Islanders Rumors & News

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Isles take Game 1 in Tampa

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. -- Two months ago, Shane Prince was a rookie in Ottawa, but on Wednesday night, he scored twice for the New York Islanders in the final three minutes of the first period, and New York held on for a 5-3 road win over the Tampa Bay Lightning, opening their second-round series Wednesday..." April 27

  • Injured Islanders Josh Bailey, Ryan Pulock, Jaroslav Halak head to Tampa

    Newsday "The Islanders’ traveling party to Tampa included every player except Anders Lee (broken leg) and Mikhail Grabovski (concussion), so recently injured regulars Josh Bailey (upper body) and Ryan Pulock (upper body) could be available at some point this week. Even Jaroslav Halak (groin), out since..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22 "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Islanders place Ryan Pulock on IR, recall James Wright

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders have placed defenceman Ryan Pulock on injured reserve retroactive to April 20 and have recalled forward James Wright from AHL Bridgeport." April 26

  • Islanders move on with 2OT win over Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took the New York Islanders just shy of 23 years -- 8,381 days, to be exact — to finally win a postseason series. They'd like to only wait a couple weeks to win another one. Islanders captain John Tavares cemented his status in franchise lore Sunday night, when he scored in..." April 25

  • Isles edge Panthers in double OT on Quine winner

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Two weeks ago, Alan Quine was in the minor leagues. Now he is a New York Islanders hero. Quine scored a game-winning power-play goal with 4:00 left in double overtime as the New York Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers 2-1 on Friday night at the BB&T Center, taking..." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • ‘It’s a big loss’ — Isles pretty sure Pulock’s done for series

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Isles came into their first-round series against Florida having already lost Anders Lee, Jaroslav Halak and Mikhail Grabovski to injury. Now, you can add another one to the list. Talented rookie d-man Ryan Pulock, who had three points through the first four games of the series, is..." April 22

  • Gary Bettman says Barclays Center ice is ‘improving’

    Newsday "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said the poor Barclays Center ice conditions that bothered Islanders players late in the regular season has been “improving.” And deputy commissioner Bill Daly said “players were satisfied with the ice quality” during Games 3 and 4 of the Islanders’ first round..." April 22

  • Petrovic powers Panthers past Isles, evens series

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- With a little help from their older teammates, the Florida Panthers' youngsters are adjusting quickly to the rigors of postseason hockey. Now it is time for the fans of south Florida to find out again what happens when a best-of-seven turns into a best-of-three. Alex..." April 21

  • New York Islanders believe in themselves, even if no one else does

    National Post "They play in a place where sports history means Pee Wee Reese and Duke Snider and the long-departed Dodgers, not Denis Potvin and Mike Bossy and the new-kids-on-the-block Islanders. They play in a basketball arena where a small chunk of fans can’t see one of the nets. Their home is more like a..." April 20

  • Playoff TV ratings down a ‘shocking’ 61 percent in Canada

    The Hockey News "Having no Canadian teams in the Stanley Cup playoffs was expected to have an adverse effect on TV ratings, but even people in the industry are taken aback at how viewers north of the 49th parallel have tuned out this year’s tournament in CBC and Sportsnet. Through the first five nights of..." April 19

  • Hickey caps Isles' OT win vs. Florida

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Thomas Hickey's final goal of the regular season ensured the New York Islanders would return to the playoffs for the second straight season. His first career playoff goal put the Islanders another step closer to some place the franchise hasn't been in 23 years. Hickey scored with..." April 18

  • NHL offside coach’s challenges must die

    Yahoo! Sports "Those NHL coach’s challenges for blown offside calls on scoring plays? Kill them. End them. As soon as possible. Sometimes it takes a while before one sees the error of their ways, and such is the case with NHL rules changes. It took the Brett Hull incident in 1999 … um, we mean “a..." April 18

  • Reilly leads Panthers past Isles in Game 2

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- If he keeps this up, Reilly Smith will need to find different ways to celebrate. Smith scored his third goal of the playoffs as the Florida Panthers defeated the New York Islanders 3-1, tying their first-round playoff series 1-1 on Friday night at the BB&T Center...." April 15

  • Hamonic calls Tavares the 'best player in the league'

    The Score "Travis Hamonic may be biased, but he isn't afraid of sharing his opinion. After watching his New York Islanders teammate and captain John Tavares carve up the Florida Panthers in Game 1 of their first-round series, Hamonic was straight and to the point. "Best player in the league," the..." April 15

  • Tavares leads Isles to Game 1 win in Florida

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- The host Florida Panthers' first playoff game in four years might have gone to the home team if not for the first pick in the 2009 draft. Center John Tavares was a force for the New York Islanders, producing two assists and one goal. Tavares set up Kyle Okposo with the..." April 15

  • Islanders prospect Michael Dal Colle called up to AHL – is NHL next?

    Sportsnet "After losing 3-1 to the Niagara IceDogs on Wednesday night, the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs were eliminated from the playoffs. As a result, the New York Islanders promoted highly touted prospect Michael Dal Colle to their AHL team in Bridgeport. Dal Colle, selected fifth overall in 2014, scored..." April 15

  • Islanders Sign Toews To Entry-Level Deal "The New York Islanders announced today that defenseman Devon Toews has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract. Toews, 22, helped lead the Quinnipiac University Bobcats to the National Championship game this season in his third year with the team." April 15

  • A bandwagon fan’s guide to the 16 Stanley Cup Playoff teams

    Sportsnet "Let’s be honest: Playoff bandwagon-hopping is a contentious subject. For some fans, it’s a total non-starter – you get one team and one team only, with no backup plans allowed. If your favourite team didn’t make the playoffs, then you’re just out of luck. You settle in for the playoffs and enjoy..." April 13

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    Brian Compton @BComptonNHL

    Hamonic says he "feels fine" ... up to coaches if he plays Game 1. #Isles

  • Halak ruled out of Islanders' 1st-round series

    The Score "If the New York Islanders are going to advance past the Florida Panthers, they'll have to do so without Jaroslav Halak. Head coach Jack Capuano confirmed Tuesday that Halak won't be available for the Islanders' first-round series, as he's still recovering from a groin injury suffered in March. " April 12

  • NHL refutes report that it’s banning fan-created GIFs

    Yahoo! Sports "Is the NHL about to ruin fans’ Playoff GIF Parties? Mark Scheig of The Hockey Writers reported on Tuesday that the “NHL is now not allowing anyone to post gifs. Huge news given playoffs are about to start.” Well, yes, it would be. This news was fueled by the ever-present concern about how..." April 12

  • Tavares, Kane, Ovechkin named NHL’s three stars of the week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Star-studded release from the NHL today as the Isles’ John Tavares, the Blackhawks’ Patrick Kane and the Capitals’ Alex Ovechkin were named the three stars for the week ending Apr. 10. More: Tavares led the NHL with 4-5—9 in four games to power the Islanders (45-27-10, 100 points) to seven..." April 11

  • Flyers score five unanswered goals to defeat Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ties are long gone in the National Hockey League, so somebody had to win Sunday's game between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders. Finally, the Flyers figured, why not us? The Flyers spotted the Islanders a quick two-goal lead before scoring five unanswered goals on..." April 10

  • Islanders, Flyers to sit several regulars in final regular season tilt

    The Score "The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders aren't taking any chances Sunday. The Metropolitan rivals will do battle in the final game of the regular season but with both teams already guaranteed playoff spots, each is set to sit several of their key players. The Islanders will sit:..." April 10

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    Shannon Hogan @Shannon_Hogan

    Islanders Transaction: Ross Johnston has been emergency recalled from Bridgeport. #Isles

  • Islanders' playoff fate in limbo after loss to Sabres

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The New Islanders know they will open the postseason next week in Pittsburgh or Florida. They will have to wait 24 hours to find out their destination. John Tavares assured the Islanders of at least a point by getting the tying goal with 6:26 left in the third period and..." April 09

  • Islanders recall Adam Pelech from Bridgeport, activate off IR

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders have recalled Adam Pelech from AHL Bridgeport and have activated the defenceman off of injured reserve." April 09

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Bad news confirmed: Anders Lee has a fractured leg, out indefinitely. Hit by a slap shot from teammate Johnny Boychuk last night. #Isles

  • Isles dump Rangers, take third place in Metro

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- If the New York Islanders were supposed to lose Thursday night because it would have been better for their postseason matchup, someone forgot to tell their goaltender. Thomas Greiss stopped 36 shots and was less than three minutes from a shutout as the Islanders dispatched the..." April 07

  • Wayne Gretzky Laments Decline of Scoring (and Creativity) in N.H.L.

    New York Times "With 102 points in 80 games, Patrick Kane of the Chicago Blackhawks is poised to win the Art Ross Trophy as the N.H.L.’s top point scorer. His superlative season has evoked achievements from an earlier era. He is the first American-born player with a 100-point season in 20 years. His 26-game point..." April 06

  • Islanders beat Capitals to clinch playoff berth

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- New York Islanders goalie Christopher Gibson admitted he was nervous facing the Washington Capitals in his first NHL start. He hid it well. Gibson made 29 saves, Thomas Hickey scored with 2:47 left in overtime and the Islanders clinched a playoff berth with a 4-3 win over..." April 05

  • Concussion case will get worse before better

    Sportsnet "A few of you have wondered (via Twitter) why I haven’t commented on the NHL email dump. It’s pretty simple: some of mine are included. I don’t have access to my old CBC correspondence. Tough to comment when you don’t know what’s there. The fight to unseal the documents is Lawyering 101, an..." April 05

  • Islanders respond to coach's critique with a win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- To borrow from an old advertising slogan: When Jack Capuano scolds someone publicly, the New York Islanders listen. The Islanders moved to the edge of the playoffs on Monday night, when they responded to a rare rebuking from their head coach by scoring three times in a span of..." April 04

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    Brett Cyrgalis @BrettCyrgalis

    Capuano then calls out Stome, Nelson and Bailey, by name, saying they "need to pick their shit up" and work harder. #Isles

  • NHL sends ice guru to work on Barclays Center

    ESPN "After complaints about ice issues at the Barclays Center, the NHL has dispatched an ice guru to work on the New York Islanders' home. Dan Craig has been helping the team with what Islanders forward Kyle Okposo calls "awful" ice conditions. "In preparation for upcoming home games we are..." April 03

  • Rookies lead Penguins to shutout victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The last player to greet goalie Matthew Murray in the postgame handshake line for the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday afternoon was center Oskar Sundqvist. It was an appropriate meeting of the two rookies whose milestone firsts helped send the Pittsburgh Penguins to a familiar..." April 02

  • John Tavares calls out Islanders teammates after bad loss on home ice

    Sportsnet "The New York Islanders put up a stinker Saturday afternoon and captain John Tavares has turned up his nose. Following a 5-0 blowout at the hands of the Pittsburgh Penguins, Tavares called out his team and challenged them to be better." April 02

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    New York Islanders @NYIslanders

    Capuano: Travis Hamonic will miss the remainder of the regular season with a lower-body injury. #Isles

  • Uh oh: Isles lose Hamonic to lower-body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Isles saw last postseason what life was like without Travis Hamonic. Now, they might see it again. While it’s too early to speculate on the severity of his injury, Hamonic did exit Thursday’s game against Columbus after an awkward collision with Scott Hartnell — and, shortly afterward,..." April 01

  • Concerns growing for the Islanders

    ESPN "The important thing is that the New York Islanders won, they got their two points and opened a six-point cushion to stay in a playoff spot. But the Islanders clinging on to a 4-3 win over the Blue Jackets on Thursday night raised as many concerns about this team as a potential playoff threat as it..." April 01

  • Islanders grind out another one-goal victory

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Now that a three-game stretch against a pair of non-contenders is over, the New York Islanders can shed the one-day-at-a-time cliches and admit the obvious: They knew they needed to collect six points in the three games. The Islanders achieved the objective Thursday in what has..." March 31

  • Unsealed emails: NHL owners tried to warn Bettman about head injuries

    The Score "More than one NHL owner cautioned commissioner Gary Bettman about the need to crack down on headshots before the league was sued by former players in 2013. Emails published this week by The Globe and Mail and later examined by James Mirtle after being unsealed in the ongoing concussion lawsuit..." March 31

  • Islanders’ Kyle Okposo blasts ‘awful’ ice at Barclays Center

    Sportsnet "Kyle Okposo bluntly criticized the ice conditions of his home rink Tuesday night. “Awful,” the New York Islanders star forward told the New York Post. This after scoring the shootout winner to give the Islanders a 2-1 victory over the Carolina Hurricanes. “Can’t have it like that. It’s got..." March 30

  • Islanders can’t let Frans Nielsen get away in free agency

    New York Post "The Islanders do not need a road map to find where the purse strings are, nor how to tighten them. Yet as that grip has eased with the transition to new ownership and the first year of their cash-laden deal with Barclays Center, priorities have shifted back to fielding the best team they can, with..." March 30

  • Unsealed emails reveal NHL executives were aware of link between hockey and brain trauma in 2011

    SB Nation "While the NFL dominates most of the concussion and head injury talk in sports, the NHL has also been tackling the topic on a slightly smaller stage. In 2013, over two dozen former NHL players proposed a class action lawsuit against the league. Since the start of the lawsuit, more than 100..." March 30

  • Shootout win solidifies Islanders' standing

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- In the span of about an hour Tuesday, a disappointing evening for the New York Islanders turned fruitful. Such is life in the thick of the Eastern Conference wild-card race. Kyle Okposo scored the only goal of the shootout as the Islanders continued to solidify their playoff..." March 29