NEW YORK (AP) — Backup goaltending competitions around the NHL have come into focus after the latest round of waiver moves.
The Pittsburgh Penguins for now are keeping Tristan Jarry as Matt...
NEW YORK (AP) — Tomas Nosek jumped on a loose puck to help the Vegas Golden Knights' open their trip with a victory.
Nosek scored the tiebreaking goal early in the third period and the surging Golden Knights beat the New York Islanders 3-2 on Wednesday night for their ninth win in 11 games.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — John Tavares heard the New York Islanders fans chanting his name in the closing minutes of the team's final home game of the season.
The captain, set to be a free agent this summer, was thankful for the support and reiterated he hopes to be back next season.
"It was really nice from the fans," Tavares said after the Islanders continued their recent mastery of the Rangers with a 2-1 victory over their crosstown rivals Thursday night.
ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — The Washington Capitals say center Evgeny Kuznetsov is day-to-day with an upper body injury and won't play Sunday at the Philadelphia Flyers.
Kuznetsov was slashed in the left wrist/arm by New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey and crashed into the boards in the same place Friday night in the Capitals' 5-1 victory Friday night. Kuznetsov left the game and did not return.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The New York Islanders still are scrapping and fighting for every point possible to preserve their very slim playoff hopes for another game.
Nashville already has its postseason berth, and the Islanders took advantage of the Predators being just a bit more relaxed.
Thomas Hickey scored 1:25 into overtime, and the Islanders beat Nashville 2-1 Tuesday night to stay in the race for the Eastern Conference's second wild card.
DETROIT (AP) — The Detroit Red Wings desperately needed a break — and got one late against the New York Islanders.
Danny DeKeyser scored with 27.9 remaining in regulation, lifting Detroit to a 5-4 win Friday night.
His shot from the left side of the left circle caromed off two Islanders defensemen, Nick Leddy and Thomas Hickey, and into the net.
"That's about as lucky as you can get," DeKeyser acknowledged. "Scoring a goal off two guys from the other team is a first for me."
BOSTON (AP) — Thomas Greiss stopped nearly everything for the New York Islanders, including their five-game winless streak.
Greiss stopped 48 of the 50 shots he faced — both career highs — and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 4-2 Tuesday night for the club's first victory in almost two weeks.
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.
NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Islanders have found their footing in Brooklyn once again, and the road-weary Calgary Flames don't feel too bad about Monday night's result, either.
Thomas Hickey scored 1:53 into overtime, helping the Islanders rebound from a vexing West Coast trip with a 2-1 win over the Flames.
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.