The Islanders evened their first-round series with the Penguins with a little help from the boards behind the net of Pittsburgh goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
Kyle Okposo’s first career playoff goal with 7:37 remaining lifted the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Friday night, evening their playoffs series at one game each.
“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.”
All season I’ve stated the Islanders needed 54 points to make the playoffs. They have used a 7-0-3 run to get there. But where they are now can be attributed to many more factors, all of which had to happen.
Radek Martinek scored the tiebreaking goal eight minutes into the third period and the New York Islanders handed Montreal its first regulation loss in nearly a month with a 6-3 victory Tuesday night.
The Islanders had a bit of a morose look on their faces as they left the ice Monday. If you had seen the previous 60 minutes of hockey you would have had a pretty good understanding of why.
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.
“(Visnovsky) will not be allowed to play in the KHL without the Islanders’ consent,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly said in an email, according to Newsday’s Arthur Staple.
The New York Islanders and left winger Matt Martin agreed to a four-year contract Saturday night.
Ryan Callahan and defenseman Michael Del Zotto are again out of the lineup Sunday for the New York Rangers against the New York Islanders,
Mark Eaton scored 2:35 into overtime in his 600th NHL game to give the New York Islanders a 2-1 win over the Ottawa Senators on Friday night.
Matt Martin scored his second game-winning goal in his three-year NHL career, and the New York Islanders shook off a slow start and routed the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-1 on Tuesday night.
Mike Carver believes the last-place Islanders must makes changes now before their November slide turns into an avalanche.
Andrej Meszaros scored at 4:42 of overtime to lift the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has heard enough from Mario Lemieux over the league’s discipline of the Islanders stemming from last Friday’s fight-night. “We’re not going to engage in a public debate on this,” Bettman said.