Hurricanes top Isles 5-2 for best start in franchise history
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Carolina's win over the New York Islanders showed the Hurricanes they have a team worthy of the best start in franchise history.
Flyers forward Jakub Voracek suspended 2 games
NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek was suspended for two games without pay by the NHL on Sunday for interference against New York Islanders defenseman Johnny...
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.
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.
Jason Zucker scores twice as Wild skates past Islanders 5-3
BROOKLYN, N.Y. Jason Zucker scored twice and defenseman Ryan Suter set up a pair of second-period goals as the Wild skated past the New York Islanders 5-3 on Monday afternoon.
The road has been a challenge for the Wild all season long, but the teams latest trip got off to a successful start in front of 15,342 at Barclays Center.
This was the Wilds third road win in its last four tries, improving its record to 12-15-1.
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."
One of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ top defensemen sat out of practice Thursday. Another got his first call to the NHL soon after.
Devon Toews got what coach Brent Thompson termed a maintenance day as the team skated at the Wonderland of Ice. After the team departed, the New York Islanders called up rookie Sebastian Aho.
Boychuk’s go-ahead goal helps Islanders beat Hurricanes 6-4
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders scored six goals again. They had a dominant third period to pull out another win and remained one of two NHL teams without a regulation loss at home.
Still, coach Doug Weight found plenty of things he didn't like.
Johnny Boychuk scored the tiebreaking goal on a slap shot with 4:25 remaining and the Islanders rallied to beat the Carolina Hurricanes 6-4 Thursday night.
Mathew Barzal has 5 assists, Islanders beat Avalanche 6-4
NEW YORK (AP) — Mathew Barzal put on a passing clinic for the New York Islanders.
Barzal had a franchise-rookie record five assists in the Islanders' 6-4 victory over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday night.
"It's pretty cool I didn't know," Barzal said about the record. "Actually (Jordan Eberle) was saying maybe six would be a record, but we were just joking around. I had no idea, so that's a pretty cool thing to do."
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.
Lee scores with 27 seconds left, Islanders beat Penguins 5-3
NEW YORK (AP) — After losing twice on goals in the closing minutes during their recent road trip, the New York Islanders were relieved to get a late win after blowing a three-goal lead in the third period.
Anders Lee scored the tiebreaking goal with 27 seconds remaining to lift the Islanders to a 5-3 victory over the defending champion Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday night.
NHL roundup: Islanders extend Canucks’ skid to 9 with 4-2 win
Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd scored 1:39 apart midway through the third period to lift the Islanders over Vancouver, 4-2, handing the Canucks their ninth straight loss.
Jason Chimera and Nikolay Kulemin also scored and Jaroslav Halak stopped 30 shots for the Islanders, who won for just the second time in seven games (2-3-2).
Daniel Sedin scored and Ryan Miller had 28 saves for Vancouver, which fell to 0-8-1 with eight straight regulation losses since opening the season with four wins.
NHL roundup: John Tavares leads Islanders over Wild
John Tavares had two goals and an assist, Johnny Boychuk scored for the second straight game and the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild, 6-3, on Sunday in New York.
Calvin de Haan, Alan Quine and Thomas Hickey also scored to help the Islanders reach their highest scoring total of the year and win for the third time in four home games at Brooklyn.
Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots for his first win in two starts this season.
Tavares has 2 goals, assist to lead Islanders past Wild 6-3
NEW YORK (AP) — Captain John Tavares thinks the New York Islanders have room for improvement, even after winning three of four games.
It needs to happen fast with what's next on the schedule.
Tavares had two goals and an assist, Johnny Boychuk scored for the second straight game and the Islanders beat the Minnesota Wild 6-3 on Sunday night.
Calvin de Haan, Alan Quine and Thomas Hickey also scored to help New York get its highest scoring total of the year.
Boychuk scores short-handed in 3rd, Islanders beat Coyotes
NEW YORK (AP) — Johnny Boychuk picked a great time for the first short-handed goal of his career.
The veteran defenseman's goal early in the third period lifted the New York Islanders to a 3-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. It was a key win for a team playing 22 of its first 34 games at Barclays Center, including their current run of 10 of 11 at home.