Islanders agree to terms with Brock Nelson on 6-year deal

Hockey 05/23/19, 12:08

Less than a year after losing John Tavares, the New York Islanders re-signed new No. 1 center Brock Nelson before he could even test free agency.Nelson on Thursday agreed to terms on a six-year contract through the 2024-25 season. Nelson scored 25 goals and set career highs with 28 assists ...

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 ...

‘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 final after polishing off a sweep of the New York ...

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 and an assist, captain Justin Williams and rookie star Andrei ...

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 facing big hole in series filled with close games

Hockey 05/01/19, 22:39

Robin Lehner sat in the locker room, surrounded by reporters and taking the blame for the New York Islanders' latest playoff loss. His lament: a turnover behind the net that led to the go-ahead goal for the Carolina Hurricanes."I own that one," the goaltender said.Yet, that play offered a glimpse ...

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 with 57.1 seconds remaining, Justin Faulk also scored and Aho ...

Isles’ Lehner thrives after confronting mental health issues

Sports 05/01/19, 02:30

A sign hangs above the door between the locker room and the ice at the New York Islanders' practice facility that reads, "GET BETTER EVERY DAY."It carries a powerful double meaning for Robin Lehner, who before the season disclosed his struggles with mental illness and is now a finalist for ...

FACEOFF: Carolina facing goalie questions with Mrazek injury

Hockey 04/30/19, 14:27

Rod Brind'Amour considers himself lucky to have two goalies he trusts. It looks like he is turning to the second one.The first legitimate goalie dilemma of the playoffs belongs to the Carolina Hurricanes, now that starter Petr Mrazek is dealing with a lower body injury that has him day to ...

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 of the second-round series with the New York Islanders with ...

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 Mrazek stopped nine of 10 shots he faced before leaving ...

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 to be back."I prefer the Coliseum but I'd rather be ...

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 ...

Staal lifts Hurricanes past Islanders 1-0 in OT in Game 1

Hockey 04/26/19, 21:28

Jordan Staal scored 4:04 into overtime to give the Carolina Hurricanes to 1-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Friday night in the opener of the Eastern Conference semifinal series.Nino Niederreiter sent a shot that caromed off the end boards and came out to the right side, where Staal ...

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 ...

Hurricanes storm into second-round showdown with Islanders

Sports 04/25/19, 02:12

Calvin de Haan was at a loss for words about what comes next.Minutes after the Carolina Hurricanes' shocking 4-3 double-overtime victory in Game 7 to move on to the second round, he wasn't yet ready to turn his attention to facing the New York Islanders. But that turnaround comes quick ...

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 ...

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 York Islanders. "Are guys too content with where they're at in ...

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 ...

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