Islanders beat rival Rangers again

Jan 28, 2015

Islanders beat rival Rangers again

Jaroslav Halak faced more traffic on the ice inside than in the snow outside. He handled both nearly flawlessly and carried the New York Islanders to yet another win over the New York Rangers. Halak stopped 40 shots, falling 8.1 seconds short of his ...

Okposo scores four goals to lead Isles past Penguins

Jan 17, 2015

Okposo scores four goals to lead Isles past Penguins

Kyle Okposo called former Islanders star Bryan Trottier a mentor. He made his teacher proud on a night New York’s career-leading scorer was honored on Long Island. Okposo scored three of his career-high four goals in a wild third period, and the Islanders rallied ...

Islanders cool Rangers hype

Jan 14, 2015

Islanders cool Rangers hype

All the accolades and platitudes the New York Rangers received during their recent three-game California sweep were quickly transferred to the rival New York Islanders, who dismantled the Broadway Blueshirts upon their return to Madison Square Garden. Undaunted and unfazed by the positive press ...

Tavares goal leads Isles past Devils

Jan 10, 2015

Tavares goal leads Isles past Devils

John Tavares was good and lucky, and that was just what the New York Islanders needed to beat the New Jersey Devils. Tavares forced overtime with a somewhat lucky goal moments after a power play expired, and then scored a magnificent unassisted winner with ...

Islanders go on road to beat Wings

Dec 20, 2014

Islanders go on road to beat Wings

Anders Lee called it a “garbage” goal. The New York Islanders will take it — along with yet another victory in Detroit. Lee knocked the puck over the goal line for a split-second in the second period, and the Islanders went on to a ...

Steen guides Blues to win

Dec 12, 2014

Steen guides Blues to win

Alexander Steen returned to the ice and looked as though he hadn’t missed a beat. After sitting out two games with a lower-body injury, Steen scored two goals, and Jake Allen made 25 saves in the St. Louis Blues’ 6-3 win over the suddenly ...

Islanders beat rival Penguins

Nov 23, 2014

Islanders beat rival Penguins

The New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins now have a rivalry as intense as many in the NHL. A pair of Islanders victories in two days only turned up the heat even more. Anders Lee scored the go-ahead goal early in the third period, ...

Nielsen hat trick ignites Islanders

Oct 26, 2014

Nielsen hat trick ignites Islanders

Frans Nielsen has seen a lot with the New York Islanders since the 2006-07 season — and much of it has been frustrating. But in his 455th game, Nielsen notched his first hat trick, and the Islanders outlasted the Dallas Stars in a wild ...

Undefeated Isles roll past Rangers

Oct 15, 2014

Undefeated Isles roll past Rangers

The New York Islanders are perfect in the young season. Back to back wins over the Carolina Hurricanes were nice, but a blowout victory over the rival Rangers in Madison Square Garden is something to savor. Kyle Okposo scored his 100th NHL goal to ...

Islanders beat Hurricanes

Oct 11, 2014

Islanders beat Hurricanes

These New York Islanders didn’t look much like the team that finished last year in last place. Which makes sense: So many of the contributors Friday night weren’t with them when last season ended. Johnny Boychuk had a goal and two assists in his ...

Canucks fall apart in third

Mar 11, 2014

Canucks fall apart in third

The New York Islanders’ big comeback over the Vancouver Canucks in a seven-goal third period even caught them by surprise. After all, in recent days it has been the Islanders who have let teams rally late to beat them. Matt Martin scored the winner ...

Tavares leads Isles to victory

Jan 7, 2014

Tavares leads Isles to victory

With John Tavares and the rest of the Islanders’ offense clicking, it hardly mattered who was protecting New York’s net at the other end. The Islanders captain scored three goals and added two assists, prized rookie Ryan Strome scored the first goal of his ...