Travis Hamonic

John Tavares (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Gallof: 5 Reasons The Islanders Made The Playoffs

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.

04/25/2013

The Islanders’ Lubomir Visnovsky, right, carries the puck ahead of the Devils’ Ryan Carter during the teams’ meeting at the Prudential Center In Newark on April 1, 2013. (Photo by Norman Y. Lono/Getty Images)

Islanders Conclude Telling Road Trip With Big Win Over Devils

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.

04/01/2013

The Senators’ Andre Benoit, left, wins a battle for the loose puck against the Islanders’ Josh Bailey during their meeting at Scotiabank Place in Ottawa, Ontario on Feb. 19, 2013. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

Islanders Dominate Senators, But Struggle To Solve Anderson In Loss

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.

02/19/2013

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Gallof: Islanders’ National TV Spanking Of Penguins Sends Message

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.

01/31/2013

Islanders winger Matt Martin scores against the Tampa Bay Lightning on January 21. (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Gallof: Islanders Made Noticeable Improvements Over Their First 2 Games

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.

01/22/2013

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Clarkson, Devils Hold Off Islanders In Season Opener

David Clarkson scored the winner as the Devils got their season off to an ideal start as they beat the Isles 2-1.

01/19/2013

Griffin Reinhart (credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Sign First-Round Draft Pick Griffin Reinhart

The Islanders have locked down first-round draft pick Griffin Reinhart, signing the defenseman to a three-year, entry-level contract Thursday.

08/03/2012

Ryan Strome

Gallof: Despite The Mess, There Are Many Silver Linings For The Islanders

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.

WFAN–04/05/2012

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Tavares Leads Islanders Past Hurricanes, 4-3

John Tavares’ two goals helped the Islanders defeat the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night as they won 4-3.

WFAN–02/18/2012

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Tavares Leads Islanders Past Hurricanes In OT

John Tavares scored the game-winning goal on Saturday night as the Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in Uniondale.

WFAN–01/21/2012

Dany Heatley #15 of the Minnesota Wild skates off the ice as the New York Islanders celebrate a win on December 17, 2011 at Xcel Energy Center in St Paul, Minnesota. The Islanders defeated the Wild 2-1 in a shootout. (Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images)

Carver: Isles Are Road Warriors

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.

WFAN–12/21/2011

Evgeni Nabokov

Islanders Make Most Of First Trip To Winnipeg In 15 Years

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.

WFAN–12/20/2011

Islanders-Blackhawks

Islanders Battle Back For 1 Point, But Fall In OT To ‘Hawks

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.

WFAN–12/08/2011

Al Montoya

Montoya Saves The Day For Islanders In Buffalo

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.

WFAN–11/29/2011

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Silent Assassin Garth Snow Biding His Time, Positioning Islanders To Strike

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.

07/07/2011

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