Isles Win 3-2 in OT; Halak Wins 10 Straight

December 2, 2014

The New York Islanders overcame a sluggish first period to defeat the Ottawa Senators in overtime 3-2. The game winner was scored by defenseman Thomas Hickey who wrapped the puck around the net an shot the puck off of Ottawa’s Cody Ceci’s skate for the win. The Islanders now improve to 18-7, still in second place behind the Penguins who also refuse to lose. With the win Islanders goaltender Jaroslav…

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Pregame: Islanders Battle Sens Tonight

December 2, 2014

Nothing changes for the Islanders in terms of the lineup. This means that Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk and Lubomir Visnovsky are still day-to-day and it gives Matt Donovan and Brian Strait a chance to play for the Islanders. For the Senators (10-9-4) They have lost consecutive games and four of their past five games. The Senators have only registered 10 non-shootout goals in the five games since their last regulation…

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Islanders Are For Real

#459536536 / gettyimages.com At the beginning of November, there were dreadful thoughts of the New York Islanders heading into their usual and reoccurring slump of seasons past. Instead the Islanders gave fans one of the most memorable months is decades. In fact, their play put them in the NHL map as serious contenders for the regular season. After going 11-3 for the month of November, the Islanders sit in 4th…

December 2, 2014
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Isles Talk Eastern Conference Preview

October 8, 2014

#488019167 / gettyimages.com The final preseason write up is here as Isles Talk concludes with the Eastern Conference preview. As I did last year, I do things a little different. I will categorize teams into certain groups and make a quick analysis on each team. I have to admit, this one was tough to predict because it is wide open this year. Having said that, here are the teams in…

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Isles Talk 2014-15 Season Preview: Ottawa Senators

October 5, 2014

#458164511 / gettyimages.com Isles Talk continues it’s 2014-15 preview of a team that took a step back last year after losing their captain Daniel Alfredsson, the Ottawa Senators. The Senators came off a great second round run in 2013 and missed the playoffs last year, mostly due to some shaky goaltending and defense. For the second year in a row, the Senators lost their Captain Jason Spezza and was traded…

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Islanders Need To Make The Right Choice

October 3, 2014

#484279683 / gettyimages.com As this final pre-season game comes to a conclusion tonight in Bridgeport, the New York Islanders will be making tough player decisions that will undoubtedly make a few fans scratch their heads and probably lash out in utter frustration. Anything short of not trading Josh Bailey for a any kind of defenceman will be unacceptable. Well, you’re gonna burn me at the stake for this article. What…

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Isles News & My Rant

May 27, 2014

Sorry folks, but I had to work a few weddings and I wanted to take the weekend off. I hope everyone enjoyed their time and once again, but never enough, thank you veterans! Anders Nilsson Signs With (KHL) Ak-Bars My Take: Well now, Nilsson gets to play with Kirill Petrov. That’s interesting. I’ll let you guys talk that one over. We knew already that Nilsson was not coming back to…

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Home Not So Sweet Home

April 9, 2014

As the Islanders finished their home schedule last night with a 4-1 loss to the Ottawa Senators, the Isles finish their home record with a 13-19-9 record. It’s the fourth year in a row that the Isles have a losing record. In the last four years the Islanders have a combined home record of 57-66-24. Why is there so much losing at home? We had some problems here at home….

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