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 ...

Crosby brilliance finishes Islanders

Dec 4, 2013

Crosby brilliance finishes Islanders

Sidney Crosby went through a cluster of New York Islanders like they weren’t even there. With the puck on his stick in overtime, all he saw was the net. And then he hit it. Crosby, who scored the tying goal in the third period, ...

Red Wings bludgeon Isles

Nov 30, 2013

Red Wings bludgeon Isles

The Detroit Red Wings are surging and the New York Islanders are sinking. Daniel Alfredsson, Darren Helm and Jimmy Howard led Detroit past New York 5-0 on Friday for the Wings’ first regulation win against the Islanders in a decade. Alfredsson had two goals ...

Ovechkin delivers vintage effort against Islanders

Nov 6, 2013

Ovechkin delivers vintage effort against Islanders

After scoring twice in his return from a shoulder injury, Alex Ovechkin supplied the assist on Tom Wilson’s first NHL goal. After the game, he stunned the 19-year-old rookie mid-interview with a red pillow smothered with blue shaving cream right in the face. “Ohhh! ...