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

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — 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...
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'Soft'? Islanders plan to get more physical against Lightning

Newsday The Islanders are trying to figure out how to bottle up some of the Lightning's elite skaters. One way you're sure to see in Tuesday's Game 3 is an old-fashioned containment style -- the Isles are...
  • New: 40 min ago

Islanders practice for Game 3 vs. Tampa Bay Lightning

Newsday The Islanders practiced for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Barclays Center. Game 3 is Tuesday, May 3.
  • New: 56 min ago

King of New York: John Tavares best player on any of the pro teams

Newsday John Tavares found himself swarmed around noon on Monday by a horde of reporters and camera crews, a sight not ordinarily seen after an off-day practice in Syosset.
  • New: 1 hr 2 min ago

Islanders notebook: Halak ready, but Greiss is still the man

Newsday Jaroslav Halak has been skating for a few weeks as he returns to health from a serious groin injury suffered on March 8. There appears to be no rush for him to return, though, with Thomas Greiss...
  • New: 1 hr 29 min ago

Islanders-Lightning Game 5 Set for 3PM

NHL.com The New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning will play Game 5 of their best-of-seven series on Sunday May 8 at 3 p.m. at Amalie Arena. If necessary, Game 6 will be played at Barclays Center in...
  • New: 1 hr 33 min ago

Travis Hamonic an invaluable presence on Islanders' defense

Newsday If there had been any question about Travis Hamonic getting up to speed, after an apparent knee injury had jeopardized his playoffs, he answered that in the first period Saturday when he caught...
  • New: 2 hr 15 min ago

MTA Long Island Rail Road Is the Best Way to Get to Barclays Center to See New York Islanders Play in 2nd Round of Stanley Cup Playoffs

NHL.com The Long Island Rail Road is providing frequent service to Atlantic Terminal, Brooklyn and Barclays Center for fans planning on attending the next two New York Islanders games in the Stanley Cut...
  • New: 2 hr 28 min ago

Tampa Bay Lightning practices for Game 3 vs. Islanders

Newsday The Tampa Bay Lightning practiced for Game 3 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Islanders on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Barclays Center. Game 3 is Tuesday, May 3.
  • New: 4 hr 42 min ago

Islanders-Lightning Game 3 tickets not as expensive as first-round series

Newsday Tickets to Game 3 of the Lightning-Islanders playoff series Tuesday night at the Barclays Center were averaging an asking price of $192.56 as of early Monday, according to TiqIQ.com, which...
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Well-rested Islanders would prefer more rhythm to playoff schedule against Tampa Bay Lightning

Newsday The Islanders played three games in four days to start their first-round playoff series against the Panthers.
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These NHL playoffs have been full of surprises

Newsday The way things are going in these Stanley Cup playoffs, it will be a shock if we're not surprised some more. Or maybe nothing will stun us now. This is some postseason, with the status quo having...
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Islanders know they need to shoot more in Game 3

Newsday The Islanders are not exactly a group laden with playoff experience. But they have been here before, tied 1-1 after splitting the first two games on the road with a chance to take control of a...
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Fallout from Isles’ Game 2 red flag: No big-picture thinking

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Maybe it was a miscue in timing when Islanders coach Jack Capuano used his postgame press conference after a 4-1 loss to the Lightning in Game 2 of the second-round series on Saturday afternoon in...
  • 23 hr 13 min ago

Why all these off days are proving Isles’ advantage

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — All these off days are actually turning in favor of the Islanders. Despite coach Jack Capuano’s jokingly unrealistic longing for no days between games, the two days that will separate each of the...
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Ridiculous playoff system robs fans of great late-round games

NY Post (Larry Brooks) — The teams with the two best records in each conference are facing one another in the second round of the playoffs because, for no good reason, two years ago the NHL abandoned the re-seeding that...
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Islanders fans travel near and far to attend playoff games

Newsday TAMPA, Fla. -- At a radio station booth set up near the entrance of Thunder Alley, the sun-splashed plaza outside Amalie Arena on Saturday, Paul Damato -- wearing a John Tavares All-Star jersey --...
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Why numbers don’t tell story of ugly Isles power play

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — TAMPA, Fla. — It’s one of the four tenets Islanders coach Jack Capuano always preaches for postseason success. Among luck, health, goaltending and special teams, the latter is the only one he can...
  • 1 day 21 hr ago

Capuano hints at Isles changes after Brock Nelson letdown

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — TAMPA, Fla. — Moving Brock Nelson up in the lineup spurred an offensive outburst from the Islanders in Game 1. Keeping him there was a detriment in Game 2. Now Islanders coach Jack Capuano has a...
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Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss is unfazed by Game 2 loss

Newsday TAMPA -- Thomas Greiss has been so spectacular and nearly flawless, that these days, the real surprise is when he lets in a goal that doesn't look so flashy. In that case, the goalie and his team...
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Blog Articles

Islanders-Lightning Game 3 Updates: Ryan Pulock, Erik Condra near returns

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Practice updates from the second day between Islanders and Lightning Games 2 and 3. A variety of updates both official and undeclared came out of the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay...
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Quiet Crosby, Ovechkin; Jones leading Sharks; Raanta re-signs (Puck Headlines) (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Here are your Puck Headlines: A glorious collection of news and views collected from the greatest blogosphere in sports and the few, the proud, the mainstream hockey media. Have a link you want to...
  • New: 5 hr 59 min ago

Marek Vs. Wyshynski: Down Goes Brown in Maple Leafs Draft Lottery win (Podcast (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — It's a Monday edition of MAREK VS. WYSHYNSKI, and we're talking about: - Down Goes Brown (a.k.a. Sean McIndoe) joins us to celebrate the inexplicable good luck of the Toronto Maple Leafs in...
  • New: 10 hr 26 min ago

Islanders News: Pulock projection, Bailey skating, Drouin revival, Hedman workhorse

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Back to full practice today, Game 3 tomorrow. Ryan Pulock inches closer to a return, Josh Bailey may be in full practice today too, Jaroslav Halak is right behind him, and the "black aces"...
  • New: 11 hr 48 min ago

Masterton Trophy Finalists: Dupuis vs. Jagr vs. Zuccarello (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Pascal Dupuis of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Jaromir Jagr of the Florida Panthers and Mats Zuccarello of the New York Rangers are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy,...
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Islanders vs. Lightning Game 2 Lessons: Special teams, modes of attack, changes loom?

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Analysis and reactions from Jack Capuano, Thomas Hickey, Frans Nielsen after Game 2 and how they might inform the approach in Game 3 Teams learn more about each other throughout a playoff...
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Islanders News: Not enough power; Who's on deck?; Leafs win something

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Time to plug in. So Saturday didn't go as well as we and the Islanders would have liked. Game 3 is Tuesday in Brooklyn. Let's hope the Islanders didn't leave their power play in a Tampa hotel....
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NHL Three Stars: Letang plays forever; Lightning wakeup and win (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — No. 1 Star: Kris Letang, Pittsburgh Penguins Letang was a beast for the Penguins in their 2-1 win over the Washington Capitals. Due to the injury to Olli Maatta in the first period, the...
  • 1 day 17 hr ago

NHL play-offs 2nd round results (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — May 1 (Infostrada Sports) - Results from the NHL Play-offs 2nd Round games on Saturday (home team in CAPS) 1 2 3 T TAMPA BAY 2 1 1 4 NY Islanders 1 0 0 1 (The best-of-seven series is level at 1-1)...
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Triplets line helps Lightning even NHL playoff series with Isles (AFP)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Tyler Johnson was reunited with linemates Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat and it paid off Saturday as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 in game two of their NHL second round...
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Lightning beat Islanders 4-1 to even series after two games (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — (The Sports Xchange) - Tyler Johnson scored two goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference second-round series on Saturday at Amalie Arena...
  • 2 days ago

NHL-Lightning beat Islanders 4-1 to even series after two games (Reuters)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — April 30 (The Sports Xchange) - Tyler Johnson scored two goals as the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 in Game 2 of an Eastern Conference second-round series on Saturday at...
  • 2 days ago

NHL Draft Lottery Results Determined Toight

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — The NHL holds a lottery to determine the order for the first 14 picks in the June entry draft, with all 14 non-playoff teams having a shot at one of the top three selections. The results of the...
  • 2 days ago

Lightning bounce back, take puck and Game 2 away from Islanders (Puck Daddy)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Ben Bishop was pulled in Game 1 of the Tampa Bay Lightning’s series against the New York Islanders. Which was sort of embarrassing on several levels, since it was also a day on which he was...
  • 2 days ago

Lightning Tie Playoff Series vs. Islanders with 4-1 (EN) Win in Game 2

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — The Lightning avoided a 2-0 hole at home, the Islanders rarely looked like it would go any other way. The Tampa Bay Lightning defeated the New York Islanders 4-1 in Game 2 Saturday afternoon...
  • 2 days ago

Johnson has 2 goals and assist, Lightning beat Islanders 4-1 (The Associated Press)

The View From Section 317 (Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News) — Tyler Johnson had two goals and an assist and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New York Islanders 4-1 on Saturday to even the second-round series at a game apiece. Lightning goalie Ben Bishop...
  • 2 days ago

New York Islanders vs Tampa Bay Lightning Exemplifies Need For Playoff Change

Eyes On Isles (John McCann) — With the New York Islanders heading into game 2 with a 1-0 lead over the higher seeded Lightning, is it time for the NHL to consider a playoff formatting change?  The New York Islanders have...
  • 2 days ago

New York Islanders Won’t be as Lucky in Game Two

Eyes On Isles (Michel Anderson) — The New York Islanders had lady luck on their side. By all accounts, the New York Islanders blew away their competition in their second round matchup against the Tampa Bay Lightning. But after...
  • 2 days ago

New York Islanders: Barclays Center Is Tavares’ House Now

Eyes On Isles (Jennifer Lapka) — New York Islanders playoff series win against the Panthers makes this John Tavares’ time and Barclays Center is his house. The Coliseum versus Barclays Center debate is one that will...
  • 2 days ago