New York Islanders

UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 16: The New York Islanders celebrate after a goal scored by Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders in the third period during a game against the San Jose Sharks at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 16, 2014 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Tavares Lifts Unbeaten Isles In Shootout Win Over San Jose

John Tavares scored the decisive goal of the shootout and the New York Islanders remained unbeaten with a 4-3 win over the San Jose Sharks.

10/17/2014

Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy, left, celebrates his third-period goal with center John Tavares on Oct. 14, 2014, at Madison Square Garden. The Islanders defeated the Rangers 6-3. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders May Be On The Cusp Of Something Special

At this point, it would be reckless to say the Islanders will challenge for the top seed in the East, but a 3-0 start that includes a 6-3 win over the Rangers is absolutely delicious for this affection- and attention-starved franchise.

10/15/2014

Goalie Jaroslav Halak, left, and John Tavares, second from left, of the Islanders celebrate their 6-3 victory over the Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Oct. 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: Rangers Are Suffering Through A Full-Blown Defensive Crisis

Had John Tortorella still been coaching the Rangers, turnover-prone defenseman Mike Kostka would have been glued to the bench for the rest of Tuesday night’s 6-3 loss to the rival Islanders. As it were, Alain Vigneault had other ideas.

10/15/2014

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 15:03 of the second period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on October 14, 2014. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: The Red-Hot Islanders Are Making An Early Statement

Whether or not they’ll keep this up remains to be seen, but there’s certainly a lot to like about how they’ve played out of the gate.

10/15/2014

Rangers forward Rick Nash. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett: New Father Nash Looks To Continue Hot Start When Rangers Play Isles

Rick Nash’s early season resurgence on the ice has coincided with joy off the ice. On Monday, his wife, Jessica, delivered a healthy baby boy named McLaren.

10/14/2014

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

4 Reasons Why The Storied Islanders-Rangers Rivalry Has New Juice

The Islanders and Rangers — and their fans — have been at each other’s throats for years. The rivalry lost some luster over the last decade, but it now appears to be back and healthier than ever.

10/14/2014

John Tavares skates against the New York Rangers in 2013. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders, Rangers Both Have Something To Prove As Rivals Meet At MSG

The Rangers spoiled what was supposed to be a celebration with an embarrassing performance. They’ll look to get back on track by continuing their dominance over the rival Islanders at MSG.

10/14/2014

The Islanders' infamous "fisherman" logo. (credit: New York Islanders)

Schwartz: Islanders Bidding Final Farewell To The Fisherman

While Islanders fans thought they had seen the last of the infamous logo, it’s coming back — for one night only.

10/13/2014

John Tavares (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Out To Announce Their Arrival As Contenders In Carolina

The Islanders are a team on the move, leaving Long Island and heading to Brooklyn after this season. They hope to be a team on the rise, as well.

10/10/2014

The New York Islanders Stanley Cup Championship banners are shown during the game against the Ottawa Senators on Jan. 29, 2008 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Report: Islanders To Introduce New Owners Next Wednesday

The sale to Jonathan Ledecky, a former co-owner of both the Washington Capitals and NBA’s Washington Wizards, and Scott Malkin, an investor, was approved by the NHL Board of Governors last week.

10/09/2014

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano watches from the bench during a game against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on Dec. 12, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Capellini: It Really Is Now Or Never For Islanders Head Coach Capuano

For the first time in ages, the Islanders are built to contend. It’s now on fifth-year head coach Jack Capuano to get this team to the next level. Will he? We’re certainly going to find out.

10/09/2014

P.K. Subban (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) and Henrik Lundqvist (Photo by Francois Laplante/FreestylePhoto/Getty Images)

Sean Hartnett’s 2014-15 NHL Season Preview And Stanley Cup Prediction

Hockey is back! Now, let’s take a look at each team and their prospects for the 2014-15 season.

10/08/2014

Nassau Coliseum (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Fired-Up Howie Rose Sounds Off On Islanders’ Impending Move To Brooklyn

Howie Rose is the unquestioned voice of the Islanders, and he used that voice on Wednesday to express his disgust over the franchise relocating to Brooklyn following the 2014-15 season.

10/08/2014

Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images); Nick Leddy (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Silverman: Islanders Fans Are Going To Love Boychuk And Leddy

General manager Garth Snow has not exactly wowed the paying customers with his moves at the helm of the franchise since 2006, but his startling and bold trades over the weekend are about to change the game.

10/08/2014

Jaroslav Halak (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Here We Go! Daniel Friedman’s 2014-15 Islanders Season Preview

If their offseason activity is any indication, the Islanders fully intend to leave Nassau Coliseum on a high note.

10/08/2014

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