Stellar Eberle, Steady Nelson Are Making Islanders' Decisions This Offseason That Much More DifficultDue to the no-margin-for-error style the Islanders play, their 103-point regular season never felt as enjoyable as it should have. And because of that, there were often discussions that probably shouldn't have taken place.
After First Round Sweep, Excitement For Islanders Playoff Run Reaching New HeightsThe last time New York enjoyed such success was the early 80's when the Islanders won four consecutive Stanley Cup titles – an almost unheard of feat.
Islanders Complete Sweep Of Penguins, Advance To 2nd RoundJordan Eberle scored for the fourth straight game, Robin Lehner stopped 32 shots and the Islanders finished off Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins
Islanders Silence Mighty Pens Again, Take 3-0 Series LeadThe New York Islanders don't play a particularly sexy brandy of hockey. They forecheck. They backcheck. They block shots and take few risks, more focused on fundamentals than flash.
Islanders Roll Past Penguins, Take Commanding 2-0 Series LeadNew York opens a postseason series with two wins for the first time since sweeping Edmonton in the 1983 Stanley Cup Final for the Islanders' fourth straight championship.
Islanders Open Playoffs With Thrilling Overtime Win At The ColiseumJordan Eberle had a goal and an assist, and Brock Nelson and Nick Leddy also scored for New York, which was opening a postseason series at home for the first time in 31 years.
Let Tailgating Begin: Islanders Fans Savoring Spot In PlayoffsA lot of New York hockey fans were psyched on Wednesday. The Islanders are set to open their first-round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Nassau Coliseum.
Tale Of The Tape: Islanders-Penguins Playoff Series PreviewThe Pittsburgh Penguins have the big-name players. The New York Islanders rely on their system for success.
Islanders Beat Capitals 3-0, Earn Playoff Home-Ice In First RoundThe Islanders will open the playoffs at home for the first time since 1988, and they should get a raucous atmosphere at the renovated Nassau Coliseum.
Islanders Close In On Playoff Home-Ice With Shootout Win Over PanthersNew York remained two points ahead of Pittsburgh for second place in the Metropolitan Division and home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.
Tavares Scores Game-Winner As Leafs Edge IslandersJohn Tavares didn't acknowledge gaining any satisfaction from scoring against his former team. His focus was just on helping the Toronto Maple Leafs get in the playoffs.
Islanders Clinch Playoff Spot At The Coliseum With 5-1 Win Over SabresJordan Eberle continued his scoring surge with another goal, Anthony Beauvillier added two of his own and the Islanders secured a postseason berth for the first time since 2016