All season I’ve stated the Islanders needed 54 points to make the playoffs. They have used a 7-0-3 run to get there. But where they are now can be attributed to many more factors, all of which had to happen.
With a little more than three weeks left in the lockout-shortened regular season, the New York Islanders are in an unexpected position — fighting for their first playoff berth since 2006-07.
Andre Benoit and Dave Dziurzynski scored their first NHL goals and Craig Anderson made 37 saves and the Ottawa Senators defeated the New York Islanders 3-1 on Tuesday.
Don’t look now, but one-eighth of the way through this compressed season the Islanders are among the top eight teams in the Eastern Conference.
After just two games, if you think you know what the New York Islanders are, think again. As bad as Saturday night made you feel, this team looked a lot better Monday.
David Clarkson scored the winner as the Devils got their season off to an ideal start as they beat the Isles 2-1.
The Islanders have locked down first-round draft pick Griffin Reinhart, signing the defenseman to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.
For Islanders fans, you are once again on the outside looking in, but, despite all of the franchise’s problems, the on-ice product is a lot closer to being a serious force than many would have you believe.
John Tavares’ two goals helped the Islanders defeat the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night as they won 4-3.
John Tavares scored the game-winning goal on Saturday night as the Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in Uniondale.
For the first two months of the season, the Islanders couldn’t win on the road, but now their play away from home is saving their season. Mike Carver explains how the Islanders have turned it around on the road and how they have kept their season afloat.
P.A. Parenteau scored in regulation and added the shootout winner to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Tuesday night.
Patrick Sharp scored his second goal of the game 1:34 into overtime and the Chicago Blackhawks beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night.
Brian Rolston scored the go-ahead goal 9:23 into the third period and Al Montoya stopped 30 shots to give the New York Islanders their second straight road win by beating the Buffalo Sabres 2-1 on Tuesday night.
Panic, fear and hysteria are appropriate words to describe a good percentage of the Islanders’ fan base now that we are a week into free agency and just a fourth-line center and some prospects have been signed. All I can say is, relax people.