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Islanders Bowl Over Oilers In 8-1 Thrashing

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Anders Nilsson was hoping to have a strong performance in his first career game against the team that drafted him. But the New York Islanders scored three first period goals sending Nilsson to the bench and routing the Edmonton Oilers, 8-1 at Barclays Center.

Islanders Look to Climb Back Into Playoff Picture Against Oilers

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When: Sunday, February 7, 2016
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Time: 2:30 PM EST
TV: MSG +  (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)
Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker)

Fresh off one of their worst losses of the season, the Islanders will look for to salvage their weekend of play this afternoon, when they take on the Edmonton Oilers. Edmonton is also coming off a brutal loss, falling to the Canadiens 5-1 in Montreal on Saturday.

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/7/16

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NHL: New York Islanders at Detroit Red Wings

Johnny Boychuk returned Saturday afternoon for the New York Islanders, but a lack of urgency from the team led to a disappointing 5-1 loss. After a hard-fought game this past Thursday against the Washington Capitals, the Islanders seemingly went to Detroit unprepared.

Islanders Get Their Wings Clipped in Detroit

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DETROIT, MI - FEBRUARY 06: Tomas Jurco #26 of the Detroit Red Wings scores a goal on Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders as teammate Marek Zidlicky #28 defends during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on February 6, 2016 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

Detroit, MI – It was hard to tell where the largest hole was on Saturday afternoon; in the Islanders defense or on the ice sheet itself. In the thick of a playoff race, the New York Islanders traveled to Joe Louis Arena to take on the Red Wings, with whom they are vying for a potential wild card position.

Islanders Look to Rebound Against Detroit After Setback in Last Game

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NHL: New York Islanders at Pittsburgh Penguins

When: Saturday, February 6, 2016

Where: Joe Louis Arena, Detroit, MI

Time: 2:00 PM EST

TV: MSG +2 (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)

Radio: WNYE 91.5 FM, WRHU 88.7 FM and WRCN 103.9 FM (Chris King, Greg Picker)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/6/16

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The New York Islanders are in Detroit to begin the first leg of their back-to-back game slate which finishes up at Barclays Center tomorrow afternoon. Coming off of a tough 3-2 loss to the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, the players should look to come out with the same intensity over the next 48 hours as they did against the team which eliminated them from the playoffs last year.

While there are no “moral victories” at this stage of the season, the team should feel good about themselves and how they dominated the best team in the league the other night. Only Braden Holtby and his phenomenal play prevented the Islanders from gaining at least one point. Simply put, he was sensational…but so were the Islanders.

On the Rails – Stars are Shining

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NASHVILLE, TN - JANUARY 31:  Dylan Larkin #71 of the Detroit Red Wings skates with the puck as John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders and Claude Giroux #28 of the Philadelphia Flyers defend him during the Eastern Conference Semifinal Game between the Atlantic Division and the Metropolitan Division as part of the 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena on January 31, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Warning: the following column is equal parts sass, sarcasm, silly, and all Islanders. Naturally…it’s On the Rails.

Hi everyone. Did everyone dig out from the two snowfalls that we had?

But hey! This was an eventful hockey week! So yay?

New York Islanders’ Top Pairing Set for Reunion

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Johnny Boychuk will return on Saturday night and a top-pairing reunion could help build on what has been the New York Islanders’ best hockey this season. Not long ago, it seemed as if the Islanders were teed up for a disappointing stretch of games. They were playing below expectations and it was showing up in […]

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Hey, remember them?…Freddy Meyer; Andy Hilbert; Joel Martin

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This is an column that will explore some of the more obscure Islanders players throughout their history. Hopefully it will jog your memory bank and bring you back to the days of yore…even if some of those memories were forgettable.

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/5/16

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WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 17:  Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders makes a save in the first period against the Washington Capitals during Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Verizon Center on April 17, 2015 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

In a gritty, commendable effort, the Islanders fell just short last night against the league-leading Washington Capitals. Late, preventable goals eventually did the Isles in, as Jaroslav Halak let in two stoppable shots that his team ultimately could not come back from.

Late Period Goals Too Much For Islanders To Overcome

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Islanders Face Huge Test Against League’s Best

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UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 25: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders attempts to move the puck around John Carlson #74 of the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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When: Thursday, February 4, 2016

Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC

January Prospect Report: Dal Colle Comes To Life

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NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 23: Michael Dal Colle #71 of the New York Islanders waits for a second period faceoff against the New Jersey Devils at the Barclays Center on September 23, 2015 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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New York Islanders vs. Washington Capitals Game Preview

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John Tavares and the New York Islanders look to take two points in DC against Alex Ovechkin and the NHL leading Washington Capitals. The Isles have a chance to prove that they’re ready to hang with the big boys tonight.  The Islanders (26-16-6) travel to DC to face off against the Capitals (35-9-4).  The Caps […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/4/16

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UNIONDALE, NY - APRIL 03:  Dwayne Roloson #30 and Martin Biron #43 of the New York Islanders look on against the Ottawa Senators on April 3, 2010 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The Isles defeated the Senators 4-1.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

“We have three goalies and it’s not going to change. … He’s with us and he’s not going anywhere.” That’s what New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano told the Daily News following Jean-Francois Berube’s 40-save victory on Tuesday night. The team has signaled that they’ve included the 24-year-old goalie in their plans for the remainder of the season.

Islanders Give and Takeaways – Week 5

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NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02:  Jaroslav Halak #41 and Jean-Francois Berube #30 of the New York Islanders celebrate Berube's 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild at the Barclays Center on February 2, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

With the second half (technically almost 60%) of the season officially underway, the race to the finish has begun. With the Eastern Conference and specifically the Metropolitan division incredibly tight, playoff spots will not be easy to come by.

Islanders Insight: 10 Things I Think I Think 02/03/16

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What a whirlwind of emotions yesterday was.

First, New York Islanders fans woke up, excited that their hockey club would be taking the ice for the first time in over a week. The All-Star break was over, and the Islanders would be suiting up for the a long, final stretch to reach the postseason for the second consecutive year.

New York Islanders News: Isles Offense Leads The Way In Victory Over Wild

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The Islanders offense explodes in the second and third periods to help secure their first victory of a pivotal second half stretch run. Five different Islanders scored goals in Brooklyn to overpower the Minnesota Wild.  The Islanders took control with 3 second period goals and then sealed the victory with 2 quick goals in the […]

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Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 2/3/16

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skates against the New York Islanders at the Barclays Center on February 2, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.The Islanders defeated the Wild 5-3.

In one of the odder coaching decisions of the year, JF Berube started over healthy Jaroslav Halak and Thomas Greiss and earned his first NHL win in a 5-3 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Berube Earns First Career Victory as Islanders Top the Wild

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Brooklyn, N.Y.—A second period surge led the New York Islanders to a 5-3 victory against the Minnesota Wild at Barclays Center.

Despite both of the Islanders top two goaltenders healthy, coach Jack Capuano decided to use his third-string goaltender, Jean-Francois Berube. He stopped 40 shots in his first career NHL victory.

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