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Why Jack Capuano says the Islanders didn’t ‘deserve’ to win

NY Post (Dan Martin) — WASHINGTON — The Islanders seemingly got a break when the Capitals scratched goalie Braden Holtby with an illness shortly before Game 2. Holtby was replaced by the inexperienced Philipp...
  • New: 9 hr 47 min ago

The Skinny: Capitals 4, Islanders 3

NHL.com Eastern Conference First Round Game 2Washington 4, Isles 3 [Series Tied, 1 game to 1]Nicklas Backstrom and Jason Chimera scored third period goals 3:53 apart as the Washington Capitals rallied...
  • New: 11 hr 6 min ago

Isles squandered chance, but they are coming home tied

$Newsday If you have watched the Islanders this season, or for the past 22, you knew this was not going to be as easy as it looked for the first game and a half. And if you haven't, just suffice it to say...
  • 13 hr 48 min ago

Capitals rally past Islanders to even playoff series

$Newsday The Islanders head back home with a 1-1 split, but it still feels like disappointment after they coughed up a two-goal lead against a rookie goaltender and dropped Game 2 of their opening playoff...
  • 13 hr 59 min ago

Islanders set up blockade in front of Jaroslav Halak

$Newsday This is "whatever it takes" time. So if that means John Tavares needs to be the third man in the slot in his own end, blocking a shot as he did in the first period of Game 2 Friday night, so be it.
  • 14 hr 42 min ago

Outplayed Isles blow 2-goal lead as Capitals tie series

NY Post (Dan Martin) — WASHINGTON — The Islanders seemingly had a great chance to take a commanding lead back to Long Island with them, with a two-goal lead late in the second period against...
  • 14 hr 45 min ago

Philipp Grubauer starts in goal for Capitals in place of ill Braden Holtby

$Newsday Observers had to figure something was up when the Capitals were both cryptic and defensive Friday morning. In fact, it was minor-league goalie Philipp Grubauer who was up, and it became clear why...
  • 16 hr 23 min ago

Doc Emrick plans to let Islanders fans do the talking

$Newsday Doc Emrick plans to keep relatively quiet Sunday at Nassau Coliseum, because he would rather have the crowd speak for itself -- something he is confident postseason-starved Islanders fans will do...
  • 19 hr 29 min ago

First thoughts (and one big second-guess) after NHL playoff openers

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — It has taken one game in each series for that annual reminder that no one has any idea what’s going to happen in the NHL playoffs. And that includes me....
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Morning Skate Updates: Isles-Caps Game Two

NHL.com Halak Starts: Jaroslav Halak gets the start in Game Two for the Islanders. Halak made 24 saves in the Islanders 4-1 win in Game One. Halak improved to 11-11-0 lifetime in the NHL playoffs.Forwards...
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Modeling game after John Tavares, this young Isles star thrives

NY Post (Dan Martin) — ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Ryan Strome may be a playoff neophyte, but his performance in Wednesday’s 4-1 win over Washington in the Islanders’ first-round series opener wasn’t all that surprising. The...
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Stanley Cup the only goal Alex Ovechkin hasn't scored

$Newsday Just once in this postseason, Alex Ovechkin would like to lose. He would love to lose the dubious honor of being the greatest current National Hockey League player never to have won the Stanley...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

Why the Isles think they’ll now see a very different Caps team

NY Post (Dan Martin) — ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Now comes the hard part. The Islanders certainly got some notice throughout the league with their convincing 4-1 win over Washington at Verizon Center Wednesday night, but...
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Isles Keep Even Keel After Game One Win

NHL.com Islander Head Coach Jack Capuano instilled an underdog, "us-against-the-world" mentality in his team all season, repeatedly reminding his players that no one picked the Islanders to be competitive...
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Islanders say they won't let Game 1 success go to their heads

$Newsday The Islanders were able to hit the reset button on Wednesday, erasing the memories of a shaky finish to their regular season with a complete effort in their Game 1 win over the Caps.
  • 1 day 19 hr ago

Doc Emrick on the enticing possibility of Rangers-Islanders

NY Post (Justin Terranova) — NBC play-by-play Mike “Doc” Emrick is in a New York state of mind, calling the majority of the Rangers-Penguins series and Game 3 of the Islanders-Capitals series. He talked with...
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Nerves of Steel

NHL.com Brock Nelson and Ryan Strome admitted to having nerves heading into Game One against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night. They had little-to-no playoff experience, and everyone from coaches...
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Short-handed Islanders find way to contain Alex Ovechkin

NY Post (Dan Martin) — WASHINGTON — Travis Hamonic didn’t play in Wednesday’s series opener against the Capitals, a scenario that seemed destined to let Alex Ovechkin run roughshod over the Islanders. Though the...
  • 2 days ago
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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Capitals 1

NHL.com Eastern Conference First Round Game 1Isles 4, Washington 1 [Isles lead series, 1 game to 0]Brock Nelson scored two goals as the Isles got four goals from 1st round draft picks in a 4-1 victory...
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Josh Bailey steps into playoff spotlight with Islanders

$Newsday Josh Bailey may not have proved himself as a reliable playoff performer, not with just seven games of postseason experience under his hockey suspenders.
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Blog Articles

Who played themselves out of the lineup in Game Two?

NYI Point Blank (Brian Erni) — Despite holding leads of 2-0 and 3-1, the Islanders faltered on Friday and the Capitals evened up the series at a game apiece. After the game, Jack Capuano told reporters that some lineup changes...
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Islanders News: Too sloppy, too little, too many turnovers, two game split

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — The Coliseum awaits. Game 3 is tomorrow at noon, live from Uniondale. But you already knew that. Islanders links Recaps: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | NY Daily News | Islanders | ...
  • New: 4 hr 4 min ago

NHL-Highlights of Friday's National Hockey League playoff games (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — (Adds late games) April 17 (The Sports Xchange) - Highlights of Friday's National Hockey League playoff games: - - - Canadiens 3, Senators 2 (Overtime) Alex Galchenyuk scored at 3:40 of the...
  • New: 10 hr 58 min ago

NHL play-offs quarterfinal results (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — April 18 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL Play-offs Quarterfinal games on Friday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 OT T MONTREAL 0 2 0 1 3 Ottawa 1 0 1 0 2 (Montreal lead the best-of-seven...
  • New: 11 hr 8 min ago

NHL Three Stars: Backstrom aids Caps’ comeback; Galchenyuk nets OT winner for Habs (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — No. 1 Star: Nicklas Backstrom, Washington Capitals Backstrom played a big part in Washington’s come-from-behind 4-3 win over the New York Islanders in Game 2. After assisting on the...
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New York Islanders: Must Move On And Shake Off Ugly Loss

Eyes On Isles (Michael Iuzzini) — It is now a best of five series as the Islanders and Capitals head over to the Island for games three and four. New York Islanders: Must Move On And Shake Off Ugly Loss - Eyes On Isles - ...
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Ovechkin, Backstrom lead Caps past Isles 4-3 in Game 2 (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — So what if the Washington Capitals' goalie was a last-minute rookie replacement, making his second NHL appearance all season? So what if Alex Ovechkin's club had played nearly 5 1/2 periods...
  • 13 hr 7 min ago

Capitals’ Game 2 comeback evens series vs. Islanders (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — It had to turn eventually for the Washington Capitals, and it did.  Down 3-1 late in the second period, the Capitals scored three unanswered goals to win Game 2 4-3 and even their series...
  • 14 hr 28 min ago

Game 2: Washington Capitals 4, New York Islanders 3 - Caps' surge evens series

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — The Islanders had a 3-1 lead, but didn't quite deserve it and ultimately paid for their underwhelming play. The New York Islanders lost Game 2 to the Washington Capitals and deserved to. ...
  • 14 hr 29 min ago

Game 2 Recap: Capitals 4 — Islanders 3

NYI Point Blank (jmcguire860) — Recap: The Islanders squandered a two-goal lead in a 4-3 loss at Washington Friday as the Capitals tied the first-round Eastern Conference playoff series at 1. Need to know: The Caps trailed 3-2...
  • 14 hr 55 min ago

Isles vs Caps Game 2 Game thread

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (ICanSeeForIslesAndIsles) — Your hastily thrown together game thread. OK no time to make this look pretty. Here's our game thread. Lets go Islanders!
  • 17 hr 24 min ago

Braden Holtby out of Game 2 with illness; Philipp Grubauer starts for Caps (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — On Friday, the Washington Capitals recalled goalie Philipp Grubauer from the AHL, which caused some panic. Starter Braden Holtby was ill, and had been ill since before the end of the regular...
  • 17 hr 56 min ago

Tonight’s Game: Islanders at Capitals, 7 p.m.

NYI Point Blank (Christian Arnold) — The Islanders and Capitals duke it out tonight at the Verizon in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals. The game will be carried locally on MSG Plus and on radio on WRHU 88.7 FM, and LI...
  • 18 hr 20 min ago

NHL Playoffs New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals Game 2

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — The Capitals hope to adjust, the Islanders hope to repeat. Tonight the New York Islanders will try to build off their 4-1 (EN) Game 1 win over the Washington Capitals , while the Caps will...
  • 20 hr 21 min ago

With Holtby ill, Capitals recall Grubauer from AHL Hershey (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — With starting goalie Braden Holtby ill, the Washington Capitals have recalled backup Philipp Grubauer from Hershey of the AHL before Game 2 of their playoff series against the New York Islanders. ...
  • 20 hr 23 min ago

With Holtby ill, Capitals recall Grubauer from AHL Hershey (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — With starting goalie Braden Holtby ill, the Capitals have recalled backup Philipp Grubauer from Hershey of the AHL before Game 2 of Washington's playoff series against the New York Islanders. ...
  • 20 hr 23 min ago

New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals Game 2: TV, lineups, narratives

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Things that could change, things to watch in Game 2. Tonight the New York Islanders will try to build off their 4-1 (EN) Game 1 win over the Washington Capitals , while the Caps will hope to...
  • 20 hr 28 min ago

For Game 2 vs. Islanders, Braden Holtby is sick? Unbelievable (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Washington Capitals goalie Braden Holtby sat out practice on Friday morning ahead of Game 2 of their series against the New York Islanders, feeling under the weather.  Hershey Bears starter...
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