Isles & Wings Pregame 12.19.14

December 19, 2014

View image | gettyimages.com The New York Islanders (21-10-0) will take on the Detroit Red Wings (17-7-8) this evening at the Joe Louis Arena. Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk and Travis Hamonic return to the line-up after seeing some time on the Injured Reserve. The forward lines remain the same, so that means Josh Bailey will be on the first line with John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. Jaroslav Halak will be…

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PreGame: 12.9.14 Isles Take On The Wild

December 9, 2014

#479539829 / gettyimages.com The New York Islanders (19-8-0) will begin their first of three games against the Western Conference starting with the Minnesota Wild (14-10-1) tonight at 8pm in the Xcel Energy Center in Minnesota. The Islanders are coming off a poor penalty kill performance against the St. Louis Blues and lost 6-4. The Wild are also coming off a loss to the Anaheim Ducks 5-4. Couple of quotes from…

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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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Can Isles Catch Lightning In A Bottle?

November 15, 2014

The New York Islanders are looking for their 6th consecutive win as they finish their Florida road trip against Steven Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Tampa Bay (11-4-2) is on an offensive tear, averaging 3.53 goals a game, second behind Pittsburgh. The player to watch for the Lightning is of course Steven Stamkos who has been on a tear this year. Ben Bishop gets the start for the Lightning….

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