NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders leaves the ice following a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers in Game Six of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2016 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Barclays Center on April 24, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders won the game 2-1 to win the series four games to two. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Jack Capuano Relieved as Islanders Head Coach

Jack Capuano’s time behind the Islanders’ bench has come to an end. The Islanders relieved Capuano of his coaching duties on Tuesday afternoon and named Doug Weight as the interim head coach. The decision to fire Capuano comes at the halfway point of rather rough season, which has the Islanders have gone 17-17-8 through 42 […]

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Islanders Stay Kule With Victory In Boston

The Islanders entered Monday’s matinee in Boston looking to avenge their multi-goal loss against the Carolina Hurricanes two days prior to officially conclude their first half of the regular season on a sour note. Unlike Saturday night’s game, the Islanders held onto their multi-goal lead, beating the Boston Bruins 4-0 thanks to a three-goal outburst […]

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Tavares Records Hat Trick as Islanders Snap Skid with Win over Florida

John Tavares recorded a hat trick, which included scoring his 500th career point, as the Islanders snapped a three-game skid with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers. The three-goal night was Tavares’ sixth of his career and the Islanders’ captain’s first hat trick since January 6, 2014. The goals were Tavares’ 12th, 13th and […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Adam Pelech #50 of the New York Islanders skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on November 18, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Greiss Shines, Hamonic to IR, Mayfield Recalled

If there’s anything positive we can take away from the Islanders’ recent skid, it’s that Thomas Greiss has continued to play lights out hockey. He’s kept his team in games against weak teams and has proved himself as the number one goalie with Jaroslav Halak demoted to the minors. The Islanders offense is back on […]

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 11: Colton Sceviour #7 of the Florida Panthers hits Adam Pelech #50 of the New York Islanders into the boards during the first period at the Barclays Center on January 11, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Fail to Generate Offense in Latest Loss to Florida

NEW YORK – The last time the Florida Panthers visited the New York Islanders things were much different in the borough of Kings. The Islanders were a win away from winning their first playoff series in 23 years and the future was looking bright. Fast forward nearly eight months to Wednesday night and it was a […]

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John Tavares Reiterates His Committment to Islanders

If John Tavares plans on leaving the Islanders after next season, he sure has a funny way of showing it. Once again, Tavares told reporters he does not plan to leave the Isles when his contract ends. Speaking to Newsday at practice Monday, the captain once again stated his desire to see things through with […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 18: Adam Pelech #50 of the New York Islanders skates against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on November 18, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Penguins defeated the Islanders 3-2 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Adam Pelech Stepping in for Islanders with Hamonic Day-to-Day

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – Adam Pelech will jump back into the lineup tonight when the Islanders host the Florida Panthers, head coach Jack Capuano revealed. Pelech, who will be playing in his first game since November 28, is taking the place of injured defenseman Travis Hamonic. The 26-year-old blueliner suffered a lower-body injury during Saturday’s […]

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John Tavares Headed to the NHL All-Star Game

For the fourth consecutive year, John Tavares will represent the New York Islanders at the NHL All-Star Game. The announcement came on Tuesday afternoon from the NHL, along with a complete list of players and coaches participating in this year’s event. The Islanders’ captain leads the team in points, with 27 through 38 games, and […]

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Islanders fall to Arizona in shootout, 2-1

Another third period lead disappeared for the New York Islanders on Saturday night in Arizona, as the Islanders lost 2-1 to the Coyotes in the shootout. It was Brendan Perlini who scored at 14:05 of the third period to erase a 1-0 lead. Then Anthony DuClair and Radim Vrbata both scored in the shootout to […]

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 16: Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders and Craig Cunningham #22 of the Arizona Coyotes battle during the first period at the Barclays Center on November 16, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Look To Bounce Back Against Coyotes

New York Islanders (15-15-7, 37 pts) at Arizona Coyotes (11-22-6, 28 pts) When: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 Where: Gila River Area, Glendale, AZ Time: 8 PM EST TV: MSG+2 (Brendan Burke, Butch Goring) Radio: 970AM – The Answer, 88.7FM-WRHU, 103.9FM – LI News (Chris King, Greg Picker) After the Islanders fell to the league-worst Colorado Avalanche […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders makes the first period save against the Buffalo Sabres at the Barclays Center on December 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: But Wait, There’s Hope

I took a quick look at the standings this morning after the Islander OT loss to the Avalanche last night and, after some grueling math, I saw hope. The Islanders have played 37 games, two to four less than all of the teams ahead of them. So, who cares? Well, I’m no Eric Hornick, but […]

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Islanders Earn Point In OT Loss To Avalanche In First Game Of 2017

After a league-mandated week off, the Islanders returned to action against the league’s worst team Friday night. Although the Islanders had some tired legs in the first 20 minutes of play, the club fought back to earn a point, losing 2-1 in Denver in the extra frame. The game-winning goal came off the stick of […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Top Moments From 2016

The 2016 calendar year was an exciting one for many Islanders fans. There were obviously some ups and downs, but there was more good than bad that came out of the year. Not to mention, the Islanders ended the year in fine style. The Islanders’ final 16 games were successful for a struggling bunch, who […]

TORONTO, ON - JANUARY 05: Forward Frederik Gauthier #22 of Canada moves the puck against goaltender Ilya Sorokin #1 of Russia during the Gold medal game of the 2015 IIHF World Junior Championship on January 05, 2015 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

No Halak, No Problem: Islanders’ Future In Net Looks Bright

The Islanders have been dealing with a three goalie carousel for most of last season, and all of this season. Today, the team decided to stop the carousel, and place Jaroslav Halak on waivers. Halak was given multiple chances to reclaim his number one goalie title, but his play was extremely inconsistent and the Islanders […]

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The Jaroslav Halak Era on Long Island Ends, Goalie Put on Waivers

At just after noon today, the Islanders announced that goaltender Jaroslav Halak was placed on waivers. Halak, 31, went 6-8-5 this season and carried at 3.23 GAA and .904 save percentage. Just two years removed from setting an Islanders franchise record for wins in a season with 38, Halak has not performed well this season. […]

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Islanders Wild Comeback Falls Short in Minnesota

Brock Nelson scored twice in the third period to tie the game at four, but Erika Haula scored midway in the period and Mikael Granlund buried the puck into an empty net as the Minnesota Wild handed the Islanders a 6-4 loss on Thursday night. Former Islander Nino Niederreiter fired a shot from inside the […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23: Jack Capuano of the New York Islanders handles bench duties against the Buffalo Sabres at the Barclays Center on December 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Islanders defeated the Sabres 5-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Overtime On The Island: Can the Islanders Find Consistency?

On this episode of Overtime On The Island, Nick Valastro and Mark Weiner recap the Islanders recent stretch of games and debate if the team can play more consistently come January. Nick and Mark also give their favorite moments from 2016 and some New Year’s resolutions for the Islanders in 2017.

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Ladd Scores Twice as Islanders Hold Off Washington in 4-3 Win

NEW YORK – Two late game penalties made things interesting on Tuesday night, but the Islanders held off the Washington Capitals for a 4-3 win in front of a sellout crowd at Barclays Center. The Islanders were clinging to the one goal lead at 14:45 when Denis Seidenberg went to the penalty box for a […]

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