Category Archives: New York Islanders
This is part one of a 4 part series that will focus on the future outlook of the team, following their first playoff appearance since 2007. (more…)
For the Islander fan, the lockout was more of a godsend than an inconvenience. Since 2007, the word “playoffs” was out of the Islander fans’ vocabularies. But, this season, that all changed, as the 8th place New York Islanders made a first round appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, something which the team hadn’t done since 2007.
Wednesday night, the NHL announced two more match-ups to be included in the 2014 Coors Light Stadium Series. The first is a matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers, January 26th, at 12:30 PM. The second is the crosstown rivalry between the New York Islanders and New York Rangers on January 29th, at 7:30 PM (more…)
It wasn’t flashy, it wasn’t spectacular, but the Pittsburgh Penguins won Game 6 and eliminated the New York Islanders from the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Finally, for just the second time since winning the cup in 2009, the Penguins have advanced into the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals, the last time being in 2010. But how the Penguins closed out the series couldn’t have been more unexpected. Game five was a blue print of how the offense should work; Crosby was brilliant, all four lines played well, the defense was solid and the Pens won all the 50/50 battles. The Pens won 4-0 for the second shutout win. Granted, your goaltender has to be great for your team to keep the opponent scoreless, but the defense holds a lot of that responsibility. (more…)