2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders are set for a second round snarl that should be physical and tough from the jump. The Flyers find themselves here after winning their first playoff series since 2012, taking out the Montreal Canadiens in six games. The trouble? They were outscored 13-11 in the series. Goalie CarterContinue reading “2020 Stanley Cup Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers”

2019-2020 Season Preview: New York Islanders

Last season, the New York Islanders shocked the world by advancing to the second round of the playoffs after sweeping the Pittsburgh Penguins. For the club, it was the first year in the post-Tavares era and finding team identity was Job One. But after fortifying home ice advantage in the playoffs for the first timeContinue reading “2019-2020 Season Preview: New York Islanders”

What Went Wrong: New York Islanders

The New York Islanders entered life without John Tavares and made themselves into a better hockey team, finishing the 2018-2019 season with a 48-27-7 record. That marked a vast improvement on their 35-37-10 record a year prior. The Islanders finished 2018-2019 with 103 points, good for fourth in the Eastern Conference and second to theContinue reading “What Went Wrong: New York Islanders”

Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes

The New York Islanders and the Carolina Hurricanes will do battle for the first time ever in the playoffs and it is as improbable a matchup as you can imagine. The Islanders are in the second round for the first time since 2016, when they twisted with the Tampa Bay Lightning and lost in fiveContinue reading “Playoff Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes”

2017-2018 Season Preview: New York Islanders

If nothing else, the New York Islanders will boast an impressive top line in 2017-2018. The club acquired forward Jordan Eberle from the Edmonton Oilers and will stick him with John Tavares and winger Anders Lee, who came up with a career-high 34 goals last season. “We’ve played together at the World Juniors when weContinue reading “2017-2018 Season Preview: New York Islanders”