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Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Boychuk: The Past Is The Past — What We Do Now Is All That Matters

Compared to other teams, the Islanders are short on playoff experience. But Johnny Boychuk sure sounds like he can make up the difference.

04/14/2015

Garth Snow (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

Friedman: Snow Has Persevered, And Is Now The General Manager Islanders Fans Deserve

Ever since his very first day on the job, Islanders’ general manager Garth Snow has been a topic of conversation. For a while, none of the discussion was flattering, bot not anymore.

03/13/2015

Johnny Boychuk celebrates with Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Johnny Boychuk Says Islanders Give Him Best Chance At Another Cup

Boychuk’s long-term extension assures that the Isles’ top two defensemen will stick together long after the team relocates to Brooklyn. And if all goes according to plan, they’ll be bringing a banner with them.

03/13/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Sign Defenseman Johnny Boychuk To 7-Year Contract Extension

Johnny Boychuk will be heading to Brooklyn with the rest of the gang.

03/12/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Have Made Lucrative Offer To Impending Free Agent Boychuk

One day after locking up their best young defenseman for years, the Islanders were reportedly working toward signing their best veteran defenseman long term.

02/25/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk skates against the Washington Capitals on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Blow Game Open With Big 3rd Period, Rout Coyotes

Matt Martin and Johnny Boychuk scored less than a minute apart early in the third to break a tie and the New York Islanders went on to rout the Arizona Coyotes 5-1 on Tuesday night.

02/25/2015

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Jan. 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Solidify Blue Line For Years, Agree To Multi-Year Extension With Leddy

Leddy, who is just 23 but was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at season’s end, will reportedly receive $38.5 million over the next seven years, for an average annual value of $5.5 million.

02/24/2015

If you are expecting the Islanders to make a bold move at the trade deadline, perhaps for someone like Toronto's Phil Kessel, seen here on the right talking to Matt Martin during a recent game, you may end up being disappointed. A report suggests the Isles have no intention of being buyers at the deadline. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Prepared To Stand Pat At The Trade Deadline

If you are expecting the Islanders to add some pieces for a run at the Stanley Cup you may end up being disappointed.

02/23/2015

David Clarkson, left, of the Toronto Maple Leafs is pushed into Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak, center, by Thomas Hickey during the first period at Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 12, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sportsnet’s Marek: Snow Owes It To Islanders To Be Aggressive At Trade Deadline

The Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division and right on the periphery of the Eastern Conference stratosphere.

02/13/2015

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

For The First Time In A Long Time, Islanders-Rangers Is Loaded With Juice

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.

01/12/2015

A puck gets past Islanders goalie Chad Johnson during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be Fixed

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.

12/31/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 29: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Blow Big Lead, But Manage to Edge Capitals In OT 4-3

Johnny Boychuk’s power-play goal 2:53 into in overtime lifted the Islanders over the Washington Capitals 4-3 after New York blew another three-goal lead on Monday night.

12/29/2014

Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Special Teams Misfires At The Root Of Islanders’ Current Problems

After jumping out to their best start in franchise history, the New York Islanders have hit a bit of a snag.

12/12/2014

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Islanders To Have Depth Tested, Place Boychuk, Visnovsky On IR

Boychuk, on the list retroactive to Nov. 27, has already missed three games because of a lower-body injury. Visnovsky’s move is retroactive to Nov. 28 due to an upper-body injury that has kept him out of two games.

12/03/2014

Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals works the puck past Johnny Boychuk #55 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders during the first period at Verizon Center on November 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Streaking Islanders 5-2

The Islanders will try for their first six-game winning streak in seven seasons when they take on the Capitals in Washington on Friday in the back end of a home-and-home set.

11/28/2014

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