This one had the look of another frustrating Carolina Hurricanes loss to the New York Islanders. Then the third period came, and everything changed.
Zdeno Chara scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and Tuukka Rask made 24 saves, lifting the Boston Bruins to a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night.
So here we are, in the midst of a very short training camp, one whole week for teams to get ready for a 48-game sprint to the playoffs. It’s crazy if you think about it. It’s even crazier if you play for the Islanders.
With the NHL season finally set to start, the Islanders appear ready to give a potential phenom a shot. But while doing so, they may have to move forward without a key acquisition.
The New York Islanders held onto victory after Kyle Okposo’s goal as they defeated the Devils 1-0 on Sunday.
As the Monday NHL trade deadline approaches, it’s starting to become clear what to expect from the Islanders on the trade front.
Not much of anything.
Rick DiPietro is shrinking and sadly hobbling before our eyes as chronic injuries have basically made him barely a backup goalie if you judge him on stats and play alone, forgetting any contract. Yet the Islanders may very well get a window to send him on his way.
Evgeni Nabokov picked up his 300th career NHL win as the Islanders defeated the Sabres, 4-2.
The hits keep coming for embattled Islanders goalie Rick DiPietro.
So it appears Al Montoya isn’t superhuman after all? The Islanders’ No. 1 goaltender — yes, now the team’s undisputed starter — hasn’t been too good of late and it has many people asking why. I think I know the answer.
No corner on the Islanders season has been turned just yet. However, being able to put on the brakes to this year’s losing streak is far different to last year’s spin out into oblivion. That is a clear step forward.
Matt Moulson’s four goal night helped the New York Islanders defeat the Dallas Stars 5-4 on Saturday night.
Inexplicably, we are 18 games into the season and the Islanders are once again the laughingstocks of the NHL. It’s simply unbelievable and inexcusable.
Jack Capuano promised that some changes were coming. He decided to make his biggest shakeup of the season by sending fan favorite Kyle Okposo up to the press box in a suit.
Rick DiPietro made 24 saves in relief of injured starter Evgeni Nabokov, and Matt Moulson scored a key goal in the New York Islanders’ 4-3 win over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday night.