New York Islanders

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

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his game-winning overtime goal against the Washington Capitals during their game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 26, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Al Bello/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.

12/02/2014

Casey Cizikas, left, of the New York Islanders and his teammate Kyle Okposo #21 celebrate a 3-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Devils 3-1. (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

Islanders Get Back To Winning Ways, Top Devils 3-1

Jaroslav Halak made 34 saves for his ninth straight win, and Cal Clutterbuck scored his third goal of the season as the New York Islanders got back to their winning ways with a 3-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

11/29/2014

Nate Schmidt #88 of the Washington Capitals works the puck past Johnny Boychuk #55 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders during the first period at Verizon Center on November 28, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capitals Beat Streaking Islanders 5-2

The Islanders will try for their first six-game winning streak in seven seasons when they take on the Capitals in Washington on Friday in the back end of a home-and-home set.

11/28/2014

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

Silverman: No Longer Upstarts, Islanders Ready To Kick In The Door

The Islanders sent a loud-and-clear message to one of the NHL’s top glamour teams, the Pittsburgh Penguins: “We can play any game you want, and we can beat you. Keep trying, but we are not going away.”

11/26/2014

Goaltender Jaroslav Halak and other members of the Islanders celebrate their victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Nassau Coliseum on Nov. 22, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Sit At Your Table Thursday And Be Thankful For The Islanders

This is a completely different hockey team than we’ve seen in years past. The Isles have tons of offensive firepower, defensive depth and quality goaltending.

11/26/2014

Islanders fans (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lichtenstein: 20 Things New York Sports Fans Can Be Thankful For

If you look hard, there were some moments and players from 2014 that made us thankful that we are who we are: loyal Big Apple sports fans to the core.

11/26/2014

Masahiro Tanaka (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

What Fans Of Each Local Team Have To Be Thankful For

It hasn’t been a very good year for New York sports franchises, but it’s important not to get lost in the moment.

11/26/2014

Odell Beckham (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Jared Max Would Like To Wish You An Improbable Thanksgiving

Improbability is the active ingredient in our most delicious moments. It’s the same in life as in sports. We desire what we cannot expect.

11/26/2014

Andrey Pedan (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles Trade Andrey Pedan To Canucks For Alexandre Mallet, Third-Round Pick

The Vancouver Canucks have acquired defenseman Andrey Pedan from the New York Islanders in exchange for center Alexandre Mallet and a third-round pick in 2016.

11/26/2014

UNIONDALE, NY - NOVEMBER 24: The New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers watch the action during overtime at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 1-0 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

In First Place, Islanders Tickets Most Expensive In Past Five Seasons

If the New York Islanders are trying to prove that they’re for real this year, they’ve made a great case for themselves this far into the young season.

11/25/2014

John Tavares stares down Steve Mason of the Philadelphia Flyers at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 24, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Flyers 1-0 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Red-Hot Islanders Bringing ‘Swagger’ Back To The Coliseum

How’s this for a stat: the Isles have more wins than the Jets (2), Giants (3), Knicks (4) and Nets (5) combined.

11/25/2014

Jaroslav Halak #41 and John Tavares #91 (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.

11/25/2014

Beau Bennett #19 of the Pittsburgh Penguins is checked by Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 22, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Sweep Home-And-Home From Penguins

Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, Jaroslav Halak made 27 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night to sweep a home-and-home series.

11/22/2014

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