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  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 23

  • Islanders selling 'ice' from final game at Nassau Coliseum

    Newsday "It may be the most expensive bottle of water in New York. The Islanders are selling melted ice - i.e. water - from the Nassau Coliseum's final meltdown before the Isles move to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn next season. The cost? Twenty dollars (plus shipping and handling). There's a limit..." May 16

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • No talks between Isles and Neuvirth, who’s ‘ready to be the No. 1 goalie’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Sounds like New York Islanders backup netminder Michal Neuvirth is ready to test the free agent goalie market. “We haven’t heard from the Islanders,” Neuvirth’s agent, Patrik Stefan, told PHT via email. “And Michal is ready to be the number one goalie.” Neuvirth, 27, was sent to the..." May 14

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek? "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Islanders general manager Garth Snow will stick with coach Jack Capuano, staff

    Newsday "The Islanders concluded their exit interviews Thursday, with general manager Garth Snow, coach Jack Capuano and his staff finishing up the business of the 2014-15 season. That was the first indication that Snow has no intention of replacing Capuano, assistants Doug Weight, Greg Cronin and Bob..." May 01

  • Hart finalist Tavares still reeling from Islanders loss "The pain of losing Game 7 against the Washington Capitals in the Eastern Conference First Round on Monday will haunt New York Islanders captain John Tavares throughout the offseason, but he will at least be rewarded with a trip to Las Vegas in June. Tavares, who finished second in the NHL with..." May 01

  • Ovechkin, Price, Tavares voted Hart Trophy finalists "Forward Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals, goaltender Carey Price of the Montreal Canadiens and forward John Tavares of the New York Islanders are the three finalists for the 2014-15 Hart Memorial Trophy, which is awarded "to the player adjudged to be the most valuable to his team," the..." April 30

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    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

  • Islanders' Hamonic, de Haan disclose injuries "After weeks of speculation, Islanders defensemen Travis Hamonic and Calvin de Haan disclosed their injuries at Tuesday's locker clean-out day. Hamonic told reporters that he suffered a grade-3 tear of his left MCL on April 10 against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The injury did not require surgery." April 29

  • Capitals rewrite their history with clutch Game 7

    CSN Washington "The storyline heading into Monday night's series finale between the Capitals and New York Islanders was Washington's troubled history in Game Sevens. Yet it was the Caps who walked away with the 2-1 victory after a dominant team performance and clutch goals from Joel Ward and Evgeny..." April 28

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    Arthur Staple @StapeNewsday

    Hamonic says he suffered a torn left MCL. Original prognosis was 6-8 weeks, but was hopeful to play at end of 2nd round.

  • Chimera in brief altercation with Islanders fan

    CSN Washington "If there is one thing we’ve learned about the Capitals and Islanders in this first-round playoff series that resumes with Game 7 on Monday night at Verizon Center, it is that they don’t like each other. And the fans are certainly getting a sense of that anger. Moments after the final horn..." April 26

  • Islanders force Game 7 against Capitals

    New York Post "The Islanders’ season — and building — will live at least one more day. A dramatic goal from Nikolay Kulemin midway through the third period gave the Islanders a late lead, and they managed to hold on for a 3-1 win over the Capitals at Nassau Coliseum on Saturday to force a Game 7 in Washington..." April 26

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    Jim Baumbach @jimbaumbach

    Bettman, on if he can see a scenario where Isles return to LI: "I’m not focused on anything going on because the track record is terrible.”

  • Is Michael Grabner hurt?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Islanders came into their Round 1 series against Washington without the services of defenseman Travis Hamonic, and have since lost Lubomir Visnovsky and Calvin De Haan to injuries. Now, Michael Grabner could be on the shelf as well. After appearing in the first two games of the series,..." April 24

  • Islanders 'incensed' over Brooks Laich's Visnovsky comments "The entire series between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals has been intense. The tension is at an all-time high coming out of Game 4, however. A lot of that stems from the hit that Caps forward Tom Wilson delivered on Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky in the second..." April 24

  • Capitals dominate Islanders in Game 5, move within one win of advancing

    Washington Post "They had been speared in the groin and slashed in the knees and hacked in the gut, willing victims to the frustration of their visitors, human piñatas stuffed only with bliss. “Bring it on,” forward Jason Chimera thought, because when the New York Islanders began lashing out with their sticks, the..." April 24

  • Islanders activate Mikhail Grabovski off IR, Visnovsky out indefinitely "The New York Islanders could have a welcome addition to the lineup when they look to regain the series lead against the Washington Capitals in Game 5. Forward Mikhail Grabovski was activated off of injured reserve after missing the last 28 games with a concussion. Grabovski hasn't played since..." April 23

  • Capitals beat Islanders in OT, even series 2-2

    CSN Washington "Instant analysis of the Capitals’ 2-1 overtime win over the New York Islanders Tuesday night at Nassau Coliseum in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference first-round series: How it happened: Nicklas Backstrom finished off a dominant performance when he scored his third goal of the series with 8:51..." April 22

  • 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

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