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Islanders Prospects Play Key Games (And Win Awards)

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Michael Dal Colle (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

For the New York Islanders prospects it is the final week of the Canadian Juniors season and while playoff spots have been clinched, actual seedings are still being fought for. Two key games were played on Wednesday evening as well as the annual OHL’s Coach’s Poll came out.

Michael Dal Colle (2014 first rd.) and his Oshawa Generals are trying to earn the OHL’s best overall record and the home ice throughout the OHL playoffs that comes with it. Wednesday night they were in Belleville to play against the Belleville Bulls and a win would have moved them past the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds for the best record in the OHL.

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New York Islanders v Chicago Blackhawks

Despite outshooting the Blackhawks by a decent margin, the Islanders fell well short in Chicago, losing their fourth consecutive game. The Isles gave up four goals in the game, two of which were scored by Jonathan Toews, with the other two being scored by Marian Hossa.

March Madness Islanders Prospects Style

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Devin Toews (Quinnipiac Bobcats)

For all intents and purposes the hockey playoffs for the New York Islanders prospects have begun whether it is for playoff seeding, league tournaments or even just trying to earn a playoff spot. It is the time of the year where every game does matter and even a single point can make a huge difference.

Tonight’s Star Devin Toews Quinnipiac Bobcats

New York Islanders Losing Streak Now At Four

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Tonight in Chicago, Michal Neuvrith, John Tavares and the rest of the struggling Islanders displayed lackluster play as the losing streak has reached four.

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Islanders’ Offensive Woes Continue in Chicago

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UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 14:  Michal Neuvirth #30 of the New York Islanders tends net against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 14, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. The Canadiens defeated the Islanders 3-1.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Tonight’s Recap

For the first time all season the Islanders losing streak has reached four games after getting blown out by the Chicago Blackhawks in the United Center 4-1.

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Days 26 & 25

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Nassau Collisium

March Madness has officially begun. I’m not necessarily talking about college basketball either. Apparently there is plenty going around the Nassau Coliseum.

The playoffs are approaching while players…and some minds, are beginning to be lost. Nothing like a pre-playoff test to challenge the resolve of the New York Islanders.

Taking a look back at Day 26, let’s take a look at a former captain and a 13-year Islander who then went cross-town to play for their biggest rivals.

New York Islanders Vs Chicago Blackhawks: Pregame Report

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Dec 13, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA;  New York Islanders right wing Kyle Okposo (21) celebrates his goal with teammates during the third period against the Chicago Blackhawks at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. New York Islanders won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

When: Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Where: United Center, Chicago, IL
Time: 8:30 p.m. EST
TV: MSG+2 (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)

New York Islanders Up Against The Wall Without Halak

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With a tremendously tough scheduling coming in their direction, the New York Islanders must make a stand tonight in Chicago against the Blackhawks.

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Islanders Prospects Going Out Fighting

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Robbie Russo (Matt Cashore)

There is a harsh reality that happens at this time of the year for some of the New York Islander prospects, not everyone wins championships and not everyone gets signed to an NHL Entry Level Contract. Whether it is the end of a college career or you end your days playing junior hockey.

Tonight’s Star Robbie Russo Notre Dame

Robbie Russo (2011 fourth) and his Notre Dame Fighting Irish saw their season come to an end when UMass-Lowell defeated them 6-4 in-game three of their Hockey East quarterfinal series. For the senior Russo this was his last game wearing a Notre Dame uniform and he went out fighting trying to carry Notre Dame to another win.

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UNIONDALE, NY - MARCH 14: P.K. Subban #76 of the Montreal Canadiens is hit into the boards by Casey Cizikas #53 of the New York Islanders during the first period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 14, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Top o’ the morning to thee.

Rejoice, lads and lasses, for game night is fast approaching and nothing warms the heart of an Isles’ fan more than knowing their team’s a fixin’ to play a game of good ol’ hockey. Aye?

In the spirit of the Irish, a little James Joyce, yes? From his masterpiece, Ulysses:

New York Islanders Have Now Legitimized Themselves As An NHL Powerhouse

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Through decades of misery, all New York Islanders fans can finally breathe easy and realize their team now stands with the big boys of the NHL.

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NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings, V.2

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The second NHL Eastern Conference Power Rankings are up. The Bruins are on the rise and some other top teams are falling a bit. Where does your team rank?

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Islanders Fans Need To Take A Chill Pill

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Pittsburgh Penguins v New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have lost three games in a row. You know what that makes me say? SO WHAT?

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Days 28 & 27

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Florida Panthers v New York Islanders

Ah, a slump. Not only does it test the true character of a team but it also tests the belief of a fan base.

From what I’m seeing on the internet, which is not a place for the weak-willed (and also not a valid enough sample size), the Islanders’ character is far better off than the belief of this fan base.

The countdown rolls on, however as we highlight days 28 and 27 until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum.

For day 28, let’s take a look at an Islander who showed up to the NHL a bit later than others, but was one of the more skilled right wingers on a dynastic team.

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WINDSOR, ON - MARCH 06: Josh Ho-Sang #66 of the Windsor Spitfires moves the puck against the Saginaw Spirit on March 6, 2014 at the WFCU Centre in Windsor, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Dennis Pajot/Getty Images)

You have got to love New York Islanders prospect Joshua Ho-Sang.

Islander Prospects Show Their Winning Ways

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Kyle Schempp (WCHA.com)

One of the ways that franchises try to change their direction is by drafting players from programs that have winning ways. Saturday night most of the Islander prospects showed their own winning ways in some key games played and it was good to see some of the prospects stepping up even if their efforts did not show up on the scoresheet.

Tonight’s Star Kyle Schempp Ferris State

Two weeks into the 2015 playoff season and multiple overtime playoff games seem to be the specialty of New York Islander prospects. Tonight sophomore Kyle Schempp (2014 fourth rd.) might have scored the biggest goals of young career when he scored at 6:40 of the third overtime to give his Ferris State Bulldogs a 3-2 victory over Bemidji State.

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Montreal Canadiens v New York Islanders

Islanders Country wakes up this morning pondering another loss. This time in the form of a 3-1 defeat to the Montreal Canadiens. Again,it’s not fair to say the Islanders were dominated. It could have very easily been a 2-1 game, when you consider the Habs third goal was a late empty netter. The game could have also been tied had Matt Martin gotten a better handle on a pass he received in the 2nd period. The Islanders outshot their opponent, outhit their opponent, won more faceoffs, rallied late in the 3rd period and scored, but for the third game in a row and for the fourth consecutive time at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the Islanders did just enough to lose, not win.

Islanders Pay the Price Against Canadiens

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Montreal Canadiens v New York Islanders

Tonight’s Recap

The Islanders took the ice against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight. Both teams came into the game with over 90 points and competing for the top of their respective divisions, however they both were also coming off losses to the Ottawa Senators in their previous outings and have been struggling so far in March.

New York Islanders-Montreal Canadiens: Carey Price Steals The Show

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Saturday night was not a kind one to the New York Islanders as Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens have extended the Isles home ice misery, 3-1.

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New York Islanders Look To Wake Up Tonight Against Montreal

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It's been a rough stretch for the Isles. Tonight they'll welcome in one of the best in the NHL in the Canadiens and need to take advantage of the spotlight.

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