RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — New York Islanders coach Barry Trotz mulled whether to change goaltenders with his team facing elimination before deciding to stick with the reliable Robin Lehner as the...
EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — A sign hangs above the door between the locker room and the ice at the New York Islanders' practice facility that reads, "GET BETTER TODAY."
Islanders prove they’re for real in sweep of Penguins
PITTSBURGH (AP) — The expectations were modest at first. The New York Islanders simply wanted to be better than the team that allowed the most goals in the NHL in 2017-18. Tougher to play against....
SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Brock Nelson made sure the playoff-bound New York Islanders still control their destiny in the final game of the season.
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) — The New York Islanders have been winning this season thanks largely to stalwart defense and strong goaltending. A timely goal from their captain also proved huge for their...
Greiss, Islanders beat Blue Jackets 2-0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Thomas Greiss made 31 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, helping the New York Islanders beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 on Monday night.
Greiss, Islanders shut out Blue Jackets 2-0
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders played tough defense, and Thomas Greiss took care of the rest.
Greiss made 31 saves in his fifth shutout of the season, helping the Islanders...
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) — After giving up a two-goal lead in the third period, the New York Islanders were relieved to get the win in the shootout.
Ovechkin scores 45th as Capitals top Islanders 3-1
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Alex Ovechkin added to his lengthy list of accomplishments with another big goal.
Washington's captain became the first player in NHL history with 10 seasons of 45...
Greiss, Cizikas power Islanders past Blue Jackets 3-0
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Platooning two goalies is working out just fine for coach Barry Trotz and the surprising New York Islanders.
Thomas Greiss took his turn Thursday night and responded by stopping 31 shots and picking up his fourth shutout of the season in a 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets.
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.
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.
Lightning beat Islanders 1-0 in shootout
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Victor Hedman scored the only goal in the shootout Friday night to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning past the New York Islanders 1-0 after both goaltenders put on a spectacular display through 65 minutes.
Hedman beat Thomas Greiss on the first attempt in the tiebreakere for the league-best Lightning.
The Islanders had a power play at 3:23 of overtime when Tampa Bay's Nikita Kucherov was called for cross-checking but couldn't convert.
Lightning top Islanders 1-0 in shootout after goalies shine
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The Lightning and their high-flying offense hadn't been shut out all season. The Islanders blanked them for 65 minutes, but it still wasn't enough.
Victor Hedman scored the only goal in shootout Friday night to lift Tampa Bay past New York 1-0 after both goaltenders put on a spectacular display in regulation and overtime.
Hedman beat Thomas Greiss on the first attempt for the league-best Lightning.
Islanders beat Caps in Trotz’s return, move into first place
WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Trotz returned to his old home arena to face the team he coached to the Stanley Cup. He left with his new team in first place.
Trotz's New York Islanders beat the defending champion Washington Capitals 2-0 on Friday night to win their fourth in a row and leapfrog his former team into first place in the Metropolitan Division. In true Trotz fashion, the Islanders suffocated the Capitals to win for the 14th time in their past 17 games.
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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.
Hurricanes edge Islanders 4-3 for fifth straight win
UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — Justin Williams, a three-time Stanley Cup winner, has scored many big goals. The puck found his stick after he left the penalty box in the third period Tuesday night, and the veteran forward scored another to lift Carolina to a fifth-straight win.
Williams got his 299th career goal at 17:18 of the third and the Hurricanes beat the Islanders 4-3 on Tuesday night to snap New York's six-game winning streak.
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.
Vegas’ Fleury now 9th all-time after 4-2 win over Islanders
LAS VEGAS (AP) — In four games back after missing 30 with an injury, Paul Stastny has made his presence known for the Vegas Golden Knights.
William Karlsson and Stastny scored 1:03 apart in the third period, and Marc-Andre Fleury got his 424th career win as Vegas rallied for a 4-2 win over the New York Islanders on Thursday night.
It marked the Golden Knights' sixth straight win at home.
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.
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.
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.
Wilson scores 2 as Caps beat Islanders, ex-coach Trotz 4-1
NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Wilson scored twice, Braden Holtby stopped 32 shots and the Washington Capitals beat the New York Islanders and former coach Barry Trotz 4-1 Monday night for their season-high sixth straight win.
Nic Dowd and Alex Ovechkin also scored for Washington, which won after giving up the first goal for the fifth time during its win streak that has catapulted the defending champions to first place in the Metropolitan Division.
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.
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.
Armia lifts Canadiens past Islanders 4-3 in shootout
NEW YORK (AP) — After his team's first four skaters in the shootout couldn't beat goalie Thomas Greiss, Montreal Canadiens coach Claude Julien decided to go with the right-handed Joel Armia instead of Charles Hudon.
The move paid off.
Armia scored in the fifth round on the first shootout attempt of his career to lift the Canadiens over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Monday night.
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.
Lee leads Islanders past Hurricanes, 2-1
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Nothing brings out the best in New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss quite like the Carolina Hurricanes — and the barrage of shots they toss his way.
The Islanders beat Carolina 2-1 on Sunday night after Greiss made 38 saves in his fifth straight victory against the Hurricanes.
"He seems to love this building," teammate Anders Lee said. "He's seen everything, and for him to come in tonight and stand on his head ... he's the main reason we really won tonight."
Ducks continue hot start with 4-1 win over Islanders
ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some comebacks are routine, others a tad more daunting. The latter applies to Ryan Kesler.
Kesler, sidelined almost half of last season and the first couple of games this year after hip surgery, hinted at returning to form Wednesday night, scoring twice in the Anaheim Ducks' 4-1 victory over the New York Islanders.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have hired longtime goalie guru Mitch Korn as director of goaltending.
Korn rejoins coach Barry Trotz, who he worked under with the Nashville Predators and Washington Capitals. Korn was director of goaltending with Trotz and the Capitals last season when they won the Stanley Cup.
The team announced the hire Thursday. Capitals GM Brian MacLellan said recently they told Korn he'd be welcome to stay, but the 60-year-old decided to also join the Islanders.
BRIDGEPORT — When last seen here as a member of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers in February, packing a bag for the promised land, Christopher Gibson was on top of his game.
His NHL stint could have lasted a few days, but Thomas Greiss’ lingering injury kept the goalie up for a month and a half. He returned Tuesday to the Sound Tigers for a desperate last six games.
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.
BRIDGEPORT — The most chaotic spots in the New York Islanders organization last season were the goal creases. Now a season of mostly serenity in the Bridgeport Sound Tigers’ net gets its first tweak this weekend.
Thomas Greiss’ lower-body injury prompted the Islanders to call up Christopher Gibson from Bridgeport after Sunday’s 4-0 Sound Tigers win. Gibson backed up Jaroslav Halak on Monday and Thursday.
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."
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.