Islanders and other teams that have gone deep into the playoffs are having a hard time going early

LAS VEGAS – Neither the Islanders nor Vegas, who meet Sunday night at the T-Mobile Arena, have got off to a quick start this fledgling season after both were NHL semifinalists last season. Maybe that’s not unexpected. Deep playoff runs, and the price to pay in terms of an intense emotional and physical commitment to … Read more

Islanders Fleeed by Panthers as Early Battle Continues

SUNRISE, Fla. – The only hat-trick of Sam Bennett’s career for Saturday was not exactly enjoyed by the Florida Panthers, as it happened against them nearly six years ago. They liked this one much better. Bennett scored three times, Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 28 shots and the Florida Panthers beat the New York Islanders 5-1 on … Read more

Maybe it’s time for Matt Martin to return to the Isles identity line

SUNRISE, Fla. – Matt Martin could make his season debut after an off-season ankle surgery as the Islanders continue their franchise-record 13-game road trip in Chicago on Tuesday night. Even if Martin stays put, coach Barry Trotz said he needs more of his identity-defining fourth line after Saturday night’s 5-1 loss to the Panthers at … Read more

Maybe it’s time for Matt Martin to return to the Isles identity line

SUNRISE, Fla. – Matt Martin could make his season debut after an off-season ankle surgery as the Islanders continue their franchise-record 13-game road trip in Chicago on Tuesday night. Even if Martin stays put, coach Barry Trotz said he needs more of his identity-defining fourth line after Saturday night’s 5-1 loss to the Panthers at … Read more

32 brave takes, plus full division prize picks and predictions – The Athletic

Welcome to Season 2 of the NHL Power Rankings: the same characters, the same jokes, the same charm, the same weird pop culture stuff, piled up in a numbered list of hockey teams. By now you know the drill: Every Friday we discuss how good each NHL team is and rank them based on a … Read more

Islanders blown away by hurricanes in season opener

RALEIGH, NC – Andrei Svechnikov had two goals and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Islanders 6-3 in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night. Teuvo Teravainen added a goal and assist for Carolina, who had a new roster in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff candidates. Returners Jesper Fast, … Read more

Svechnikov, Hurricanes beat Islanders 6-3 to open season

RALEIGH, NC — – Andrei Svechnikov had two goals and an assist to help the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 6-3 on Thursday night in the season opener for both teams. Teuvo Teravainen added a goal and assist for Carolina, who had a new roster in a matchup of Eastern Conference playoff candidates. … Read more

Report: Ryan Pulock and Islanders approach eight-year contract extension

RALEIGH, NC – The Islanders, ahead of opening their Stanley Cup-of-bust season on Thursday night against the Hurricanes, have seemingly locked up their top duo of defenders for the long haul. TSN reported late Wednesday night that the islanders have nearly completed an eight-year extension with Ryan Pulock, which will be worth nearly $50 million … Read more

Why the New York Islanders will win the Stanley Cup

The New York Islanders will win the 2022 Stanley Cup. “Please God, no,” wrote reader “Hockey Island,” whose Twitter profile features an image of the team’s previous four championship banners from the 1980s. People like mr. Island understand that my prediction of the Stanley Cup winner usually kills their championship aspirations. I stated that the … Read more

Barry Trotz: ‘Unfinished business’ for Islanders is journey to Stanley Cup final

The Islanders have the high hopes that will accompany them in the 2021-22 NHL season. “There are still unfinished business,” said coach Barry Trotz after Tuesday’s workout at the Northwell Health Ice Center in East Meadow. “Our unfinished business is that we have to take the next step, be it the final or winning the … Read more