Islanders Can Be Serious Cup Contenders

Islanders Can Be Serious Cup Contenders

December 6th, 2019 The New York Islanders are off to one of their best starts in franchise history with a record of 19-6-2 about a third of the way through the season. The Islanders built that record on a system based on strategic defense from all skaters, strong goaltending and sometimes playing a more...
Veterans and Rookies Helping Out Islanders’ Farm Team

Veterans and Rookies Helping Out Islanders’ Farm Team

December 6th, 2019 While the New York Islanders are having a terrific season in the NHL, they have many prospects and a mix of veterans playing for the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in the American Hockey League. Their season has not gone as planned, but they’ve had notable players make an impact. They were recently...

Islanders Contributors

Read More Islanders News

December 3rd, 2019
New York Islanders

For one of the rare times this season, the New York Islanders went through a tough stretch, but still managed to pull out a divisional win against the Columbus Blue Jackets Saturday night.  New York earned a 2-0 win at home after being swept in their west coast road trip with losses to the Anaheim Ducks and Los Angeles Kings this past week. As the Islanders are more than a quarter of the way through the season, they remain five points back of the Washington Capitals for first place in the Metropolitan Division with three games in hand.  Third Star: Anders Lee It was a tough stretch for Anders Lee prior to Saturday night versus the Blue Jackets. He was able to break out, though, with the game-winning goal. It took a little over a minute for Lee to score top-shelf on a beautiful play set up by Josh Bailey and Mat Barzal. He came close to a second goal, but was stopped by goaltender Elvis Merzlikins in tight. Lee, who was caught with a few high sticks early in...
December 2nd, 2019
New York Islanders

DETROIT — Jordan Eberle scored two goals and Semyon Varlamov made 30 saves to lift the New York Islanders over Detroit 4-1 on Monday night, extending the Red Wings’ winless streak to 10 games. Anders Lee and Anthony Beauvillier also scored for the Islanders, who were outshot 31-25 but never trailed in the game. Dylan Larkin had the only goal for Detroit. New York has alternated starting goalies for its first 25 games this season, a franchise record. Monday was Varlamov’s turn, although he actually played in the team’s previous game — a 2-0 win over Columbus on Saturday — after starter Thomas Greiss had to exit in the first period. The Islanders nearly pulled off a second straight shutout against the struggling Red Wings. New York scored twice in the first period. Lee beat goalie Jonathan Bernier from point-blank range off a pass from Mathew Barzal. Then the Islanders scored again immediately after killing off a penalty. Beauvillier came out of the penalty box,...
December 1st, 2019
Islanders History

The New York Islanders have been blessed with a lot of elite talent since their inception in 1972. Some of those players even made it to the Hall of Fame, though they consist of players from the dynasty-era in the early 1980s. Recent articles about all-time rosters got me thinking about the Islanders, but I decided to narrow it down to an all-time starting lineup. Goaltending This decision wasn't exactly that hard. The first instinct is, of course, Billy Smith. He backstopped the Islanders to four Stanley Cup and 19 straight playoff series wins and played twice as many games with the franchise than the next goalie, Rick DiPietro. Following a William M. Jennings Trophy-winning regular season, Smith's play during the 1983 playoffs was capped off by a brilliant performance against the high-flying Edmonton Oilers en route to their fourth consecutive Stanley Cup. During that series, he allowed only six goals in the Islanders' four-game sweep of Wayne Gretzky's Oilers. BOSTON,...
November 30th, 2019
New York Islanders

NEW YORK — Mathew Barzal had a goal and an assist, Semyon Varlamov got his second shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 Saturday night. Anders Lee also scored to help the Islanders get a win in the return from an 0-2-1 California trip that ended their franchise-record 17-game point streak. Thomas Greiss started and made nine saves before leaving with 5:54 left in the first period. Varlamov came on and stopped all 30 shots he faced to earn his 27th career shutout. Elvis Merzlikins finished with 25 saves as the 25-year-old Latvian fell to 0-3-3 in his rookie season for the Blue Jackets. Columbus had a flurry of chances near the midpoint of the third, but couldn’t beat Varlamov, who drew chants of “Varly! Varly!” throughout the period. He stopped a try by Oliver Bjorkstrand from the middle, a shot by Seth Jones from the left circle and Gustav Nyquist’s attempt in front. Varlamov had a stick save on Nyquist in front with...