Islanders' Wahlstrom "Not out of Place" in NHL Debut

Islanders' Wahlstrom "Not out of Place" in NHL Debut

October 15th, 2019 The New York Islanders defeated the defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues on Monday afternoon in dramatic fashion, scoring two goals late in the third period before Mathew Barzal set up Devon Toews for the game-winning goal in overtime. Through the first 54 and a half minutes, the...
Islanders' Overtime Magic Helping Begin Season

Islanders' Overtime Magic Helping Begin Season

October 15th, 2019 It seemed like the season was coming to an end after the New York Islanders started 1-3, but after back-to-back wins in the extra session, all seems to be good on Long Island. The Islanders defeated the Florida Panthers 3-2 on Saturday, before beating the reigning Stanley Cup champions, the St....

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October 12th, 2019
Islanders History

As the New York Islanders get set to honor their first Stanley Cup-winning team on Saturday night against the Florida Panthers, we take a look back at what the team was able to accomplish during the 1979-80 season. The team consisted of seven future Hockey Hall of Famers in Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, Denis Potvin and Billy Smith, as well as their head coach Al Arbour and general manager Billy Torrey. The team finished the regular season with a record of 39-28-13, which was good for second place in their division. Regular Season Surprisingly, the Islanders struggled to begin the season. They lost their first two games before beating the Atlanta Flames 5-1 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. However, they only won 6 of their first 20 games after not picking up a victory following a 10-5 win over the New York Rangers on Nov. 13 until a 4-0 win over the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 2. MONTREAL, CANADA - CIRCA 1983: Clark Gillies #9 of the New York...
October 11th, 2019
Islanders History

It is no secret that the New York Islanders struggled in the postseason against the Carolina Hurricanes in 2019, but as the two teams get ready to meet up for the first time this year, we take a look back at the four regular season matchups from last season. For much of the past decade, the Hurricanes have given the Islanders fits. Cam Ward dominated for many years in net for Carolina. However, that was not the case last season as the goaltendersigned with the Chicago Blackhawks, and the Islanders took three out of the four games before being swept in the postseason.  Oct. 4, 2018 On opening night, the Islanders went to Raleigh, North Carolina for the first game of the post-John Tavares era and came away with a 2-1 overtime win. Thomas Greiss got the start, as the German goaltender made 45 stops allowing just one goal by Jordan Staal with under two minutes to go in regulation. Thomas Greiss, New York Islanders (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Playing in his first...
October 9th, 2019
New York Islanders

It’s been quite a run for the former first-round pick of the New York Islanders, as Josh Bailey played in his 800th career game Tuesday night against the Edmonton Oilers. He has played the sixth-most games in franchise history and sits 323 games behind Bryan Trottier for the team record. Bailey will likely pass Bob Bourne to move into fifth place later this season. “I try not to think of these things too much,” Bailey said. “Those are things you kind of reflect on later on, but I am definitely proud of it for sure. To have done it all here is certainly special when you look at the other names on the list. Josh Bailey, NHL.com Bailey's Career Path Drafted during the summer of 2008, Bailey debuted later that year after being sidelined with an injury sustained before opening night. He scored his first goal against the then-Phoenix Coyotes and scored seven times with 18 assists in his rookie season. The following year, Bailey played his first season with longtime...