The New York Islanders’ John Tavares scored in overtime against the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night to give the Islanders the 3-2 win, and it was a beauty:
Josh Ho-Sang needed four games to earn his first NHL goal, but it was worth it. The 21-year-old scored with a hard slap shot in the Islanders’ 4-1 win over the Oilers Tuesday. He probably imagined Mario Lemieux’s face on the puck when he smacked that one.
Islanders rookie Anthony Beauvillier returned to Quebec for the first time in his young NHL career and had a real roller coaster of a night. His teammates lovingly pranked him right before warm ups and he took the ice alone. Beauvillier then followed up the lil’ prank by scoring in the first period.
Despite the hyperbolic headline on this Bloomberg story, the Islanders are not homeless just yet, and won’t be for at least the next two and a half years. But, uh, they might want to get on figuring that out pretty soon, unless they want to be forced to crash on the Rangers’ couch, or be deported to Quebec City.
The disappointing Islanders have lost six of their last seven and currently hold an underwhelming 5-8-3 record. Head coach Jack Capuano is on the hot seat, and depending on who you believe, the heat around his job status might be rising through the vents and warming up team president Garth Snow’s house.
No team left alive will have as long a rest—and no team, perhaps, needs it less—than the red-hot Tampa Bay Lightning, who after their 4-0 series clincher in Game 5 against the Islanders, have made it through to the conference finals for the second straight season, and have done it in just 10 games. Not bad for a…
As sexy as playoff overtime is, it tends to overshadow all the good stuff that came before. And the Lightning’s 5-4 win over the Islanders was very good, very fun hockey, even before Brian Boyle finished things 2:48 into OT to give Tampa Bay the 2-1 series lead. The teams traded body blows throughout, neither ever…
Just like the traditional hockey saying goes: One minute, your team is up 4-2 in Game 1 of your second-round series, the next minute you’re in the locker room, bleeding from the head after a hockey puck smashes into your face.
For pure entertainment value, Islanders-Panthers was the best series of the first round, with every game being close and half of them going to overtime. It ended in spectacular fashion, with John Tavares (who had five goals and four assists in six games) tying the game in the last minute of regulation and winning it…
John Tavares’s goal at 10:41 of the second overtime gave the Islanders a 2-1 win over Florida, knocking out the Panthers and seizing his team’s first playoff series win since they played in something called the “Patrick Division.”
Thomas Hickey’s goal at 12:31 of the overtime period gave the New York Islanders a 4-3 win over top-seeded Florida. The Islanders scored three unanswered goals to come back from the 3-1 second period deficit.
Who’s that mysterious rogue in a Cal hat sitting next to Kevin Connolly at Saturday’s Islanders game? Could it be Leonardo DiCaprio? Since he so skillfully concealed his face from the cameras, we can’t say for sure. Whoever it is, he really didn’t want to be recognized.
I’ll admit, I called this one wrong: when the Islanders moved into the Barclays Center, I gave up on getting tickets for a few years, thinking it would take at least that long for the novelty to wear off and face-value seats to become available. Well, the Isles’ first regular season in Brooklyn isn’t over, and they…
How are you planning on spending this snowbound evening? Hopefully you weren’t planning on watching the Wizards, Sixers (you definitely weren’t), or the Islanders play tonight. The NHL has postponed today’s Islanders—Flyers game as well as tomorrow’s Capitals—Penguins game. The Capitals game yesterday was also…
The Islanders are moving their gameday practices back to Long Island—where their training facility is and where all their players live—and out of Brooklyn, where they play. It’s all pretty messy.
Al Arbour, the famed New York Islanders coach who led the team to four straight Stanley Cups and 19 consecutive playoff series wins in the ‘80s, has died. Arbour coached 1,500 games with the Islanders, and had the second most wins in NHL coaching history. He was 82.
Some sad, beautiful photos here, as work crews tore up the rink at Nassau Coliseum for the last time, as the Islanders will open next season in Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. Fort Neverlose was never pretty—and in its later years was barely functional—but so much hockey history was made here, and more importantly than…
New York is the largest media market in the country, and NBC is the home of the Stanley Cup Finals. That didn’t stop the Big Apple’s NBC affiliate from telling viewers this morning that “Nassau Coliseum could stay open for Game 8.”