NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: The New York Islanders salute the fans following a 4-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators at the Barclays Center on April 9, 2017 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Overtime on the Island: 2016-17 Islanders season wrap up

On this episode of Overtime on the Island, Mark Weiner and Nick Valastro wrap up the 2016-17 season. Will Garth Snow continue his role as GM? How do the Islanders entice John Tavares to stay on Long Island? What must change for this team to get back on track? The guys answer these questions and […]

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From Brooklyn to Bridgeport: Sound Tigers getting some help for playoff push

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. – The Bridgeport Sound Tigers will get some reinforcements as the Islanders’ AHL affiliate makes a push for the final playoff spot in the Atlantic Division. Josh Ho-Sang, Adam Pelech and Connor Jones were loaned to the Sound Tigers Monday morning, which was announced just as the Islanders were beginning their exit […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 18: Cody Ceci #5 of the Ottawa Senators skates against Jason Chimera #25 of the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on December 18, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  The Senators defeated the Islanders 6-2.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders End Season Hosting Ottawa

There was hope when the Islanders finished their 4-2 win on Saturday that Sunday’s game may mean something, but a Toronto Maple Leafs win hours later ended the Islanders playoff chances and rendered the Isles season effectively over. New York will finish out a disappointing 2016-17 campaign at the Barclays Center against the Ottawa Senators. […]

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 08: The New York Islanders celebrate a goal by Anders Lee #27 (R) at 6:23 of the second period against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on April 8, 2017 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Down Devils 4-2, but Playoff Hopes End with Leafs Win Over Pens

NEWARK, N.J. — The Islanders did everything they needed to do on Saturday night, but it wasn’t enough to keep their postseason hopes alive. The Islanders were victorious in Newark, defeating the New Jersey Devls 4-2, but couldn’t get the needed help from the Pittsburgh Penguins. A 5-3 win by the Toronto Maple Leafs over the […]

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 18:  Jason Chimera #25 of the New York Islanders in action against the New Jersey Devils on February 18, 2017 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Islanders 3-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Islanders in Another Must-Win in New Jersey

For the second night in a row the Islanders will be waiting until after their game is over to know if their playoff hopes are still alive. But for the results of Toronto’s game against Pittsburgh to even matter, the Islanders will have to take care of business first against the New Jersey Devils. The […]

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 23:  Kyle Okposo #21 of the Buffalo Sabres skates against the New York Islanders 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)

Report: Okposo Released from Hospital

Update: Kyle Okposo has been released from Buffalo General Hospital, where he has spent the past five days in the neurosurgical intensive care unit, per a report from Tom Martin of WIVB in Buffalo. It is still unknown what illness plagued Okposo and forced him to go to the hospital. Original Report: Kyle Okposo is starting to […]

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, […]

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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 […]

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Tavares Injury Darkens Islanders’ Already Dim Playoff Hopes

The Islanders were battling all night. They had chance after chance to put the game away, and Keith Kincaid stood tall, keeping it close. Even through nine power plays, two plus five-on-threes (the plus comes because they didn’t really try much on the third), the Isles could not blow the game open. So, John Tavares […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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