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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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, ...

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