NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 13: Jay McClement #18 of the Carolina Hurricanes skates against Thomas Hickey #14 of the New York Islanders during their game at the Barclays Center on March 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders Need Win in Carolina to Keep Slim Playoff Chances Alive

(Editors Note: This story has been updated to reflect the Islanders’ lineup decisions ahead of Thursday night’s game.) There is hope – not much – but there is hope for the Islanders to make the postseason, but they’ll need to win Thursday in Carolina to keep it alive. The Islanders will battle the Hurricanes in […]

BUFFALO, NY - MARCH 2: Kyle Okposo #21 of the Buffalo Sabres before the game against the Arizona Coyotes at the KeyBank Center on March 2, 2017 in Buffalo, New York. Sabres beat the Coyotes 6-3. (Photo by Kevin Hoffman/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***Kyle Okposo"n"n

Former Islanders’ Forward Kyle Okposo Hospitalized

Former Islanders forward Kyle Okposo is being hospitalized and in the intensive care unit for an unknown illness, according to multiple reports. Okposo is in the neuro surgical intensive care unit at Buffalo General Hospital, which was first reported by Paul Hamilton of WGR-AM 550 and later confirmed by the Buffalo News and the Associated Press. The […]

The outside of the renovated Nassau Coliseum on March 31, 2017.

Mangano Still Believes Islanders Could Return to the Coliseum

Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano still believes New York Islanders could return to the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum. During annual State of the County address, Mangano said that “he strongly believes there is a path for the Islanders to return” to the Coliseum. The comments came early in Mangano’s 76-minute State of the County address, […]


Islanders Recall Connor Jones from AHL

The Islanders called up forward Connor Jones, the team announced on Saturday. Jones is a third year pro and has 18 points (five goals, 13 assist) in 56 games with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Jones signed a one-year, two-way deal on February 22 with the Islanders for the remainder of the season. READ: Tavares Injury Darkens Islanders’ Already […]

The outside of the renovated Nassau Coliseum on March 31, 2017.

Nassau Coliseum Reopens with Little Chatter About the Islanders

UNIONDALE, N.Y. – It took some time for the Islanders to be brought up at Friday’s ribbon cutting ceremony at the newly renovated Nassau Coliseum, but the usual plea to bring the team back to Long Island did appear. First it was master of ceremonies Greg Kelly to lobby for the Islanders return, which drew […]


Horrendous First Period sinks Islanders in Philly

It only took 20 minutes on Thursday night for the Islanders playoff chances to all but vanish. The Islanders played their worst period of the season and surrendered five goals in the first period as they fell 6-3 to the Philadelphia Flyers. It was the Islanders third straight loss and pushed them six points out […]

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 18:  Andrew Ladd #16 of the New York Islanders celebrates his third period goal against the New Jersey Devils with his teammates on February 18, 2017 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Islanders Head on the Road Looking for a Much Needed Win

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — A few months ago it looked like playing five of their final seven games of the year on the road would be a detriment to the Islanders, but considering the team’s 0-4-1 record in their last five home games it may be a blessing in disguise. “It changes quick doesn’t it,” interim […]

New Jersey Devils v New York Islanders

Islanders Sign Prospect Jake Bischoff and Matt Gaudreau

The Islanders signed prospect Jake Bischoff to a two-year, entry level contract, the team announced on Tuesday. Bischoff was selected 185th overall by the Islanders during the 2012 NHL draft. Bischoff has spent the last four years playing for the University of Minnesota and served as an alternate captain for the last two seasons. The […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 27:  Anthony Beauvillier #72 of the New York Islanders goes up and over Viktor Arvidsson #38 of the Nashville Predators during the third period at the Barclays Center on March 27, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Fall Flat in Another ‘Must Win’ Game in Brooklyn

NEW YORK — Monday was another “must win” game for the Islanders at Barclays Center, and similar to Saturday’s “must win” the Islanders fell short with their playoff hopes taking another hit. The Nashville Predators held the Islanders to 25 shots, keeping them to 15 through the first two periods, and came away with the 3-1 […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 15:  John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders tries to keep the puck from James Neal #18 of the Nashville Predators in the first period at the Barclays Center on October 15, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders Host Predators in Another Crucial Game in Brooklyn

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – It is another must win game for the Islanders with the Nashville Predators in town on Monday night. The Islanders sit two points back of the final wild card spot following Saturday tough loss to the Boston Bruins on Saturday. The loss allowed Boston to jump out of a tie with […]

BOSTON, MA - FEBRUARY 01:  John Stevens #18 of the Northeastern Huskies celebrates after scoring against the Boston University Terriers during the third period at TD Garden on February 1, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Terriers defeat the Huskies 3-1.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Islanders Ink College Free Agent John Stevens to Deal

The Islanders signed college free agent John Stevens to a two-year entry level contract, the team announced on Monday. Stevens, the son of Los Angeles Kings associate head coach John Stevens, played four years at Northeastern and served as captain for the 2016-17 campaign. Stevens, a forward, recorded 28 points (five goals, 23 assists) in […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 25: Adam McQuaid #54 of the Boston Bruins pushes Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders during a second period scrum at the Barclays Center on March 25, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Power Play Struggles in Crucial Loss to Boston

NEW YORK — It was Riley Nash’s third period goal that was the game-winner for the Boston Bruins, and sent a dagger into the Islanders’ heart, but it was the Islanders’ unsuccessful power play that sunk them in the end. The Islanders went 0-for-6 on the man-advantage Saturday night and fell 2-1 to the Bruins in […]

PITTSBURGH, PA - OCTOBER 27: Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders makes a save against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG PAINTS Arena on October 27, 2016 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Islanders Battle Pittsburgh with Two Important Points on the Line

The Islanders can move back into a playoff spot with wins over the weekend, and that starts on Friday in Pittsburgh. The Islanders will face their Steel City rivals for the final time in the regular season with the first of two important points on the line at PPG Paints Arena. The Islanders are just […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 04:  Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders skates against the Detroit Red Wings at the Barclays Center on December 4, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Red Wings defeated the Islanders 4-3 in overtime.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Recall Jaroslav Halak From Bridgeport

It was a move that seemed destined to happen, and on Thursday morning the Islanders finally pulled the trigger. The Islanders announced that goaltender Jaroslav Halak was recalled from AHL Bridgeport. The former Islanders starting goaltender was sent to the minors at the end of December after struggling through the first half of the year. […]

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 19:  Ryan Strome #18 of the New York Islanders in action against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on February 19, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey. The Islanders defeated the Devils 1-0.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Strome Injured in Islanders Win Over Rangers

NEW YORK — Ryan Strome left Wednesday’s win late in the second period with an upper body injury and things don’t look too good for the Islanders forward. Strome collided with Brady Skjei and went off to the Islanders dressing room. The team announced that he would not return to the game during the second intermission. […]

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 22:  The New York Islanders celebrate the game winning goal by Andrew Ladd #16 at 12:38 of the third period against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on March 22, 2017 in New York City.  The Islanders defeated the Rangers 3-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Complete Comeback in 3-2 Win Over Rangers

NEW YORK — The Islanders needed a win in the worst way on Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden, and they got just that in the form of a 3-2 come-from-behind win over the New York Rangers. Andrew Ladd scored the game-winning goal with 7:22 left in the third and Thomas Greiss made 34 saves for […]

NEWARK, NJ - OCTOBER 05: Joshua Ho-Sang #66 of the New York Islanders skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on October 5, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Ho-Sang Excited for His First Islanders-Rangers Game

The Islanders rivalry with the New York Rangers will get another new face when the two sides square off on Wednesday at Madison Square garden. Josh Ho-Sang, who was called up from AHL Bridgeport twice during the week of February 28, will make his first appearance in the storied rivalry between New York’s two hockey […]

Casey Cizikas skates during Islanders practice (Photo credit: Islanders Twitter)

Islanders Shuffle Things Up at Practice

Doug Weight shuffled things up a little bit on Monday during the Islanders’ first practice since their loss to Columbus on Saturday. Andrew Ladd skated alongside John Tavares on the team’s top line, while Anders Lee was moved to second line left wing. The Islanders’ interim head coach also reunited Nikolay Kulemin with Cal Clutterbuck […]


Overtime on the Island: Will the Islanders Make the Playoffs?

On this episode of overtime on the island, Mark and Nick open the show back at the trade deadline, pondering if it was a good thing for the Isles to stand pat. Then the guys take a look at the remainder of the season for the Islanders. Will they make the playoffs? Overtime on the […]


Islanders Fall to Columbus in Overtime

NEW YORK — The Islanders picked up a point on Saturday, but a win against the Columbus Blue Jackets would have gone a long way. Instead the Islanders played a poor two periods, before tying the game in the third and then ultimately falling to the Blue Jackets 3-2 in overtime. It was Cam Atkinson who […]