Isles Files

Your source for behind-the-scenes New York Islanders hockey news and information.

Latest posts from

Arthur Staple

Arthur Staple, with Newsday since 1997, has covered high school sports, college sports, baseball, hockey and football.

Islanders enjoying their new vantage point at the top of their division

Islanders teammates surround Islanders left wing Matt Martin

Islanders teammates surround Islanders left wing Matt Martin after his tying score with 1:07 in the second period during an NHL game on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Nassau Coliseum. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Islanders complete two-game sweep of Penguins

Islanders teammates celebrate center Anders Lee's score in

Islanders teammates celebrate center Anders Lee's score in the third period during an NHL game on Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014 at Nassau Coliseum. (Credit: Joseph D. Sullivan)

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Isles' Michael Grabner still awaits return to lineup

Michael Grabner of the Islanders tries to control

Michael Grabner of the Islanders tries to control the puck during the first period against Luke Schenn of the Philadelphia Flyers. (Oct. 26, 2013) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

+-

Islanders' Nick Leddy making his presence known

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders celebrates

Nick Leddy of the New York Islanders celebrates his first-period goal against the Colorado Avalanche at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014 in Uniondale. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

John Tavares willing to sacrifice scoring for team wins

John Tavares of the New York Islanders looks

John Tavares of the New York Islanders looks on after the first period during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Getty Images / Alex Goodlett)

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Isles' fourth line provides thunder in win over Lightning

The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay

The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Isles' fourth line provides thunder in win over Lightning

The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay

The Islanders celebrate after defeating the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Evgeni Nabokov starts for Lightning in goal vs. old team

Evgeni Nabokov of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes

Evgeni Nabokov of the Tampa Bay Lightning makes a first-period save against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

Decisions on lineup await as Michael Grabner returns to practice

New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner looks

New York Islanders right wing Michael Grabner looks on during Group B training camp at Nassau Coliseum on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014. (Credit: Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke)

Travel deals

You also may be interested in:

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

advertisement | advertise on newsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday

NHL videos

@StapeNewsday

advertisement | advertise on newsday