Lightning take Game 5 to eliminate Islanders

May 9, 2016

Lightning take Game 5 to eliminate Islanders

Victor Hedman scored twice, Ben Bishop stopped 28 shots and the Tampa Bay Lightning made it to the NHL Eastern Conference final for the second straight year. The defending conference champions beat the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday to end their second-round playoff ...

Lightning top Islanders in OT

May 7, 2016

Lightning top Islanders in OT

The Tampa Bay Lightning again withstood an early push from the New York Islanders and pulled out another big overtime victory. Jason Garrison scored 1:34 into the extra period to give the Lightning a 2-1 victory over the Islanders on Friday night for a ...

Lightning slip past Islanders in OT

May 4, 2016

Lightning slip past Islanders in OT

Brian Boyle delivered a hard hit and then took advantage of a lucky carom to get the Tampa Bay Lightning a big playoff win. Boyle scored at 2:48 of overtime to lift the Lightning to a 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders on ...

Islanders clinch postseason berth

Apr 6, 2016

Islanders clinch postseason berth

All eyes were on Braden Holtby in his first chance to tie Martin Brodeur’s single-season wins record. Then, New York Islanders rookie Christopher Gibson stole the show at the other end. Gibson made 29 saves in his first career NHL start as the Islanders ...

Islanders score late to edge Rangers

Mar 7, 2016

Islanders score late to edge Rangers

Cal Clutterbuck’s late goal helped the New York Islanders cap a stellar road trip and edge closer to the Rangers in the playoff race. Clutterbuck scored the tiebreaking goal with 1:28 remaining in the third period, and the Islanders fended off the New York ...

Capitals prevail against Islanders in OT

Feb 19, 2016

Capitals prevail against Islanders in OT

Justin Williams sensed one of his linemates was getting tired late in the 3-on-3 overtime, so he waited for a line change. With rested teammates Williams went up the ice and got the winning goal. Williams scored 4:16 into the extra period to lift ...

Crosby, Fleury shine for Penguins

| Jan 3, 2016

Crosby, Fleury shine for Penguins

Sidney Crosby is looking like himself again, Marc-Andre Fleury is back from injury and the Pittsburgh Penguins are gaining momentum after a lackluster start. The resurgent Crosby scored two power-play goals, Fleury returned from a concussion and made 38 saves and the Penguins beat ...

Islanders take chance against Blue Jackets

Dec 13, 2015

Islanders take chance against Blue Jackets

Skating the length of the ice with the puck on a 2-on-none breakaway, Josh Bailey decided to let Kyle Okposo have the glory of getting the winning goal. Okposo got his second goal of the game on a drop pass from Bailey at 2:16 ...

Islanders down Flyers in shootout

Dec 9, 2015

Islanders down Flyers in shootout

The streaking Islanders weren’t at their best and they still managed to pull out a victory. Kyle Okposo had the only goal of the shootout, Frans Nielsen scored twice in regulation and the New York Islanders beat the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 Tuesday night. Jaroslav ...

Islanders beat Rangers in first clash in Brooklyn

Dec 3, 2015

Islanders beat Rangers in first clash in Brooklyn

Two months into the New York Islanders’ first season in Brooklyn, a visit from the crosstown-rival New York Rangers provided the most raucous atmosphere in their new home. Kyle Okposo scored the only goal in the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 2-1 ...

Islanders make power play count

Nov 29, 2015

Islanders make power play count

The New York Islanders had struggled to score on road power plays so far this season. Not so much on Saturday night. John Tavares scored a tiebreaking power-play goal in the third period, and the Islanders held on for a 3-2 victory over the ...

Halak turns aside 29 shots to extinguish Flames

Oct 27, 2015

Halak turns aside 29 shots to extinguish Flames

After missing the first four games, Jaroslav Halak has picked up where he left off last season for the New York Islanders. Halak stopped 29 shots for his second shutout in his last three starts, Frans Nielsen scored twice and the Islanders beat the ...