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Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders celebrates his first NHL goal against the Vancouver Canucks. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Depth, Battle Level Put To The Test

Going into this week, the New York Islanders were already facing a substantial amount of adversity. That, however, would pale in comparison to what they’d have to deal with from that point on.

10/25/2013

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin, left, makes a save against the Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews, center, at the United Center on Oct. 11, 2013 in Chicago. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Islanders Give Defending Champion Blackhawks A Go Before Falling

Michal Handzus scored the go-ahead goal 6:45 into the second period and the Chicago Blackhawks held on for a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.

10/11/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov makes a stick save against the Penguins during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 7, 2013 in Uniondale, N.Y. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Won’t Be Defined By Rising Stars, But By Goaltenders

As we begin a season that will feature the Islanders for once as a team to reckon with, they have troubling questions at the one position that they really need to have most if not all of the answers.

10/03/2013

The Islanders announced on Sept. 30 that 19-year-old defenseman Griffin Reinhart made the 23-man roster. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Name 23-Man Roster — Reinhart In, Strome Sent To Bridgeport

The club released its 23-man roster on Monday and, perhaps in a somewhat surprising move the Isles chose to keep young defenseman Griffin Reinhart on the big club while sending sniper-in-waiting Ryan Strome to Bridgeport.

09/30/2013

Anders Nilsson, left, ((Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Kevin Poulin (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders’ Western Canada Experience Shows There’s Work To Do

Since the start of training camp, we’ve learned a lot about this team. We’ll learn even more in the days and weeks to come, especially about who will be Evgeni Nabokov’s understudy.

09/18/2013

Evgeni Nabokov #20 is congratulated by John Tavares #91 and Matt Moulson #26 of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Friedman: New York Islanders Training Camp Preview

The Isles need to have someone else to lean on besides Evgeni Nabokov. That’s where Kevin Poulin comes in.

09/11/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Case For Islanders Goalie Evgeni Nabokov

Depending on who you talk to, Evgeni Nabokov either had himself a solid year or a horrendous one for the New York Islanders in 2013.

08/02/2013

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Poulin Accepts Qualifying Offer From Islanders

New York Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin has accepted the team’s one-year, two-way qualifying offer.

07/08/2013

Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov reacts after giving up a second-period goal to the Penguins’ Sidney Crosby during Game 5 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals on May 9, 2013 in Pittsburgh, Pa. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Need To Attack A Strong Goalie Market ASAP

Garth Snow was a goalie, one that experienced some success in the NHL. So he has to know the status quo will not be acceptable for his Islanders next season. If Evgeni Nabokov is the starter again, there will be hell to pay.

06/25/2013

Garth Snow (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders’ Playoff Story Ends, But A Better Team Looms On The Horizon

The Isles will assess and look to see what they can improve on this summer. However, the shopping list that has excited fans on Twitter, message boards and in regular conversation is simply unrealistic.

05/16/2013

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders reacts after giving up his fourth goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game One of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Isles Coach Jack Capuano: ‘We Need All 20 Guys Going, And We Didn’t Have All 20’

“I thought some guys worked hard and played a good game,” Islanders coach Jack Capuano said. “Again, with our club we need all 20 guys going, and we didn’t have all 20.”

05/02/2013

The Islanders' Matt Martin, right, blocks a shot by Montreal's P.K. Subban during the teams' meeting on March 21, 2013 at Nassau Coliseum. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Lose To Habs, Third-Period Woes Taking On Life Of Their Own

Brian Gionta scored the go-ahead goal 48 seconds into the third period, Brendan Gallagher added two more and the Montreal Canadiens beat the New York Islanders for the first time in three tries this season, 5-2 on Thursday night.

03/21/2013

Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)

Lack Of Concentration Early, Offense Throughout Doom Islanders In Buffalo

Ryan Miller made 30 saves, including stopping Matt Moulson on the doorstep with 4:04 left, and led the Buffalo Sabres to a 2-1 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.

WFAN–02/21/2012

A shot by Jason Spezza of the Ottawa Senators goes wide of Al Montoya of the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 20, 2012 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Pick Very Bad Time To Play Worst Game Of The Season

It was a dismal President’s Day afternoon for the New York Islanders and they were blanked by the Ottawa Senators, 6-0.

WFAN–02/20/2012

(credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tavares Leads Islanders Past Hurricanes, 4-3

John Tavares’ two goals helped the Islanders defeat the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night as they won 4-3.

WFAN–02/18/2012

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