Tag Archives: Islanders

HARD HITS: Make Hockey Great Again

Okay. Before you stop and cringe at the cheesy title, let me just point out that it was the easiest thing I could come up with. Basically, the first thing that entered my mind, I used. Why do we need … Continue reading

Posted in Column, Hard Hits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

HARD HITS: A Chaotic Return for Tavares, Sean Avery, and the Islanders

Unless you were living in a cave or on vacation without WiFi, Thursday night marked the long anticipated return of John Tavares to Long Island. The former Islanders captain got what was expected from irate fans when the Maple Leafs … Continue reading

Posted in Column, Hard Hits | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Lehner and Zibanejad earn first and second Stars of Week

It was a good week for New York locals. Both the Islanders and Rangers were successful on the ice with key players highlighting big weeks by each crosstown rival. Isles starter Robin Lehner earned the NHL’s First Star of the … Continue reading

Posted in Battle News, Islanders, NYRangers | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The first place New York Islanders

☝️☝️☝️ #YesYesYes pic.twitter.com/6npSA8zTjo — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 19, 2019 A quick glimpse of the standings and you’ll probably do a double take. Maybe even a triple take. METRO DIVISION 1.New York Islanders 47 GP 28-15-4 60 Pts 26 … Continue reading

Posted in Column, Islanders | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Game #44: Zuccarello late goal gives Rangers hard fought 2-1 win over Islanders to earn split

Right place. Right time.#NYR get their first win in the Barclays Center off a Zuuuuuuucc goal! pic.twitter.com/RndCLV0qOM — MSG Networks (@MSGNetworks) January 12, 2019 Not every game is a Picasso or Renoir. When it comes to The Rivalry, sometimes it’s … Continue reading

Posted in Battle Of New York, Islanders, NYRangers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Game #43: Rangers waste good effort in excruciating 4-3 loss to Islanders

There are losses, and then there are LOSSES. I don’t feel like explaining myself. When you give the kind of effort the Rangers put into a third period they dominated, and still lose in excruciating fashion, it speaks volumes about … Continue reading

Posted in Battle Of New York, Islanders, NYRangers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Struggling Rangers try to slow down wildcard chasing rival Islanders in home and home

The tale of two classic New York rivals is at the midpoint of a weird season. One where scoring is way up and the amount of parity is not good like Gary Bettman portrays. There just aren’t many good teams. … Continue reading

Posted in Game Preview, Islanders, NYRangers | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Tis The Season: Christmas brings the World Junior Championship

Ho Ho Ho! Merry Christmas you filthy animal! That part in Home Alone is epic. Whatever you celebrate, tis the season. Falalalalalala LaFontaine! Speaking of which, legendary Buffalo Sabres broadcaster Rick Jeanneret is doing okay following a scare during the … Continue reading

Posted in Column, WJC | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Islanders continue to be a surprise

When John Tavares chose the hometown Maple Leafs, whose pajamas he wore as a kid, the Islanders were supposed to be not too good. Even in the new era of Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz, they were not expected to … Continue reading

Posted in Column, Islanders | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Barzal leads Islanders to 4-3 shootout win over Red Wings at the old barn

Some home cooking was in order. Mathew Barzal had one of his best games of the season. The second-year center led the Islanders to a much needed 4-3 win over the Red Wings in the shootout at the old barn. … Continue reading

Posted in Islanders | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment