New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 10: Marc Staal, Mats Zuccarello #36, and Kevin Klein #8 celebrate a second period goal by Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers against the New York Islanders during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 10, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The New York Rangers defeated the New York Islanders 2-1. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Rangers Pull Off ‘Playoff-Type’ Win Over Isles In Perhaps Final Barn Burner

In a season already filled with plenty of good fortune, Rick Nash and the Rangers found a little bit of luck in their last regular-season visit to Nassau Coliseum.

03/11/2015

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Kyle Okposo To Return To Isles’ Lineup Tuesday Against Rangers

The 26-year-old will play in his first game since Jan. 19. He underwent emergency surgery to repair a detached retina some time around late January or early February.

03/10/2015

John Tavares is checked by Dan Girardi and Jesper Fast of the New York Rangers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Expect Fireworks When Rangers, Isles Meet At The Coliseum

Tuesday night will mark the final Rangers-Islanders regular-season epic at Nassau Coliseum. And with everything that’s at stake, it’s sure to be a good one.

03/10/2015

Ed Westfall walks off the ice following a banner raising in his honor prior to the game between the New York Islanders and the Boston Bruins at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 19, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: A Look Back At The First Isles Game At Nassau Coliseum

Westfall will make his final scheduled visit to the Coliseum on Saturday, April 4, when the Islanders take on the Buffalo Sabres on “Decades Night.”

03/09/2015

Citi Field (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Spring Ahead — And When The Time Is Right, Our Teams Will Win

Whether we learned from videos on YouTube, Ecclesiastes in the Bible or Roger McGuinn in The Byrds, to everything there is a season and a time to every purpose.

03/08/2015

Islanders captain John Tavares in action against the Flyers in Philadelphia on Feb. 5, 2015. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Huberdeau’s SO Goal Lifts Panthers Over Islanders 4-3

Jonathan Huberdeau scored the deciding shootout goal to lift the Florida Panthers over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday night.

03/07/2015

Keith Yandle (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

3 Up And 3 Down: Who’s Hot And Who’s Not In New York Sports

Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the NY/NJ sports landscape.

03/05/2015

Matt Martin (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Matt Martin Suspended 1 Game For Kneeing Stars’ Trevor Daley

Martin, who was given a major penalty and was ejected from Tuesday night’s 3-2 overtime loss at Dallas, struck Daley just 1:48 into the game.

03/05/2015

Kyle Okposo of the New York Islanders celebrates after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 20, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Report: Okposo Skating, May Rejoin Isles Soon

Several factors played into why the Islanders didn’t try to make a bigger splash at the trade deadline. The impending return of star winger Kyle Okposo was certainly one of them.

03/03/2015

The Islanders acquired gritty forward Tyler Kennedy for the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline on March 2, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Friedman: Snow Did What He Was Supposed To Do — He Made The Islanders Better

The fact is that 99 percent of teams in the Isles’ position would’ve been active at the deadline, and as such, general manager Garth Snow did what he needed to do – he made subtle, yet significant deals to bolster his squad.

03/03/2015

Michal Neuvirth, then of the Buffalo Sabres, is seen here in action against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on Feb. 17, 2015. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Islanders Get Busy On Deadline Day, Acquire Wing Kennedy, Reportedly Goalie Neuvirth

So much for the Islanders standing pat at the trade deadline. The Metropolitan Division leaders pulled off four trades on Monday as they attempted to position themselves for the playoffs.

03/02/2015

Brian Strait #37 of the New York Islanders and Riley Nash #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes battle for the puck during the third period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on February 28, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. Embellishment (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

McClement Scores 2 In Hurricanes’ 5-3 Win Over Islanders

Jay McClement scored twice and Cam Ward made 21 saves as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-3 on Saturday for their third straight win.

02/28/2015

Rangers forward Kevin Hayes, right, tries to beat Islanders goal Jaroslav Halak during the teams’ meeting at Madison Square Garden on Oct 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: East Will Come Down To Fight Between Rangers, Islanders And Canadiens

For the New York Rangers and New York Islanders, this is a time when patience will be tested. The season has reached the final quarter and the playoffs are just around the corner.

02/27/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders Have Made Lucrative Offer To Impending Free Agent Boychuk

One day after locking up their best young defenseman for years, the Islanders were reportedly working toward signing their best veteran defenseman long term.

02/25/2015

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Jan. 9, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Solidify Blue Line For Years, Agree To Multi-Year Extension With Leddy

Leddy, who is just 23 but was scheduled to be a restricted free agent at season’s end, will reportedly receive $38.5 million over the next seven years, for an average annual value of $5.5 million.

02/24/2015

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