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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 38

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It’s starting to hit me harder with every tally we take off in anticipation to the final regular season home game at the Nassau Coliseum. Obviously, the nostalgia hits me hard every time I write the next installment, but as I’m serenaded by Jiggs McDonald, it’s even more powerful.

Of all the fans that remember when Mick Vukota patrolled the Nassau Coliseum ice for the Islanders, they will remember him as number 12, but our number 12 spot is reserved for someone a bit more influential. We did find out during our research that Vukota donned 38 during his first two seasons with the Islanders.

They Live – The Islanders Prospects Version

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Josh Ho-Sang (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

When there is less than ten games remaining in the regular season, now is the time to see which New York Islander prospect is going to rise to the occasion and lead his team into the playoffs. Three Islander prospects saw action on Tuesday and two of them walked away with their game’s “second star” for the impact they had on their team’s win.

The game’s “Second Star” Josh Ho-Sang (2014 first rd.) had two goals including the game winner as his Niagara IceDogs whipped the Sudbury Wolves 7-1. It was the IceDogs fourth straight win and it pulled them to within five points of the North Bay Battalion for second place in the OHL’s Central Division.

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3/4/2015

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New York Islanders v Dallas Stars

The Islanders wake up this morning recovering from a 3-2 loss last night in Dallas, but if the team wants to look on the bright side of their defeat they certainly can. The PK unit killed all five penalties called against the Isles including a five minute major and a game misconduct to Matt Martin at the beginning of the first period. Jaroslav Halak was steady again in goal, saving 32 of 35 shots. But the teams’ biggest cause for gratitude came at 19:58 of the third period, when Anders Lee’s last desperation shot off the right skate of Dallas defenseman Jordie Benn went in and tied the game.

Rivalry game vs Rangers is Isles most expensive ticket in March

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The last time the New York Islanders recorded 50 wins, Wayne Gretzky and the Edmonton Oilers defeated them in the Stanley Cup Finals.  That was during the 1983-84 season.

On the verge of their best season since losing in their most recent Stanley Cup appearance 31 years ago, the Islanders enter March on the heels of an impressive February.  The Islanders finished the third to last month of the regular season going 9-4-1.  Additionally, with a record of 6-3-1 in their last ten games, the final stretch of season has them positioned alongside archrival the New York Rangers in a battle for Eastern Conference Metropolitan superiority.

Islanders Comeback Hopes Dashed By Dallas In OT

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DALLAS, TX - MARCH 03:  Cody Eakin #20 of the Dallas Stars scores the game winning goal against Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders ad Calvin de Haan #44 of the New York Islanders defends in overtime at American Airlines Center on March 3, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.  (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)


You can put this one in the “well, it could have been worse” column. The Isles tie it in the last two seconds of regulation, but lose a tough one to the Stars in overtime, 3-2.

New York Islanders vs Dallas Stars: Anders Lee Puts Isles Back In First Place

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While in Dallas on Tuesday night playing the Stars, the post trade-deadline New York Islanders escape with a point and reclaim first place in the division.

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New York Islanders Trade Deadline Analysis: Michal Neuvirth The Right Move

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New York Islanders Garth Snow once again gets active by shipping less than stellar backup goalie Chad Johnson out of town for Michal Neuvirth.

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Isles Come Up Short In Dallas

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Desperate teams can do desperate things.  No team is a given.
Isles lead 1-0 and the team that "can't score in the third" score two in the third and one in the overtime frame.  Thanks Butch.  Your fault.

Anders Lee Making a Case for Calder Trophy

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Edmonton Oilers v New York Islanders

At the beginning of the season, many people had Jonathan Drouin and Aaron Ekblad as favorites to win the Calder trophy.

Islanders Hope to Show Dallas Who the Real Stars Are

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New York Islanders at Dallas Stars: Pregame Report

When: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Where: American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas
Time: 8:30 p.m. EST
TV: MSG+2 (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)
Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 39

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New York Islanders v New Jersey Devils

Have your heads stopped spinning from yesterday’s trade deadline? Never would I think to have seen the Islanders so active. I’d say most fans are used to all the other teams wheeling and dealing while the Islanders would sit by the wayside and watch the fireworks.

As fans say goodbye to one goalie today in Chad Johnson, we take a look at another goalie on our countdown. With 39 days to go until the final regular , let’s attempt to bring up the goalie that still causes fans indigestion, but is still one of the most loyal Islanders you’ll ever see…even if he’s in the studio now.

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|3|15

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Dallas Stars v New York Islanders

The trade deadline left an impact around the NHL, and the Islanders made their own splash, acquiring Michal Neuvirth and Tyler Kennedy. The team also sent Cory Conacher to Vancouver, and shipped G David Leggio to Arizona.

Garth Snow and Islanders Successful on Deadline Day

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Boston Bruins v San Jose Sharks

What a difference a year makes, huh? This time last year, fans were frustrated with Garth Snow‘s lackluster return for LW Thomas Vanek, and analysts referred to the team as a “tire fire” with a questionable front office. This year, however, the Islanders were buyers, and made solid improvements to the team as we head into to final stages of the regular season.

New York Islanders Acquire Tyler Kennedy, Where Does He Fit?

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The New York Islanders acquired Tyler Kennedy at the NHL Trade Deadline. Where will he fit in down the stretch as we get closer to the playoffs?

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New York Islanders Send Chad Johnson Packing At Deadline

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While no blockbusters were to be expected, New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow did pull off a few under the radar moves.

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John Tavares and the Pursuit of the Art Ross Trophy

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Nov 22, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates with right wing Kyle Okposo (21) after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

For the next 18 games, John Tavares’ number one goal will be to win hockey games.

The Importance of Stealing Points: Why The Islanders Need to Bring Games Beyond Regulation

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on February 16, 2015 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale,New York.

Recently, fellow Insight writer Eric Bordin wrote about how the “loser point” is affecting the Islanders’ position in the standings. While I do not disagree, I do have something to add- it wouldn’t hurt for the Islanders to start, at the very least, bringing games beyond regulation, even if they go on to lose. To stay ahead of the New York Rangers for the Metropolitan Division lead and hold on to home-ice advantage at Fort Neverlose, they need to collect points in any way possible, except winning in a shootout.

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 40

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New York Islanders v New York Rangers

I’m not sure if I can ever recall so many Islanders fans rooting for the Philadelphia Flyers, but one division rival helped the Islanders immensely Saturday, defeating the Rangers, keeping them at the top of the Metropolitan.

However, a lackluster performance against the Hurricanes on Saturday is not exactly comforting for the Islanders either.

With 40 days until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum, we take a look at one of the goal scorers in last night’s loss, Michael Grabner.

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