New York Islanders goalie Robin Lehner wrote a candid essay for The Athletic about his years-long addiction to drugs and alcohol, his thoughts of suicide, his time in rehab, and his eventual bipolar diagnosis.
With all the other NHL coaching vacancies filled before he announced he was leaving the Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals, Barry Trotz could really only choose between a year off from the bench or the New York Islanders. Today, he decided to go with NYC’s little-brother hockey team, signing a deal with the…
Sebastian Aho plays for the New York Islanders. Sebastian Aho plays for the Carolina Hurricanes. Yes, there are two players named Sebastian Aho in the NHL, in what appears to be hockey’s useless but mildly interesting equivalent of the NFL’s “Antonio Gates played basketball in college.”
How are things going for the Islanders these days? I was at an ostensible Islanders bar last night, with about 15 TVs in the place, and only one screen—one of the smaller ones—had the Islanders-Oilers game on. And not with sound.
Frustrated Islanders fans launched a GoFundMe campaign yesterday to purchase a billboard in Brooklyn, calling for the team’s longtime general manager Garth Snow to be fired. The billboard would read “Snow Must Go,” and the campaign reached its $5,450 goal in less than an hour. Any extra money, the organizers said,…
The reason why the tale of David and Goliath is notable is because most of the time, Goliath should win. Put a 5-foot-9, 175-pound AHL goon against a 6-foot-5, 235-pound counterpart, and who do you think will usually come out on top?
The Montreal Canadiens got 56 shots on goal against goalie Thomas Greiss and the New York Islanders. On the defensive end, they only gave up 24 shots. Somehow, they still couldn’t win, as a John Tavares overtime goal and a truly dreadful performance from Carey Price handed Montreal a 5-4 loss in ridiculous fashion.
Five years after the announcement of a 25-year lease at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center, the New York Islanders are already returning home—well, not quite home, but at least back out of New York City and onto the land mass* where they began (Correction: They never left the land mass). Reports say that a news conference…
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.