New York Islanders
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The NHL says that Clutterbuck was issued a warning after a game against St. Louis on Dec. 6. A second infraction on Jan. 19 triggered the fine.
The Islanders are no longer about being a feel-good story or rising above expectations. What they have done so far is set the bar very high.
There have been a lot of calls for the Blueshirts to acquire big-bodied skaters capable of matching the physicality of the Isles and Bruins. My message: don’t do it.
Boomer owes Craig a lot of money after the Islanders easily beat the Rangers last night 4-1 at Nassau Coliseum.
Despite snow hitting the Tri-State area Monday into Tuesday, the Islanders will host the rival Rangers at Nassau Coliseum at 7:00 on Tuesday night.
After being outscored 9-3 in their two previous meetings at MSG, the 27-13-4 Rangers are fired up, and they have a point to prove.
A season that has seen basically everything go right for the New York Islanders has just taken a detour.
The impending blizzard predicted for New York and the surrounding suburbs is already changing plans for the hometown Rangers.
John Tavares has a message for the fans invading arenas all over the East Coast to support the Islanders: We hear you loud and clear.
As has been the case since the fall, the Islanders and the Rangers have been really the only reasons for New York City-area sports fans to feel pride. And they seem to be getting better as the season progresses.
Nikolay Kulemin had two goals and an assist, and the New York Islanders reclaimed first place in the Eastern Conference with a 7-4 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday.
Tomas Plekanec scored two goals and added two assists to lead the Montreal Canadiens to a 6-4 victory over the previously streaking New York Islanders on Saturday night.
Kyle Okposo scored three of his four goals in the third period to complete his first NHL hat trick, and the New York Islanders jumped back into first place in the Eastern Conference.
Maybe Halak wasn’t good enough for the Habs, Blues or Capitals. But the Isles are beyond thrilled that those teams let him go.