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Top Shelf : Islanders Daily 11/24/2013

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IslandersThe picture you see on the left is what Islanders nation and social media is right now. A firecracker that has just exploded.

With the team dropping another decision to the Philadelphia Flyers last night 5-2, New York has now lost 8 of 10 and there is seemingly no end in sight to the play we have all had to bear witness to on the ice.

Snap Shots: Islanders @ Flyers — 11/23/13

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Welcome to Snap Shots, our condensed post-game recap of the New York Islanders latest NHL matchup

New York Islanders (8-12-3, 19pts) @ Philadelphia Flyers (9-10-2, 20pts)

Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

7:05pm EST    

Islanders (X) – Flyers (x)

 

New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers: Pre-Game Report

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Eyes On Isles Pregame Report

Tonight, the New York Islanders (8-12-3, 19 points) visit the Philadelphia Flyers (9-10-2, 20 points) in game no. 24 of the 2013-14 NHL season. Here’s what you need to know before the puck drops.

Where: Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA

When: Saturday, November 23, 2013, 7:00PM

TV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)

Radio: 88.7 FM WRHU, 103.9 FM WRCN (Chris King)

 

Is It Too Late To Save The Islanders’ Season?

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So, here we are. Another November, another Islanders tailspin. This is the kind of thing that costs coaches jobs and gets players shipped out of town. So, let’s go over a couple of things that have caused Islanders Country to panic. How many years in a row can this team go into a November funk?

Top Shelf : Islanders Daily 11/23/2013

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The New York Islanders struggles continued last night in terms of picking up two points on the road as they fell to the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 at Consol Energy Center.

After playing what was their best even strength five on five game in some time, the team deserved a better fate, however the special teams once again conspired to do them in yet again.

You just are not going to win many hockey games, especially when you are struggling in the defensive zone as much as New York, going zero for six on the power play and two for four on the penalty kill.

Snap Shots: Islanders @ Penguins — 11/22/13

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Nov 22, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) reaches for the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Matt Donovan (46) during the first period at the CONSOL Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders Vs Pittsburgh Penguins: Pre-Game Report

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Eyes On Isles Pregame Report

Tonight , the New York Islanders (8-11-3, 19 Points) visit  the Pittsburgh Penguins  (14-8-0, 28 Points) in game no. 23 of the 2013-14 NHL season. Here’s what you need to know before puck drop…

 

Where: CONSOL Energy Center, Pittsburgh, PA

When: Friday, November 22, 2013, 7:00PM

TV: MSG+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)

Radio: 88.7 FM WRHU, 103.9 FM WRCN (Chris King)

 

Scoring Lead Within Reach for Tavares

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Scoring sensation John Tavares has the league’s scoring lead within reach tonight when his Islanders travel to Pittsburgh to face Sidney Crosby and the Penguins.

Lubomir Visnovsky Inches Closer To Islanders Lineup Return

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Oct 19, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky (11) is led off the ice after sustaining an apparent injury as Islanders defenseman Travis Hamonic (3) looks on during the first period of a game against the Carolina Hurricanes at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

Top Shelf – Islanders Daily 11/22/13

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Nov 19, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald (47) shoots the puck against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at the Air Canada Centre. Toronto defeated New York 5-2. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders Lineup Possibilities Heading Into Pittsburgh

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Nov 19, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas (53) celebrates his goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders : The Argument For Jack Capuano

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The New York Islanders just cannot seem to find any flow to their game this year on a consistent basis.

One night, they look like world beaters in playing a consistent sixty minute effort and two days later, look completely lost, turning pucks over and watching lazily as they end up in the back of their net.

In the locker room they all seem to say the same thing. “We know what we have to do”,”It’s extremely frustrating”,”We seem to be making the same mistakes”,”We just have to keep plugging away”.

Top Shelf – New York Islanders Daily 11/21/13

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Nov 19, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs goaltender Jonathan Bernier (45) and defenseman Paul Ranger (15) battle New York Islanders forward

Calling All Armchair GMs: CapGeek Wants YOU

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Aug 8, 2013; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders general manager Garth Snow speaks at a press conference at Yankee Stadium. Two outdoor regular-season NHL games will be played at Yankee Stadium during the 2013-14 season as part of the 2014 Stadium Series. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland-USA TODAY Sports

 

New York Islanders : The Dump And Chase Podcast

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As passionate New York Islanders fans, we started our journey in earnest back in February 2013 and had one common goal in mind; be one of the leading sources of Islanders news and information on the internet.

We knew we would be facing some stiff competition, not only from competing blogs which had more of a ‘history’ and were clearly established in the market, but from the official site itself.

Top Shelf: Islanders Daily 11/20/13

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The New York Islanders began their three game road trip last night in negative fashion, losing 5-2 to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The Islanders play summed up in three words: Lack of effort. The Islanders were making lazy plays, they weren’t crashing the net, and the defense certainly didn’t have a good night, as several of the Islanders 5 goals against were a result of sloppy defense throughout the game.

Snap Shots: Islanders @ Maples Leafs — 11/19/13

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Nov 19, 2013; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders forward Kyle Okposo (21) shoots the puck as Toronto Maple Leafs forward Trevor Smith (23) defends during the first period at the Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports

New York Islanders Vs Toronto Maple Leafs : Pre-Game Report

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Eyes On Isles Pre-Game Report

Tonight, the New York Islanders (8-10-3, 19 points) take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (12-7-1, 25 points) in Game 22 of the 2013-14 NHL season. Here’s what you need to know before puck drop…

Islanders : Inconsistent Grabner Healthy Scratch Vs Maple Leafs

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Isles winger Michael Grabner is slated to be a healthy scratch for tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in what may be seen as a loss of confidence in him from the coaching staff.

Top Shelf – Islanders Daily 11/19/13

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Nov 16, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) celebrates a goal against the Detroit Red Wings during the third period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The New York Islanders are north of the border tonight as they take on the Toronto maple leafs at the Air Canada Centre.

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