From the start of New York Islanders' training camp last September, Anders Lee insisted his impending free agency situation was different from the one John Tavares went through.
Less than a year after losing John Tavares, the New York Islanders re-signed star center Brock Nelson before he could even test free agency.
Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround first season under president and general manager Lou Lamoriello...
Carolina Hurricanes (46-29-7, fourth in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. New York Islanders (48-27-7, second in the Metropolitan Division during the regular...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After falling behind in the second period, the New York Islanders didn't get discouraged. They maintained their focus, tied it minutes later and then pulled away in the...
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins have the big-name players. The New York Islanders rely on their system for success.
Perennial All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lead...
Pittsburgh Penguins (44-26-12, third in the Metropolitan Division during the regular season) vs. New York Islanders (48-27-7, second in the Metropolitan Division during the regular...
Toronto Maple Leafs (45-26-7, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Islanders (46-26-7, second in the Metropolitan Division)
Buffalo takes on New York on 5-game losing streak
Buffalo Sabres (31-36-10, sixth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Islanders (45-26-7, second in the Metropolitan Division)
Nelson scores early in OT, Islanders beat Wild 3-2
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A pair of guys who played high school hockey in Minnesota helped the New York Islanders pick up an important two points on the road Sunday night.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have been winning this season thanks largely to stalwart defense and strong goaltending. A timely goal from their captain also proved huge for their...
Greiss, Islanders beat Blue Jackets 2-0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Greiss made 31 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, helping the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Monday night.
Greiss, Islanders shut out Blue Jackets 2-0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders played tough defense, and Thomas Greiss took care of the rest.
Greiss made 31 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, helping the Islanders...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — After giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, the New York Islanders were relieved to get the win in the shootout.
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Casey Cizikas scored twice and the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 6-1 Thursday night in former captain John Tavares' first time back as a visiting...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Energized by a raucous home crowd that vehemently booed and serenaded former captain John Tavares in his first time back as a visiting player, the New York Islanders...
Barzal, Lee score in 3rd period, Islanders beat Oilers 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Anders Lee energized the New York Islanders with a fight late in the second period, and then came through with a key goal late in the third after Edmonton pulled within one, helping his team get another win.
Mathew Barzal and Lee scored in the Islanders' three-goal third period, and they beat the Edmonton Oilers 5-2 Saturday night in the final game of the regular season at Barclays Center.
Toews, Greiss lead surging Islanders to 2-1 win over Wild
NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Greiss made some big saves, rookie Devon Toews got a power-play goal right after Minnesota tied the score, and Anders Lee dived to block a shot with his head late in the game. The New York Islanders used a strong team effort to get another win.
Toews scored the tiebreaking goal early in the second period, Greiss stopped 26 shots and the Islanders beat the Wild 2-1 on Sunday.
Lee scores twice, Isles use 3-goal 1st to beat Devils 4-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders are proving to themselves — and the rest of the NHL — that they are legitimate playoff contenders in the Eastern Conference.
Anders Lee scored twice and the Islanders used a three-goal first period to win for the ninth time in 11 games with a 4-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.
Bailey scores late to lift Isles over Rangers yet again
NEW YORK (AP) — A mostly quiet third period nearly cost the New York Islanders. It took just one shot by Josh Bailey to make up for it.
Bailey scored with 1:26 remaining — on the Islanders' first shot on goal in the period — to edge the Rangers 4-3 on Thursday night at Madison Square Garden.
Eberle, Boychuk rally Islanders to 4-3 win over Blues
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Johnny Boychuk isn't known for his visually appealing goals, having scored just 52 times in 626 games covering 10 seasons.
However, his hard drive from just inside the blue line gave New York its first lead just 11 seconds after Jordan Eberle had tied the score, and the New York Islanders rallied for a 4-3 win over the St. Louis Blues on Saturday night.
Barzal helps Islanders rally for 6-3 win over Senators
NEW YORK (AP) — After a sluggish start in their first game out of the Christmas break, the New York Islanders picked up their intensity in the latter part of the second period and then steamrolled the Ottawa Senators in the third.
Tartar’s two goals lead Canadiens past Panthers 5-3
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Tomas Tatar scored twice, including the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Florida Panthers 5-3 on Friday night.
Jonathan Drouin had a goal and an assist, and Nicolas Deslauriers and Artturi Lehkonen also scored for the Canadiens, who won their third straight.
Henrik Borgstrom, Denis Malgin and Keith Yandle scored for the Panthers, who ended a two-game winning streak.
Lee scores tiebreaking goal in 3rd, Islanders beat Stars 3-1
DALLAS (AP) — Anders Lee scored one of the most unusual of his 137 career goals on Sunday night — and it wasn't even the most bizarre goal of the game.
Nick Leddy's shot from the top of the slot hit the left post and caromed to Anton Khudobin's right skate, where Lee poked the puck between the Dallas goalie's legs for a tiebreaking power-play goal with 10:10 to play that sent the New York Islanders to a 3-1 victory over the Stars.
Greiss stymies Avs’ high-scoring offense, Islanders win 4-1
DENVER (AP) — On one sequence, the Islanders' Joshua Ho-Sang got whistled for two different hooking penalties. That was four minutes of power-play time.
Colorado couldn't score. New York was let off the hook.
Instant momentum changer.
Goaltender Thomas Greiss bottled up Colorado's fast-flying offense, Johnny Boychuk scored his first goal of the season and the Islanders beat the Avalanche 4-1 on Monday night.
Islanders rally from 2-goal deficit, beat Red Wings 3-2
DETROIT (AP) — Niklas Kronwall scored to give Detroit a two-goal lead, and later in the first period, he knocked Anders Lee off his feet with a high, hard hit.
After that, the New York Islanders began asserting themselves.
Islanders win in return to Coliseum, beat Blue Jackets 3-2
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders were energized by a boisterous home crowd as they rallied for a win in their first regular season game at Nassau Coliseum in more than 3 1/2 years.
Casey Cizikas scored the tiebreaking goal in the third period and the Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 Saturday night.
Greiss makes 26 saves, Islanders defeat Hurricanes 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Greiss didn't face a ton of shots against Carolina on Saturday. When he was tested, he came away with the big saves.
Greiss made 26 saves, Valtteri Filppula, Anthony Beauvillier, Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech scored and the Islanders beat the Hurricanes 4-1.
Greiss was starting in his second game in as many nights after leading the Islanders to a 4-3 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils on Friday.
Greiss stops 35 shots, Islanders blank Devils 3-0
NEW YORK (AP) — Thomas Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
It was Greiss' ninth career shutout. Dating to Oct. 28, Greiss has allowed just four goals on 114 shots.
Jordan Eberle, Brock Nelson and Scott Mayfield scored for New York, which improved to 6-0-0 against the Metropolitan Division this season. Josh Bailey had two assists to extend his point streak to eight games.
Bailey leads Islanders past Penguins 3-2 in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — After setting a career high for points last season, Josh Bailey has picked up right where he left off.
Bailey scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then the only goal in a shootout to lift the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 on Thursday night.
Thomas Greiss made 29 saves as New York swept the home-and-home set and improved to 5-0-0 against Metropolitan Division rivals. The Islanders and Penguins both have 15 points atop the division.
Lee leads Islanders past Hurricanes, 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nothing brings out the best in New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss quite like the Carolina Hurricanes — and the barrage of shots they toss his way.
The Islanders beat Carolina 2-1 on Sunday night after Greiss made 38 saves in his fifth straight victory against the Hurricanes.
"He seems to love this building," teammate Anders Lee said. "He's seen everything, and for him to come in tonight and stand on his head ... he's the main reason we really won tonight."
Nelson scores twice, Islanders rout Flyers 6-1
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Flyers tried to make their annual Halloween game a festive occasion — popular mascot Gritty judged the costume contests during intermissions — but the only boos came from disgruntled fans each time Philly skated off the ice.
The Islanders' romp started early, and they seemed right at home against the listless Flyers.
Rasmus Dahlin scores 1st goal, Sabres beat Islanders
OSHAWA, Ontario (AP) — No. 1 overall pick Rasmus Dahlin scored his first goal for Buffalo, Jeff Skinner connected twice and the Sabres beat the New York Islanders 5-4 in exhibition play Friday night at Tribute Communities Centre.
Brendan Guhle also Casey Nelson scored for Buffalo, and Carter Hutton made 27 saves.
Anders Lee scored twice, and Josh Bailey and Ryan Pulock added goals for the Islanders.
New Coaches: Trotz takes Cup-winning experience to Islanders
While the Washington Capitals are watching their Stanley Cup banner rise to the rafters, Barry Trotz will be fresh off a plane in North Carolina, preparing for his own season opener.
Islanders open post-Tavares era looking for improvement
NEW YORK (AP) — As they begin their first season without John Tavares, the New York Islanders are certain to be a different team. They believe they can be better, too.
There's new leadership with Lou Lamoriello running the front office and Stanley Cup-winning coach Barry Trotz behind the bench. And even without their former captain, the Islanders still have plenty of offense with Mathew Barzal, Josh Bailey and Anders Lee leading the way.
Islanders open training camp looking to disprove doubters
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders know they are being overlooked after finishing 17 points out of a playoff spot last season and losing captain John Tavares to free agency during the summer.
That's ok with them.
They still have plenty of scoring options, led by Anders Lee and reigning rookie of the year Mathew Barzal, and added a Stanley Cup winning coach in Barry Trotz and three-time champion executive Lou Lamoriello as president of hockey operations.
Tavares’ path to free agency is not yet a road for NHL stars
CHICAGO (AP) — When John Tavares decided to pass on signing an extension with the New York Islanders and test free agency, he became the most interesting man in hockey.
NHL stars don't ordinarily get to that point, and it led to Tavares going home to Toronto to sign a $77 million, seven-year contract with the Maple Leafs. Fellow players were watching closely, too, and wondering what the long-term impact might be.
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — One day after being eliminated from playoff contention for the second straight year, the reeling New York Islanders were glad to get another win.
Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal late in the third period to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night.
Anders Lee, Anthony Beauvillier and Brock Nelson also scored to help New York get just its third win in 17 games (3-10-4). Jaroslav Halak stopped 33 shots.
Barzal, Pelech lead Islanders to 4-1 win over Penguins
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders had fun again Tuesday night. Getting just their second win in the last month and beating the two-time defending Stanley Cup champions will do that.
Mathew Barzal and Adam Pelech scored in the first period and the Islanders went on to beat the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-1. Anders Lee had a goal in the third period and Jordan Eberle added an empty-netter to help New York improve to 2-7-4 since Feb. 19.
Van Riemsdyk lifts Hurricanes past Islanders, 4-3
NEW YORK (AP) — The Carolina Hurricanes simply outplayed the New York Islanders in a matchup of teams headed for a spring without playoff games.
Trevor van Riemsdyk scored the go-ahead goal late in the third period and Scott Darling made 26 saves as the Hurricanes beat the reeling Islanders 4-3 Sunday.
CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Christopher Gibson refused to take all the credit after leading the New York Islanders to a much-needed win.
The rookie goalie made 50 saves as the Islanders beat the Calgary Flames 5-2 to snap an eight-game losing streak.