Islanders Rumors & News

  • Islanders Get Permission To Speak With Gerard Gallant

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Per Elliotte Friedman and confirmed by Bob McKenzie, the New York Islanders have requested permission to speak with former Panther bench boss Gerard Gallant. Permission was granted and the Isles have a chance to lock up a coach whose firing shocked the hockey world. Gallant was fired by the..." January 18

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Jack Capuano Relieved of Coaching Duties "New York Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow announced today that Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant General Manager Doug Weight has been named Interim Head Coach. "The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his tireless work throughout..." January 17

  • Greiss, Islanders record first shutout in Boston

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- The TD Garden message board posted a "Fun Fact" in the first period of Monday's game, telling the crowd the New York Islanders had never shut out the Bruins in Boston. Oops. Thomas Greiss stopped 32 shots for his first shutout of the season, and Nikolay Kulemin scored twice..." January 16

  • Hurricanes remain tough at home, defeat Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "By David Droschak, The Sports Xchange RALEIGH, N.C. -- Picked by most to miss the playoffs for an eighth straight year, it's now safe to say the Carolina Hurricanes are the NHL's surprise team. Rookie Brock McGinn had one goal and three assists, while Lee Stempniak scored the..." January 14

  • Tavares scores 3 as Isles dump Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- John Tavares continues to haunt the Panthers. Named an All-Star for the third time in his career earlier this week, Tavares scored three goals as his New York Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak with a 5-2 win over the Florida Panthers on Friday night at the BB&T..." January 13

  • Isles put Hamonic on IR, recall Mayfield

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s been a tough campaign, at least physically, for Isles d-man Travis Hamonic. That trend continued on Thursday. The Isles put Hamonic on injured reserve retroactive to Jan. 7, which is when he last played (a loss to Arizona). Hamonic, who’s dealing with a lower-body injury, sat out last..." January 12

  • Panthers slip past Islanders 2-1

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Florida goalie Roberto Luongo acknowledged it felt a little odd walking into Barclays Center on Wednesday morning for the first time since last April 24, when the Panthers' season ended with a double-overtime loss to the New York Islanders in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference..." January 11

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

  • Coyotes snap nine-game slide with SO victory

    The Sports Xchange "GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Arizona Coyotes felt like they deserved a better fate in the latter stages of their nine-game losing streak. It took nearly 60 minutes for the fates to agree Saturday against the New York Islanders, but a steady diet of hard work finally paid off for Arizona. Brendan..." January 08

  • Avalanche pick up first home win since November

    The Sports Xchange "DENVER -- The Colorado Avalanche home locker room has been somber for nearly two months as the losses piled up. For the first time since Nov. 15, it was a place to celebrate. The Avalanche finally broke through at Pepsi Center. Nathan MacKinnon scored with 16.1 seconds left in overtime..." January 07

  • Are the NHL outdoor games still must-see TV?

    Yardbarker "The plan here for New Year’s Day was about the same as it has been for the last couple of years: Curl up into a ball and watch the first of the NHL outdoor games until the NYE-induced champagne headache finally faded. A couple years ago, there was a sizable amount of people that did the exact..." January 03

  • Islanders dominate Jets in 6-2 win

    The Sports Xchange "WINNIPEG, Manitoba -- It was New Year's Eve at the MTS Centre on Saturday night, but you could be excused if you thought the Winnipeg Jets and the New York Islanders were ringing in 1982. Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier and Billy Smith were nowhere to be found, but the 6-2 beatdown the New..." December 31

  • Fluke goal helps Wild earn 12th win in row

    The Sports Xchange "SAINT PAUL, Minn. -- Sometimes a little luck is needed to keep a winning streak alive. The Minnesota Wild found that out Thursday night. Minnesota extended its team-record winning streak to 12 games with a 6-4 win over the New York Islanders. The Wild's game-winning goal midway..." December 30

  • Islanders place Halak on waivers "Goaltender Jaroslav Halak was placed on waivers by the New York Islanders on Friday. Halak was pulled in the second period of the Islanders' 6-4 loss at the Minnesota Wild on Thursday after allowing four goals on 24 shots, including three goals in a span of 1:20 in the second. "Jaro wasn't..." December 30

  • Why John Tavares is suddenly picking up penalty-killing duties

    New York Post "It was hard to know how big an impact the absence of Casey Cizikas would have on the Islanders. But the gritty center missed a fifth straight game with an upper-body injury when his team beat the Capitals, 4-3, on Tuesday night at Barclays Center. It was the third straight game star center John..." December 28

  • Slow start won’t get Islanders’ Andrew Ladd down

    Newsday "Andrew Ladd’s first 33 Islanders games haven’t gone as planned. That’s hardly news. But there are no do-overs in the NHL. Ladd is an Islander to stay and, with six more seasons beyond this one, the 30-year-old is not letting frustration get the best of him during what can only be described as a..." December 27

  • Two-goal burst helps Isles edge Caps

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- It took until their postseason hopes were imperiled, but the New York Islanders are finally playing like a playoff team against playoff-caliber teams. Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee scored 43 seconds apart early in the third period Tuesday night, when the Islanders killed two..." December 27

  • Islanders, Greiss nearly shut out Sabres in win

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The first 10,000 fans entering Barclays Center on Friday night received a giveaway -- a bobblehead doll of Long Island-raised actor Ralph Macchio wearing a New York Islanders jersey and striking his character's wounded one-legged pose at the end of "The Karate Kid" -- that served as an..." December 23

  • Greiss makes 48 saves as Isles beat Bruins

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- This time, the New York Islanders figured out a way to hang on and win. Thanks in large part to Thomas Greiss. The goaltender faced 50 shots and stopped 48 -- both career highs -- as his team ended a five-game losing streak by holding off a third-period Boston charge and..." December 20

  • Islanders better think about moves now in advance of next season

    Newsday "Barring the sort of winning streak that the top five teams in the Metro Division have each had this month, the Islanders are entering the NHL’s Dec. 19-27 roster freeze thinking not short term, but long term. The NHL trade deadline is not until Feb. 28, but it would behoove the last-place Isles..." December 20

  • Bob McKenzie on Tavares and Islanders’ continued downward spiral

    Fanrag Sports "Put yourself in the proverbial skates of John Tavares. What would you do? At the age of 26, you could sign a contract extension of eight year or fewer as early as this summer to stay with the New York Islanders. You could wait until any point next season to see if the team’s fortunes..." December 20

  • G Condon comes off bench to lead Sens past Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Ottawa Senators backup goalie Mike Condon made a snap-of-the-fingers transformation Sunday night. Condon stopped 22 of the 24 shots he faced in relief of the injured Andrew Hammond as the Senators won for the second time in as many nights, beating the New York Islanders 6-2 at..." December 18

  • Ristolainen's goal gives Sabres win over Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Rasmus Ristolainen doesn't just like the extra pressure of an overtime session -- he revels in it. Ristolainen scored 42 seconds into overtime to lift the Buffalo Sabres to a 3-2 win over the New York Islanders on Friday night. At just 22 years old, he became the fourth..." December 16

  • Islanders need to give Anthony Beauvillier more playing time

    Fanrag Sports "Things can change very quickly in the NHL. It appeared as though the Islanders were turning a corner towards the end of November and beginning of this month. New York entered Saturday’s contest having earned a point in six straight games, including five wins. The good feelings are gone now,..." December 15

  • Blackhawks hand Isles their 3rd straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Chicago Blackhawks and New York Islanders each began Thursday night's game in unfamiliar fashion. The ending was recognizable for both teams, but far more palatable for the Blackhawks. Richard Panik scored the tie-breaking goal with 6:13 left in the third period Thursday..." December 15

  • Niskanen scores twice, Capitals sink Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Matt Niskanen is known for being a shutdown defenseman. On Tuesday, his offense was impossible to stop and it was so effective that the Washington Capitals were trying to get Niskanen a third goal. Niskanen scored his first two goals of the season at the start and end of..." December 13

  • Red-hot Blue Jackets cool down Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "A New York Islanders' defensive zone turnover and a late flurry of goals proved to be the difference in the Columbus Blue Jackets' 6-2 victory in a Metropolitan Division matchup on Saturday night at Nationwide Arena. Early in the third period, Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy sent an apparent..." December 10

  • Clutterbuck inks 5-year, $17.5M extension

    TSN "Cal Clutterbuck has agreed to terms on a five-year, $17.5 million contract extension with the New York Islanders. The 29-year-old had two goals and seven assists in 25 games this season. Last season, Clutterbuck scored 15 goals with eight assists in 77 games with the Islanders." December 09

  • Lee scores twice as Islanders' resurgence continues

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Winning five out of their last six games hasn't completely undone the self-inflicted damage the New York Islanders suffered in the first six weeks of the season. But it's helped convince the Islanders they were correct in believing they were much closer to becoming a contender than..." December 08

  • Isles continue run against Rangers at Barclays Center

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Barclays Center is fewer than 70 miles away from Bridgeport, Conn., but the drive along perpetually packed Interstate 95 isn't an easy one at any time of the day or night. Yet sitting in traffic Tuesday morning is going to be the last thing New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield..." December 06

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Red Wings beat Islanders on DeKeyser's overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Detroit Red Wings know all too well how it feels to lose to a struggling team that is playing the second game of a back-to-back set. On Sunday night, the Red Wings ensured the New York Islanders would experience that frustration, too. Danny DeKeyser scored 1:02 into overtime..." December 04

  • Islanders owners seeking big-name executive, source says

    Newsday "Scott Malkin and Jon Ledecky have not said anything publicly during the Islanders’ dismal start to the owners’ first season in charge. But they have been busy. Newsday has learned that Malkin and Ledecky have been meeting since the summer with a number of people in the hockey world, from former..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Lee's goal with 26.6 seconds left lifts Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk grinned as he watched a throng of reporters enter the locker room Wednesday night. "You guys thought we were going to lose that game," Boychuk said. If so, the writers weren't alone. But New York stunningly flipped the third..." December 01

  • Isles’ young star’s return first step toward reviving his game

    New York Post "The hope for the Islanders is that Ryan Strome can regain some confidence and let his obvious talent come through yet again. After two consecutive games as a healthy scratch, the 23-year-old returned for the 5-3 win over the Penguins on Wednesday night at Barclays Center and inspired his coach..." December 01

  • Islanders' Halak blanks Caps with 38 saves

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- In the span of four days, the New York Islanders may have turned their season around. Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves for his first shutout of the season and the Islanders scored three third-period goals to defeat the Washington Capitals 3-0 on Thursday night at Verizon Center for..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Islanders defense suffers another injury it can’t afford

    New York Post "Already without defensemen Dennis Seidenberg (jaw) and Ryan Pulock (lower body), the Islanders lost Adam Pelech to an upper-body injury during Monday’s 2-1 overtime win over Calgary in Brooklyn. Coach Jack Capuano said the injury wasn’t serious, but it still prevented Pelech from coming back..." November 30

  • Hickey's OT goal lifts Islanders past Flames

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- For the New York Islanders, squeaking out a flawed victory sure beats suffering yet another well-played defeat. Defenseman Thomas Hickey scored 1:53 into overtime Monday night as the skidding Islanders at least momentarily righted themselves with a 2-1 victory over the Calgary..." November 28

  • The Islanders still don’t seem to know what to do with Jean-Francois Berube

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nearly a quarter of the way through the 2016-17 NHL season and the New York Islanders still have the most bizarre goaltending situation in the league with Jaroslav Halak, Thomas Greiss and Jean-Francois Berube all still on the active roster. It is the second year in a row they have carried three..." November 27

  • Marleau's late goal lifts Sharks; Dell does well again against Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "SAN JOSE, Calif. -- Aaron Dell does not see a lot of action as the San Jose Sharks' backup goalie. Yet the New York Islanders would say they've seen too much of him. San Jose's rookie netminder beat New York for the second time this season on Friday. He stopped 26 shots as the hosts got a..." November 25

  • King's late goals lift Kings over Islanders

    The Sports Xchange "LOS ANGELES -- Just when the New York Islanders thought they would strike gold in two consecutive California evenings, one of the Los Angeles Kings' foot soldiers dashed their hopes with an uncharacteristic display of offense. Dwight King scored twice late in the third period as the Kings..." November 24

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Isles outlast Ducks in marathon shootout

    The Sports Xchange "ANAHEIM, Calif. -- The New York Islanders had to survive their opponents' late rally, a barrage of shots in overtime and the longest shootout in team history to earn a rare victory. Nick Leddy scored in the 14th shootout round to give the Islanders a 3-2 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday..." November 23

  • Islanders have expressed interest in Evander Kane "The Islanders have expressed interest in trading for Sabres LW Evander Kane, though nothing seems imminent. "The New York Islanders came in and starting kicking tires on Evander Kane, but nothing came of that," Bob McKenzie of TSN reported. "Nothing is imminent at this moment, but the Buffalo..." November 23