Checking in on Former Islanders Greiss, Toews & Brassard
The New York Islanders have nearly the same team as the one that made it to the Eastern Conference Final in the playoff bubble. After Ilya Sorokin arrived from the ...
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Islanders’ Lamoriello the Right Choice for GM of the Year
After Barry Trotz won the Jack Adams Trophy for the 2018-19 season, Lou Lamoriello was rightfully rewarded with the Jim Gregory Award as the NHL’s top general manager in 2019-20. Lamoriello is finishing his second season as the New York Islanders’ president of hockey operations and general manager. Within his first two years, the three-time […]
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3 Takeaways from Islanders’ Game 1 Loss to the Lightning
The New York Islanders faced an improbable task of playing their first Conference Final Game in 27 years, nearly 48 hours after their Game 7 win Saturday night over the Philadelphia Flyers. Also, the Islanders spent their off-day traveling from the bubble in Toronto to Edmonton, and clearly, they were not up to the task in […]
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Lamoriello’s Trade Deadline Moves Paying Playoff Dividends for Islanders
New York Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello made a franchise-changing move, hiring Stanley Cup-winning head coach Barry Trotz in 2018 after his resignation from the Washington Capitals. Lamoriello then re-signed a bunch of his team’s impending free agents that offseason, but stayed extremely quiet until February of his second year in charge of the Islanders. In […]
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Islanders Can’t Let This Excellent Opportunity Get Away
The New York Islanders have played tremendous hockey to start the 2020 NHL Playoffs. They pulled off an impressive series win over the Florida Panthers in the Qualifying Round and then won their opening-round series over the Washington Capitals. Despite dropping Games 2 and 5 to the Philadelphia Flyers in their second-round series, the Islanders earned […]
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Islanders Game 6 Notes: Eberle, Goalies and Top Defense are Key
The New York Islanders continue to remain in a great spot as they sit one win away from the Eastern Conference Final. They had a chance to clinch in Game 5 but fell for the second time in the series in overtime after overcoming a two-goal deficit in the third period. Related: Islanders’ Butch Goring […]
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Islanders Send Wahlstrom to Sweden’s Allsvenskan
The New York Islanders made another move outside the Toronto bubble as they have sent Oliver Wahlstrom to AIK (Allsvenskan) in Sweden. Less than a week ago, the Islanders sent former first-round pick Simon Holmstrom to the Swedish Hockey League as their season will begin before the American Hockey League’s (AHL) does. Oliver Wahlstrom Wahlstrom was a […]
Islanders Send Former First-Round Pick to Swedish League
The New York Islanders are continuing their quest for their fifth Stanley Cup in the bubble in Toronto. While that has been going on, they announced that they have sent former 2017 first-round pick Simon Holmstrom to Vita Hasten HC of the Swedish League. He is eligible to return once the 2020-21 NHL training camp […]
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Islanders Have the Best Fourth Line in the NHL
The Matt Martin, Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck line, or as Butch Goring likes to call them, the MC^2 line, is often considered the top fourth line in the NHL. The trio has been a vital part of the New York Islanders’ success in the playoffs with their Qualifying Round win over the Florida Panthers […]
Islanders Have Options for a Third-Line Winger
The New York Islanders have used multiple forwards in the playoffs to play on the third line with Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Derick Brassard. For the most part, they have been using Leo Komarov. Still, after an injury to Cal Clutterbuck in Game 4 of the first round, the Islanders inserted both Ross Johnston and Michael […]
3 Keys for Islanders in Second-Round Series
After wins for both the New York Islanders and Philadelphia Flyers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the two teams are set for their first playoff series since 1987. The Islanders had to play in the Qualifying Round where they defeated the Florida Panthers, and the Flyers earned the top seed after […]
Islanders & Flyers Second-Round Rematch 33 Years in the Making
The New York Islanders will face the Philadelphia Flyers in the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Islanders won their Qualifying Round against the Florida Panthers and their first-round matchup with the Wahington Capitals dropping only one game in each series. “We’ve basically gotten through two rounds right now, from a mental and […]
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3 Takeaways From Islanders’ First-Round Win Over Capitals
It wasn’t pretty at all times, but the New York Islanders, under head coach Barry Trotz, pulled off a series win over the Washington Capitals in the first round of the 2020 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Islanders led 3-0 in the series after Mathew Barzal scored a massive overtime goal in Game 3. The veteran […]
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Islanders’ Brendan Burke’s Path to Becoming a Top Broadcaster in the NHL
Throughout New York Islanders’ history, they have had some remarkable play-by-play broadcasters. It began with Jim Gordon in their inaugural season to John Sterling and then Tim Ryan before legendary broadcaster Jiggs McDonald started with the team. He broadcast the team that won four Stanley Cups and had many memorable calls in the 1980s. Related: […]
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Islanders’ Depth Is Showing in the Playoffs
Similar to their start to the postseason in 2019 when they swept the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 1, the New York Islanders are off to a terrific start in their first-round matchup against the Washington Capitals. After New York defeated the Florida Panthers in the qualifying round 3-1, the Islanders are off to a 2-0 […]
3 Takeaways From the Islanders’ Game 1 Win Over Capitals
There was not much to like from the New York Islanders in Game 1 of the first round until the final minute of the second period. Mat Barzal came in on a rush and made a pass to Jordan Eberle, who sent a harmless-looking wrist shot past Braden Holtby to cut the Washington Capitals lead […]
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Isles Need to Build on Regular Season Scoring Success Against Caps
The New York Islanders are coming off a four-game series win against the Florida Panthers in the Stanley Cup Qualifying Round. The Washington Capitals secured a top-four seed after their regular season and played in three round-robin games, winning only once against the Boston Bruins. Related: Islanders’ 50-Goal Scorers While both teams get set for […]
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Islanders & Panthers Writers Predict Outcome of Play-in Series
After over fourth months without hockey due the pandemic resulting from COVID-19, the New York Islanders and Florida Panthers are set to resume play with their best-of-five play-in series. It will also be a rematch of the first round of the 2016 NHL playoffs, where the Islanders defeated the Panthers four games to two. Related: The […]
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Islanders’ Overtime Playoff Goals: Reliving All 34 of Them
Playoff hockey always brings out some of the best moments of the season. Before the start of the 2020 playoffs, the New York Islanders have been to the postseason 25 times and have had some memorable games go into overtime. Throughout, they have some remarkable goals from some of the best players in the sport […]
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Islanders’ All-Time One-and-Done Skaters
There have been 389 players in NHL history that have played in only one regular-season or postseason game, 15 of which took the ice for the New York Islanders franchise. In those games, the Islanders managed to go 5-7-1-2 but had one of those games be a playoff game. Related: Islanders’ Top Finnish Players of […]
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