Islanders Rumors & News

  • Islanders take 2-1 series edge over Caps thanks to Tavares’ overtime goal

    New York Post "It’s not easy to pinpoint maturation. It wasn’t easy for Islanders captain John Tavares to do it, either. But the differences between so many thens and now — the growth, really — have never been more apparent. “Maybe,” the captain said, “it’s prepared us.” How to prepare for this, Sunday..." April 20

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    Zac Boyer @ZacBoyer

    Capitals' scratches: Peters, Latta, Burakovsky. Islanders' only lineup switch is veteran Kennedy in for Grabner. No Grabovski.

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: Halak in goal. Other potential lineup changes are still to be determined. #Isles

  • For Islanders and Bruins, it started with Johnny Boychuk

    Newsday "It somehow was fitting that the Islanders clinched a playoff berth thanks to a Bruins loss. Boston's loss before the start of the season was the Islanders' huge gain in the form of the Johnny Boychuk trade. It turned out to be a franchise-changing deal for both sides. The Islanders are where..." April 19

  • Ovi says Islanders fans not as loud as Caps fans

    CSN Washington "The Capitals are expecting the 43-year-old Nassau Coliseum, once nicknamed the Mausoleum when the Islanders struggled to draw fans, to be rocking in Game 3, especially with the possibility of this being the final playoff series in the arena. The Islanders will be moving to the two-year-old..." April 19

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    Alex Prewitt @alex_prewitt

    Holtby on whether he's healthy enough for tomorrow: "I don't think there will be any questions."

  • Capitals rally from pair of two-goal deficits for 4-3 win in Game 2, evening series vs. Islanders

    Washington Post "At the moment Verizon Center detonated with sound, when the loopy madness reached its boiling point, Jason Chimera spun around and bolted. He high-stepped across the rink, red sweaters in hot pursuit, fists raised toward the rafters. In the stands, the raucous fans climbed over each other to..." April 18

  • Islanders whip Capitals to steal Game 1 road win

    New York Post "Kyle Okposo was convinced this Islanders team wouldn’t be in store for the same fate they met when their last playoff series began two years ago. He was right. Instead of being overwhelmed like they were against the Penguins in 2013, the Isles were the aggressors in their 4-1 win over the..." April 16

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    Katie Strang @KatieStrangESPN

    No update on Hamonic. Capuano said he doesn't know if he will be available for Game 1 vs WSH

  • Blue Jackets 5, Islanders 4, SO: Jackets refuse to fold in season finale

    Columbus Dispatch "Given opportunities to pack it in amid a hostile environment Saturday night, the Blue Jackets did what they’ve been doing for the better part of a month. The Jackets gutted their way back from a 3-1 deficit midway through the third period, rallied from a 4-3 deficit with only 1:35 to play in..." April 12

  • Islanders down Penguins, will face Capitals in the first round

    New York Post "John Tavares broke a tie with his 37th goal of the season early in the third period and the Islanders pulled away to beat the reeling Penguins 3-1 on Friday night. The victory ensured the Islanders will face the Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Which team has home ice..." April 11

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #Isles Injury Update: Travis Hamonic will not return to tonight's game.

  • Islanders' time at Nassau Coliseum is coming to an end "Perhaps the most diplomatic way to describe the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum is to call it "outdated," though many other pejoratives spring to mind. It is indeed an aging, decrepit, old barn that is sagging at the seams, remarkable as something of a historical relic when contrasted with..." April 11

  • Islanders’ season of hope two games away from unthinkable

    New York Post "There’s a doomsday scenario brewing, even if the Islanders are not willing to acknowledge it. And why would they? In the midst of a free fall, after a confluence of events Tuesday that might lead one to believe there is some malicious power at work, the Islanders were not focused on not having..." April 09

  • Flyers beat Islanders 5-4 in a wild finish

    Broad Street Hockey "The games may be meaningless, but that doesn't mean that they can't be entertaining. Facing a New York Islanders team trying to officially clinch a playoff spot, the Flyers matched them stride-for-stride from the opening whistle. Led by a stellar performance by Claude Giroux and consistent..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Blue Jackets rally for 4-3 win over Isles

    The Cannon "Winners of seven in a row, the Jackets looked to continue their run of hot play at home against the Islanders. The Jackets have been playing the role of spoiler lately, beating some elite teams and in doing so, have helped to alter the seedings among the playoff teams. The CBJ were shot out of..." April 03

  • Islanders Sign Stephon Williams to Entry-Level Contract

    Hockey Fights "The New York Islanders announced today that goaltender Stephon Williams has agreed to terms on a two-year, entry-level contract that will take effect in the 2015-16 season. Williams, 21, posted a 25-6-3 record in his junior campaign at Minnesota State (Western Collegiate Hockey Association)...." April 02

  • Isles finally break out, end skid with win over Red Wings

    New York Post "Jack Capuano insisted the Islanders weren’t panicking. Not after a three-game losing streak heading into Sunday’s game against the Red Wings or a seven-game winless streak at the Coliseum. But after the Isles allowed two goals less than two minutes into the game on Sunday, it seemed it might..." March 30

  • Kopitar's Late Winner Caps Off Massive Road Win Over Islanders

    Jewels From The Crown "The Los Angeles Kings played really well tonight, but through 55 minutes, they were no closer to a win than when they started. So what did the Kings do when they were at a stalemate? They put out their first line and went to work. The result was a game-winning goal for Anze Kopitar and a 3-2 win..." March 27

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Wild win 10th Straight in Shootout Win Over Islanders

    Hockey Wilderness "The Wild and Devan Dubnyk had to weather the storm as it took a while for them to find their legs. But once they did, they were able to squeak out a 2-1 shootout victory over John Tavares and the New York Islanders. Zach Parise scored the game-tying goal and the shootout goal to secure the..." March 25

  • Twitter threats against Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy bring in law enforcement officials

    Newsday "Social media threats made to Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy Tuesday prompted local and federal authorities to open an investigation, the team said. A now-suspended Twitter account posted pictures of Leddy's Minnesota driver's license and a credit card and made violent threats against the..." March 25

  • Thomas Vanek: Isles' move to Brooklyn was deterrent in re-signing

    Yahoo! Sports "When Thomas Vanek signed a three-year, $19.5 million deal with the Minnesota Wild last summer, it put an end to hockey’s worst-kept secret that the forward would end up in the “State of Hockey.” But New York Islanders GM Garth Snow felt he could sell Vanek on Long Island after trading for him..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Islanders snap four-game skid with shutout win over Devils

    New York Post "Saturday night brought one example of what the Islanders are going to have to get used to. On this night, they dealt with it fine. As games tighten up with the approaching playoffs, the Isles put together a tidy little performance at Prudential Center in Newark, breaking a four-game losing..." March 22

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: Halak in goal. Leddy back in the lineup replacing Calvin de Haan on defense. No changes at forward. #Isles

  • Toews, Hossa score twice each as Blackhawks down Islanders

    CSN Chicago "Jonathan Toews talked Tuesday morning of the Blackhawks building off momentum gained from their latest road trip. “When you show up and give that effort, the little things, the details, take care of themselves,” he said. Then the Blackhawks captain went out and led by example. Toews had a..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    #Isles Transaction: Kevin Poulin has been recalled from loan on emergency conditions. Jaroslav Halak is day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

  • With offense slumping, Isles on verge of season-long losing streak

    Pro Hockey Talk "In what’s been an otherwise banner campaign, the New York Islanders have hit a rough patch. Relatively speaking, that is. On their way to the playoffs and one of just six teams in the NHL with 43 wins or more, the Islanders are in great shape overall and their “problems” — a three-game..." March 16

  • Islanders GM Snow's shrewd moves earning him respect around the NHL "Garth Snow won’t be mistaken for Sam Pollock any time soon, but the general manager of the Islanders sure has done a nice job of silencing his critics in the past few months. Through a combination of luck, opportunity and gumption, he’s turned his team into a force in the Eastern Conference and..." March 16

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: Nick Leddy skated prior to today's morning skate. #Isles

  • Islanders sign Johnny Boychuk to seven-year, $42M deal

    New York Post "Johnny Boychuk and the Islanders agreed on a long-term contract extension that assures two of the club’s top defensemen will stick together well after the team relocates to Brooklyn next season. Boychuk received a seven-year deal Thursday, just as Nick Leddy did late last month. Boychuk’s..." March 13

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    BREAKING: #Isles sign Johnny Boychuk to seven-year, $42 million contract.

  • Isles making headway on Boychuk extension

    Islanders Point Blank "The Islanders and Johnny Boychuk are making progress on an extension (LeBrun, Mar 12) LeBrun says that the deal is “not done, but getting there.” Boychuk is set to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. He has seven goals, 25 assists and is a +17 in 59 games this season." March 12

  • NHL GMs might curb shootouts

    CSN New England "This will hardly come as a shock to anybody that remembers just last week when Claude Julien famously said “they suck” when asked about NHL shootouts, but the Bruins coach is in favor of getting rid of them altogether. Darren Dreger said on NBCSN Wednesday night that the NHL general managers..." March 12

  • Nick Leddy will be sidelined at least two weeks

    Newsday "Nick Leddy, the Islanders' most durable defenseman this season, will miss at least two weeks with an upper-body injury. Leddy missed Tuesday's 2-1 loss to the Rangers with the injury, suffered in the second period of Monday's overtime win in Toronto, so it's yet another test of the team's depth as..." March 12

  • Rangers nip Islanders in their last regular-season game in Coliseum

    New York Post "The history was not overbearing, and the significance of the moment is not what made this one sting so much for the Islanders. No, this 2-1 loss to the Rangers that was the last one in the regular season for these two teams at the Coliseum was a tough one because it was two points — two points..." March 11

  • Iron man streak ends at 320 games for Islanders’ Nick Leddy

    New York Post "Add one, take away another. The Islanders had a handful of moving pieces in Tuesday night’s 2-1 loss to the Rangers, the final regular-season game these two historic rivals will play at the Coliseum. First, the Isles were without 23-year-old defenseman Nick Leddy, who left Monday’s 4-3..." March 11

  • Tavares scores in OT to cap Isles’ comeback over Leafs

    New York Post "John Tavares scored 4:38 into overtime, capping the Islanders’ two-goal comeback in a 4-3 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday night. Tavares, an Ontario native, went around several defenders to score the winning goal during a delayed Toronto penalty. With his 33rd goal and 39th assist, the..." March 10

  • Islanders' Okposo might return Tuesday "New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo, who hasn't played since Jan. 19, could be in the lineup against the New York Rangers at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, according to Newsday. Okposo, who had emergency surgery to repair a detached retina, has been skating for more than a week and rejoined..." March 10

  • Kennedy to make his Isles debut

    Islanders Point Blank "Tyler Kennedy will finally make his Islanders’ debut tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kennedy was slated to play in Tuesday’s overtime loss in Dallas, but at the last minute alerted the Islanders’ coaching staff of an unspecified upper-body injury. Kennedy has been dealing with injures..." March 09

  • Evgeny Romasko will become NHL's first Russian referee on Monday "On Monday night in Detroit, when the Red Wings host the Edmonton Oilers, Evgeny Romasko will make some history when he becomes the first Russian referee in NHL history when he joins Paul Devorski on the ice at Joe Louis Arena. The 33-year-old Romasko had some assignments earlier this season in..." March 09

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Capuano: Halak in goal, Boulton and Cizikas in, Mouillierat out.

  • Islanders F Matt Martin suspended one game for kneeing Trevor Daley "The NHL's Department of Player Safety has suspended New York Islanders forward Matt Martin one game for kneeing Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley Tuesday night. The Department ruled that while Martin's hit was not malicious, it was reckless. It also resulted in an injury to Daley, who left..." March 05

  • Stars Win 3-2 over Islanders, But Lose Trevor Daley on Ugly Hit to Knee

    Defending Big D "Another dirty hit to a Dallas Stars knee. Another key member of the team lost. History (revisionist, perhaps) will probably remember Kulikov's malicious hit on Tyler Seguin as the moment that sunk the Stars' 2014-2015 already wayward season for good, but a footnote will be what Matt Martin..." March 04

  • Islanders' Martin faces safety hearing "New York Islanders forward Matt Martin faced a hearing Wednesday for kneeing Dallas Stars defenseman Trevor Daley during a game. Daley was hit by Martin at 1:48 of the first period in Dallas' 3-2 overtime win Tuesday night." March 04

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