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Clutterbuck scores SO winner, Islanders top Blue Jackets 3-2

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Cal Clutterbuck scored the winning goal in the shootout, lifting the New York Islanders to a 3-2 comeback victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night. Frans Nielsen also scored in the shootout and Jaroslav Halak stopped three of four attempts by Columbus. Anders Lee had the tying goal early in the third period. Ryan Strome had a goal in regulation...
Via Associated Press
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/9/16

The Islanders are back in action tonight against another team low in the standings and, normally, fans would all but mail this one in, especially after the beating they gave the Edmonton Oilers Sunday afternoon. However, the Islanders have been about as consistent as my 1996 Nissan Maxima during college. When it ran, it was great. The problem was, sometimes it wouldn’t, which...
Via Islanders Insight
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders 3 Stars of the Week

New York Islanders Week Record: 2-2   Danny Pirtle 1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK, +2 2. John Tavares 3 G, 3 A, 18 SOG, 3 BLK, -1 3. Nick Leddy 0 G, 5 A, 4 SOG, 4 BLK, +3   Jake Sheib   1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK, +2 2. John Tavares 3 G, 3 A, 18 SOG, 3 BLK, -1 3. Nick Leddy 0 G, 5 A, 4 SOG, 4 BLK, +3   Vincent Chase   1. Kyle Okposo 3 G, 3 A, 12 SOG, 1 BLK...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders-Blue Jackets Preview

The New York Islanders are brimming with confidence after finishing with their highest goal total in five seasons. They haven't had too much trouble racking up goals against the Columbus Blue Jackets, although they've never faced Joonas Korpisalo. The visiting Islanders look to complete a four-game sweep of the Blue Jackets and make it eight straight meetings without a regulation...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Okposo's hat trick lifts Islanders to 8-1 rout of Oilers

NEW YORK (AP) Kyle Okposo scored a hat trick after the Islanders opened a commanding early lead with three first-period goals as New York routed the last-place Edmonton Oilers 8-1 on Sunday. Thomas Greiss made 30 saves for the Islanders (27-18-6), who moved within three points of the Rangers for second-place in the Metropolitan Division. Johnny Boychuck, John Tavares and Nikolay...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Losing Travis Hamonic Hurt the New York Islanders?

Earlier this year, the New York Islanders received a request from one of their players. It was from Travis Hamonic, one of their best defensemen. He requested a trade earlier this season. Hamonic explains that it is nothing to do with the organization, but he wants to be closer to his family. “They were certainly very understanding of a personal situation, as I hope anyone would...
Via The Sports Journal
6 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders’ Kyle Okposo Coming Into His Own

When you think of the New York Islanders, it’s not hard to first recall the big names on the team. John Tavares, Jaroslav Halak, Frans Nielsen. The list goes on. However, there is one star on the team that has been in orange and blue for many years, even during the tough times, and that is Kyle Okposo. Okposo, 27, is entering his ninth season suiting up for the Isles. He is one...
Via The Sports Journal
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Russian Islanders players try to fit in with hipster lifestyle

The move from the Nassau Memorial Coliseum to the Barclays Center has been a contentious topic for many Islanders fans. The Islanders’ life blood was the people from Long Island supporting the team through thick and thin. When it was announced that they would be moving to Brooklyn, it was met with some trepidation. A lot of the team and fans still live on Long Island, but luckily...
Via Puck Drunk Love
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders coach wants to make some roster changes

The New York Islanders have played some decent hockey this season which has been good enough to keep them in the thick of the playoff picture. However, their play hasn’t been good enough to keep pace with the red-hot Capitals and it hasn’t been good enough to create some breathing room in the crowded Eastern Conference. Head coach Jack Capuano has recognized the good play...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 09, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Okposo scores sweet shootout goal

When you are in your contract year, everything becomes amplified times a million. Kyle Okposo is aware of that fact and by golly, he wants to be worth every penny come next summer. Michael Neuvrith still almost saved it after getting deked out of his skates. I am still trying to catch my breath. Wow.
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss
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