The NHL’s failure to suspend Marian Gaborik following his vicious hit that sent the Islanders’ Frans Nielsen into momentary darkness last week screams of the league’s clear lack of a stance on hits from behind.
The NHL has issued a 10 game suspension to Isles forward Trevor Gillies following an ejection in Wednesday’s game with Minnesota after a hit from behind on Wild winger Cal Clutterbuck.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has heard enough from Mario Lemieux over the league’s discipline of the Islanders stemming from last Friday’s fight-night. “We’re not going to engage in a public debate on this,” Bettman said.
Led by the surging Michael Grabner, the Islanders look to win their season-high fourth straight Tuesday night when they visit the Ottawa Senators in a meeting between the teams with the worst records in the Eastern Conference.
Zenon Konopka is ready to rumble — again. This time Pittsburgh Penguins owner Mario Lemieux is drawing the ire of the Islanders’ enforcer.
Robin Lehner made 20 saves in his first NHL start to help the Ottawa Senators snap a six-game winless streak with a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
The Philadelphia Flyers weren’t doing much with their power-play chances in their first eight games, but they’ve scored at least once with the man advantage in five consecutive wins. That’s more bad news than the reeling New York Islanders need to hear.
They say the sport of hockey has changed, that fighting and goonery has been shelved in place of more skill, more speed and more fair play. Really? The New York Islanders seem to want to believe all this and have for years built teams as such.
Stefan Meyer, Curtis Glencross and Ales Kotalik scored in the second period and the Calgary Flames beat a split-squad of New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night to remain undefeated this preseason.