Islanders Rumors & News

  • Islanders will get Johnny Boychuk back against Detroit

    Newsday "The Islanders have played well during their last seven games, including Thursday night’s 3-2 loss to the Capitals in Washington. That one actually may have been the best of the seven. So it stands to reason that the return of Johnny Boychuk, one of the Islanders’ most indispensable players,..." February 06

  • Alex Ovechkin is back, and the Capitals sure are glad in 3-2 win over the Isles

    Washington Post "Alex Ovechkin dropped to one knee and pumped his fist in celebration, a sight the Washington Capitals had badly missed. He had only been out for one game but, at times, they looked lost without him. With the game tied late in the third period Thursday night, he again showed why his presence in the..." February 05

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Berube’s first NHL win throws Isles’ goalie situation into tizzy

    New York Post "While the rest of the Islanders — except for John Tavares — were enjoying the All-Star break, goalie Jean-Francois Berube was keeping busy with AHL Bridgeport, shaking off the rust from a lower-body injury. After winning all four games he played during his conditioning stint, the 24-year-old..." February 03

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Boychuk very close, could be back by Thursday, weekend more likely.

  • NHL announces trio of rescheduled games after late-January snowstorm

    The Score "The NHL has an answer for Snowstorm Jonas. Make-up dates for the three late-January games postponed due to inclement weather on the east coast have been announced. The Washington Capitals now have a pair of games at the Verizon Center " February 02

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • John Tavares opens up on how Game 7 haunts, inspires him

    New York Post "John Tavares knew the All-Star Game was a natural time for reflection. And when he looked back, what he saw was some disappointment and dogged determination to stop it from happening again. “I’m working as hard as I can,” the Islanders captain told The Post before the All-Star Game on Sunday..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • John Tavares wins NHL Accuracy Shooting competition

    Yahoo! Sports "Behind the strength of John Tavares, the Eastern Conference beat the Western Conference in the accuracy competition at the NHL All-Star Game. Tavares nailed all four targets in 12.294 seconds Last season, Patrick Kane won the competition hitting four targets in a time of 13.529. Kane went..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Islanders' Tavares named Metro Division captain for All-Star Game

    The Score "The NHL announced Thursday that New York Islanders forward John Tavares has been named the captain of the Metropolitan Division team at the 2016 All-Star Game in Nashville." January 28

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Wings' mastery of road continues with win over Isles

    Detroit News "Back on the road, back in the win column. Joe Louis Arena hasn’t been all that friendly recently to the Red Wings, but once they go on the road, the victories have been piling up. Closing out the pre-All-Star break portion of the schedule Monday, the Red Wings visited Brooklyn’s Barclays..." January 26

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • John Tavares wakes up late as Islanders blast Senators

    New York Post "The Islanders hadn’t played a game in five days, but if there was rust, it didn’t show. Travis Hamonic and John Tavares each had a goal and an assist in the third period and the Islanders defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2 on Friday night. “Overall it was a good road win, especially coming off..." January 23

  • Today's Philadelphia at NY Islanders game postponed "Today's game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders at Barclays Center, NHL Game No. 716, has been postponed due to the severe snowstorm impacting the metro New York area." January 23

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Islanders Adam Pelech on IR, Berube to Bridgeport (conditioning)

    Lighthouse Hockey "The injury situation on the New York Islanders blueline continues to evolve, and it has roster ramifications for this weekend's traveling back-to-back set in Ottawa on Friday and at home against the Flyers on Saturday. Though the Isles have the same six healthy defensemen that they used in..." January 19

  • Islanders can take the East, if they stop waiting around for it

    New York Post "The Capitals have become a regular-season powerhouse the way the Rangers were last year, and Denis Potvin will tell you everyone should bow down in admiration to the Panthers, but the truth is the window is wide open in the East, where nobody else is particularly daunting. Wide open for the..." January 18

  • Canucks dodge disaster against Islanders

    Vancouver Sun "Ben Hutton is going to carry with him a little piece of Sunday’s game for the rest of this season, and so will the Vancouver Canucks. Hutton will tote around in his stinky equipment bag the puck with which he scored his first National Hockey League goal against the New York Islanders. That’s..." January 18

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

  • Isles storm back to dump Rangers in playoff-teasing slugfest

    New York Post "There is always meaning in the historical and emotional reasons that are indelibly attached to games between the Rangers and Islanders. But now, there is this added fold into the mix concerning the nature of these two current teams, what they’re playing for and who they have to beat to get..." January 15

  • John Tavares’ goal slump should be killing Islanders, but it isn’t

    New York Post "Let’s go back to Dec. 2, the most recent time the Rangers and Islanders met, before another clash of these newly interborough rivals on Thursday night at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. That game was a 2-1 shootout win for the Isles, and captain John Tavares scored his 12th goal of the team’s..." January 15

  • Brock Nelson’s hat trick propels Islanders past Blue Jackets

    New York Post "Jack Capuano wasn’t pleased with his team’s offense heading into Tuesday night’s game against the Blue Jackets. A hat trick from Brock Nelson — and some shaky goaltending by Blue Jackets rookie Anton Forsberg — fixed that in a 5-2 win Islanders win in Brooklyn. “That was the first in a long..." January 13

  • Islanders' Hamonic out 2-3 weeks

    TSN "Edmonton Oilers F Matt Hendricks has been suspened three games for boarding Florida's Aaron Ekblad. - NHL Player Safety Montreal Canadiens Carey Price skated with athletic therapist Grahm Rynbend this morning without equipment for ths first time since his injury. - @CanadiensMTL New York..." January 12

  • Resurgent Read helps Flyers blank Islanders

    Courier-Post "Matt Read felt just fine health-wise, night-and-day better from last year when he spent most of the season on one foot with a high ankle sprain. Even though he wasn’t scoring, he felt like his game was in the right place until first-year coach Dave Hakstol benched him last Saturday. Read had..." January 10

  • Islanders coach Jack Capuano reaches 400 games with team, hopes for 400 more

    Newsday "Jack Capuano swore he didn’t know his milestone was approaching. “I didn’t even know,” he said of his 400th game behind the Islanders bench on Thursday against the Caps at Barclays Center. “I haven’t thought about it to be honest with you. I hope there’s 400 more.” From some coaches — most..." January 10

  • Islanders defenseman Hamonic out against Flyers "New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic won't play Saturday against the Philadelphia Flyers because of a lower-body injury. Hamonic didn't practice Friday because of what the Islanders called a maintenance day. "Just a lower body right now, still day-to-day," Islanders coach Jack..." January 09

  • Capitals pick apart Islanders

    CSN Mid-Atlantic "Post-game analysis of the Capitals’ 4-1 win over the New York Islanders in their first visit to Barclays Center on Thursday night: How it happened: Jason Chimera and Alex Ovechkin scored goals on two of the Capitals’ first 10 shots on Jaro Halak and that was enough for Braden Holtby, whose only..." January 08

  • Blackhawks' Toews tops list of 2015 jersey sales

    The Score "There are a lot of people walking around with Toews on their backs. The Chicago Blackhawks forward had the prestige honor of having the top-selling jersey of 2015. The NHL announced the top sales from the NHL Shop, also revealing teammate Patrick Kane finishing second in sales. Here is the..." January 08

  • Star-studded Central roster highlights All-Star reveal "The NHL announced the remaining players for the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game, and several familiar and high-scoring stars will descend upon Bridgestone Arena in Nashville for All-Star Weekend. The host Nashville Predators have three players among the 40 named Wednesday by the NHL's Hockey..." January 06

  • Islanders beat NHL’s top team, Dallas Stars, as Kyle Okposo scores two goals

    New York Daily News "Cal Clutterbuck crumpled into the side boards and had to be helped to the locker room after getting crushed by Dallas defenseman Jason Demers early in the second period on Sunday. Demers was booted out of the game for boarding, however, and the Islanders snapped a tie on the ensuing major power..." January 04

  • Is The NHL’s Winter Classic Dying?

    Uproxx "This year’s NHL Winter Classic saw the Boston Bruins play host to the Montreal Canadiens in front of nearly 70,000 fans at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Like each of its predecessors, this year’s outdoor game on New Year’s Day was a spectacle to behold for hockey fans around the..." January 04

  • Nearly-perfect Penguins beat Islanders, 5-2

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Coach Mike Sullivan and his staff will review video of the Penguins’ 5-2 victory against the New York Islanders Saturday night at Consol Energy Center, just like they always do. But if they’re looking primarily for letdowns and lapses and other teachable moments, they probably can fast-forward..." January 03

  • Isles’ Hamonic one step further from becoming a Jet

    Winnipeg Free Press "An injury to the New York Islanders defence corps could dramatically impact any attempts by the Jets to bring Travis Hamonic back to Manitoba. The Islanders placed defenceman Johnny Boychuk on injured reserve Friday after he hurt his shoulder in a win over Buffalo. The prognosis is not good and..." January 03

  • Islanders slip past Sabres with help of the Buffalo crowd

    New York Post "Frans Nielsen couldn’t see the puck floating in the crease. The Buffalo crowd let him know to look harder. Nielsen and Nikolay Kulemin scored, Thomas Greiss made 42 saves and the Islanders beat the Sabres 2-1 on Thursday night. ADVERTISING John Tavares’ shot trickled by goalie Linus Ullmark..." January 01

  • Islanders' Boychuk day to day after hard collision into boards

    The Score "New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk left Thursday's game against the Buffalo Sabres in obvious discomfort after running into the boards at high speed. Head coach Jack Capuano announced the blue-liner is day to day. Boychuk was hurt during the third period after he missed an attempted..." January 01

  • Islanders spread out the plentiful scoring and roll over Leafs

    New York Post "John Tavares hopes a goal in his home town helps him break out of a slump. Tavares was one of six Islanders to score in a 6-3 victory over the Maple Leafs on Tuesday night for a split in a home-and-home set. “I just need to produce,” said Tavares, who entered the night with just one goal in..." December 30

  • Michael Grabner leads Leafs to win over Islanders

    Toronto Star "Maple Leafs winger Michael Grabner admitted Sunday morning he’s like most NHL players in enjoying playing games against former teams. On Sunday night, Grabner showed why. With a goal on a delayed penalty, Grabner helped the Leafs get their post-Christmas schedule off to a good start in a 3-1..." December 28

  • Islanders place goalie Halak on IR, recall Gibson "New York Islanders goaltender Jaroslav Halak was placed on injured reserve with an upper-body injury Sunday, retroactive to Dec. 21. Halak is 10-6-3 with a 2.09 goals-against average and .923 save percentage in 20 games. The Islanders host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday in their first..." December 27

  • Isles’ Tavares ‘had enough’ of slashes for win-inspiring fight

    New York Post "John Tavares hadn’t had a goal in three games and hadn’t notched an assist in 12. So it was hardly a surprise the Islanders captain played with a bit more of an edge than usual Monday night against Anaheim, an edge that included a center-ice scuffle with Ryan Getzlaf. “It was the heat of the..." December 22

  • Cap making trades almost impossible

    Sportsnet "Slowest and most boring ever. That’s about the only way to describe the trading period that started with the beginning of the NHL season and ended at 11:59 p.m. ET on Saturday with the annual Christmas trading freeze. Nothing happened. Well, almost nothing. Pittsburgh did trade Rob Scuderi..." December 22

  • Louis Domingue leads Arizona Coyotes to shutout victory over Islanders

    Arizona Republic "After getting beat a season-high seven times in their previous game, the Coyotes probably would have been encouraged by even marginal improvement as they try to stabilize their lineup sans No. 1 goalie Mike Smith while he’s stuck on injured reserve. But the Coyotes didn’t take a small step..." December 20

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Capuano: Okposo (lower) out next two games. "Something nagging and we're gonna rest him here." #Isles

  • Francois Beauchemin scores twice in Avalanche's home victory over Islanders

    Denver Post "Thanks to two fluky goals from defenseman Francois Beauchemin and another solid goaltending effort from Semyon Varlamov, the Avalanche managed to overcome the dreaded home-ice disadvantage Thursday night at the Pepsi Center. The 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders was Colorado's fourth..." December 18