We’re near the halfway point of the Stanley Cup Final, which means the offseason is right around the corner. For the New York Islanders, it will be a time to recalibrate and plug up some holes.
The Islanders were simply a different team in Game 1 than the one that went just 6-8-5 over the season’s final quarter. They imposed their will against the Capitals.
Cody Eakin scored 2:18 into overtime and the Dallas Stars beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night to snap a six-game losing streak.
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.