Josh Bailey scored two goals in the first period, John Tavares had two goals and two assists, and the New York Islanders fought off two rallies by the Columbus Blue Jackets in a 6-3 victory on Saturday night.
Nikolay Kulemin had two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders reclaimed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.
Josh Bailey scored the winning goal in the fifth round of the shootout, and the New York Islanders rallied in the third period for the second straight game and beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Monday night.
The Islanders suffered a bad break Thursday, though they did manage to get back in the win column against the Bruins.
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.
NHL free agency frenzy kicked off Tuesday, and there was enough money thrown around to end world hunger. But sometimes, general managers and owners act irresponsibly with their wallets.
The Islanders generally don’t give up on young talent. But that doesn’t mean at this point they won’t move a player in the right deal.
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.
Frans Nielsen, Josh Bailey and Ryan Strome scored in the shootout, and the Islanders beat the New Jersey 3-2 in what might have been Devils goalie Martin Brodeur’s final start.
When John Tavares went down for the season no one thought the Islanders would be remotely watchable, let alone competitive. However, just the opposite has occurred.
Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist for the second straight night, and the New York Islanders earned back-to-back victories with a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday.
Josh Bailey had a goal and assist, and the New York Islanders kept up their strong finish with a 4-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.
The New York Islanders’ big comeback over the Vancouver Canucks in a seven-goal third period even caught them by surprise.
He has all the skill in the world, but for whatever reason can’t score. Now, Michael Grabner is going to sit for a while and think about it.
Since the start of the 2010-11 season, the Islanders are an amazingly bad 7-18-5 in November.