Josh Bailey

Evgeni Nabokov and Radek Martinek celebrate the Islanders' 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on April 16, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Unrelenting Road Warrior Prowess To Get 1 Final Test

There’s plenty of time to play golf. Why not do it in June? The Islanders now seem destined to do their early spring gripping and ripping on the ice.

04/17/2013

The Islanders' Thomas Hickey skates up ice with the puck, away from the Bruins' David Krejci during the teams' meeting at the TD Garden on April 11, 2013 in Boston. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders Send Message To NHL, Stun Bruins In Boston To Continue Stellar Run

Josh Bailey scored twice and the New York Islanders added another big win in their surge toward the playoffs by beating the Boston Bruins 2-1 on Thursday night.

04/12/2013

Kyle Okposo tied up the Islanders' game in Washington on April 3, 2013, late in the third period. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)

Islanders Fall To Caps In Shootout, But Jump Into 7th Place In East

By virtue of the quirky way the NHL decides tie games — with a skills competition that rewards the team that loses — both the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals have completed a steady climb into playoff position.

04/04/2013

The Islanders’ Lubomir Visnovsky, right, carries the puck ahead of the Devils’ Ryan Carter during the teams’ meeting at the Prudential Center In Newark on April 1, 2013. (Photo by Norman Y. Lono/Getty Images)

Islanders Conclude Telling Road Trip With Big Win Over Devils

With a little more than three weeks left in the lockout-shortened regular season, the New York Islanders are in an unexpected position — fighting for their first playoff berth since 2006-07.

04/01/2013

The Islanders' Michael Grabner scored the first goal of the game on March 26, 2013, at Washington. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Islanders Fight, Scratch And Claw Their Way To 2 Points In Washington

Fighting for a playoff spot, the New York Islanders could ill afford to waste a two-goal lead to start a crucial four-game trip. Thanks to John Tavares, they didn’t.

03/26/2013

The Penguins’ Craig Adams, left, battles with the Islanders’ Matt Martin during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 22, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Blow Leads, Fall To Penguins; Now 0-3 On Brutal Homestand

Tomas Vokoun was sharp in making 33 saves, and Brandon Sutter snapped a tie early in the third period for the Pittsburgh Penguins, who rallied for a 4-2 victory over the New York Islanders that stretched their winning streak to 11 games on Friday night.

03/22/2013

Islanders Marty Reasoner, left, and Thomas Hickey, center, pile on the Senators' Andre Benoit during the teams' meeting at Nassau Coliseum on March 19, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Implode In The Third Period, Hand Senators 2 Points

Sergei Gonchar scored with 1 minute left for the Ottawa Senators, who netted four goals in the third period and rallied to beat the New York Islanders 5-3 on Tuesday night.

03/19/2013

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Tavares Leads Isles Demoltion Of The Caps

John Tavares led the way with two power play goals in the Isles 5-2 victory over the Caps.

03/09/2013

Toronto’s Leo Komarov, right, celebrates a goal by Nazem Kadri (not shown) during the second period against Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Feb. 28, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Manage A Point But Horrific Start At Home Continues With Loss To Leafs

Nazem Kadri was remarkably calm for a player who scored his first career hat trick. He was more excited that the Maple Leafs forged an overtime win on the road.

02/28/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, makes a save on a shot by the Sabres' Thomas Vanek, middle, during Buffalo's 3-2 win at Nassau Coliseum on Feb. 9, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Utterly Dominate Sabres, But Come Away With Nothing

The Sabres and the New York Islanders both agreed that Ryan Miller stole two points for Buffalo.

02/09/2013

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Gallof: Work-In-Progress Islanders Likely 1 More Season Away From Relevance

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.

01/17/2013

Marty Reasoner

Bailey, Okposo Power Islanders To Home-And-Home Sweep Of Penguins

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.

WFAN–03/29/2012

Kyle Okposo

Islanders Do Rangers Huge Solid, Win In Pittsburgh For First Time Since 2007

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.

WFAN–03/27/2012

Josh Bailey of the New York Islanders is congratulated by his teammates. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Bailey ‘Bails Out’ Islanders In Shootout

Josh Bailey scored the overtime winner as the Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 on Saturday night.

WFAN–03/17/2012

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Tavares Snaps Tie, Isles Beat Bruins 3-2

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.

03/03/2012

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