So here we are, in the midst of a very short training camp, one whole week for teams to get ready for a 48-game sprint to the playoffs. It’s crazy if you think about it. It’s even crazier if you play for the Islanders.
Sidney Crosby left briefly in the second period after being bloodied when he was struck in the face with the puck, but his return wasn’t enough for the slumping Pittsburgh Penguins, who were beaten again by the New York Islanders, 5-3 on Thursday night.
Frans Nielsen scored twice and the New York Islanders won in Pittsburgh for the first time in more than four years with a 5-3 victory over the Penguins on Tuesday night.
Josh Bailey scored the overtime winner as the Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 on Saturday night.
John Tavares tipped in Matt Moulson’s shot for the late tiebreaking goal, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 32 shots, and the New York Islanders snapped a five-game, road-losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Matt Read scored twice and Jaromir Jagr had the go-ahead goal to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 6-3 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Alex Ovechkin scored at 1:35 of overtime after Troy Brouwer tallied twice in the final 3 1-2 minutes of regulation, giving the Washington Capitals an improbable 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Brad Boyes and Jason Pominville scored shootout goals, and the Buffalo Sabres rallied from an early 3-1 deficit to beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday night.
Michael Grabner snapped a tie with a short-handed goal and the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2
Kyle Quincey scored a power-play goal 2:39 into overtime and Jean-Sebastien Giguere made 30 saves, helping the Colorado Avalanche rally from a three-goal deficit and beat the slumping New York Islanders 4-3 on Thursday night.
On Saturday night the Islanders did something that speaks volumes about where this franchise has been for the last two decades. They honored a team from their past that not only didn’t win the Stanley Cup, it didn’t even win a conference title.
The Islanders have locked up another of their top young players. New York agreed to a two-year deal with Josh Bailey a day after extending John Tavares’ contract.
Through all the negative attention the club gets because of its long out-of-date arena, its shoestring budget and payroll, and uncertain future, the Islanders claim they have a good working plan — and they might be right.
Tuukka Rask stopped 34 shots and six Bruins scored as Boston snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-3 victory against the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
Frans Nielsen scored in a shootout Tuesday and the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 4-3. Michael Grabner scored a short-handed goal for New York and set up Josh Bailey’s third-period score.