New York Islanders

A puck gets past Islanders goalie Chad Johnson during the game against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 23, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Excellent Record Hides Some Flaws That Must Be Fixed

How good are the Islanders? We’re going to find out as they are set to begin a brutal seven-game road trip through Western Canada and points elsewhere.

12/31/2014

The New York Islanders leave the ice after defeating the Washington Capitals 4-3 in overtime in a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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

If you thought you had a bad Monday, these guys lost their jobs. Personally, I thought Rex deserved another shot.

12/30/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 29: Braden Holtby #70 of the Washington Capitals makes a save against Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Blow Big Lead, But Manage to Edge Capitals In OT 4-3

Johnny Boychuk’s power-play goal 2:53 into in overtime lifted the Islanders over the Washington Capitals 4-3 after New York blew another three-goal lead on Monday night.

12/29/2014

Islanders fans (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Howie Rose On WFAN: Isles Fans Have Been As Loud This Year As I’ve Ever Heard Them

“I’ve got to think they’re for real,” Rose said, “if only because I look for holes in their lineup and roster — just to play devil’s advocate — and really don’t find any.”

12/25/2014

Please, Santa. We're begging you. (Photo by Chris Colton/CBSNewYork)

What Our 9 Pro Sports Teams Want For Christmas

This year hasn’t been particularly kind to sports franchises in the Tri-State area. Every team has something (in certain cases, multiple things) they’d like from Santa.

12/23/2014

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)

Islanders Rally Late, Stun Lightning 3-1

John Tavares and Anders Lee scored 12 seconds apart in the third period, after the Islanders had been stymied by Vasilevskiy, and New York stunned the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 with a late comeback Saturday night.

12/20/2014

Goalie Henrik Lundqvist #30 of the New York Rangers is congratulated by Lee Stempniak #12 after defeating the Vancouver Canucks 5-1. (Photo by Rich Lam/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 local sports landscape.

12/15/2014

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Special Teams Misfires At The Root Of Islanders’ Current Problems

After jumping out to their best start in franchise history, the New York Islanders have hit a bit of a snag.

12/12/2014

Rick Nash (Photo by Mike Carlson/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.

12/09/2014

Hockey Hall of Famer and New York Islanders legend  Mike Bossy, seen here back on Oct. 13, 2006 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Schwartz: Bossy Embracing Islanders’ Fast Start To Final Season In Nassau

Mike Bossy heard plenty of cheers at the Nassau Coliseum during his 10-year Hall of Fame career. Lucky for him, he still hears them today.

12/08/2014

Ryan Strome of the New York Islanders celebrates his third-period goal against the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Coliseum on Dec. 2, 2014. The Islanders defeated the Senators 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Maturation Off The Charts As Islanders Now Know Who They Are

In previous years, the New York Islanders found a seemingly infinite number of ways to lose hockey games. This season, they’re finally putting that creative genius to work and finding ways to win.

12/04/2014

(l-r) Matt Martin #17 congratulates Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders on his goal at 18:26 of the second period against the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jared Max: It’s A Tale Of Two Cities In Uniondale And Manhattan

Charles Dickens, 155 years ago, wrote about the best of times and the worst of times. The language has been shortened, but the meaning is the same. We’d rather root for LOL than SMH.

12/04/2014

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

Red-Hot Islanders To Have Depth Tested, Place Boychuk, Visnovsky On IR

Boychuk, on the list retroactive to Nov. 27, has already missed three games because of a lower-body injury. Visnovsky’s move is retroactive to Nov. 28 due to an upper-body injury that has kept him out of two games.

12/03/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 02: Mikhail Grabovski #84 and Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders celebrate the game winning overtime goal by Hickey against the Ottawa Senators at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on December 2, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Senators 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hickey Goal Pushes Isles To 3-2 OT Win Over Senators

Thomas Hickey set up a third-period goal and scored 3:06 into overtime as the New York Islanders started December just as they ended November, with a victory – 3-2 over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.

12/03/2014

Islanders forward Kyle Okposo, right, scores a shootout goal against Keith Kinkaid of the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center on Sept. 26, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Okposo On WFAN: Islanders Remain Humble In Face Of Incredible Start

He’s playing on the top line for the surprise team of the NHL. But Kyle Okposo says neither he nor his teammates are letting the Islanders’ stunning early season success go to their heads.

12/02/2014

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