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Islanders Lead Late, Can’t Hold On In OT Loss To Lightning

The New York Islanders ended regulation tied for the fourth time in nine games. The Islanders sported an impressive 3-0 record in the extra session heading into tonight this postseason. Unlike the previous three games, this one didn’t take long, and Brian Boyle scored to give the Lightning home-ice advantage back in their favor and […]

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Three Keys to a New York Islanders Victory in Game 3

For the fourth straight playoff series, the Islanders come back home for Game 3 with the series tied up at one apiece. In the last two series, New York has won the third game to take an early lead. Against Tampa Bay, the Islanders will look to rebound from a disappointing last four periods on […]

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How Can The Islanders Get The First Goal In The Postseason?

The New York Islanders ousted the Florida Panthers in six games despite scoring first one time in the series. In the Second Round against the Tampa Bay Lightning, the Islanders allowed the opening goal in the first two games, yet found a way to split those games on the road. Now with the series shifting […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27:  John Tavares #91 and Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal as Nikita Nesterov #89 of the Tampa Bay Lightning reacts during the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5/3/16

The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning are set for Game 3 tonight in Brooklyn and, to be honest, there isn’t a whole lot to say. It’s clear the Lightning will take advantage of weak play, as evidence by the tail end of Game 1 and most of Game 2. The Islanders have the goaltending they […]

SUNRISE, FL - JUNE 27:  Parker Wotherspoon poses for a portrait after being selected 112th by the the New York Islanders during the 2015 NHL Draft at BB&T Center on June 27, 2015 in Sunrise, Florida.  (Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Getty Images)

Islanders Sign Parker Wotherspoon To Entry Level Deal

The New York Islanders today announced that they have signed defenseman Parker Wotherspoon to a three-year, entry-level contract. Wotherspoon, 18, was the Islanders’ fourth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.  He has spent the past three seasons with the Tri-City Americans of the Western Hockey League. He scored 11 goals and added 45 assists […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5/2/16

While the Pittsburgh Penguins and Washington Capitals resume their Eastern Conference Second Round series tonight, the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning will have one more night to rest before playing Tuesday night. The Islanders and Lightning will meet in Brooklyn for Game 3 with the series tied 1-1. It’s the third consecutive time […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27:  John Tavares #91 is congratulated by Frans Nielsen #51 and Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders after his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 5/1/2016

The New York Islanders dropped the second game in the Second Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to the Tampa Bay Lightning yesterday afternoon 4-1. The loss seemed almost inevitable after a disappointing third period in Game One, where the Islanders would lose their three-goal lead due to sloppy play, and taking their foot off […]

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Islanders’ Woeful Power Play Leads To Frustration

The New York Islanders were outhustled, outplayed, and outworked in all three zones of play in Game 2 against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Most notably, Thomas Greiss and John Tavares finally looked human after nine impressive games to start the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs. The onus fell on Doug Weight and the power play units […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27:  John Tavares #91 and Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal as Nikita Nesterov #89 of the Tampa Bay Lightning reacts during the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

New York Islanders Three Keys to Victory in Round 2, Game 2

The New York Islanders went into Tampa Bay with momentum on their side. The Isles upped their streak to three consecutive playoff wins in a 5-3 victory over the Lightning. With a 1-0 series lead heading into Game 2, the Islanders still have plenty of work left to do. First Key: Continue Getting to Ben […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27:  Goalie Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders observes the National Anthem before the game against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round in the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena on April 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4/30/16

It has been two days since the New York Islanders took a 1-0 series lead over the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. The teams resume their fight for the Stanley Cup this afternoon when the puck drops in Florida at 3:00 p.m. In the first game the Islanders dominated the first 40 […]

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New York Islanders Game 2: Three Things To Look For

After a couple of needed days of rest, the Islanders go back to work against the Lightning in Game 2 tomorrow afternoon at 3 PM. Here are three things to watch for when the two teams take the ice in Tampa 1. Tenacious Tampa The Lightning are going to come out like a house on […]

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 15: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders attempts to center th epic in front of the Florida Panthers net in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the NHL 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BB&T Center on April 15, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Captain Tavares Leading The Way For Islanders

John Tavares seems to have read the criticism on his regular season report card. Tavares had a good season this year, but his 70 points didn’t even qualify for the top 15 in scoring in the NHL. This was a disappointment after he was ousted from the scoring crown on the final night of the […]

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Can the Islanders Continue to Keep Tampa at Bay in Game Two?

Round 2 Game 2: New York Islanders @ Tampa Bay Lightning When: Saturday, April 30, 2016 Where: Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL Time: 3:00 PM EDT TV: NBC Radio: WCBS Newsradio 880, WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker) For however unfamiliar the New York Islanders are with the Second Round of […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27:  Shane Prince #11 of the New York Islanders, center, is congratulated by Travis Hamonic #3 and Nick Leddy #2 after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4/29/16

With a second round series that is oddly spaced out, the Islanders have had some time to recuperate and prepare for tomorrow’s Game 2 after a huge series-opening win. Tampa Bay’s second home game is set for tomorrow at 3 PM EST, with the series then moving to Brooklyn for two games. It has been […]

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 05:  New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano talks to his players on the bench in the third period during their game against the Washington Capitals at Verizon Center on April 5, 2016 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Patrick McDermott/NHLI via Getty Images)

Jack Capuano Has Capital With the Islanders

Many have called for Jack Capuano’s firing during his six seasons as the New York Islanders’ head coach. Despite being second to Al Arbour in games (441) and victories (210) in the organization’s history, his tendency to make questionable lineup calls and blame hapless losses on puck luck has had many in Islanders Country wondering […]

SUNRISE, FL - APRIL 22: Goaltender Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders stops a penalty shot by Aleksander Barkov #16 of the Florida Panthers during the first overtime period in Game Five of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the BB&T Center on April 22, 2016 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Thomas Greiss Goes From Unheralded To Hero

All Islanders fans know what they have in Thomas Greiss, now the rest of the league is finding out. All season long the Islanders have turned to Greiss to give starting goalie Jaroslav Halak a spell, and he has not disappointed. After spinning the goalie wheel the last two decades and coming up on, ‘Lose A […]

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What Went Right And What Went Wrong In Game One Against Tampa Bay

The New York Islanders started their first Second Round Stanley Cup Playoff series in 23 years with a 5-3 victory with an up-and-down effort for the club. The good news for the Islanders is that the Game One winner in every series during the First Round thus far in the postseason went on to advance […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27:  Ben Bishop #30 of the Tampa Bay Lightning reacts as members of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal during the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Islanders Continue To Solve Lightning Goalie Ben Bishop

On a night many thought would be celebratory for Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Ben Bishop, the Islanders notched four goals past him on their way to a 5-3 victory in Game 1 of the Second Round. Prior to puck drop, Bishop was named a Vezina Trophy finalist—awarded annually to an NHL goaltender “adjudged to be […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27:  John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal for his team during the first period against goalie Ben Bishop #30, Nikita Nesterov #89, Matt Carle, and Tyler Johnson #9 of the Tampa Bay Lightning during Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round in the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena on April 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)

Three Takeaways From Wednesday’s Game 1 Victory

Despite a quick turnaround after playing consecutive double-overtime games, the New York Islanders traveled down to Tampa Bay and took the Lightning by storm. After giving up another early lead, the Islanders then went on to score four unanswered goals and forced Vezina Trophy finalist Ben Bishop to the bench. They withstood a late push […]

TAMPA, FL - APRIL 27:  John Tavares #91 and Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal as Nikita Nesterov #89 of the Tampa Bay Lightning reacts during the first period in Game One of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Amalie Arena on April 27, 2016 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Mike Carlson/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 4/28/16

Being an objective hockey fan has done me some good over the years. I’m able to separate much of the hoopla surrounding a game, or a (bad) call, and learn from each experience. It helped me as a coach and it enables me as a writer to create better pieces (I hope). This, however, is […]

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