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.
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.
For Islanders fans, you are once again on the outside looking in, but, despite all of the franchise’s problems, the on-ice product is a lot closer to being a serious force than many would have you believe.
Travis Zajac broke a tie early in the second period and the New Jersey Devils inched closer to nailing down at least the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference with a 3-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
Frans Nielsen scored the only goal in the shootout and the New York Islanders beat the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Sunday night.
Matt Moulson scored a power-play goal with just over six minutes remaining, and the New York Islanders beat Toronto 5-2 on Tuesday night, handing the Maple Leafs their eighth straight home loss.
Josh Bailey scored the overtime winner as the Islanders defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 3-1 on Saturday night.
Matt Hendricks scored in the fourth round of a shootout, and the Washington Capitals finished off a dramatic three-goal comeback in a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night.
John Tavares tipped in Matt Moulson’s shot for the late tiebreaking goal, Evgeni Nabokov stopped 32 shots, and the New York Islanders snapped a five-game, road-losing streak with a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Saturday.
Matt Moulson netted the winner in a shootout as the New York Islanders outlasted the Eastern Conference-leading New York Rangers 4-3 on Friday night.
As the Monday NHL trade deadline approaches, it’s starting to become clear what to expect from the Islanders on the trade front.
Not much of anything.