On Saturday night the Islanders did something that speaks volumes about where this franchise has been for the last two decades. They honored a team from their past that not only didn’t win the Stanley Cup, it didn’t even win a conference title.
The Sharks scored a power-play goal 1:07 into overtime to give them a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Saturday night.
It’s time the 2nd, 3rd and 4th lines did some work. The John Tavares line and the power play can only get it done for so long. The Islanders are going to need some contributions from the rest of the squad if they are going to win games.
After keeping pace for two periods, the Islanders failed to score in the third period. The Panthers claimed a 4-2 victory.
Vincent Lecavalier had a goal and an assist to help the Tampa Bay Lightning stop a five-game losing streak with a 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
If the New York Islanders’ play on the ice is as strong as their talk off it, maybe — just maybe — they will escape the cellar and make a long-awaited run at a playoff spot.
The Islanders have locked up another of their top young players. New York agreed to a two-year deal with Josh Bailey a day after extending John Tavares’ contract.
The words flowed like the lyrics of your favorite song. “I believe in this organization and this hockey team.” John Tavares issued that battle cry on Thursday right after signing a new six-year, $33-million extension with the Islanders.
Panic, fear and hysteria are appropriate words to describe a good percentage of the Islanders’ fan base now that we are a week into free agency and just a fourth-line center and some prospects have been signed. All I can say is, relax people.
The New York Islanders announced on Friday that forward Michael Grabner agreed to terms on a new five-year contract to remain with the team.
The Islanders’ Michael Grabner has already been recognized as one of the best young players in the NHL by being named a finalist for the Calder Trophy. However, he should win it, because the numbers don’t lie.
San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture, New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner and Carolina Hurricanes center Jeff Skinner are the finalists for the Calder Trophy, given to the NHL’s rookie of the year.
Through all the negative attention the club gets because of its long out-of-date arena, its shoestring budget and payroll, and uncertain future, the Islanders claim they have a good working plan — and they might be right.
Dennis Seidenberg and Gregory Campbell scored in a 78-second span in the second period and the Boston Bruins skated off with a 3-2 victory over the New York Islanders on Wednesday night.
Al Montoya made 36 saves, helping the New York Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Tuesday night.