Islanders optimistic after turnaround despite playoff exit

Hockey 05/06/19, 18:49

Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround first season under president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz.Predicted by many experts to miss the playoffs for the ninth time in 12 seasons, the Islanders led ...

Goalie drama: Lehner out, Greiss in for Islanders

Hockey 05/03/19, 19:39

The New York Islanders pulled starting goalie Robin Lehner in the second period of Game 4 of their second-round series with the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday night.With his team trailing the series 3-0, coach Barry Trotz played coy by declining to announce his starter in the lead-up to the game, ...

Islanders want to avoid getting caught in Hurricane

Sports 04/27/19, 15:51

The New York Islanders know there are things they must clean up to avoid falling into a big hole.Playing for the first time in 10 days, the Islanders faced a Carolina team that had won a double-overtime Game 7 two nights earlier. New York lost 1-0 when Jordan Staal scored ...

Rested Islanders ready to go against Hurricanes in 2nd round

Sports 04/25/19, 18:04

The New York Islanders are rested and ready to go. The Carolina Hurricanes haven't had a chance to relax after outlasting the defending champions in a marathon seven-game series.More than a week after finishing off a sweep in the first round, Mathew Barzal and the defense-first Islanders get set to ...

Analysis: NHL playoffs open with upset-filled first round

Sports 04/25/19, 16:51

Barry Trotz knows better than most the razor-thin difference between agony and jubilation. A year ago, his Washington Capitals were down 2-0 in their first-round series against Columbus and tied late in the third period of Game 3 when Blue Jackets winger Artemi Panarin's shot clanked off the post. Had it gone ...

Lamoriello, Trotz orchestrate Islanders’ big turnaround

Sports 04/21/19, 09:18

Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz say they didn't know exactly what to expect from the New York Islanders this season.There were plenty of questions after the Islanders gave up 293 goals — the most in the NHL since 2006-07 — while missing the playoffs for the eighth time in 11 ...

Islanders prove they’re for real in sweep of Penguins

Sports 04/17/19, 01:52

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. Smarter on both ends of the ice.Momentum built slowly. A midseason surge under new head coach Barry Trotz ...

Star-laden Penguins open playoffs against stingy Islanders

Hockey 04/09/19, 17:43

The Pittsburgh Penguins have the big-name players. The New York Islanders rely on their system for success.Perennial All-Stars Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin lead the high-scoring Penguins against Anders Lee, Mathew Barzal and the defensive-minded Islanders in the first round of the playoffs in the teams' first postseason meeting since ...

Islanders beat Capitals to earn home-ice in first round

Sports 04/06/19, 20:41

Valtteri Filppula scored twice in his return from injury, Robin Lehner stopped all 29 shots he faced and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-0 in each team's regular-season finale Saturday night to clinch home-ice advantage in the first round of the playoffs.Coach Barry Trotz's team came into ...

Islanders clinch playoff spot with 5-1 victory over Sabres

Sports 03/30/19, 20:47

Jordan Eberle continued his scoring surge with another goal, Anthony Beauvillier added two of his own and the New York Islanders clinched a playoff berth for the first time since 2016 with a 5-1 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday night.Michael Dal Colle and Ryan Pulock also scored for ...

Ovechkin ends scoring drought, Capitals beat Hurricanes 4-1

Hockey 03/26/19, 21:08

Alex Ovechkin scored his NHL-leading 49th goal of the season to snap a four-game drought and help Washington beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-1 on Tuesday night, increasing the Capitals' division lead.Ovechkin snapped a shot past Petr Mrazek for the go-ahead goal 4:31 into the third period for his third goal ...

Islanders beat Senators in shootout for Trotz’s 800th win

Hockey 03/05/19, 22:16

Jordan Eberle and Mathew Barzal scored in the shootout and the New York Islanders beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 Tuesday night, giving coach Barry Trotz his 800th win.Brock Nelson, Anders Lee, Devon Toews and Ross Johnston scored in regulation to help the Islanders recover after giving up a two-goal lead ...

Elliott stops 29 shots, Flyers beat Islanders 4-1

Sports 03/03/19, 18:11

Brian Elliott stopped 29 shots and the Philadelphia Flyers beat New York 4-1 Sunday, helping knock the Islanders out of first place in the Metropolitan Division.Travis Konecny, Travis Sanheim, Scott Laughton and Sean Couturier each scored for Philadelphia. The Flyers are 4-0-1 in their last five games to move within ...

Trotz beginning to change culture for New York Islanders

Hockey 01/22/19, 13:27

Barry Trotz didn't scan the rafters for the banner.Back in Washington, he never once looked up for the championship flag hanging high above the home ice of the Capitals. Yet when he turned around for the national anthem, Trotz said he saw the big white letters standing out on the ...

Islanders beat Caps in Trotz’s return, move into first place

Hockey 01/18/19, 22:14

Josh Bailey and Cal Clutterbuck scored third-period goals, Thomas Greiss made 19 saves for the shutout and the New York Islanders moved into first place in the Metropolitan Division by beating the Capitals 2-0 Friday night in Barry Trotz's return to Washington.Trotz's Islanders have won four in a row and ...

Summer coaching changes paying major dividends across NHL

Sports 01/09/19, 02:14

It wasn't the 15-hour flight to China for training camp that had general manager Brad Treliving's head spinning.It was the pace of Bill Peters' first practice as coach of the Calgary Flames."I was tired watching it," Treliving said.Peters has lost no time in helping the Flames improve and reach first ...

Isles beat Sabres; Trotz moves into 4th on all-time win list

Sports 12/31/18, 21:17

Robin Lehner made 38 saves against his former team and the Islanders beat the Buffalo Sabres 3-1 on Monday night as New York coach Barry Trotz moved into fourth place on the NHL's all-time win list.Trotz picked up his 783rd career victory and moved passed Islanders franchise legend Al Arbour ...

Wilson scores 2 as Caps beat Islanders, ex-coach Trotz 4-1

Hockey 11/26/18, 22:49

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 ...

Wilson, Capitals beat Islanders 4-1 for 6th straight win

Sports 11/26/18, 21:44

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 ...

Lehner gets shutout in Islanders’ debut, 4-0 over Sharks

Hockey 10/08/18, 15:51

Robin Lehner stopped 35 shots for his ninth career shutout in his New York debut, leading the Islanders to a 4-0 victory over the San Jose Sharks on Monday.Anders Lee, Scott Mayfield, Matt Martin and Casey Cizikas scored to help New York get new coach Barry Trotz his first win ...

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