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Kyle Okposo Finally Hitting His Stride

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Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders’right winger Kyle Okposo has had a difficult time finding his niche on Long Island. Over seven seasons he has been bounced from one end of the Islander lineup to the other, with mixed results. Too good to be a checker yet not producing as a scorer, it was tricky finding the right fit.

Top Shelf : Islanders Daily 10/27/2013

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The New York Islanders could not follow-up a strong road win in Pittsburgh, falling to the Philadelphia Flyers last night at Nassau Coliseum 5-2 in what could only be described as a weak effort.

As the season continues to roll forward it is only 11 games in, but the inconsistency is maddening for the fan base, media and I am sure equally for the players and coaching staff.

Snap Shots: Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Islanders – 10/26/13

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Welcome to ‘Snap Shots’, our condensed, quick-fix post-game follow up after every match.

Gives you, the reader, bulleted results/impressions/reactions of the game in a flash.

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Philadelphia Flyers (2-7-0, 4pts) at New York Islanders (4-3-3, 11pts)

Nassau Veteran Memorial Coliseum, October 26th, 2013

Game 11

Is Huge Win In Pittsburgh A Turning Point For Isles?

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The Isles roared back last night. We all know what every Islander fan was thinking when they went down 3-2. “UGH! I cannot believe this! Again they play Pittsburgh tough and again they fall short!” But last night was different.

Pregame Report: New York Islanders Vs Philadelphia Flyers

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GAME 11

The New York Islanders (4-3-3, 11pts) return to the Nassau Coliseum to kick off a two-game homestand, beginning tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers (2-7-o, 4pts).

Where: Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Uniondale, NY

When: Saturday, October 26, 2013, 7:00PM

TV: MSG+ (HD). Howie Rose (Play-by-Play), Butch Goring (Color Commentary)

Radio: 88.7 FM WRHU, 103.9 FM WRCN–Chris King with the call.

 

Towel Tuesday : Take Back The Barn

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Credit to : Chris Triantafilis

Credit to : Chris Triantafilis

A grassroots social media event has created a phenomenon over the last few days. As many of you already know, the Islanders play their crosstown rival New York Rangers this upcoming Tuesday, October 29th.

The request through Twitter is that all Islanders fans who will be in attendance need to bring their playoff towels from Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals against the Pittsbrugh Penguins.

It has been dubbed “Take Back The Barn”.

Why Coach Jack Capuano Stays

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Mar. 22, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders head coach Jack Capuano behind the bench against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Debby Wong-USA TODAY Sports

After the first nine (9) games of the season, panic had nestled comfortably in on Long Island.

Top Shelf : Islanders Daily 10/26/2013

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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

The National Hockey League season is a long one. One that is filled with ups and downs along the way to a potential playoff spot and a chance to play for the ultimate prize, the Stanley Cup.

Through this years first nine games, the incredibly consistently inconsistent New York Islanders had yet to discover that identity that carried them to the post-season and a surprising first round battle with the Pittsburgh Penguins. Could that have been re-discovered last night?

Snap Shots: New York Islanders @ Pittsburgh Penguins — 10/25/13

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Oct 25, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; The New York Islanders celebrate a goal by left wing Matt Moulson (26) as Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Jeff Zatkoff (37) reacts during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Pregame Report: New York Islanders Vs Pittsburgh Penguins

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Pregame Report: New York Islanders vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

Tonight , the New York Islanders (3-3-3, 9 Points) visit  the Pittsburgh Penguins  (7-2-0, 10 Points) in

game no. 19 of the 2013-14 NHL season. Here’s what you need to know before puck drop…

Where: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

When: Friday, October 25, 2013, 7:00PM

TV: MSG+

Radio: 88.7 FM WRHU, 103.9 FM WRCN

Islanders Treading Water In Metropolitan Division

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Oct 22, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Vancouver Canucks defenseman Kevin Bieksa (3) scores the game winning goal past New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) in front of New York Islanders center

Top Shelf – Islanders Daily 10/25/13

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May 11, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) plays the puck in front of New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) during the overtime period of game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Top Shelf – Islanders Daily 10/25/13

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May 11, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) spars with Pittsburgh Penguins right wing Craig Adams (27) while center Joe Vitale (46) is hit by New York Islanders center Keith Aucoin (10) while officials Jay Sharrers (57) and Lonnie Cameron (74) break up a fight between New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) and Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Matt Cooke (24) and New York Islanders defenseman Mark Streit (2) in front of New York Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek (4) and goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) during the second period of game six of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Nassau Vetera

What If John Spano Pulled It Off?

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Anyone who is reading this most likely saw the amazing 30 For 30 on ESPN documentary Big Shot, about the John Spano Islanders ownership debacle.

But what if the whole thing would’ve worked? What if he was able to actually pull off the greatest heist in hockey since the LA Kings got Wayne Gretzky? Would the Isles be playing in a new Nassau Coliseum? Would they have already been successful? Would the Drive for Five have come to fruition?

John Scott Faces In-Person Hearing

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Oct 23, 2013; Buffalo, NY, USA; Boston Bruins left wing Loui Eriksson (21) is helped off the ice after being hit by Buffalo Sabres defenseman John Scott (not shown) during the third period at First Niagara Center. Bruins beat the Sabres 5-2.

New York Islanders Keeping Pace, Need to Push Forward

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Oct 17, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) knocks Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall (4) to the ice during the second period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Comparison: Bill Torrey vs Garth Snow

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Fair to Compare?

Top Shelf – Islanders Daily 10/24/13

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Mar 7, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Radek Martinek (4) controls the puck against the New York Rangers during the third period of an NHL game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Is Splitting Up MacDonald and Hamonic the Best Option for the Defense?

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Evgeni Nabokov Shouldering Heavy Load

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Entering his third season with the Islanders, goaltender Evgeni Nabokov is once again faced with a heavy workload between the pipes.

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