Pressure Squarely On Struggling Tavares As Isles Prep For Stretch RunJohn Tavares can hear the whispers. They basically all ask the same question: "What's wrong with him?"
At The Break: Islanders Are Good, But Not Nearly Good EnoughFor the Islanders and their fans, the 2015-16 season has been one of significant transition -- both on and off the ice.
Friedman: Islanders Need To Focus On Next Season, Not A Cup Run NowIt's looking more and more like 2015-16 is going to end up transition season rather than a step forward for the Islanders.
Friedman: It's Time For Everyone To Stop Apologizing For TavaresJohn Tavares has had several coming-out parties since he was drafted No. 1 overall in 2009, but the 2014-15 season -- his sixth in the NHL -- figured to be the biggest one yet.
Friedman: Islanders Have Learned Very Little Since Playoff Loss To CapsThe Washington Capitals have turned into an elite contender, while the New York Islanders have been unable to take that next step.
Islanders Decide To Switch Game-Day Skate Location To SyossetIslanders coach Jack Capuano said the change in the routine — which started Thursday — was not necessarily permanent.
Isles' Tavares, Rangers' McDonagh, Devils' Schneider All-Star Game-BoundThe NHL is replacing the traditional All-Star game with a new 3-on-3 tournament featuring teams representing the league's four divisions.
Friedman: Islanders' Goalies Deserve Medals; The Offense? Not So MuchWe're nearing the 30-game mark, and a quick glance at the standings shows the Islanders in a good spot. But they have some glaring issues that need to be addressed.
Islanders May Be Hot, But Tavares Is Most Definitely NotHe's arguably one of the three or four best players on the planet, but of late John Tavares has looked pedestrian. Why? It could be a combination of things.
Tavares Nets Late Power Play Goal To Give Isles 3-2 Win Over LightningJohn Tavares had the game-winning goal on a power play with 3:36 remaining in regulation to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 victory.
Tavares Nets 2, Islanders Play Strong In Third In Win Over SharksJohn Tavares was looking for a strong start. Not only did he accomplish that, he finished just as well.
Friedman: Incredibly, Islanders Still Don't Know How To Close Out GamesBad habits will get you, man. The Islanders are having third-period troubles again, and they have led to three consecutive losses.