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Islanders captain John Tavares and other members of his line celebrate their second-period goal against the Lightning at the Tampa Bay Times Forum on Jan. 16, 2014. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Friedman: Islanders Are Not Great, But Are Quietly Getting Their Act In Gear

The Islanders have many problems, but they’ve shown over the last month that when they are good, they are very good.

01/17/2014

Construction of the hockey rink begins at Yankee Stadium on Jan. 14, 2014. The Rangers will take on the Devils on Jan. 26 and the Islanders on Jan. 29 as part of the NHL's Stadium Series. (Photo: Sean Hartnett/CBSNewYork.com)

Schwartz: The Icemen Cometh To The Bronx!

From baseball and football to boxing and soccer to concerts and papal masses, the houses that Ruth and Jeter built have played host to just about everything. And now hockey!

01/16/2014

Yankee Stadium (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Crews Begin To Put Yankee Stadium On Ice

On Wednesday, the ice truck arrived in the Bronx while a crew built roadways and staging around the stadium.

01/15/2014

Islanders forward Ryan Strome. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Send Prized Prospect Strome Down To Bridgeport

The 20-year-old center, who was the No. 5 overall pick by the Islanders back in 2011, had just a goal and three assists during his one-month stay with the big club.

01/15/2014

Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Surging Islanders Have More Reason For Optimism As Visnovsky Starts Skating

According to a report, Lubomir Visnovsky, who has missed all but eight games this season due to a concussion, has been skating on Long Island while the Islanders have been on their current six-game road trip.

01/14/2014

Thomas Vanek #26 of the New York Islanders Kyle Okposo #21. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Backed By Two Okposo Goals, Isles Earn Seventh Straight Road Win

Hot-scoring winger Kyle Okposo had two goals in the Isles’ fourth consecutive victory. The Islanders (18-22-7) also have won seven straight road games.

01/13/2014

Michael Grabner of the Islanders controls the puck against the Avalanche’s Cody McLeod at Pepsi Center on Jan. 10, 2014 in Denver. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Grabner Stuns Avs In OT As Islanders Run Road Win Streak To 6

Michael Grabner knocked in a shot from the slot at 1:46 of overtime, giving the New York Islanders a 2-1 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Friday night.

01/11/2014

Ryan Strome (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Led By Strome, Islanders’ Reinforcements Are Stepping Up

Ryan Strome should’ve been an Islander in October, but he’s here now and he’s making a difference. And he’s not the only reason the team’s been better of late.

01/10/2014

Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Failure To Sign Vanek Will Crush Remaining Faith Isles Fans Have In Snow

The sports-centric saying “it’s getting late early” is a mantra the Islanders operate under, mostly because they always seem to put themselves in perilous situations early in seasons. That applies to the Thomas Vanek situation as well.

01/10/2014

(Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Isles Top Leafs, 5-3, After Big Third Period

Frans Nielsen, Calvin De Haan and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals to lead the New York Islanders past the Toronto Maple leafs 5-3 on Tuesday night.

01/08/2014

Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images); Thomas Vanek (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Rangers, Islanders And Devils Send Total Of 15 Players To Sochi Olympics

In addition to the players they have on Teams USA and Canada, the Tri-State Area NHL locals will be sending 10 additional players to the Games, representing Austria, Czech Republic, Norway, Slovakia and Switzerland.

01/07/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images); Rick Nash (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Isles’ Tavares, Rangers’ Nash Named To Stacked Canadian Olympic Squad

Team Canada on Tuesday announced its men’s hockey team for next month’s Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia, and to say it’s loaded with talent would be the understatement of the new year.

01/07/2014

(Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Big Second Period Pushes Hurricanes Past Islanders, 3-2

Jordan Staal and Brett Sutter scored 57 seconds apart in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders yet again, 3-2 on Saturday night for their third consecutive win.

01/04/2014

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Henrik Lundqvist Unveils Yankees Tribute On Stadium Series Mask

The Rangers goalie will be tipping his cap — er, mask — to Bronx lore when he takes the ice at Yankee Stadium later this month. Featured are Ruth, Gehrig and DiMaggio. And, of course, pinstripes.

01/03/2014

Kyle Okposo scores the game-winning goal in overtime against Chicago on January 2, 2014. The Islanders defeated the Blackhawks 3-2. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Kyle Okposo Is Team USA’s Loss, Islanders’ Gain

What’s done is done. Kyle Okposo isn’t going to Sochi and there’s nothing anyone can do about it. That being said, it’s a blessing in disguise as far as the Islanders are concerned.

01/03/2014

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