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Islanders legend Smith: N.Y. always will be Rangers territory

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Billy Smith was between the pipes during the glory days of the Islanders in the early 1980s, and yet he still thinks they play second fiddle in the New York...
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Islanders complete two-game sweep of Penguins

$Newsday Perhaps it's finally time to lay to rest the comparisons with last season, or other wayward Islanders campaigns of the past two decades.
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Islanders pop Penguins again, gain tie for first place

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Meet your first-place New York Islanders. Well, tied for it, at least. Following Saturday’s 4-1 triumph over the Penguins at the Coliseum, the Isles finished a back-to-back, home-and-home sweep...
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Isles' Michael Grabner still awaits return to lineup

$Newsday Michael Grabner stayed off the ice on Saturday, but it wasn't a setback in his recovery from hernia surgery. This is part of the process for a player who basically missed all of training camp...
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Islanders honor Billy Smith in their last season at Coliseum

$Newsday The first time Billy Smith came to Nassau Coliseum, he missed his exit. It was 1972 and he had been summoned from the minor-league team in New Haven.
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Islanders' Nick Leddy making his presence known

$Newsday Jack Capuano knew that Nick Leddy had it in him to play the way he has for the Islanders. Leddy knew it, too.
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The Skinny: Islanders 5, Penguins 4 (SO)

NHL.com Game 19Isles 5, Pittsburgh 4 (SO)The Isles exploded for three goals in a 95 second span of the first period to grab a 3-1 lead but eventually needed shootout goals from Frans Nielsen and Kyle...
  • 18 hr 49 min ago

Morning Skate Updates: Billy Smith Mini-Locker Night

NHL.com NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTESHalak Starts: Jaroslav Halak will start in goal for the Islanders tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Halak is riding a five-game winning streak and has allowed just...
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Islanders beat Pittsburgh in a shootout

$Newsday Penguins coach Mike Johnston said he was viewing the home-and-home against the Islanders that began Friday night at the Consol Energy Center "like a playoff series."
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Phil Kessel — the NHL’s angriest superstar — strikes again

NY Post (Brett Cyrgalis) — Phil Kessel is on the Maple Leafs, because of course he is. In the ongoing saga that is the Toronto hockey franchise, Kessel is by far their best player, and...
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State of the Sound Tigers

NHL.com The New York Islanders were busy this offseason, shoring up the team’s lineup at forward, defense and in goal. The organizational depth extends beyond Long Island, up I-95 to Bridgeport, where a...
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Morning Skate Updates: 11/21/14

NHL.com NEWS, NOTES AND QUOTESMSG: TONIGHT'S ISLES-PENS GAME IS ON MSGJohnson Starts: The Isles go to Chad Johnson in goal tonight. This is Johnson’s seventh start of the season (4-2-0), but the first of...
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Game Preview: Islanders at Penguins

NHL.com After speaking at Long Island elementary schools on Wednesday, the New York Islanders started studying for a big test, preparing for a pair of back-to-back games against the Pittsburgh Penguins,...
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John Tavares willing to sacrifice scoring for team wins

$Newsday It may seem that John Tavares isn't producing up to his recent high standards through 18 games and technically, that viewpoint is correct. His 18 points, heading into Friday night's game against...
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Isles Wives and Girlfriends Give Back

NHL.com With the season to give thanks just around the corner, a group of New York Islanders wives and girlfriends took it upon themselves to give back to the local community by volunteering at three...
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Islanders 101

NHL.com Standing at the front of a packed auditorium for Islanders School Day was a little different this year for Kyle Okposo. Speaking to students at Old Mill Rd Elementary School , Okposo proudly...
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The Skinny: Islanders 5, Lightning 2

NHL.com Game 18Isles 5, Tampa Bay 2Mikhail Grabovski and Ryan Strome scored second period goals 63 seconds apart to break a 1-1 tie as the Islanders improved to 5-2-0 at home as they defeated the Tampa...
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Blog Articles

Game Recap: Islanders 4 – Penguins 1

NYI Point Blank (Andrew Vazzano, SNY.tv) — Result: The Islanders beat the Penguins 4-1 on Saturday night. Need to Know: The Isles got three third period goals — and four unanswered goals — to beat the Penguins on Saturday...
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Game Day (20): Penguins at Islanders, 7 pm

NYI Point Blank (Christian Arnold) — at Nassau Coliseum — Uniondale, NY TV: MSG Plus Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM
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Preview: New York Islanders vs Pittsburgh Penguins rematch at Nassau Coliseum

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Hope Billy brought his broom. No rest for the top of the Metropolitan Division. After a win last night in Pittsburgh, the New York Islanders made up one point and are now two points behind...
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Hall of Famer Billy Smith on New York Islanders, Al Arbour, Nassau Coliseum Past, Present

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Billy Smith talks about the old days, the current days, and the days to come. Billy Smith is in town for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins , as the New York Islanders honor...
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New York Islanders Officially Avoid November Collapse

Eyes On Isles (James McDermott) — Something happened last night that New York Islanders fans have not seen in a long time. With their 5-4 shootout victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins the Isles secured their seventh win of the...
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Some thoughts on the Islanders win over Pittsburgh

NYI Point Blank (Christian Arnold) — The Islanders played a very disciplined game and did not give the leagues top power play any opportunities. The Penguins power play is converting at a 33.8% clip so far this season while the...
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Islanders News: One more with the Penguins; a hockey trade out West

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Last night was so wild they should do it again. Except maybe in regulation. Waking up after a win sure beats waking up after a loss, no? The Islanders did that today, now must try to finish the...
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[Recap] New York Islanders 5, Pittsburgh Penguins 4 (SO). Overcoming adventures in goaltending to pick up a point on pace-setting Pens

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — An important early-season victory but the rematch is right behind. Whenever the Islanders play the Penguins , there's still a lingering feeling of PTSD - Playoffs Trauma Stress Disorder. And...
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Game recap: Islanders 5 — Penguins 4 (SO)

NYI Point Blank (jmcguire860) — Recap: The Islanders couldn’t protect two two-goal leads in regulation, but Frans Nielsen and Kyle Okposo scored in the shootout to give the Islanders the win in a matchup of Metropolitan...
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Game day (19): Islanders at Penguins, 7 pm

NYI Point Blank (Christian Arnold) — at Consol Energy Center — Pittsburgh, PA TV: MSG Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM
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New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins: Isles waived Sidney Crosby's winger

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dominik) — Metro! Metro! Metro! Be there! Be there! Be there! No game, or pair of games, is critically important when your team is 12-6 in mid-November. But this weekend's home-and-home between the New...
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New York Islanders Could Takeover First Place this Weekend

Eyes On Isles (James McDermott) — It would not be unfair to say that most fans of the New York Islanders would sign on the dotted line for two points from this weekend’s home and home series with the NHL’s hottest...
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Gameday News: Incarcerated Islanders Owners Club gets a new member

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Congrats, Steve! First Islanders Goal picks for tonight's game against the Pittsburgh can be left here . Get them in before 7 pm and then wait because Mike is getting married and that's a...
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Home-And-Home; Mid-Term Test

7th Woman (noreply@blogger.com (7th Woman)) — It couldn't be any more important than to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins at least ONCE this weekend. Twice would prove that this current Islander team can play against anyone. Mid-Term Friday on...
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Michael Grabner, The Last Piece In The Jigsaw?

Eyes On Isles (Sean Marshall) — For the first time all season, the Islanders could well be about to have their strongest line up available with the news that Michael Grabner is about to be activated off IR and this is a move...
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NY Islanders Lack Eye-Popping Statistics, Still Winning

Eyes On Isles (Andrew Eichenholz) — Every year the same thing happens when somebody goes to check out who is leading the National Hockey League in some of its most important categories. One way or another, Sidney Crosby of the...
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Zeitgeist: Collective Maple Leafs fan filibuster continues into second day

SBN: Lighthouse Hockey (Dan Saraceni) — Steadfast stonewalling attempts to block next Leafs game from being played. TORONTO (Lighthouse Press) _ A marathon talking session by millions of Maple Leafs fans across Canada remains...
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John Tavares Not Being in MVP Form is Good News for the Islanders

Eyes On Isles (James McDermott) — John Tavares grew accustomed to the sounds of “MVP! MVP! MVP!” echoing around the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum at the tail end of the shortened 2012-13 season, as he lead the New...
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