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BOSTON -- The Bruins, much like the Flyers, have been a constant thorn in the Isles’ sides over the past few seasons.
On Thursday night, the Islanders bring a different wrinkle to TD Garden against a team they are 5-16-1 against over the past five-plus seasons: Confidence.
“We’re playing them at a good time,” Colin McDonald said. “We’re going pretty well right now. You always want to...Read more »
The Islanders are plus-9 in goal differential in the third period over the last nine games:
Opponent Score after 2 Final score Goal differential in 3rd Florida Panthers 1-0 Islanders Isles 3, Panthers 0 +2 Washington Capitals 2-2 Isles 3, Capitals 2 +1 Philadelphia Flyers 2-1 Flyers Isles 4, Flyers 3 (SO) +1 Pittsburgh Penguins 0-0 Penguins 2, Isles 0 -2 New Jersey Devils 2-1 Islanders...Read more »
Jesse Joensuu's first NHL game in nearly two years on Saturday felt "weird,'' as he put it, being that he was returning at the tail end of this shortened season after sports hernia surgery.
But the forward still is excited to have a home with the Isles, two years after he left for Europe under less-than- pleasant circumstances.
"I feel like on every level, as a human being,...Read more »
The Islanders will play a preseason game at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Sept. 21, their first game in the team’s future home.
Tickets for the game go on sale April 17 at 10 a.m.
The Isles and Devils meet that night, as the two teams had planned to play this past Oct. 2 at Barclays Center before the NHL’s four-month lockout killed the entire preseason schedule.
On Oct. 24, the...Read more »
While Anders Lee had a goal in his first period of NHL action Tuesday night against Winnipeg, Ryan Strome, the Isles' 2011 first-round pick, did the same in his pro debut with Bridgeport. Strome scored for the Sound Tigers in the opening period of their game in Worcester, Mass., a day after reporting to the team following the elimination of his Niagara squad from the OHL playoffs....Read more »
Mark Streit will not be signing a contract extension before Wednesday's 3 p.m. trade deadline, it appears.
But unless Islanders general manager Garth Snow receives a trade offer than he couldn't possibly refuse -- and that would have to include a first-round draft pick -- Streit, the Islanders captain, still will be with them through the end of the season.
Sources told Newsday...Read more »
A look at the five teams in the NHL's Eastern Conference in a fight for the final two playoff spots:
7TH PLACE -- DEVILS, 15-12-9, 39 points
12 games remaining: 4/4 at Boston, 4/6 vs. Toronto, 4/7 at Buffalo, 4/10 vs. Boston, 4/12 vs. Ottawa, 4/15 at Toronto, 4/18 at Philadelphia, 4/20 vs. Florida, 4/21 at Rangers, 4/23 vs. Montreal, 4/25 vs. Pittsburgh, 4/27 at Rangers.
Outlook:...Read more »
A team featuring Pat LaFontaine, Ron Duguay, Patrick Flatley, Benoit Hogue, Ken Daneyko and other former Islanders, Rangers and Devils will play the New York Police Department team in a Rivals for Relief game at Madison Square Garden at noon on Sunday.
Proceeds go to superstorm Sandy relief efforts.
Ticket information is at thegarden.com....Read more »
We put a camera crew in each locker room at Nassau Coliseum on Thursday night after the Islanders lost to the Rangers in overtime.
Above is the edited result of their efforts....Read more »
News 12 sports reporter Kevin Maher interviewed Rick DiPietro on Thursday at practice with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.
In the video, embedded above, DiPietro talks about the emotions he felt being waived by the Islanders and demoted to their minor-league affiliate, plus what it has been like for him the past few seasons.
The transcript of his quotes are below, but you should also watch...Read more »