Martin honored with Nystrom award

Matt Martin of the Islanders fights against Stu

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Matt Martin of the Islanders fights against Stu Bickel of the Rangers in the first period. (Feb. 24, 2012) (Credit: Jim McIsaac)

Not everything was bad about Sunday for Matt Martin despite the Islanders' 5-1 loss to the visiting Ottawa Senators. Before the game, the rugged 22-year-old forward was presented the Bob Nystrom Award, the result of fan balloting.

The honor, begun in 1991 and named for the gritty former Islander who played on four Stanley Cup championship teams in the early 1980s, goes to the player "who...

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