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The Backup Conundrum

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One of the most important players who’s performance is critical for the New York Islanders to win the division and take home ice is someone other than John Tavares or even Jaroslav Halak, in fact it’s Chad Johnson. Up until now Chad Johnson has played just 15 games as the backup to Halak and woeful […]

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Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 60

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Boston Bruins v New York Islanders

It seems like we’re having more Buffalo-like weather today than Long Island weather. I woke up to my truck basically encased in a block of ice. Maybe that’s the Sabres way of gaining revenge on the Island for their home loss last night.

Which leads me to this classic mantra. It doesn’t matter how ugly it is done. A win is a win. Even if two goals were allowed on 10 shots.

Islanders Prospects Ho-Sang / Dal Colle Roll A Seven

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The Sunday New York Islanders Prospect report is a two man show as the Islander’s two 2014 first round picks Josh Ho-Sang and Micheal Dal Colle were the only ones in action. And boy were they in action for their respective teams as the duo earned “third stars” after they combined for seven points (3-4-7) to help lead their teams to wins.

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Back in first place in the Metropolitan Division, the New York Islanders have matched their win-total from last season.

Let that sink in.

The Islanders finished the 2013-14 season with 34 wins and 79 points, but through 53 games, in February, Long Island’s hockey team has earned win number 34 and points 68 and 69 on the 2014-15 campaign with their 3-2 victory over the Buffalo Sabres. That’s some kind of improvement following a lost season, and improvement since the last time the Islanders made the trip out to Buffalo.

Red’s Rewind: Volume XIV-Back On Top

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New York Islanders v Philadelphia Flyers

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

Looking Back

It was a roller coaster week for the Islanders, due to both injuries and some losses, but overall, the team is still far from bring in bad shape.

The week began with a 4-2 loss to Florida on Tuesday at the Coliseum, and was then followed by a 3-2 win in Philadelphia on Thursday, a 2-1 loss in Boston on Saturday and a 3-2 win in Buffalo on Sunday.

Islanders Stampede Buffalo in 3-2 Victory

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New York Islanders v Montreal Canadiens

Coming off a 2-1 loss in Boston, the Islanders traveled to Buffalo to play their second game in as many days. Tonight’s game featured a more positive result, as New York won the game by a score of 3-2.

Let’s throw the score and the comeback that almost was away. In a full game, three periods, 60 minutes, the Sabres managed to register ten shots on goal. Ten. That ties the Islanders’ record of fewest shots allowed per game, joining a February 2008 game against the deceased Atlanta Thrashers (statistic courtesy of statistician Eric Hornick).

Gameday Updates: New York Islanders vs Buffalo Sabres

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Following last night’s 2-1 loss at the hands of the Boston Bruins, the injury bug has fully hit the New York Islanders and in a big way. This morning the Islanders announced that they recalled Colin McDonald and Harry Zolnierczyk from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. These call ups occurred because the Islanders placed Michael Grabner […]

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BUFFALO, NY - APRIL 13: Rasmus Ristolainen #55 and Connor Knapp #49 of the Buffalo Sabres defend the net against Brock Nelson #29 and Colin McDonald #13 of the New York Islanders at First Niagara Center on April 13, 2014 in Buffalo, New York.  (Photo by Jen Fuller/Getty Images)

New York Islanders at Buffalo Sabres: Pregame Report

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 61

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Al Arbour Press Conference

There’s a first time for everything. Like trying eel or going mountain climbing.

Or if you are Chad Johnson, it’s losing in Boston as the Islanders slump continues. Nothing like a quick turnaround to remedy things.

While we looked back on an old coach on Day 64, we’ll be doing the same with 61 days remaining until the final regular season game at the Nassau Coliseum. But this coach was far more legendary and one of the greatest head coaches of all-time.

Before we go into Mr. Al Arbour’s career, I’d just like to take a moment and ask to take a moment out of your day and spare a thought and a prayer for him and his family.

Saturday Night From The Prospect Park

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Stephon Williams (WCHA)

The Saturday night report for the New York Islander prospects is going to read a bit like the Friday night report as the same two players lead off the report. But first we need to extend congratulations to Michael Dal Colle (2014 first rd) and his Oshawa Generals as they became the first team in the OHL to clinch a playoff spot. The Generals have the best record in the OHL.

Tonight’s Star Stephon Williams Minnesota State

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The New York Islanders wake up this Sunday morning having dropped four of their last five games. Despite getting 40 shots off of Bruins’ goalie Tuukka Rask last night they tallied only one goal in their contest at the TD arena and dropped both the game and now the season series vs. the Bruins, 2-1. They are 17-2 vs Metro opponents, but fall to 16-16-1 against the rest of the league.

Bruins Bear Down In Third, Slip Past Islanders 2-1

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Well, it’s official. The Islanders are in their first prolonged slump of the season. The Isles made a valiant effort, but fell to the Bruins 2-1, Saturday night in Boston.

New York Islanders At Boston Bruins: Pregame Report

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New York Islanders at Boston Bruins: Pregame Report

When: Saturday, February 7th, 2015
Where: TD Garden, Boston, MA
Time: 7:00 p.m. EST
TV: MSG2+ (Howie Rose, Butch Goring)
Radio: WRHU 88.7 FM (Chris King), LI News Radio 103.9 FM

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 62

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Steve Webb #20

I’m hosting my old college roommate for a week as he is back in New York beginning his new job. Originally from Pennsylvania, I most likely would have turned him away had the result on Thursday night be different.

But shootouts tend to be Islanders territory and all was well in the Pantorno household.

With the absence of Okposo, the Islanders have had to have different players step up to make their way on the score sheet. It will be another test tonight in Boston after the scrappy Cal Clutterbuck saved the Islanders in Philadelphia.

The View From The Bridge: Tracking The Sound Tigers

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Snow. Sub-zero freezing cold temperatures.

Islanders Youth Served Well: Friday Night From The Prospect Park

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Stephon Williams (Mankato Times)

The Friday night New York Islander prospect report finds the NCAA prospects once again leading the way.

Islanders Top Shelf: 2/7/15

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New York Islanders v Philadelphia Flyers

Farewell to the Nassau Coliseum: Day 63

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Islanders v Rangers

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 2/6/15

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PITTSBURGH, PA - JANUARY 27:  Evander Kane #9 of the Winnipeg Jets skates during introductions before the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins  at Consol Energy Center on January 27, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Islanders Prospect Report: Rubenstein’s Rumblings

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