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...
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Clinching a playoff spot brought roars from the home crowd and broad smiles from the New York Islanders, who acknowledged their accomplishment is a satisfying first...
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The Islanders took both games in a home-and-home set with the league's worst team but weren't entirely satisfied.
Valtteri Filppula scored twice to lead New York to a...
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...
Lehner makes 36 saves, Islanders blank Canucks 4-0
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — New York Islanders goaltender Robin Lehner is more concerned about points for the standings than personal success.
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.
Lehner stops 35 shots, Islanders beat Coyotes 3-1
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — The New York Islanders were a step slow and gave up an early goal — not the best way to start the second game of a back-to-back.
Once the Islanders scored, they started buzzing and rolled to their second win in two nights.
Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots, Anthony Beauvillier scored his fourth goal in five games and the Islanders beat the struggling Arizona Coyotes 3-1 Tuesday night.
Barzal lifts Islanders past Red Wings, 4-3 in shootout
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Mathew Barzal had been doing everything but score lately for the Islanders. He broke through against the Detroit Red Wings to get New York a needed win.
Barzal scored a key tying power-play goal in the third period and then got the lone goal of the shootout to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Red Wings on Saturday night. New York outshot Detroit 48-21 through overtime.
Nosek helps Golden Knights beat Islanders 3-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Tomas Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the surging Vegas Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Jonathan Marchessault and William Karlsson also scored to help the Golden Knights win for the 10th time in 13 games. Marc-Andre Fleury, making his 11th straight start, stopped 23 shots to take over the NHL victory lead with 18.
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.
Beauvillier scores 3, Islanders hold off Rangers 7-5
NEW YORK (AP) — The first winter storm of the season had Anthony Beauvillier excited about facing the New York Islanders' cross-town rival, and he broke out of a season-long scoring slump in a big way.
Beauvillier had three goals and an assist, and the Islanders held off the Rangers 7-5 on Thursday night to keep up their recent mastery in the series.
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.
After big changes, Islanders hope to start getting better
NEW YORK ISLANDERS
LAST SEASON: 35-37-10, 80 points. Seventh in Metropolitan Division.
COACH: Barry Trotz (first season, 20th NHL season).
ADDED: F Leo Komarov, F Valtteri Filppula, F Tom Kuhnhackl, F Jan Kovar, G Robin Lehner, D Luca Sbisa.
LOST: F John Tavares, D Calvin de Haan, G Jaroslav Halak.
NEW YORK (AP) — Mathew Barzal responded less than 30 seconds after Philadelphia came back from three goals down in the third period to tie the score, and the New York Islanders got a big win over the playoff-chasing Flyers.
Barzal had two goals and an assist, scoring the tiebreaking goal with 6½ minutes remaining, to lead the Islanders to a 5-4 win Tuesday night as Philadelphia squandered a chance to move closer to clinching a playoff spot.
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.
Greiss stops 45 shots, Islanders beat Hurricanes 3-0
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — After allowing 19 goals in his previous four games, Thomas Greiss finally had the breakthrough night he and the New York Islanders were looking for.
Greiss stopped 45 shots for his first shutout of the season, and the Islanders beat the Carolina Hurricanes 3-0 on Friday night.
"He was great," Islanders coach Doug Weight said. "He was confident. He came in and did a job. He made the saves he had to."
Pulock helps Islanders rout slumping Blackhawks 7-3
CHICAGO (AP) — The New York Islanders played like a desperate team looking to move up the standings in one of the NHL's most competitive divisions.
Facing a similar situation, the Chicago Blackhawks turned in one of their worst games of the season.
Rookie defenseman Ryan Pulock had a goal and a career-high four assists, Anthony Beauvillier scored two power-play goals and the Islanders beat the slumping Blackhawks 7-3 on Saturday night.
Barzal, Beauvillier lead Islanders to 7-2 win over Rangers
NEW YORK (AP) — Mathew Barzal was terrific and Jaroslav Halak stepped up at a couple of key moments.
It was the Islanders' day again in New York.
Barzal had two goals and three assists, Anthony Beauvillier added two goals and an assist, and the Islanders beat the Rangers 7-2 on Saturday for their ninth win in the last 10 meetings of the crosstown rivals.
BRIDGEPORT — Every kid who plays hockey wants to make it to the NHL, but it wasn’t quite something Tanner Fritz was expecting, say, on Jan. 2, 2016.
Then, he was in the ECHL, playing for Missouri in Evansville, Ind., midway through his rookie season and waiting for a chance just to go up to the AHL.
Two years later, he was at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, debuting for the New York Islanders.
For 59 minutes Friday night, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ offense couldn’t solve Linus Ullmark. Big plays on either side of those 59 minutes got the Sound Tigers a point in Rochester, N.Y.
Anthony Beauvillier scored the fastest goal ever into a Sound Tigers game, then tied it in the final minute, but Brendan Guhle’s goal 61 seconds into overtime gave the Americans a 3-2 win at Blue Cross Arena.
WILKES-BARRE TWP., Pa. — It wasn’t a conversation Anthony Beauvillier wanted to have, but after he found out he was going from the New York Islanders to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, he shook the sadness for optimism.
“It’s not really what you want to hear, but I think it’s going to be good for me,” Beauvillier said before Wednesday’s 3-2 overtime loss at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The New York Islanders sent forwards Anthony Beauvillier, one of their 2015 first-round draft picks, and Steve Bernier to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Monday, and they called up forward Tanner Fritz for the first time.
Fritz, 26, is fifth in the AHL with 35 points on 10 goals and 25 assists. He worked his way up from the ECHL to an NHL contract over the past two-plus seasons.
Tavares nets natural hat trick, Islanders top Predators 6-2
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — John Tavares had another hat trick and the Islanders finally found some power-play success.
New York's captain scored a natural hat trick in the third period, leading the Islanders to a 6-2 victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night.
It was Tavares' second hat trick in three games and the eighth of his NHL career.
"The execution was good," Tavares said. "We played with pace. We were hard, hard on pucks and just played an up-tempo game."
Blues down Islanders 3-2 in shootout
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.
Tavares helps Islanders beat Sabres 6-3 in home opener
NEW YORK (AP) — One day after a disappointing road loss in their season opener, John Tavares and the New York Islanders hit their stride at home
Tavares scored twice — the first coming just 1:50 into the game — to lead the Islanders to a 6-3 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.
NEW YORK (AP) — Anders Lee got the Islanders off to a fast start with a big power-play goal early, and they held on for a needed win.
Anthony Beauvillier also scored to help New York preserve its slim playoff chances with a 2-1 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Friday night. Jaroslav Halak stopped 26 shots as the Islanders pulled four points behind Boston for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
Tavares helps Islanders get past Pens in shootout
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Embattled goaltender Jaroslav Halak is glad to be back and contributing to the New York Islanders' run to the playoffs.
Halak, after spending time in the American Hockey League, won for the first time since December when John Tavares scored in the shootout to lead the Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins 4-3 on Friday night.
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.
Beauvillier, Greiss lead Islanders to 3-0 win over Canadiens
MONTREAL (AP) — It was a big night for rookie Anthony Beauvillier and the New York Islanders.
Beauvillier scored in the first period, Thomas Greiss had stopped 24 shots for his third shutout of the season, and the Islanders beat the slumping Montreal Canadiens 3-0 Thursday night.
The 19-year-old Beauvillier, who grew up in nearby Sorel-Tracy, had a large group of family and friends on hand for his first game in Montreal.
Islanders beat Capitals, improve to 5-0-1 under Weight
NEW YORK (AP) — Ryan Strome ended his monthlong scoring drought at the perfect moment for the invigorated New York Islanders.
Strome and Johnny Boychuk scored in the third period, Thomas Greiss made 28 saves and the Islanders beat the league-leading Washington Capitals 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Strome helps Islanders beat Sabres 5-1
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.
Stone, Smith lead Senators to 6-2 win over Islanders
NEW YORK (AP) — The Ottawa Senators showed patience in waiting for their opportunities and taking advantage of them.
Mark Stone had a goal and two assists, Zack Smith scored twice and the Senators beat the New York Islanders 6-2 Sunday night. Bobby Ryan, Derick Brassard and Tom Pyatt also scored to help Ottawa win for the second time in two nights.