New York Islanders forward John Tavares is a first-time NHL All-Star, and he can thank the Carolina Hurricanes for being a big part of his success.
Evgeni Nabokov may now be as important a piece to their short-term future as any other player on their roster.
Rick DiPietro is shrinking and sadly hobbling before our eyes as chronic injuries have basically made him barely a backup goalie if you judge him on stats and play alone, forgetting any contract. Yet the Islanders may very well get a window to send him on his way.
The Predators put three first period goals past Islanders’ goalie Kevin Poulin. It was enough for Nashville as they defeated the Islanders 3-1 on Monday afternoon.
Developing players seems to vary depending on the recipe, but there is no doubt that the Islanders need theirs to be more than just a dash of project and a sprinkle of hope.
Jamie Benn scored the go-ahead goal 4:33 into the third period and also had an assist in the Dallas Stars’ 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
It’s time for the Islanders to take all they have learned and supplement it with some outside voices with experience. It’s hard to imagine this fan base sitting by for yet another season of “just wait until next year.”
In a season where misery is in high supply, the news Wednesday that Kevin Poulin will miss the rest of the season with a dislocated knee cap is the most miserable news of all.
The injury-plagued Islanders acquired Al Montoya from the Phoenix Coyotes on Wednesday for a sixth-round pick in this year’s draft.
Islanders goalie Kevin Poulin has a dislocated left knee cap which will require surgery and keep him out for the remainder of the season.
Tomas Kaberle scored the first of Toronto’s three third-period goals to break a tie and the Maple Leafs took advantage of the New York Islanders emergency goalie, with a 5-3 victory Tuesday night.
Kyle Okposo scored twice, including a go-ahead goal in New York’s big second period, and rookie goaltender Kevin Poulin stopped 25 shots, leading the Islanders to a 4-1 victory over the Atlanta Thrashers on Tuesday night.
Marc-Andre Fleury made 29 saves for his second shutout of the season, Craig Adams scored in the third period and the Pittsburgh Penguins defeated the New York Islanders 1-0 on Tuesday night.
Michael Grabner scored twice and rookie goalies Nathan Lawson and Kevin Poulin combined to stop 36 shots in the New York Islanders’ 5-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Friday night.
Vladimir Zharkov scored his first NHL goal, and the suddenly potent New Jersey Devils broke out again in a 5-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Monday.