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Islanders Flatten Flyers; Team Wakes Up To Win In Shootout

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TONIGHT’S RECAP

The Islanders headed into Philadelphia

New York Islanders Snap Three Game Skid

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The New York Islanders defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 in a shootout tonight at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. They weren’t facing a team that is in direct contact with them in the standing, they allowed a division rival to earn a point, and they didn’t post a ROW result; yet, this may have […]

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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 64

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New York Islanders Media Day

New York Islanders At Philadelphia Flyers: Pregame Report

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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 65

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Hopefully you folks are not getting as tired of this countdown as Colin McDonald is of going back and forth between Long Island and Bridgeport.

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Yesterday was not the best day-off for the New York Islanders.

One day after Long Island’s hockey team dropped their third straight game, a 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers, both the New York Rangers and the Pittsburgh Penguins found themselves in the win-column, making strides towards overtaking the Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division.

Actually, the Penguins did pass the Islanders with a 2-0 win over the Edmonton Oilers (thanks, Edmonton), but it’s the Rangers that closed the gap even further, pulling within one point of the now second-place Isles with a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins.

Colin McDonald Recalled, and Promptly Demoted, but Should He Have Stayed?

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The New York Islanders did something today that I have never seen before, and frankly did not know was possible: both recalled and sent down Colin McDonald on the same day before 1pm.   #Isles Transaction: Colin McDonald has been recalled from @TheSoundTigers on emergency conditions. — New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) February 4, 2015 #Isles Transaction: […]

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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 66

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For all my Islanders fans that were born after 1985 (I was 1991, myself), can you tell me who this is?

Locker: Potvin Not Happy With Islanders Move

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George Richards covers the Florida Panthers for the Miami Herald and was at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum for the final time last night watching his team defeat the New York Islanders 4-2. Richards spoke fondly of the old barn on Hempstead Turnpike, echoing Bill Torrey’s comment to him of “It’s a great place to watch a hockey game”. Richards followed with “Couldn’t agree more, best sight lines for my money”.

That all goes by the wayside in September as Nassau County politics doomed everything the site the building currently is on could have been and instead let the only professional sports team Long Island has ever known to fly the coop to Brooklyn and Barclays Center.

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24 Nov 1995: New York Islanders players look on during a game against the Buffalo Sabres at Memorial Auditorium in Buffalo, New York.

The Fisherman jersey made its return to the Coliseum last night, and it brought back old feelings of frustration. The Islanders were sloppy in last night’s 4-2 loss to the Florida Panthers, a team that had only one win in its last eight games prior to their latest game.

Panthers Claw Through Islanders, As Team’s Skid Hits Three

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TONIGHT’S RECAP

Tonight, the Islanders wore the “Fisherman” jersey for one last time, during the pregame skate. And they played most of the game like it was 1995 all over again.

Islanders “Other” Logo Stirs Debate Among Fans

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Stop me if you have heard this before:

“We want fishsticks!”
“That logo is ridiculous! It looks like Stan Fischler.”
“Trust the Gorton’s Fisherman.”

I can go on and on about the derisive chants Islander fans heard starting in the Summer of 1995. If you lived through it, like many fans of a certain age did, you likely have heard these complaints. But, there is a debate, clearly based on age, about how bad this logo really is.

Top Five Goals In The Career Of John Tavares

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On June 26, 2009, General Manager Garth Snow walked up to the draft podium in Montreal. He had the first overall pick of the 47th NHL Entry Draft, and a pretty big decision to make. In the years leading up to this draft, talk was dominated by a young hockey player named John Tavares, who received “exceptional status” from the Ontario Hockey League at the age of 14, allowing him to enter the league a year younger than the normal age.

Islanders Look To Tame Panthers: Pregame Report

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COLUMBUS, OH - JANUARY 24:  Aaron Ekblad #5 of the Florida Panthers and Team Toews talks with John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders and Team Toews during the Bridgestone NHL Fastest Skater event of the 2015 Honda NHL All-Star Skills Competition at Nationwide Arena on January 24, 2015 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

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Third jerseys anyone?

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UNIONDALE, NY - JANUARY 29:  The New York Islanders stand before the National anthem against the Boston Bruins during their game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on January 29, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tonight the New York Islanders are at the Nassau Coliseum to face off against the Florida Panthers (27-17-10, 52 pts), a team coming off a tough 6-3 loss against the New York Rangers last night at Madison Square Garden.

The Panthers are eight points out of a final playoff spot, behind Washington, who lost against the St. Louis Blues this past Sunday and face the LA Kings tonight.

Islanders tickets still affordable given superb play

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The New York Islanders (32-16-1) are sitting comfortably at the top of the Metropolitan Division of the Eastern Conference standings. After not making the playoffs last season, the Islanders have put themselves in prime position to make a run this year in the playoffs. The new month of February presents an opportunity to build on their success this season by cementing a playoff spot. They come into their matchups in February winners of six of nine games, with wins over the Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins, and crosstown rival New York Rangers. If there’s one thing the Islanders do well though, it’s scoring goals. The Islanders are fourth in the league in goals, with 3.1 goals per game. Also, Jaroslav Halak is fourth in the league in wins (26).

Luongo: The One That Got Away

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SUNRISE, FL - DECEMBER 28: Goaltender Roberto Luongo #1 of the Florida Panthers warms up prior to the game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the BB&T Center on December 28, 2014 in Sunrise, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)

Of all the moves Mike Milbury made as general manager of the New York Islanders before he stepped down in 2006, one had to be the worst, right?

Bring on February – Red’s Rewind: Volume XIII

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Welcome to Red’s Rewind: a weekly look at the New York Islanders through the eyes of a redhead…

Looking Back

A week that began so nicely for the Islanders unfortunately didn’t end the same way; after beating the Rangers at home on Tuesday 4-1, the Isles then lost to the Bruins 5-2 on Thursday, then against to the Red Wings 4-1 this past Saturday at Joe Louis Arena.

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 67

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Have we caught our breath yet from that brilliant finish last night? That was easily one of the top four Super Bowl finishes ever. And to see Richard Sherman almost crying on the sidelines? Perfection.

But let’s be honest, the NHL Playoffs are much more exciting than the NFL Playoffs, anyway.

Quiet Sunday For Islanders Prospects

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Michael Dal Colle (OHL Images)

The only New York Islanders prospects to see action on Sunday were their two 2014 first round picks Michael Dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang. Neither prospect saw his team earn a win but Dal Colle’s Oshawa Generals were able to earn a point because their game against the Kingston Frontenacs wound up going to the shootout.

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