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.
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.
Bailey scores only SO goal, Islanders beat Devils 2-1
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Islanders have been getting great goaltending from Thomas Greiss and Robin Lehner lately and they really needed it the way Cory Schneider played for the New Jersey Devils in his first game in nearly two months.
Josh Bailey scored in the fourth round of the shootout, Greiss made 30 saves and the Islanders beat the Devils 2-1 on Thursday night to sweep the four-game season series.
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.
Toews, Kane score in shootout to lift Blackhawks over Isles
CHICAGO (AP) — The signature stars came through again for the Chicago Blackhawks.
Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane scored in a shootout to send Chicago to a 3-2 victory over the Islanders that ended New York's five-game winning streak Tuesday night.
Toews scored on a backhander and Kane beat Robin Lehner between the pads after nearly pulling to a stop. Chicago goalie Cam Ward denied Josh Bailey and Mathew Barzal to give the Blackhawks their second straight victory following a five-game slide.
Filppula’s OT goal lifts surging Islanders past Blues 2-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Valtteri Filppula scored 1:37 into overtime and the New York Islanders beat the St. Louis Blues 2-1 Tuesday night for their 12th win in 15 games.
Jordan Eberle had a goal in the first period for New York, and Robin Lehner stopped 30 shots.
David Perron scored the tying goal in the third period for the Blues, and Jordan Binnington — making his fourth straight start and fourth of his career — finished with 23 saves. St. Louis had won three straight and five of its previous seven.
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.
Toews scores first NHL goal, Islanders beat Blackhawks in OT
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Devon Toews scored his first NHL goal at 1:48 of overtime to lift the New York Islanders past the Chicago Blackhawks 3-2 Thursday night for their fifth straight win.
Mathew Barzal scored twice to keep up his scoring binge and help the Islanders win for the eighth time in nine games. Robin Lehner, making his third straight start, stopped 19 shots as New York moved to 3-0-1 in four games at the Nassau Coliseum this season.
Barzal gets hat trick, Isles beat Leafs in Tavares reunion
TORONTO (AP) — John Tavares had a front-row seat for Mathew Barzal's first-career hat trick a little over a year ago as his friend, teammate and captain.
The New York Islanders center's second three-goal game in the NHL left Tavares with a decidedly different feeling Saturday.
Barzal scored a natural hat trick in the second period, Valtteri Filppula had a highlight-reel goal and the New York Islanders beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-0 in their first game against Tavares, their former captain.
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.
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.
Barzal scores in overtime to lead Islanders over Devils
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — After giving up 16 goals in the last three games, New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz saw a lot of more things he liked against the New Jersey Devils.
The Islanders competed, they didn't have any letdowns after giving up goals and the coach got to see Mathew Barzal get a step ahead of the Devils' defense in overtime.
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.
Bailey’s OT goal lifts Islanders past Carolina, 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The New York Islanders don't have John Tavares anymore. They still have playmakers.
Reigning rookie of the year Mathew Barzal set up Josh Bailey's power-play winner 43 seconds into overtime, and the Islanders began their post-Tavares era by beating the Carolina Hurricanes 2-1 on Thursday night.
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.
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.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — Vancouver right winger Brock Boeser, New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal and Arizona Coyotes center Clayton Keller are the finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy for the NHL's rookie of the year.
The winner will be announced June 20 at the NHL Awards shows in Las Vegas.
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.
NEW YORK — Goalie Matt Murray made his return to game action Tuesday night, playing for the first time since suffering a concussion during a Feb. 26 practice.
The Penguins made sure he got plenty of chances to work on every facet of his game.
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.
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — It wasn't the ending anyone wanted to see in a marquee showdown between Calder trophy contenders Brock Boeser and Mathew Barzal.
Boeser, the rookie Vancouver forward who leads his team offensively, lay face down on the ice in the final seconds of regulation in what would be a 4-3 Canucks' overtime victory against the New York Islanders on Monday night.
Islanders, Josh Bailey agree to 6-year, $30 million deal
NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Bailey agreed to a six-year, $30 million deal Friday to stay with the New York Islanders instead of testing free agency this summer.
The 28-year-old forward, selected to his first All-Star appearance last month, has 15 goals and 47 assists this season — already setting career highs for assists and points (62). Bailey is tied for seventh in the league in assists and third on the Islanders in points, behind rookie Mathew Barzal (65) and captain John Tavares (64).
Halak stops 50 shots, Islanders beat Rangers 3-0
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders invariably raise their game against the Rangers. This time they kept that trend — and a winning streak — against their crosstown rivals going with a shutout.
Jaroslav Halak had a season-high 50 saves for his first shutout of the season in a 3-0 victory over the Rangers on Thursday night.
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.
Tavares’ 2nd goal lifts Islanders past Canadiens 5-4 in OT
MONTREAL (AP) — John Tavares got a second chance in overtime and made the most of it.
The Islanders' captain was robbed on a spectacular save by Carey Price but got the puck back and made no mistake to give New York a 5-4 victory despite being outshot 56-24 by the Montreal Canadiens on Monday night.
"That first one was a heck of a save," Tavares said of a close-range shot that Price swung out a leg to stop. "He's arguably the best goalie in the league.
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.
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.
Islanders come from behind to beat Sabres 3-2 in OT
NEW YORK (AP) — After further review, Buffalo goalie Robin Lehner was still convinced the Sabres got robbed.
Mathew Barzal scored 1:08 into overtime to give the New York Islanders a 3-2 victory over Buffalo on Wednesday night. But what drew Lehner's ire was a stoppage in play with a half-minute left in regulation as the NHL replay staff in Toronto reviewed Josh Bailey's shot 30 seconds prior.
Barzal powers Islanders past Jets 5-2
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.
Eberle’s OT goal lifts Islanders past Kings, 4-3
NEW YORK (AP) — The Islanders have been winning at home with regularity this season. Against the suddenly stumbling Los Angeles Kings, New York just needed some extra time.
Jordan Eberle scored 1:54 into overtime to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Kings on Saturday night, handing Los Angeles its third straight loss after an eight-game winning 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.
Isles rout Canucks 5-2
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.
Nick Leddy lifts Islanders past Flyers, 5-4 on OT
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.
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."
Tavares helps Islanders cool off Golden Knights, 6-3
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.
Tavares helps Islanders beat struggling Rangers 4-3 in SO
NEW YORK (AP) — John Tavares came through in the shootout and helped the New York Islanders keep up their recent domination of their struggling crosstown rivals.