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 ...

‘Canes get comfortable in new territory of the playoffs

Hockey 05/04/19, 01:58

The formerly last-place Carolina Hurricanes stormed back to knock out their division's best team in seven games. Then they swept the second-best team.Maybe it's time to rethink the significance of those Metropolitan Division standings.The Hurricanes advanced to another Eastern Conference ...

Hurricanes sweep Islanders with 5-2 victory in Game 4

Sports 05/03/19, 20:45

Teuvo Teravainen and Greg McKegg scored 66 seconds apart in the second period, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Friday night to sweep their second-round series.Teravainen and linemate Sebastian Aho each finished with a goal ...

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 ...

Hurricanes beat Islanders 5-2, take 3-0 series lead

Sports 05/01/19, 20:54

Sebastian Aho set up Justin Williams' go-ahead goal with 9:45 remaining, and the Carolina Hurricanes beat the New York Islanders 5-2 on Wednesday night to take a 3-0 lead in their second-round series.Teuvo Teravainen had two goals, including an empty-netter ...

Injuries piling up for Hurricanes during playoff run

Hockey 04/29/19, 12:39

Carolina Hurricanes goalie Petr Mrazek is day to day with a lower body injury while defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk is out with an upper body injury.Coach Rod Brind'Amour also said Monday forward Saku Maenalanen is expected to miss the rest ...

Hurricanes rally past Islanders to take 2-0 series lead

Sports 04/28/19, 17:19

Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter scored 48 seconds apart early in the third period to rally the Carolina Hurricanes to a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders on Sunday and a 2-0 series lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals.Petr ...

Islanders fans don’t mind Brooklyn for playoff games

Sports 04/28/19, 10:52

With their team playing in the Eastern Conference semifinals, New York Islanders fans are back in Brooklyn for the first time in more than two months. And since it means they're doing well in the Stanley Cup playoffs, they're happy ...

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 ...

What now? Penguins face crucial offseason after flameout

Sports 04/18/19, 13:52

Jim Rutherford's question was rhetorical. The answer — whenever the architect the Pittsburgh Penguins general manager arrives at it — will determine how the franchise emerges from the rubble of a first-round playoff sweep at the hands of the New ...

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