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.
Defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti’s first NHL goal snapped a tie midway through the third period, and the Carolina Hurricanes rallied to beat the New York Islanders 4-2 and snap a three-game losing streak Sunday night.
Evgeni Nabokov stopped 35 shots in the New York Islanders’ 4-0 win over the skidding and unraveling Buffalo Sabres, who were booed off the ice for a second consecutive home game on Saturday night.
Rookie Thomas Hickey couldn’t have scripted his first NHL goal any better. The 23-year-old defenseman scored 3:12 into overtime to complete the Islanders’ 4-3 come-from-behind victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday 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.
Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another Saturday night to lead the Islanders to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.
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.
This one had the look of another frustrating Carolina Hurricanes loss to the New York Islanders. Then the third period came, and everything changed.
Don’t look now, but one-eighth of the way through this compressed season the Islanders are among the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference.
Matt Moulson and Michael Grabner scored two goals each, and the New York Islanders rallied for a 7-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday night.
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.
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.
Coaches and players around the league are losing patience and speaking out against the fill-in officials following a slew of questionable calls in the games Sunday and Monday night.
The Islanders have locked down first-round draft pick Griffin Reinhart, signing the defenseman to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.
After just one day of the NHL’s annual spending spree, the natural impulse for Islanders fans is to roll their eyes and mutter to their friends that, as usual, there’s nothing to see here. Well, they’d be wrong.
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