UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 26: Nick Shore #37 of the Los Angeles Kings checks John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 26, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 3/27/15

Admittedly, the play of the New York Islanders should be a little bit concerning. No, I didn’t say “panic.” I never say “panic,” but the Islanders aren’t looking like the same team that was so dominant through February. They look lost, like they’re in dire need of somebody, anybody, to step up and right the […]

CJ Motte (WCHA)

Islanders Low Risk – High Reward On Motte

Forgive me but I have had quite the laugh watching how so many are making such a big deal over the New York Islanders signing one Connor James Motte, who until last week, was playing goal at Ferris State of the WCHA. Please just relax and realize that this is smart signing by the Islanders […]


Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|27|15

The Islanders were outplayed for two periods, and those two periods proved to be enough for the Los Angeles Kings to defeat the Islanders by a score of 3-2 last night. The Isles had flashes of dominance, but the team ultimately failed to establish any consistent pressure outside of the second period. Jaroslav Halak played […]

Los Angeles Kings v New York Islanders

Islanders Inability To Clear Puck Costs Them Win

Tonight’s Recap If the Islanders want to show they can play with the best, they have a funny way of showing it. After a playoff-like second period, featuring hitting and nastiness, as well as scoring by both teams, the Isles did not show up for the third. Their lethargic and lazy play led to a […]

Oct 10, 2014; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Islanders defensemen Travis Hamonic (3) scores on his 3rd period shot against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. The New York Islanders defeated the Carolina Hurricanes 5-3. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders Travis Hamonic: Defenseman Evolved

Travis Hamonic has been having the best season of his career this year for the New York Islanders, but his play has indicated he is much more than that. Hamonic has blossomed into a two-way defender for the organization, contributing on both ends of the ice. When the Islanders have played the Pittsburgh Penguins in […]

NHL: Stanley Cup Playoffs-Pittsburgh Penguins at New York Islanders

For Once, The Islanders Need To Look Behind Them

Sports is about winning and being the best. It’s about competition, camaraderie and enjoyment, but most of all it’s about winning and being número uno. For the Islanders however, perhaps finishing second is not all that bad. Usually this time of year you want your team to look up in the standings. You want them […]

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 24: John Tavares #91 and the New York Islanders leave the ice following a 2-1 shoot out loss to the Minnesota Wild at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Wild defeated the Islanders 2-1 in the shootout. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Look To Dethrone Kings: Game Preview

When: Thursday, March 26, 2015 Where: Nassau Coliseum, Uniondale, NY Time: 7:00 p.m. EST TV: MSG (Howie Rose, Butch Goring) Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM The New York Islanders (44-25-5) will look to get back into the win column Thursday evening against the Los Angeles Kings (36-23-14) at Nassau Veterans Memorial […]


Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 19

As the offense continues to sputter, the Islanders have quite the home test tonight against the defending Stanley Cup Champions who, like they normally do, are getting awfully hot at the right time of year. I’ll be in section 331 with the missus and a dear college friend who will be experiencing his FIRST Islanders […]

Islanders Insight Top Shelf

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|26|15

The New York Islanders made an interesting move yesterday, adding some goaltending depth to the organization with the signing of C.J. Motte, a Ferris State standout and collegiate free agent. Motte, 23, is the school’s all-time wins leader (66 wins) after spending the last four years with Ferris. A two-time Richter Award and 2013-14 Hobey Baker […]

UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 24: Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders is hit into the boards by Zach Parise #11 of the Minnesota Wild during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 24, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders All Bark and No Bite at the Moment

The New York Islanders offense is on the downtick. You don’t have to look very far to establish that fact and you needn’t fear reproach from those who watch hockey diligently. The Islanders offense has dried up and it’s time to ask some questions as to why. With low-scoring games and consecutive losses comes the doubt […]


Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Days 21 & 20

It seems the Islanders are running into some of the hottest goaltenders in the league at the moment, but getting a point against the likes of Devan Dubnyk last night is more valuable than one would think. While the schedule calls for four games in six days, it is comforting to see that the team […]

Minnesota Wild v New York Islanders

Islanders Drop Point To Wild, Keep Pace.

Tonight’s Recap The New York Islanders (44-25-4) looked to build on a 3-0 win over the New Jersey Devils against the Minnesota Wild (41-25-7) last night at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Pat LaFontaine was honored by the team prior to the game and the speedster seemed to rub off on the Isles early as they came […]


Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|25|15

In a game that saw a dramatic change of momentum, the Minnesota Wild managed to come back from a deficit and defeat the Islanders 2-1 in a shootout. The Isles greatly outplayed Minnesota in the opening stanza, but as the game went on, the Wild played with more energy (despite having played two games in […]

Boston Bruins v New York Islanders

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Days 22

I think there’s a little bit more of a relaxed feel coming into game night against the Wild. It’s amazing what one win can do. Now for something a bit more disconcerting. We only have three weeks left of regular season hockey at the Nassau Coliseum. To say that I am hit with a feeling […]

New York Islanders v Montreal Canadiens

LaFontaine’s “Easter Epic” One of All Time Great Islanders’ Moments

The New York Islanders will be honoring their first round draft pick from 1983 tonight at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Pat LaFontaine. LaFontaine was selected third overall and truly represents both the trading and drafting genius of Bill Torrey when you consider the Islanders landed the high pick after trading Bobby Lorimer to the […]