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Islanders take another Coliseum beatdown from the Bruins

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — It now has been almost six years and eight straight games — just in case this one wasn’t bad enough. The Islanders can’t beat the Bruins at home, this time losing a lopsided 5-0 contest on Tuesday...
  • New: 6 hr 31 min ago

Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck no longer sees 4th line as 2nd-rate role

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — There was no reason for Cal Clutterbuck to deny the fact that being defined mostly by a role on a fourth line might have irked him in years past. But since his trio with Matt Martin and Casey...
  • New: 11 hr 26 min ago

Barry Trotz explains Michael Dal Colle’s lineup hiatus

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — It wasn’t so much a decision of one player over another, but more situational. That was the way Islanders coach Barry Trotz explained the reason Michael Dal Colle has remained out of the lineup...
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Barzal’s new approach is giving Islanders key playoff component

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — The Islanders finally have a top line, and it might be because their best player decided he no longer has to do everything himself. It was a candid moment with Mat Barzal after his team took a 3-2...
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Mathew Barzal has been a good fit between Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle for Islanders

Newsday The early returns on the reconfigured top line of Mathew Barzal between Anders Lee and Jordan Eberle bodes well for this final 10-game push for the playoffs. Because as much as the Islanders are...
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Thomas Greiss named NHL's first star of week

Newsday Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss was announced as the NHL's first star of the week on Monday.
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Isles, the playoffs and the franchise: Newsday's Andrew Gross to answer your questions

Newsday Newsday's Andrew Gross, our Islanders beat writer for the past year and half and an NHL reporter for 16 years, is hosting a Q&A/Ask Me Anything on Reddit, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday.
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Islanders lucky Mathew Barzal’s ‘ugly’ crash wasn’t worse

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — ST. PAUL, Minn. — It was just a scrape on the right side of Mat Barzal’s neck instead of something that could have been a whole lot worse. The Islanders top center had a scary collision during the...
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Brock Nelson's overtime goal lifts Islanders over Wild

Newsday The Islanders (42-23-7) blocked 22 shots and got 32 saves from Thomas Greiss, pulling even with the Capitals for first place in the Metropolitan Division.
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Trotz's successful challenge preserves Islanders' lead

Newsday ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Wild thought they had tied the score on a delayed call in the second period after Islanders captain Anders Lee was called for goalie interference.
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Islanders’ patience finally pays off in breakthrough vs. Wild

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — ST. PAUL, Minn. — It makes sense that the Islanders keep talking about focusing on their process, on the way they play, and then letting the results come. But the patience can only go so far...
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Casey Cizikas a late scratch after suffering lower-body strain in warmups

Newsday DETROIT -- After suffering a lower-body strain in warmups, fourth-line center Casey Cizikas was a late scratch from the Islanders' lineup in Saturday's 2-1 loss to the Red Wings at Little Caesars...
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Islanders lament missed scoring chances after loss to Red Wings

Newsday DETROIT -- Sure, there's some frustration because every point is so critical in this playoff push.
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Why a ‘last-minute decision’ sidelined Casey Cizikas

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — DETROIT — It has been a long, grueling season for Casey Cizikas, and the stomach bug the Islanders’ integral center endured this past week certainly didn’t help. All of that contributed to a...
  • 3 days ago

Islanders’ Hall of Fame needs to add these new members

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — So I noticed the Islanders’ Hall of Fame banner hanging at the Coliseum the other night, and other than wondering whether the “Jonsson” so honored was two-time Cup winner Tomas from the Dynasty...
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Islanders’ best is not enough to beat one of the NHL’s worst

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — DETROIT — Sometimes you play well and lose — to one of the worst teams in the NHL. Unfortunately for the Islanders, that’s the pill they’re going to have to swallow after suffering a 2-1 defeat...
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Why Garth Snow deserves some credit for this turnaround

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — DETROIT — Retrospect makes geniuses of even the most foolhardy. But here is something that should be written in the Islanders’ history books, whether the fans want to read it or not: Garth Snow...
  • 4 days ago

The road factor Islanders are counting on for final playoff push

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — DETROIT — NHL teams often enjoy going on the road. The Islanders, who just completed a stretch in which they played eight of nine games at the Coliseum (going 5-4-0), finish the season playing...
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Islanders' Robin Lehner willing to accept dangers of hockey

Newsday Robin Lehner knows the risks and appreciates the rewards.
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Adam Pelech takes a big leap forward in second full season with Islanders

Newsday Adam Pelech stood out in the crowd for the Islanders on Thursday night, scoring the first goal and helped to prevent one with a big block during penalty-killing duty.
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Blog Articles

Bruins 5, Islanders 0: Utter destruction

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Isles get smoked, lose Filppula, Clutterbuck to injuries “The Bruins made short work of the Islanders . They got an early goal and just never stopped from there.” That line at the final...
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New York Islanders Embarrassed by Boston Bruins 5-0: Highlight, 3 Stars

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — It was an embarrassing display from the New York Islanders as they lose 5-0 to the traveling Boston Bruins. The New York Islanders have had a tough time with the Boston Bruins. Over the last...
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Boston Bruins at New York Islanders [Game 73]

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (HockeyGoalieEh) — The New York Islanders and Boston Bruins are set to square off in a matchup that puts two of the Eastern Conference's best teams against each other. The Bruins are miles behind the Tampa Bay...
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New York Islanders Anders Lee and Mathew Barzal Leading By Example

Eyes On Isles (Andrew Tessler) — New York Islanders forwards Mathew Barzal and Anders Lee are heating up at the right time for the first place Isles. There are ten games left, and it’s time for everyone to step up, but...
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New York Islanders Magic Number Wont Get Help from Boston Bruins

Eyes On Isles (Mike Lewis) — The New York Islanders magic number dropped thanks to an exciting overtime victory over the Minnesota Wild, but recent history says might not get their way on Tuesday against the Boston Bruins....
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Islanders Gameday News: Bruins incoming

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Casey Cizikas might return, while the First Star of the Week may get a rest. Tonight the Islanders host the Bruins , who are four points ahead of the LOLeafs in the Atlantic Chase To Be First...
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New York Islanders: Thomas Greiss First Star of the Week

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss earned the NHL’s First Star of the week after a masterful 3-1-0 performance and an impressive save percentage to go with it. After Robin Lehner went...
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New York Islanders Brock Nelson Should Get Four Year Extension

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — With a secondary assist on Anders Lee’s goal against the Minnesota Wild, New York Islanders Brock Nelson has exceeded his career high of 45 points in a season. How long should the pending...
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New York Islanders Garth Snow Gets No Credit For Success

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — With the New York Islanders on the cusp of the playoffs and in first place in the Metropolitan division, how much credit does former GM Garth Snow get? None. According to New York...
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One Game, One Play - Games 71 & 72 - Mayfield Has Made It

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Jonathan Spicyn) — Scott Mayfield, mid-thought. "...
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New York Islanders Must Re-sign Anders Lee

Eyes On Isles (Christopher Lizza) — The focus for the New York Islanders has to be the here and now in regards to making the playoffs and at least securing home ice for the first round of the playoffs. However, General Manager and...
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[Bits]: Conquering the Wild (again); Tops in the Metro (again)

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Steven E. Smith) — The Islanders inch ever closer to that coveted playoff spot. The Islanders came away from a headscratching road back-to-back weekend with two points — they lost the game to a bad team, in...
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New York Islanders: Brock Nelson Sets New Career High In Points

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — Brock Nelson’s impressive season continued for the New York Islanders last night as he set a new career high in points with ten games to go. Former New York Islanders whipping boy, Brock...
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New York Islanders Tenacious 3-2 Win Over Minnesota Wild: Highlights, 3 Stars

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The New York Islanders hold on to take two points from the Minnesota Wild thanks to a Brock Nelson overtime goal. The Minnesota Wild are desperate for a playoff spot. That’s not great for a...
  • 2 days ago

Islanders 3, Wild 2 (OT): Nelson secures the extra point, New York back into tie for first

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Steven E. Smith) — The Islanders were not at their best tonight by any means, but the hockey gods returned the favor from yesterday’s undeserved loss to the Red Wings. The Islanders played the second half of a...
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New York Islanders at Minnesota Wild [Game 72]

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (HockeyGoalieEh) — Fresh off of a disappointing loss to the Detroit Red Wings , the Islanders hit the road again to take on the Minnesota Wild . The Wild are on the outside looking in at the moment and are...
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New York Islanders Five Potential Centers for 2019 Draft Targets

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The 2019 NHL Entry Draft is still a few months away, but what center should the New York Islanders be considering to draft in the first round? We’re three months away from the 2019 NHL...
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New York Islanders: Michael Dal Colle Needs To Be In Lineup

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — Tom Kuhnhackl played over Michael Dal Colle yesterday, and there’s absolutely no reason why the New York Islanders should do that again. In 23 games with the New York Islanders this year,...
  • 2 days ago

New York Islanders: Jordan Eberle UFA Value Continues To Drop

Eyes On Isles (Matt O'Leary) — After this season, New York Islanders forward, Jordan Eberle is set to become a UFA. His value continues to decrease with each passing day. Jordan Eberle had a great first season with the New York...
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Isles Buzz Podcast: Live From Offside Tavern

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Noel Fogelman) — A fun, star-studded event after a disappointing Islanders loss. Dan and Noel return to the Offside Tavern in NYC for another live podcast following the Islanders 2-1 loss in Detroit . Guests...
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