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.
Evgeni Nabokov earned his third shutout this season as the Islanders beat the Panthers 3-0.
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.
Casey Cizikas broke a third-period tie, and the New York Islanders held on to beat the Florida Panthers 4-3 after blowing a three-goal lead in the final frame Saturday night.
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.
The look on John Tavares’ face as Monday night’s game ended told you everything you needed to know about the Islanders’ current state of affairs. None of it is good.
After just two games, if you think you know what the New York Islanders are, think again. As bad as Saturday night made you feel, this team looked a lot better Monday.
The Isles jumped out to a 4-0 lead, before giving up three goals to Tampa. They hung on and won 4-3 on Martin Luther King Day.
For all the misfortune that seems to follow the Islanders around, it’s often easy to overlook the fact that they employ one of the NHL’s true shooting stars.
The New York Giants will wear S.H.E.S. on the back of their helmets on Sunday in memory of those lost in the Sandy Hook Elementary tragedy.
On Friday night, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant hit the court with “Newtown CT” on his sneakers to honor the victims of the massacre.
Michael Grabner scored his second go-ahead goal of the third period with just 46.8 seconds left and the New York Islanders wrapped up their home schedule with a 5-4 victory over the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Bruins ended the New York Islanders’ minuscule postseason chances with a 6-3 victory on Saturday.
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.