11:34 AM EDT, Wed May 04, 2016
New York Post May 2, 2016

‘Soft’ Isles can’t break Boychuk’s playoff cardinal rule again

Here is the Islanders’ motto, as proven by the split of the first two games of their second-round series against the Lightning in Tampa last week, and as spoken by defenseman Johnny Boychuk, one of two players on the roster to have previously won a Stanley Cup. “If you sit back,” Boychuk told The Post...
New York Post May 2, 2016

Islanders’ biggest opponent finally isn’t the past

They are no longer chasing ghosts from 23 years ago. Instead, the Islanders are chasing the likes of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat. That, folks, is a measurable sign of progress. “A lot of us have been together here for a while and we were obviously very aware of the organization’s 23-year streak...
New York Post May 2, 2016

You can measure Josh Bailey’s appreciation by his beard length

Josh Bailey has been in the NHL and with the Islanders since 2008, and he has never been able to grow a playoff beard quite this long. But there he was on Monday, the light-brown hair on his face getting deep as he neared a return from the upper-body injury he suffered early in Game...
Stanley Cup of Chowder Apr 27, 2016

Nathan Horton, Mark Recchi, Johnny Boychuk, and Chris Kelly score on Carey Price for a game 7 overtime win

Last night, the Bruins nearly won against Montreal, but weren't able to force overtime. Luckily, they've got a game 7 at home. Don't worry, the last home game 7 wasn't too bad, was it? Nahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Oh dear. Let's get started, here. CBC Playoffs Nice one, CBC. Brad is Ready for Work: Recap Game seven. What an atmosphere., what energy, what a shot by Johnny Boychuk. Holy crap, did he have a bomb. Bergeron puts it behind the net, Brad skates it around the corner and puts it to Boychuk at the blueline above the circle. Boychuk remembers how his brothers used to lock...

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk knew Panthers' Reilly Smith was for real

While even Florida Panthers coach Gerard Gallant was surprised by Reilly Smith's 25-goal season and all-around solid play on both ends of the ice, New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk wasn't.Boychuk played with Smith on the Boston Bruins in 2013-14 when the 25-year-old forward had 20 goals...
Lighthouse Hockey Apr 10, 2016

Johnny Boychuk Receives 'Good Guy' Award Despite Viciously Breaking Teammate's Leg

I'm here to tell ya this never would've happened in the old days. You know they say the world is going to hell in a handbasket and we have no values anymore and I guess that applies to the good ol' hockey game. Someone call up Don Cherry because there is an outrage afoot in the Brooklyn and Franky Sinatra isn't returning my calls anymore. The New York Islanders and their media lapdogs gave Johnny Boychuk their "Good Guy Award." That's right, the same Johnny Boychuk who broke his teammate's leg earlier in the week with a vicious, unprovoked (and unpunished, not that the media will tell you...
New York Post Apr 8, 2016

Anders Lee has broken leg — will any Islanders be left for playoffs?

The Islanders suffered a big-time blow just before the start of the postseason. They announced Friday power-forward Anders Lee is out indefinitely with a broken left fibula suffered in Thursday’s 4-1 win over the Rangers. Lee inadvertently blocked a shot from teammate Johnny Boychuk about six minutes into the first period. He played four more...
Lighthouse Hockey Apr 8, 2016

Fallen Irish: Anders Lee out indefinitely with fractured leg

Jesus Christ. Damn, son. Bad news confirmed: Anders Lee has a fractured leg, out indefinitely. Hit by a slap shot from teammate Johnny Boychuk last night. #Isles — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) April 8, 2016 Tests will determine whether Anders Lee needs surgery to repair leg fracture. Season most definitely over, regardless of how far #Isles go. — Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) April 8, 2016 Lee's sophomore season hadn't exactly been a smooth one, with his goal totals down to 15 from last year's 25, but he continued to be a significant possession contributor for the...

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