9:04 AM EDT, Sun April 26, 2015
New York Islanders Rumors & News
New York Post 9 hours ago
A chippy Game 6 ended with a fight after the final horn, as the Islanders and Capitals brawled near center ice following the Isles’ 3-1 win at Nassau Coliseum. Several...
Lighthouse Hockey 9 hours ago
A worry heading into Game 6 was mitigated by careful deployment and admirable poise from two Isles defensemen making their NHL playoff debuts. Two short- and long-term New York Islanders themes collided in their Game 6 victory over the Washington Capitals Saturday afternoon: The Islanders were missing...
Newsday 11 hours ago
When Cal Clutterbuck's shot landed in the empty Washington Capitals net, the fans in Section 206 of Nassau Coliseum exploded in noisy celebration, high-fiving everyone, lifelong friends and total strangers alike.
New York Post 11 hours ago
The Capitals’ Tom Wilson is a predator who preys on defenseless opponents like the Islanders’ Lubomir Visnovsky, whom he finished off with an unnecessarily violent check in Tuesday’s Game 4...
Washington Post 11 hours ago
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — John Tavares watched the puck drop from midair and onto the ice, and at that moment the freight train came crashing against his left side. Defenseman Karl Alzner had tracked Tavares across the goal line, when goaltender Braden Holtby jabbed the puck away, but now forward Alex Ovechkin joined the action, hunting for an extra hit. Tavares crumpled down and Alzner fell atop him. Ovechkin looked around, searching for the puck that had scooted along the boards to defenseman Nick Leddy. No one seemed to notice the blue sweater charging off the bench and tearing toward the...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Out of the chaos emerged New York Islanders forward Nikolay Kulemin, knifing toward the net, bringing retribution for the Washington Capitals’ aggression. No whistles had blown in the scrum between the benches, when several bodies piled atop the ice and shoves flew through the Nassau Coliseum air. None had blown when forward Alex Ovechkin decked his fellow captain, John Tavares, and watched him crumple in pain. And now, with the goalmouth vacated as the Capitals hunted for hits, Kulemin arrived, gathered the puck on his stick, curled to his left and ensured these Eastern...
Newsday 12 hours ago
Matt Donovan has sat and sat, been skated to death after practices and morning skates and hasn't said a word. He also figured, having gotten his chance to play Game 6 Saturday, that there was no reason to be nervous for his first playoff game.
Newsday 12 hours ago
No matter how this turned out yesterday, it was not going to be a wake. The people who came for Game 6 were not there to mourn, but to celebrate. It felt like the gathering at the end of "It's a Wonderful Life," when everyone in town got together to tell the central figure how much he meant to them.
New York Post Apr 24, 2015
WASHINGTON — At the rate they’re going, the Islanders might run out of defensemen before the season is over. Add Calvin de Haan to the growing list of wounded Isles’...
Now the Islanders are in a uniquely desperate situation, or desperately unique. Not only are they playing for the survival of their season, they have one game to keep Nassau Coliseum alive.
For the first time this postseason, the Islanders were never in a game with the Washington Capitals. So now, for the first time this postseason, the Islanders' backs are against the wall.
They had been smacked in the groin and slashed in the knees and chopped in the gut, willing victims to the frustration of their visitors, and through everything Thursday night the Washington Capitals appeared on the verge of laughing. How else would they react to such a lopsided blowout, when they knocked the visiting goaltender from his perch midway through the third period, when the New York Islanders grew disinterested in hockey and lashed out with their sticks instead? After a 5-1 demolition, there was nothing left to do but accept the anger with smiles.Read full article >>
Griffin Reinhart made his NHL playoff debut in Game 5 Thursday night, getting the nod over fellow rookie Ryan Pulock.
Nassau Coliseum is officially on life support. The Islanders played their worst game of the series and gave up five unanswered goals.
Tom Wilson had one basic reaction to being considered a villain by the Islanders and their fans for the hit that put Lubomir Visnovsky out of the lineup Tuesday: He must be doing his job.
With 14:38 to play in the first half, the Islanders took their revenge.
Long after forward Tom Wilson twice stepped inside the penalty box at Nassau Coliseum for consecutive minors in Tuesday night’s second period — including, as it turned out, the crushing hit that sparked a fan-base firestorm — and subsequently exited without the New York Islanders breaking the Washington Capitals’ penalty kill, the 21-year-old held an enduring thought. If the Capitals wound up winning the Eastern Conference quarterfinals, if they advanced past the Islanders and onto facing either the Pittsburgh Penguins or New York Rangers, what if that sequence changed...
It’s now a best of three series between the Islanders and Capitals and the Isles are shaking things up.
Islanders Player News
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