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The Islanders' Michael Grabner scored the first goal of the game on March 26, 2013, at Washington. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Islanders Fight, Scratch And Claw Their Way To 2 Points In Washington

Fighting for a playoff spot, the New York Islanders could ill afford to waste a two-goal lead to start a crucial four-game trip. Thanks to John Tavares, they didn’t.

03/26/2013

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 Evgeni Nabokov. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Nabokov Comes Up Big When It Matters, Islanders Blank Lightning

Evgeni Nabokov made 18 saves for second shutout this season and 54th overall in the NHL, John Tavares scored his 17th goal, and the New York Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-0 on Thursday night.

03/14/2013

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Tavares Leads Isles Demoltion Of The Caps

John Tavares led the way with two power play goals in the Isles 5-2 victory over the Caps.

03/09/2013

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Gallof: Despite All The Melodrama, Islanders Are Hanging In There

Who are the 2013 Islanders? That’s hard to say at this point. But they are nearly halfway through their schedule and need to find out soon, or it will be another lost spring on Long Island.

03/06/2013

The Islanders’ John Tavares, right, celebrates his third-period goal against Montreal goaltender Carey Price at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 5, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Improve To 2-0 Against Top Team In The East, Rip Canadiens

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.

03/05/2013

UNIONDALE, NY - FEBRUARY 24:  Tim Wallace #29 of the Carolina Hurricanes hits John Tavares #91 of the New York Islandersat the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 24, 2013 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Can’t Hang On To Early Lead, Lose 4-2 To Carolina

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.

02/24/2013

Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders makes a save against the New York Rangers during their game at Madison Square Garden on February 7, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Nabokov Stops Thirty-Five, Islanders Skate To 4-0 Win Over Buffalo

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.

02/23/2013

Islanders rookie defenseman Thomas Hickey celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Canadiens at the Bell Centre on Feb. 21, 2013 in Montreal. (Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images)

Islanders Come All The Way Back, Shock Canadiens In Overtime

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.

02/21/2013

Evgeni Nabokov (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Momentum All But Gone Following Horrendous Loss To Flyers

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.

02/18/2013

John Tavares (file/credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Hat Trick Helps Isles Skate Over Devils

Tavares scored three goals and assisted on another Saturday night to lead the Islanders to a 5-1 win over the New Jersey Devils.

02/17/2013

Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro gives up a goal to Eric Staal of the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 11, 2013. (credit: Al Bello/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders Are Forever Stuck Living Through Groundhog Day

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.

02/12/2013

Islanders center John Tavares scored in the second period against visiting Carolina on Feb. 11, 2013. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Third Period Debacle Sends Islanders To Fifth Straight Loss

This one had the look of another frustrating Carolina Hurricanes loss to the New York Islanders. Then the third period came, and everything changed.

02/11/2013

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Gallof: Islanders’ National TV Spanking Of Penguins Sends Message

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.

01/31/2013

The Islanders’ Keith Aucoin, foreground, battles the Maple Leafs’ Jake Gardiner for the puck during the teams’ meeting at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Jan. 24, 2013. (Photo by Abelimages/Getty Images)

Islanders Come Alive North Of The Border, Hammer Maple Leafs

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.

01/24/2013

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