donovan Islanders

Friedman: Depth, Speed, Solid Goaltending Propel Islanders To Strong Start

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.

10/10/2013

Phoenix Coyotes v New York Islanders

Captain Tavares Scores 2 In Isles’ Rout Of Coyotes

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.

10/09/2013

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