Islanders Head into All Star Break with a Win

Islanders Head into All Star Break with a Win

January 22nd, 2020 There may have only been two points on the line, but anytime the New York Islanders and New York Rangers face off, the points seem more important. The Islanders are coming off their worst week of the season with two losses to the Rangers as well as losses to the Washington Capitals and Carolina...
THW's Goalie News: Elliott's Shutout, Markstrom's New Deal & More

THW's Goalie News: Elliott's Shutout, Markstrom's New Deal & More

January 22nd, 2020 Tuesday night gave us five games as the National Hockey League is nearing their All-Star break. After tonight’s games, there will be no games until Monday evening. Last night, we saw a shutout in Philadelphia and a big performance on Broadway. Plus, an All-Star is looking to get a new contract...

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January 20th, 2020
New York Rangers

The New York Rangers are in the midst of a nine-day span in which they play their state rivals, the New York Islanders, three times — twice at home at Madison Square Garden and once at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. It's an oddity in the schedule and yet it's built excitement in the New York community; it feels like this is the rivalry to watch this season. Winger Artemi Panarin rebuffed the New York Islanders to sign a seven-year deal with the New York Rangers during the offseason. (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Look no further than the events of game one on Monday, Jan. 13. After the Islanders scored 18 seconds in, a pair of fights broke out soon after, resulting in both Islanders winger Matt Martin and Rangers defenseman/forward Brendan Smith being ejected from the game. After the Blueshirts tied it up later in the first, they outscored the Isles 5-1 over the last 40 minutes to take the win. While the game on Jan. 16 didn't have fights, there was still plenty...
January 19th, 2020
New York Islanders

RALEIGH, N.C. — Justin Williams returned to the lineup and scored in the shootout to lift the Carolina Hurricanes over the New York Islanders 2-1 Sunday. James Reimer stopped six shots in the tiebreaker for Carolina, the last against Anders Lee to lock up the win. Andrei Svechnikov and Teuvo Teravainen also scored in the shootout for the Hurricanes. Svechnikov had a goal in the first period. The Hurricanes ended a three-game skid thanks to Williams, the 38-year-old who took an extended break after leading Carolina to last year's Eastern Conference final. He scored in the eighth round of the shootout. Lee scored in regulation, and Mathew Barzal and Anthony Beauvillier connected in the shootout for New York, but the Islanders lost their third straight. Anders Lee, New York Islanders (Jess Starr/The Hockey Writers) Reimer made 26 saves, none bigger than denying Barzal on a breakaway with 2:51 left in the third period. Thomas Greiss turned away 31 shots for New York...
January 19th, 2020
New York Islanders

The New York Islanders played a slew of games this week. In the dying seconds of the last game against the New York Rangers, the Islanders shot themselves in the foot and depressingly lost both matchups. Even though the Derick Brassard cross-checking penalty was a questionable call at best, the Isles should not have been in that position, to begin with. Against the Washington Capitals, the Islanders were by far the better team but were unable to put the game away, and the Caps took advantage. With many important games played in the last seven days, what did this last week mean for the Islanders? Special Teams Against the Rangers on Thursday night, special teams cost the Islanders a win (from 'Isles must overcome power-play woes in Metropolitan Division games,' Newsday, 01/17/2020). They had five power plays and went 0-for-5. The Rangers also had five power plays, but converted on two of those attempts, even winning the game with a last-second power-play goal by Chris...
January 18th, 2020
Washington Capitals

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Alexander Ovechkin scored three goals to tie Steve Yzerman for ninth on the career goals list Saturday, and the Washington Capitals rallied with five goals in the third period for a 6-4 victory over the New York Islanders. Jakub Vrana scored the go-ahead goal with 2:30 left after the Islanders turned over the puck in their own zone. The Capitals extended their wining streak to four games while the Islanders lost for the fourth time in their last five games. Ovechkin also passed Mario Lemieux for 10th place on the career list. His 692nd goal came late in the third period on an empty net to seal the victory, with the Capitals scoring five times in the final 20 minutes. Ilya Samsonov made seven saves in relief of Braden Holtby, who allowed four goals on 22 shots. Semyon Varlamov gave up four third-period goals and finished with 24 saves. Brock Nelson, Casey Cizikas, Jordan Eberle and Devon Toews had put the Islanders ahead 4-1 entering the third...