John Tavares scored the decisive goal of the shootout and the New York Islanders remained unbeaten with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hockey is back! Now, let’s take a look at each team and their prospects for the 2014-15 season.
If their offseason activity is any indication, the Islanders fully intend to leave Nassau Coliseum on a high note.
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.
From the moment he first skated onto the Nassau Coliseum ice, Jaroslav Halak changed the atmosphere at Islanders training camp.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For the first time in a long time, the Islanders might have some margin for error heading into a season.