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Michael Grabner (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles’ Michael Grabner Suspended 2 Games For Illegal Check To Head

New York Islanders forward Michael Grabner was suspended for two games by the NHL on Monday for an illegal check to the head of Carolina Hurricanes forward Nathan Gerbe.


John Tavares (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Keeping Pace Despite Plethora Of Problems

It’s hard to believe that, after all that’s transpired over the past six days, the New York Islanders (3-2-2) haven’t lost any ground in the Metropolitan Division standings.


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Friedman: Depth, Speed, Solid Goaltending Propel Islanders To Strong Start

The Islanders might still have what to work on, but they have the depth and determination to pull through — something they have not had for a very long time.


The Islanders’ Michael Grabner beats Devils goalie Martin Brodeur on a partial breakaway during the first period on Oct. 4, 2013, at the Prudential Center in Newark. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Grabner, Islanders Take Down Devils In Shootout To Open Season

Matt Moulson scored the only goal of the shootout in the sixth round and the New York Islanders opened the season with a 4-3 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night.


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Friedman: Sochi Rosters Set; Islanders Boast 6 Olympic Hopefuls

The New York Islanders are fortunate to have six hopeful Olympians, five of which will probably make the final cut to represent their respective countries. What impact does that have and what are their odds?


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Friedman: Isles’ Grabner Might Be Inconsistent, But He’s Indispensable

Even the most casual hockey observer will notice him from the get-go. Grabner skates like the wind, his strides fluid and graceful. Watching him trek up and down the ice is akin to seeing poetry in motion.


The New York Islanders celebrate a power-play goal by Mark Streit #2 (3rd from left). (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Have Opportunity To Make Name For Themselves Again

No, this team will not bring back the echoes of the great Islanders dynasty of 30-plus years ago. They are not going to win the Stanley Cup this year. But this team is young, hungry and improving. They have become the team that nobody wants to play.


John Tavares (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Gallof: 5 Reasons The Islanders Made The Playoffs

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.


Evgeni Nabokov and Radek Martinek celebrate the Islanders' 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on April 16, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Unrelenting Road Warrior Prowess To Get 1 Final Test

There’s plenty of time to play golf. Why not do it in June? The Islanders now seem destined to do their early spring gripping and ripping on the ice.


Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov, left, blocks the net against Florida’s Tomas Kopecky at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 16, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Close Home Portion Of Schedule With Win They Had To Have

Michael Grabner scored twice and Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves as the New York Islanders moved closer to a playoff berth with a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on Tuesday night.


Michael Grabner is mobbed by teammates after scoring the eventual game-winning goal late in the second period of the Islanders’ 4-1 victory over the visiting Flyers on April 9, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Unstoppable, Beat Up Flyers And Grab 7th Alone In The East

The third period was often a dreaded 20 minutes for the New York Islanders this season. Not anymore.


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.


The Islanders' Colin McDonald, left, tangles with the Rangers' Brian Boyle during the teams' meeting at Nassau Coliseum on March 7, 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers Come Alive Late In Third, Then Stun Islanders In Overtime

For 55 minutes, the New York Islanders got the best of the New York Rangers. It was the final 6 that could cause them to lose some sleep.


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.


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.