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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

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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

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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

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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

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Right Where They Belong: Islanders give fans an emotional 3-2 win over Blue Jackets in return to Nassau Coliseum

Photo courtesy of New York Islanders via Twitter. They had waited and waited for this day. Ever since it was announced that the Islanders would play some of their home schedule back at the Nassau Coliseum, Saturday, December 1 was … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Trotz has surprising Islanders in first place

A good coach can make all the difference. For years, the Islanders have been viewed by many observers as an afterthought in the metro area. Despite a rich history and tradition that includes the Stanley Cup dynasty of winning four … Continue reading

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Game #11 – Islanders 3, Devils 0

What’s to say right now?  If this team isn’t at rock bottom now with three straight losses culminating in yesterday’s whitewash at Barclays with Lou Lamoriello being satisfied in his new post as GM of the first-place Islanders, I shudder … Continue reading

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Islanders bring back Matt Martin, sign Lehner

The Islanders are moving on from the devastation of John Tavares leaving for the Maple Leafs. They’re doing it in odd fashion, by loading up on third and fourth liners. After agreeing to a four-year deal with former Leaf Leo … Continue reading

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Why We Love The NHL Playoffs

Brian Boyle says "screw your cowbells." pic.twitter.com/UrnGoROtIn — Ryan Gilbert (@RGilbertSOP) April 16, 2017 We’re only into Day 4 of the 2017 NHL Playoffs and already we’re seeing why we love postseason hockey. What makes it great is the unpredictability. … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Snow to blame for Islanders mess

It only took 42 games. But the Islanders finally fired coach Jack Capuano. A day after the team went into Boston and shut the Bruins out 4-0, they decided to send Capuano his walking papers. So after nearly seven years … Continue reading

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