PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored twice in the second period to help the New York Islanders pull away from the Pittsburgh Penguins for a 6-3 victory Tuesday night.
The Penguins held a ceremony before the game to honor the victims of Saturday's synagogue shooting in the Pittsburgh neighborhood of Squirrel Hill. It included an 11-second moment of silence in memory of the 11 people slain.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Valtteri Filppula isn't taking many shots, but the third-line center is making them count.
The New York Islanders decided to follow his lead, with Filppula scoring two goals on two shots to help his team snap a two-game road losing streak with a 7-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday night.
Filppula, Matt Martin, Leo Komarov and Andrew Ladd each had a goal in the third period as the Islanders set a season high in scoring.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — T.J. Oshie scored twice, Dmitry Orlov and Nicklas Backstrom each had a goal and two assists, and the first-place Washington Capitals beat the struggling New York Islanders 7-3 Thursday night.
Andrei Burakovsky added a goal and an assist, and Lars Eller and John Carlson also scored to help Washington improve to 10-4-3 in its last 17 games against the Islanders. Evgeny Kuznetsov had three assists and Philipp Grubauer finished with 35 saves for his 11th win of the season.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders picked up a sorely needed win in their last game before the NHL's Christmas break.
Mathew Barzal led the way.
Barzal scored three times and Jaroslav Halak made 38 saves, helping the Islanders beat the Winnipeg Jets 5-2 on Saturday.
It was the first career hat trick for the 20-year-old Barzal, who has 12 goals and 23 assists in his rookie season. Jordan Eberle assisted on each of Barzal's goals, and Andrew Ladd helped on two of them.
NEW YORK (AP) — Jaroslav Halak made 31 saves after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Monday night to snap a three-game winless streak.
Brock Nelson, Andrew Ladd and John Tavares scored goals for the Islanders, who built a 3-0 lead early in the second period and ended Washington's four-game winning streak.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hours after getting a vote of confidence from his coach, Jaroslav Halak came through with one of his best games of the season.
Halak made 31 saves, and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Monday night to snap a three-game winless streak.
NEW YORK (AP) — Coach Doug Weight knows his New York Islanders have shown they are a good team through the first part of the season.
He still sees room for improvement.
"We can get better," Doug Weight said after the New York Islanders' 5-2 win over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It might only be late November, but New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy knows that winning divisional series can go a long way toward making the Stanley Cup playoffs.
"It's huge, it's a couple extra points that they don't get," Leddy said after scoring 2:44 into overtime to give the Islanders a 5-4 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, their second straight overtime win over their Metropolitan Divisional rivals.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Anders Lee scored twice and the New York Islanders held on after nearly blowing a four-goal lead, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 Saturday night.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — New York Islanders coach Doug Weight had a simple message after a big lead was slipping away: Stay calm.
Anders Lee scored twice and the Islanders held on after nearly blowing a four-goal lead, beating the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — John Tavares and the New York Islanders are on quite a roll.
Tavares kept up his scoring surge with two more goals and the Islanders beat Vegas 6-3 on Monday night, handing the expansion Golden Knights their second loss of the season.
Andrew Ladd, Mathew Barzal, Cal Clutterbuck and Nikolay Kulemin also scored, and Jaroslav Halak stopped 31 shots to help New York win for the fifth time in six games. Tavares has eight goals in the last four games.
NEW YORK (AP) — The St. Louis Blues are off to a fast start and they have goaltender Jake Allen and top scorer Vladimir Tarasenko to thank for that early success.
Allen made 40 saves on Monday and Tarasenko scored twice and again in the shootout to lift the Blues past the Islanders 3-2 for their third straight victory to start the season.
Brayden Schenn also scored in the shootout as the Blues managed to win after the Islanders tied it with two third-period goals.
NEW YORK (AP) — Brayden Schenn and Vladimir Tarasenko scored shootout goals to lift the St. Louis Blues over the New York Islanders 3-2 on Monday, the third straight win to start the season for the Blues.
Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee had scored for the Islanders in the third period to send the game into overtime, Lee's goal coming at the 19-minute mark.
NEW YORK (AP) — A day after missing out on the last playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders closed their season playing their best.
Anders Lee and Brock Nelson scored in the second period and the Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 4-2 on Sunday for their season-high sixth straight win. Andrew Ladd and Jason Chimera also scored and Nelson had an assist for New York, which was eliminated from playoff contention Saturday night.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Islanders' last four games have been must-wins — and Jaroslav Halak has won them all.
Halak stopped 29 shots in his second shutout of the season, and the fast-starting Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Thursday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Flyers let loose on the Islanders in a wild opening period.
Wayne Simmonds got his 30th goal of the season as Philadelphia scored five times in a fight-filled first on the way to a 6-3 victory over New York on Thursday night.
Dale Weise, Radko Gudas, Jordan Weal, Sean Couturier and Valtteri Filppula also scored for the Flyers, who won their third straight game. Philadelphia remained six points out of a playoff spot but still needs to jump three teams.
NEW YORK (AP) — After getting off to a slow start, the New York Islanders rallied with a strong third period to get a big win in their playoff push.
Andrew Ladd scored the tiebreaking goal with about 7 1/2 minutes remaining to lift the Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Wednesday night.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The New York Islanders felt a lot better when it was over.
It looked bad for a while.
Andrew Ladd scored at 1:33 of overtime, and the Islanders beat the Vancouver Canucks 4-3 on Thursday night.
New York was thoroughly outplayed for much of the game, but still had a 3-2 lead late in the third. Then Troy Stecher scored for Vancouver with 19.3 seconds left.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Anders Lee helped the New York Islanders keep pace in the Eastern Conference playoff race.
Lee scored a pair of goals and the Islanders earned a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Joshua Ho-Sang, with his first career NHL goal, and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Islanders, who snapped a two-game losing skid.
The Islanders are a point ahead of the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final wild-card spot in the East.
EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Anders Lee scored a pair of goals and the New York Islanders earned a 4-1 victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday night.
Joshua Ho-Sang, with his first career NHL goal, and Andrew Ladd also scored for the Islanders, who snapped a two-game losing skid.
Zack Kassian scored for the Oilers, who had a two-game winning streak snapped.
DALLAS (AP) — Ryan Strome played beautifully on Thursday night as the Islanders bounced back after a game he called "ugly."
Strome had a goal and two assists, and New York rallied with four straight goals for a 5-4 victory over the Dallas Stars.
"A pretty ugly game for us," Strome said of Saturday's 7-0 loss at Columbus. "Then tonight, to get down 3-1, you've got to kind of look yourself in the mirror. No panic, we got a couple goals and just plugged away."
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Strome helped the New York Islanders quickly bounce back from a disappointing loss at New Jersey the previous night to get a big home win against the Devils.
Strome had two goals and an assist to lead the Islanders to a 6-4 victory over the Devils on Sunday night in a chippy game that featured hard hits and a lot of pushing and shoving after whistles.
NEW YORK (AP) — Two nights after a bad road loss, the New York Islanders bounced back with a key home win against one of their biggest rivals.
Andrew Ladd scored twice to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the Rangers on Thursday night. Anders Lee and Nikolay Kulemin also scored, and Thomas Greiss stopped 25 shots to help the Islanders improve to 8-0-2 in their last 10 at home.
"It was a huge game for us," Lee said. "A good response from our last outing."
NEW YORK (AP) — After climbing back from a two-goal deficit, the New York Islanders didn't get deflated when Toronto regained the lead late in regulation.
They simply found a way to post another big home win.
Brock Nelson's second goal of the game at 2:42 of overtime lifted the Islanders to a 6-5 victory over the Maple Leafs on Monday night.
Trailing 5-4 late in the third period, the Islanders pulled goalie Thomas Greiss and tied it on Andrew Ladd's deflection with 1:29 left.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders had a strong effort from start to finish and head into the All-Star break playing their best hockey of the season.
Andrew Ladd scored twice to lead the Islanders to a 3-1 victory over Montreal on Thursday night, snapping a seven-game losing streak to the Canadiens. Josh Bailey also had a goal and Thomas Greiss stopped 21 shots as New York improved to 5-0-1 in its last six.
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The team with the fewest wins in the NHL picked up a much-needed one Saturday night.
The Arizona Coyotes rallied to force overtime, survived the 3-on-3 extra sesssion and got shootout goals from Anthony Duclair and Radim Vrbata in their 2-1 win over the New York Islanders, snapping a nine-game losing streak.
"We needed it. We needed it a week ago, probably," Vrbata said.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — A lot of New York Islanders got into the act — at the Winnipeg Jets' expense.
John Tavares and Ryan Strome each had a goal and an assist to help the Islanders beat the Jets 6-2 on Saturday night. Nikolay Kulemin, Shane Prince, Anders Lee and Andrew Ladd also scored, Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson each had two assists, and Thomas Greiss made 32 saves.
NEW YORK (AP) — Andrew Ladd is hoping a couple goals Tuesday night can get him and the New York Islanders rolling headed into the second half of the season.
"When pucks start going in, your confidence is a lot higher," Ladd said after he and Anders Lee scored 43 seconds apart early in the third period to lift the New York Islanders over the Washington Capitals 4-3 on Tuesday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are hoping their sharp effort against the Buffalo Sabres is a sign of things to come after a so-so start to the season.
Ryan Strome had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss made 28 saves and the Islanders beat the Sabres 5-1 on Friday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders are playing their best hockey of the season, and they're doing it against some of the top teams in the Eastern Conference.
Andrew Ladd scored in the second period and Jaroslav Halak stopped 36 shots to lead the Islanders to a 4-2 victory over the crosstown-rival Rangers on Tuesday night. John Tavares, Jason Chimera and Scott Mayfield also scored at Barclays Center to help the last-place Islanders improve to 4-0-1 in their last five games.
NEW YORK (AP) — Islanders coach Jack Capuano thought Josh Bailey could give New York a spark, and Bailey delivered for the team's first win of the season.
Bailey scored 54 seconds into overtime to give the Islanders a 3-2 victory over the Anaheim Ducks in their home opener Sunday night.
Capuano bumped Bailey to the top line with captain John Tavares and Andrew Ladd during regulation. In the 3-on-3 extra period, Bailey skated with Nick Leddy and Cal Clutterbuck.
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders' chemistry could be a work in progress at the start of the season.
After missing the first half of training camp while helping Canada win the World Cup of Hockey, John Tavares has had just a week of practice and one preseason game with the Islanders. While the international tournament likely has the captain in good condition, he hasn't had much time with his new line, which added a new member days before the season opener.
CHICAGO (AP) — There are plenty of nice pieces, beginning with NHL MVP Patrick Kane, star center Jonathan Toews and Calder Trophy winner Artemi Panarin.
How they fit together is the big question for Chicago coach Joel Quenneville.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
LAST SEASON: 45-27-10, 100 points. Fourth in Metropolitan Division. Lost to Tampa Bay Lightning in Eastern Conference semifinals.
COACH: Jack Capuano (seventh season, seventh NHL season).
ADDED: LW Andrew Ladd, LW Jason Chimera, RW P.A. Parenteau, D Dennis Seidenberg..
LOST: C Frans Nielsen, RW Kyle Okposo, LW Matt Martin, D Marek Zidlicky.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba (AP) — The Winnipeg Jets named forward Blake Wheeler as their captain Wednesday.
Wheeler fills the void left when former captain Andrew Ladd who was dealt to Chicago in February.
The 6-foot-5 Wheeler has been with the Jets since the team relocated from Atlanta before the 2011-12 season. The former University of Minnesota player had his best offensive year last season, scoring 26 goals and adding 52 assists in 78 games.