Might Be This Be The Year Championship Drought Ends? Knicks, Islanders, Nets Looking Good So Far In PlayoffsThe weather has turned, COVID-19 restrictions are dropping, and New York sports teams are giving fans a reason to celebrate.
Nelson, Islanders Explode In Second Period, Finish Off PenguinsThe Islanders didn't get discouraged when they kept falling behind. They just kept their focus, got a big surge in the second period and ran past the Pittsburgh Penguins into the second round of the playoffs.
Bailey Scores In Second OT, Islanders Shock Penguins And Grab Series LeadIlya Sorokin stopped 48 shots — a franchise playoff record for a rookie goaltender — and kept the Islanders in the game during a regulation the Penguins controlled from nearly start to finish.
Palmieri Stuns Penguins In Overtime, Islanders Take Game 1The New York Islanders brought Kyle Palmieri home at the trade deadline believing his mix of grit and scoring touch would make a difference in the playoffs. So far, so very good.
Islanders' Championship Dream Dies In Overtime Of Game 6Anthony Cirelli scored in overtime and Tampa Bay beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in Game 6 of the East final Thursday night and go back to the Cup Final for the first time since 2015.
Islanders Live To Play Another Day, Force Game 6 With Eberle's Double-OT WinnerJordan Eberle scored 12:30 into the second overtime and the Islanders avoided elimination with a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference final on Tuesday night.
Islanders Self Destruct In Second Period, Fall Into 3-1 Hole In Eastern Conference FinalsWhile the New York Islanders were celebrating Brock Nelson scoring the first goal of the game, Tampa Bay Lightning center Yanni Gourde was steaming about giving it up.
Islanders Totally Overwhelmed In Game 1 Loss To LightningBraydon Point and the well-rested Tampa Bay Lightning resembled a refreshed team eager to come off an extended break after switching cities in the NHL playoff bubble.
Nelson Scores Twice, Islanders Edge Flyers For 3-1 Series LeadJean Gabriel Pageau scored the go-ahead goal and the Islanders moved within one win of advancing to the Eastern Conference finals with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday.
Islanders Mount Furious Comeback, But Flyers Even Series With OT Victory In Game 2Phillippe Myers scored 2:40 into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Wednesday, tying the second-round playoff series at a game apiece.
Varlamov Puts On Show, Islanders Dominate Flyers In Game 1The Islanders buzzed early in their first playoff meeting with the rival Flyers since 1987, withstood a second-period flurry and closed it out with three goals in the third.