Nielsen glad to put 1st game against Islanders behind him

NEW YORK (AP) Frans Nielsen is glad to have his first game against the New York Islanders since leaving as a free agent last summer behind him. ''There was some nerves,'' Nielsen said Sunday night after assisting on a goal in the Detroit Red Wings' 4-3 overtime victory over the Islanders. ''I've been looking at the schedule for a long time waiting for this game. Feels like now...
Via Associated Press
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Isles’ momentum gets crushed in homestand-opening OT loss

The Islanders’ season-best win streak had to end at some point. In this disappointing season, it wasn’t surprising that point came so soon. After defeating the defending Stanley Cup champion Penguins and picking up a road win the road over the reigning Presidents’ Trophy-winning Capitals, the Islanders returned to Barclays Center on Sunday night and...
Via New York Post
12 hours ago

Islanders Fall to Red Wings 4-3 in OT

Danny Dekeyser scored 1:02 into overtime to lift the Detroit Red Wings over the Islanders 4-3, and end the Islanders winning streak at three games. The Islanders took a point away from the overtime loss after rallying twice in the third period to tie the game. Dekeyser’s shot came from the top of the slot and beat Jaroslav Halak above his right shoulder. While Jaroslav Halak allowed...
Via Islanders Insight
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Thomas Vanek says players aren’t interested in the Islanders since they moved to Brooklyn

Thomas Vanek spent a portion of the 2013-14 season with the New York Islanders, skating in 47 games while scoring 17 goals and 27 assists. Though his time with the Islanders was brief, he had some strong statements against the team’s move from Long Island to Brooklyn. Vanek claims that players were turned off by the team’s move, resulting in the Islanders losing some free agents...
Via Puck Drunk Love
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Ex-Ranger knows firsthand predicament of Isles’ backup

There are four-plus months ahead in which Jean-Francois Berube might actually get into a game. But if the Islanders’ No. 3 goaltender somehow spends the entire season on the roster without playing, then one man, and one man only, will be able to identify. That man is Wayne Thomas, who spent the entire 1974-75 season...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Halak, 3 quick goals lead Islanders past Ovechkin, Caps 3-0

WASHINGTON (AP) Shane Prince, Brock Nelson and Jason Chimera produced three goals in less than 4 1/2 minutes of the third period Thursday night, leading the New York Islanders to their first three-game winning streak of the season with a 3-0 victory over the Washington Capitals. Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak - who led eighth-seeded Montreal to an upset of Presidents' Trophy-winning...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Check Mate in Los Angeles

It got better the last couple of seasons, but third periods have long plagued this, and other, Islander teams. Some say it’s on the coach, others place it solely on the players. Either way, late game defensive lapses are not the mark of a good team, which the Islanders have not been this season. #Isles have allowed a game-tying or game-deciding goal inside of three minutes to...
Via Islanders Insight
10 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders earn first road win of season

It took the New York Islanders 18 games and six road games to finally win their first game of the season away from the Barclays Center. The Islanders won just their sixth game of the season on Tuesday night, and their second win against the Anaheim Ducks. The final score was 3-2, but the shootout score was 5-4, as it took FOURTEEN rounds to decide the winner in this one. The game...
11 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Islanders: what to do with the first line?

The New York Islanders head coach, Jack Capuano, is famous for changing up the lines constantly from game to game, and even within a game as well. The big time acquisition in the offseason, Andrew Ladd, has been invisible through his first seventeen games as an Islander, leading to him being the center piece in Capuano’s carousel of line changes early on in the season. John Tavares...
14 days ago  |  Discuss

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