Islanders Insight's Top Shelf: Meet me on Broad Street

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Meet me on Broad Street

The New York Islanders are in Philadelphia tonight in an important match up with the Flyers. The Broad Street Bullies sit three points ahead of the Islanders and are in control of the last playoff spot. However, the Islanders have three games in hand and win tonight would greatly increase their chances of making it […]

Islanders Insight's Top Shelf: Wild Card in Reach

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Wild Card Within Reach

In year’s past, we’ve seen the Islanders come alive in the second half only to fall short of a playoff spot and embody the cliche “too little too late.” And while it’s still too early to say that this year is different, it kind of feels that way. The Islanders are playing good hockey; everyone […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Cal Clutterbuck #15 of the New York Islanders celebrates his second period gaol against the New York Rangers at the Barclays Center on October 4, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Isles Continue Crucial Stretch

The New York Islanders continue their busy January and a crucial stretch tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Jackets are 5-5-0 in their last 10 and are coming to Brooklyn off of a barn-burner against the Ottawa Senators that ended with Columbus walking away with a 7-6 victory. The Islanders have had a successful […]

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 - 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 […]

Jaroslav Halak, October 2016 - Islanders vs Capitals tonight in Brooklyn

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. […]

Back to the Grind for the Islanders as they end 2016

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Back to the Grind Against the Capitals

The Islanders get back to the grind tonight in Brooklyn with a match up with the Washington Capitals. According to Newsday’s Arthur Staple, Jaroslav Halak is the starter and the lineup will be the same Casey Cizikas will remain out of the lineup with an upper-body injury. To the casual observer, the Islanders really took […]

Islanders Defeat the Boston Bruins

Greiss Stops 48 Shots as Islanders Top Boston 4-2

The Islanders played well through 40 minutes and, despite an early third period meltdown, they were able to escape with a win against the Boston Bruins. Thomas Greiss also made a season and career high 48 saves and Anders Lee struck twice to lead the Islanders 4 – 2. This was the first time the Islanders […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 04: Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders fights for the puck with Michael Grabner #40 of the New York Rangers in overtime during their preseason game at Barclays Center on October 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) - More changes to the Isles lineup ahead of tonight's game against Chicago

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: More Changes

According to Newsday’s Arthur Staple via Twitter, Head Coach Jack Capuano has continued to make changes to his lines ahead of tonight’s match-up with the Chicago Blackhawks. Lines tonight from Cap: 27-91-12, 11-29-18, 86-53-15, 16-10-25. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday)

Jaroslav Halak, October 2016 - Islanders vs Capitals tonight in Brooklyn

Islanders’ Insight’s Top Shelf: Capital Gains

The Islanders and the Washington Capitals face off tonight in Brooklyn for the third of six meetings this season. So far, the Capitals have had the better of the Islanders, winning two of three meetings. The Islanders have played them well, though. After getting blown out 4-0 in their first meeting, the Islanders played the […]

Newsday: Islanders vs Columbus, Metro Division Matchup

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Tough Hill to Climb in the Metro Division

Last night, the Islanders fell to the Columbus Blue Jackets after a six-game surge, beating some good teams. It didn’t hurt that some of those teams (Rangers, Penguins, and Capitals) are in the Metro Division. The problem for the Islanders is, well, everyone else is playing well, too… The top of of the Metro Division is ridiculous […]

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Islanders Point Streak Snapped in Columbus

The Islanders struck six minutes into the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets to take an early lead, but let their foot off the gas in the third period, giving up four goals and losing 6-2. They fall to 5-1-1 over their last seven games, ending their point streak at six games. The Islanders controlled […]

TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 17: Frans Nielsen #51 of Team Europe jumps on a loose puck in front of Jonathan Quick #32 of Team USA during the World Cup of Hockey 2016 at Air Canada Centre on September 17, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/World Cup of Hockey via Getty Images)

The Dane of Our Existence: Nielsen Returns to Brooklyn with Red Wings

Detroit Red Wings at New York Islanders When: December 4th, 2016 Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York Time: 6:00 PM EDT TV: MSG+ (Brendan Burke, Butch Goring) Radio: 101.9 FM WFAN, WRHU 88.7 FM, LI News Radio 103.9 FM (Craig Carton, Boomer Esiason) Over 10 seasons with the New York Islanders, Frans Nielsen quietly became one of the […]