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Lighthouse Hockey May 6, 2016

Islanders Gameday 4 News: In praise of Tavares, Drouin, Hickey, 4th line, fans; Pulock Health Watch

Everyone is good. Game 4 for the islanders and Lightning is tonight in Brooklyn. It's kind of a big deal. Here's series and NHL coverage to occupy your mind in the meantime. Islanders-Lightning Playoff Coverage A roundup of health/lineup updates as of yesterday, all subject to change today. [LHH] Ryan Pulock sure sounds like he wants to return. [NHL.com | Newsday] Thomas Hickey was never in doubt. [NHL.com] Defended his own hit. [Post] Behind his overachiever story. [Newsday] Jonathan Drouin is feeling fine, and continuing to be a threat, after Hickey's hit. [Tampa Bay Times] ...
New York Post May 5, 2016

Isles’ Hickey defends own hit, lets coach vilify Lightning’s

Thomas Hickey feels fine, and he agrees with his coach. That was the sentiment coming from the Islanders’ defenseman after Thursday’s practice, in which he participated fully following a massive hit from Brian Boyle just before the Lightning forward scored the game-winner in a 5-4 overtime win for Tampa Bay on Tuesday night in Game...
Lighthouse Hockey May 5, 2016

Islanders-Lightning Game 4 Off Day: Hickey, Drouin unscathed; Carle, Condra close; Pulock, Strome on outside

Best guess after Thursday's practice? Same* Isles lineup for Game 4. *Your guessage may vary. If you're reading tea leaves from Thursday's practices during the second off day before Friday's Game 4 between the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning, you can expect minor changes for the Lightning and status quo for the Isles. Hit Survivors Both Thomas Hickey (from Brian Boyle) and Jonathan Drouin (from Hickey) were on the receiving end of big hits during Game 3, but neither is expected to miss any time as both were practicing and reported feeling fine on Thursday. Nor were either in the...
New York Post May 5, 2016

The John Tavares matchup that may make or break the Isles

The Islanders are more than one man, and have shown how they have to be more than one man if any hope exists to make it into the conference finals. But this team rightfully is billed as John Tavares and the New York Islanders, and as much everyone might be reticent to say it, they...
New York Post May 5, 2016

The backhanded compliment that is Isles’ best 4th line in NHL

There never has been a more renowned fourth line in NHL history than the Devils’ Crash Line of 1995 Stanley Cup fame that featured Bobby Holik between Randy McKay and Mike Peluso. Yet by training camp of 1996, Holik had grown so irritated with, and felt so limited by, his association with his fourth-line mates,...
Newsday May 5, 2016

Thomas Hickey: Overachiever at heart of Islanders' playoff run

To be fair, some smart hockey people always did envision an impressive spring like this from Thomas Hickey. The Kings did pick him fourth overall in the 2007 draft, attracted by the size of his heart more than his frame (generously listed as 6 feet, 189 pounds). They did not mind that he was rather small for an NHL defenseman. They had bulk elsewhere, such as their hulking forward prospect, Brian Boyle.

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Islanders Player News

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  • Thomas Greiss

    2016 IIHF World Championships: The Greiss Express finally stops; Brock the Nation

  • Travis Hamonic

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  • Kyle Okposo

    Islanders News: Prospect review, free agent look, draft flashback, jersey auction

  • Ryan Strome

    Islanders News: Strome and such, Tavares leadership, more hit and radio drama

  • Jaroslav Halak

    Summer Bummer: Sports Hernia Surgery for Halak, per Staple

  • Josh Bailey

    Islanders' Josh Bailey expected back in Game 3 vs. Lightning

  • Thomas Hickey

    Thomas Hickey: Overachiever at heart of Islanders' playoff run

  • Ryan Pulock

    Islanders vs. Lightning Game 3 Lineup Updates: Ryan Strome scratched, Ryan Pulock not ready

  • Johnny Boychuk

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