Jordan Eberle calling free agency a "last resort" must be music to the ears of the New York Islanders and their fans after what happened a year ago.
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.
Islanders top Penguins 4-1 to take 3-0 series lead
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The New York Islanders don't play a particularly sexy brandy of hockey. They forecheck. They backcheck. They block shots and take few risks, more focused on fundamentals than...
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brock Nelson made sure the playoff-bound New York Islanders still control their destiny in the final game of the season.
Toronto Maple Leafs (45-26-7, third in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Islanders (46-26-7, second in the Metropolitan Division)
Lehner earns 5th shutout, Islanders beat Coyotes 2-0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored to back Robin Lehner's fifth shutout of the season as the New York Islanders beat the Arizona Coyotes 2-0 Sunday.
Eberle, Nelson back Lehner as Islanders beat Coyotes 2-0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders used a smothering defense and some timely scoring to move closer to a playoff berth.
Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored to back Robin...
Bailey powers Islanders past Flyers 4-2
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Josh Bailey picked a perfect time to break out of his scoring slump.
Bailey scored twice 1:23 apart in the third period, stopping a 12-game drought, and the New York...
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) — 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) — 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.
Pulock lifts Islanders to 4-3 win over Avalanche in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — After rallying from two goals down early in the second period to take the lead in the third, the New York Islanders didn't get discouraged when Colorado tied the score late. They kept their focus and beat the struggling Avalanche in overtime.
Ryan Pulock scored his second goal of the game 2:23 into the extra period to lift New York to a 4-3 victory Saturday.
Dal Colle’s late goal helps Islanders rally past Kings
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz believes his team's success can be attributed to their simple and fundamentally sound play.
Michael Dal Colle got the tiebreaking goal as the Islanders scored three times in less than five minutes late in the third period to rally for a 4-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Cizikas, Clutterbuck help Islanders beat Lightning 5-1
NEW YORK (AP) — One day after a tough loss to their crosstown rivals, the New York Islanders bounced back with a big win against the league-best Tampa Bay Lightning.
Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck each had a goal and an assist, Thomas Greiss stopped 38 shots, and the Islanders beat the Lightning 5-1 Sunday night.
On Saturday, the Islanders lost 2-1 at home to the Rangers.
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.
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.
Kuhnhackl scores 2 goals, Islanders beat Canucks 5-2
NEW YORK (AP) — Coming off three straight losses, the New York Islanders fell behind early. They took the lead with two quick goals and then pulled away in the third period for a confidence-building win.
Tom Kuhnhackl scored two unusual goals to lead the Islanders to a 5-2 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night.
Barkov scores winner, Panthers beat Islanders 4-2
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida Panthers are starting to gain momentum.
Aleksander Barkov scored the go-ahead goal in the third period, and the Panthers beat the New York Islanders 4-2 on Saturday night.
Troy Brouwer, Mike Hoffman and Denis Malgin also scored for the Panthers, who won their third straight. Roberto Luongo made 29 saves for his third straight win after missing nearly a month with a knee injury.
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.
Greiss, Islanders blank Devils 3-0
NEW YORK (AP) — So much for all that talk about the New York Islanders' situation in goal.
Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner have formed a pretty solid tandem so far.
Greiss made 35 saves for his first shutout of the season, and the Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils 3-0 on Saturday night for their fifth straight win.
"We feed off that," forward Josh Bailey said. "When he and Lehner are on, it adds so much confidence to our team."
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.
Eberle scores twice, Islanders top Penguins 6-3
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.
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.
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Brock Nelson on a one-year, $4.25 million contract.
The deal announced Monday allows the team and Nelson to avoid an arbitration hearing that was scheduled for Aug. 3.
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.
Oshie scores 2 to help Capitals beat Islanders 7-3
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 Islanders are stumbling hard at the wrong time of the season for a team with eyes on a postseason berth.
Alex Galchenyuk completed his hat trick shortly after Paul Byron and Noah Juulsen scored 1:43 apart in the third period, lifting the Montreal Canadiens over New York 6-3 on Friday night.
New York dropped to 29-29-7 with its fifth straight loss. Tanner Fritz, Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson scored, and Jaroslav Halak made 19 saves.
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."
Nelson’s 3rd goals lifts Islanders over Red Wings 7-6 in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — Down by three goals with 6 1/2 minutes left in the third period, the New York Islanders needed a break.
Tyler Bertuzzi swung his stick and gave it to them Friday night.
New York — There's a candidate for The Most Costly Penalty of the Season.
And most bizzare game of the season.
Brock Nelson completed his hat trick at 3:15 of overtime, giving the New York Islanders an unexpected 7-6 overtime victory over the Red Wings.
The Red Wings were in complete control against the New York Islanders — until Tyler Bertuzzi was given a five-minute major penalty for slashing Cal Clutterbuck at 13 minutes 27 seconds of the third period.
Eberle, Nelson rally Islanders past Blue Jackets, 4-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Jaroslav Halak came up big in the first period, keeping the New York Islanders close until they rallied in the third period for a needed win.
Halak made 25 of his 46 saves in the opening period, then saw Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson score in the third to help the Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 4-3 Saturday night.
"It's a big win. Those are two points we really need," said Halak, who improved to 16-15-3 on the season. "It's really huge for the team."
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.
Islanders down Devils 5-4 in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — The struggling Islanders desperately needed a boost and thanks to rookie Sebastian Aho, they received a lift heading into their bye-week break.
The 21-year-old Swedish defenseman scored his first NHL goal with his team down two scores in the third period, then assisted on the tying goal by Cal Clutterbuck before the Islanders won in the shootout, 5-4 over the New Jersey Devils 5-4 on Sunday to snap a five-game skid.
Halak, Islanders end skid with win over Caps
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.
Islanders snap winless streak as Halak shuts down Caps
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.
Barzal scores shootout winner, Islanders edge Panthers 5-4
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Without a word, Mathew Barzal made it clear to his coach that he wanted his first career chance in a shootout.
The 20-year-old rookie scored the winning goal in the tiebreaker to lift the New York Islanders over the Florida Panthers 5-4 on Monday night.
Anders Lee scores 2, Islanders hold on to beat Lightning
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.
Lee scores 2 goals, Islanders beat Lightning 5-3
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.
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."