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Varlamov Continues to Provide Steady Goaltending for the Islanders

There is no doubt that the New York Islanders‘ future in between the pipes is Ilya Sorokin. Sorokin, 28, was a Vezina Trophy finalist (given to the league’s best goaltender) last season and has posted solid numbers in his career so far. He is currently 95-65-0-30 with a 2.54 goals-against average, a .919 save percentage, […]

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NHL Playoffs: Just Not Enough; Isles Comeback Bid Falls Short In Game 3 | 4/25/2024

Toward the end of “A Few Good Men,” Col. Nathan Jessup bellowed out, “You want answers,” and followed it up by answering, “You can’t handle the truth!” The truth tonight at UBS Arena, despite perhaps being the Islanders best effort out of the first three games, they just aren’t good enough, as the New York Islanders were once […]

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Hurricanes celebrate after scoring in game 2

Sinking Island; Hurricanes Storm Back, Beat the Islanders 5-3 | 4/22/2024

Marty McFly once said, “Hey, I’ve seen this one!” That moment happened to everyone, particularly fans of the New York Islanders, who watched game 2 between the Hurricanes and the Islanders, a 5-3 win for Carolina at home in PNC Arena.  Jordan Martinook scored the game-winning goal with 2:06 left in the 3rd period, just […]

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Varlamov Shining for the Islanders

It was not that long ago that the New York Islanders were out of a playoff spot in the extremely competitive Eastern Conference. They were not playing well defensively, not capitalizing on their chances, not getting good goaltending, and were struggling on special teams. They looked like a team that deserved to be on the […]

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Devils Keep Playoff Hopes Alive with Shutout Victory over Islanders | 04/24/2024

The New Jersey Devils defeated the New York Islanders 4-0 on Sunday evening on Long Island, earning their first shutout of the season. The Devils got the job done with a strong bounce-back performance less than 24 hours after losing to the Ottawa Senators and tallied a necessary two points against a division rival. With […]

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An Email Interview with Hockey Author Curt Solomon

It’s amazing the kind of hockey people you can be put in touch with via the Internet. I have the perfect example of this. Back in early February, I was searching for something on Patrick Roy and I came across a book called My Road Hockey Obsession by Curt Solomon. After reading a sample of […]

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Despite Disappointing Loss, the Islanders Are Rolling

“It’s a long season” is something we all hear ad nauseam in NHL circles. That doesn’t make it any less true, however, as the Islanders are reminded us with their 6 game-winning streak, which ended last night in Los Angeles. After beating a lifeless San Jose team on Sunday, the Isles looked like a team […]

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Islanders an Enigma Over the Past Month

Since Patrick Roy was hired to coach the New York Islanders on January 20th, the Islanders have been a bit of an enigma. There have been stretches of excellent play when the team seems fully committed to the system that Roy is trying to install. And there have been stretches of bad penalties, frequent turnovers, […]

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New York Islanders Fire Head Coach Lane Lambert; Hire Patrick Roy

After an ugly 0-3-1 road trip, the Islanders relieved 2nd year head coach Lane Lambert of his duties this afternoon. Lambert was 61-46-20 through his first two seasons as the Isles bench boss, including a quick postseason appearance a year ago, but with the Isles team statistics towards the bottom of the league in many […]

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Will Fleury End His Season In Minnesota?

The Minnesota Wild have had a tumultuous season. First, they started with a long losing streak. Then, they lost a well-liked coach. After that, they had to deal with a rash of injuries that hit some of their top players. At this point, the Wild are eight points out of a playoff spot. Can they […]

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