Islanders Schedule: New York Closes Regular Season In Defeat, Dropped 7-3 By Columbus

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Islanders Vs. Senators: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators will closer out their four-game season series Sunday, when both squads meet at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY (3 p.m. ET on MSG-Plus). The Islanders (33-34-11) will be looking to even the series at two games apiece while improving its record in their last 6-2 over their last eight games.

On Friday, New York had its three-game losing streak snapped at the hands of the Boston Bruins, which scored four goals in the third period. After its contest with Ottawa, the Islanders will just have three more games remaining in the regular season, which will end with New York missing the playoffs for a fifth straight year.

Meanwhile, the Senators are seeking their third straight victory over the Islanders, while looking to hold onto the seventh spot in the Eastern Conference standings.

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Islanders Vs. Bruins Final Score: Islanders Lose, 6-3

The New York Islanders put themselves in a hole early this season, beginning 11-16-7, but since their bad start have managed to play good hockey for certain stretches and climb their way back to around .500.

Coming into Saturday's matinee with the Boston Bruins, the Isles record was 33-33-11, they had won three consecutive games, and five of their last six. With only five games remaining in the regular season and the Isles all but officially eliminated from playoff contention, a .500 record would be a nice accomplishment to hang their hat on after the slow start to the season.

Unfortunately, the Bruins snapped their winning streak Sunday, by a final score of 6-3. The game was close throughout and tied after both the first and second periods, but the Bruins scored four goals in the final period to ice the game.

The Islanders play again on Sunday, when they host the Ottawa Senators.

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Islanders Vs. Penguins Score: New York Wins Second Straight Over Pittsburgh, 5-3

Granted we've hit the "too little, too late" point in the season, the New York Islanders are nonetheless playing some excellent hockey at the moment. Thursday night, they took out what had been a streaking Pittsburgh Penguins team for the second time in three nights, collecting a 5-3 victory at home to put themselves at .500 for the first time since Feb. 18.

Al Montoya started in net with Evgeni Nabokov out with a lower body injury. He didn't face nearly the same onslaught he faced Tuesday night when the Pens fired 22 shots at him in the third period. Montoya face 29 shots through three periods and stopped all but three of them. It wasn't a great night, but it was much better than Marc-Andre Fleury's, who let in four goals off 23 shots against.

Kyle Okposo scored his 19th and 20th tallies of the year, giving him a 20-goal season for the first time in his young career. His final goal came 5:52 into the third period to put the Isles up 4-1. From there, Jordan Staal scored for the Pens and Evgeni Malkin added his 47th goal of the season to bring Pittsburgh within one with 1:30 left. Josh Bailey hit an empty net from 35 feet away to put the game away, however. He finished the game with five points (two goals, three assists) on the night.



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Islanders Vs. Penguins Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

In the back half of a home-and-home with the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders will look to complete the sweep on Thursday night when they play host to Sidney Crosby and crew.

New York rushed out to an early 2-0 lead on Tuesday night, and Frans Nielsen's three point effort led the way in a 5-3 win. Slowing down Pittsburgh is a difficult chore, but doing so in consecutive games will mean another shutdown effort on Sidney Crosby, who the Islanders forced into a pointless, minus-1 rating night on Tuesday.

After leaving the game between the second and third periods on Tuesday with what is being called a lower-body injury, it appears unlikely that Evgeni Nabokov will be between the pipes for New York, meaning a likely start for backup Al Montoya.

Game Time: 7 p.m. EST

TV Coverage: MSG+

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Islanders Vs. Penguins Final Score: New York Scores Impressive 5-3 Win Over Pittsburgh

Evgeni Nabokov and Al Montoya combined to stop 51 of 54 shots in the New York Islanders' impressive 5-3 win over a hot Pittsburgh Penguins squad on Tuesday night. The win was, however, marred by Nabokov's lower body injury in the second period, forcing Montoya onto the ice for the third period. There is no word yet on Nabokov's status.

The Islanders forced Marc-Andre Fleury out of the game by scoring five goals through the first two periods on 18 shots on goal. Brad Thiessen came in for the third period and stopped the Islanders' next seven shots on net, but by then the damage had been done.

Frans Nielsen scored the Isles' first and last goals of the night, bringing his season total to 17. He also assisted on Michael Grabner's goal in the dwindling seconds of the first period. The Pens scored twice early in the second to tie the game at two goals apiece, but Kyle Okposo broke the tie on a goal from 34 feet away. David Ullstrom notched what proved to be the game-winner on a power play with 4:40 remaining in the second.



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Islanders Vs. Panthers Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

For the New York Islanders there's much to play for as the regular season quickly coming to a close. The Islanders are just hoping to avoid finish in last place in the Easter Conference standings, and a victory over the Florida Panthers on Sunday (5 p.m. ET on MSG-Plus) would help that cause.

On Saturday, the Islanders (30-33-11, 71 points) moved into a last-place tie with the with the Montreal Canadiens, as they lost to the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3. The loss was New York's sixth in its last eight games, and with eight games remaining in the regular season the Isles will need to play well to not finish in the basement.

Meanwhile, the Panthers (36-24-14, 86 points) are looking to earn their first Southeast Division title in franchise history. Currently, Florida sits four points ahead of the Washington Capitals, and a division crown would help them snag the third seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

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Islanders Vs. Maple Leafs Score: New York Allows Just 14 Shots On Net In 5-2 Win

The New York Islanders came away with a 5-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, allowing just 14 total shots on net for the game. The Leafs held the lead twice, going up 1-0 and 2-1 on goals by Phil Kessel and Matthew Lombardi, respectively. The Isles scored three times in a span of 4:30 during the third period to seal the victory.

Toronto goaltender James Reimer faced 33 shots on the night, 14 of which came in the third period. Matt Moulson scored his 31st and 32nd goals of the season, the first coming on a power play 14 minutes into the final period and the second coming on an empty net with time winding down. David Ullstrom scored just his third goal of the season on a tip-in to tie the game 2-2 midway through the second.

The Isles improved to 30-32-11 with the win, though they are still nine points out of eighth place in the Eastern Conference and one point behind the Maple Leafs. The win was New York's second in a row after losing five straight. New York has three games left on its current road stand and will visit the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday and the Florida Panthers on Sunday before visiting the Pittsburgh Penguins next Tuesday.

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Islanders Vs. Capitals Preview: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The New York Islanders will look to end a three-game losing streak Tuesday, as they host the Washington Capitals at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY (7 p.m. ET on MSG-Plus). The Islanders (28-31-10, 66 points) are looking to take the season series against the Capitals (35-28-6, 76 points), who's playing their final game against New York this season.

The Islanders are coming off a tough 2-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils, which trailed 1-0 with 1:39 remaining in the game. On Sunday, New York lost to cross-city rivals the New York Rangers, 4-3, in overtime.

Meanwhile, the Capitals are reaching a critical point in their season, as they begin a five-game road trip and clinging onto the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Washington is holding off the Buffalo Sabres, who're in ninth place and just two points behind the Capitals, and the Winnipeg Jets, four points behind.

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Islanders Vs. Devils: New Jersey, New York Begin Rare Three-Game Set

Its not often that two NHL franchises face each other three times in the same week, but that's what the New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders will kick start Sunday (3 p.m. ET on MSG+) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale. The Devils (36-23-5, 77 points) will see the Islanders (27-29-9, 63 points) again on Thursday and Saturday night.

On Saturday, the Islanders snapped a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Boston Bruins 3-2. Despite the win, New York has lost five of its last seven games, including one at home.

Meanwhile, the Devils ended a four-game losing streak Friday with a victory at the Washington Capitals. New Jersey is trying to desperately hang on to its sixth-place Eastern Conference playoff spot, which is just one point head of seventh-place Ottawa Senators.

So far, the season series between these two franchises is split as the Devils won the opener 1-0 on Nov. 25, while the Isles clipped New Jersey, 3-2, on Nov. 26th.

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Islanders Vs. Bruins Final Score: New York Beats Boston 3-2

The New York Islanders still have a lot of ground to make up if they're going to sneak into the Eastern Conference Playoffs, as they trail the eighth seed, Winnepeg Jets, by seven points, but Saturday's win over the Boston Bruins was a step in the right direction.

After a horrible start to the season the Islanders battled their way back to .500, where they remained for most of February, but a recent stretch of losing hockey has them on an uphill battle to get back to .500 and into the Eastern Conference playoff picture. Saturday's win improves their record to 27-29-9 on the season.

New York goalie, Evgeni Nabokov, was the star of the same, preventing 32 of the 34 Bruins' shots from touching the net. Josh Bailey, Matt Moulson and John Tavares all scored goals for the Isles.

The Islanders next scheduled game is Sunday, March 4, against the New Jersey Devils, who they play three consecutive times.

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Islanders Vs. Flyers Final Score: Flyers 6, Islanders 3

On a night that saw the New York Islanders playoff dreams fade further into the abyss, the Philadelphia Flyers suffered a significant loss as well.

While Philly did grab a 6-3 win on over New York Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center, James Van Riemsdyk broke his foot in the first period, forcing him out of the game. No timetable has been placed on the injury with the foot being re-evaluated on Friday.

As for the game, Matt Read continued his candidacy for the Calder Trophy. Read scored twice and had an assist on his way to a three-point night. Scott Hartnell (31), Jaromir Jagr (17), Andrej Meszaros (7), and Sean Couturier (11) each added a goal to help down the Isles. Claude Giroux also added three assists to continue his excellent campaign.

Josh Bailey was the one bright spot for New York, scoring two early goals to keep the Islanders in the mix. Bailey now has nine goals on the season, only one shy of his third straight double-digit year.

Evgeni Nabakov wasn't great, allowing five goals on just 29 shots. With a game like that, New York has absolutely no chance. Granted, the defensive effort left quite a bit to be desired.

The Islanders also struggled on special teams, not scoring on either of their only power plays while not being able to kill their only penalty.

With the loss, New York fell eight points back of the final playoff spot in the East, as of the end of their game.

The Islanders next game is Saturday at the TD Garden against Tim Thomas and the Bruins.

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Capitals Vs. Islanders: New York Visits Washington In Eastern Conference Showdown

Not a lot has gone right for the New York Islanders this season, expect their play against the Washington Capitals, who host the Isles' Tuesday night in an Eastern Conference contest at the Verizon Center (7 p.m. on MSG+). The Islanders (26-28-8, 60-points) will be looking for their third victory over the Capitals (31-25-5, 67 points) this year and hoping to gain ground in the Eastern Conference standings.

On Saturday, New York lost 5-2 at the Ottawa Senators dropping its third in four games. The Islanders, however, are still clinging onto playoff hopes, as they sit in 13th-place in the Eastern Conference standings, eight points behind the final playoff spot, which is held by the Winnipeg Jets.

Meanwhile, the Capitals currently sit in ninth place in the East, one point behind Winnipeg, but have earned consecutive victories.

Left-winger Alex Ovechkin leads Washington in both points (48) and goals (25), while assists leaders, Nicklas Backstrom, will not play because of am injury.

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Islanders Vs. Senators: New York Looks For Second Straight Victory

The New York Islanders will look to end their busy four-game week Sunday with another solid victory, as they visit the Ottawa Senators at in an Eastern Conference showdown (5 p.m. ET on MSG-Plus) at the Scotiabank Place. The Islanders (26-27-8, 60 points) are coming off a solid shootout victory, 4-3, over the New York Rangers on Saturday, while the Senators are hoping Monday's result over New York is the same Sunday.

On Monday, New York was routed by Ottawa, 6-0, for its ninth shutout loss of the season. The loss was the first of two for the Isles' this week, which featured 2-1 edging at the Buffalo Sabres, Tuesday, but a gritty win against the visiting Rangers Sat.

The Islanders are eight points behind the Winnipeg Jets for the eighth and final playoff spot in the East.

Meanwhile, the Senators will be playing for the second time in less than 24 hours. On Saturday, Ottawa had its four-game winning streak end in a 5-3 loss to the visiting Boston Bruins.

The Senators will be without No. 1 goalie Craig Anderson, who's out with a right hand injury. Backup Alex Auld will get his second straight start.

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Islanders Vs. Sabres Final Score: Buffalo Hangs On For 2-1 Win

The Buffalo Sabres scored quick goals to start the first and second periods, putting them up 2-0 before the New York Islanders had a chance to respond in Buffalo's 2-1 win at the First Niagara Center. Frans Nielsen scored with just over five minutes left in the game for the Isles' only goal of the night.

Ryan Miller was a stalwart in net for the Sabres, turning back 30 shots on goal. The Islanders had a chance to tie the game with 4:04 left in the third period, but Miller stuffed Matt Moulson on the goal line. Buffalo out-shot New York 37-31 on the night. Backup goaltender Kevin Poulin played well in net, considering the pressure he faced. The Islanders' offense, once again, simply couldn't perform.

The Islanders had went 106 minutes without a goal before Nielsen found nylon, coming off a 6-0 drubbing at the hands of the Nashville Predators on Monday night. They will faceoff against the New York Rangers at home on Thursday.



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Sabres Vs. Islanders: New York Visits Buffalo In Eastern Conference Showdown

The New York Islanders can't seem to find some constancy in the win column, and a trip the Buffalo Sabres Tuesday night (7 p.m. on MSG-Plus) could be a fix for that. The Islanders (25-26-8, 58 points) are earned three straight victories in Buffalo (25-27-7, 57 points), which is one point behind New York in the Eastern Conference standings and eight point behind the eighth-place Toronto Maple Leafs.

On Monday, the Islander were blanked by the Ottawa Senators 6-0, as backup goaltender Kevin Poulin was yanked after just 95 seconds into the game. Al Montoya replaced Poulin, but wasn't too much better allowing four goals. Luckily, Evgeni Nabokov is close to returning, and could do so Tuesday.

In the last 10 games, the Islanders have alternated wins and loses, as the last time they collected consecutive victories came on Jan. 31-Feb. 3.

Meanwhile, Buffalo snapped a four-game winless streak Sunday with a 6-2 victory Pittsburgh Penguins. Sabres' forward Derek Roy netted two goals to tallied his fifth point in three games.

Buffalo will be looking to tie the season series at 2 games apiece, after dropping the first two contest but defeating the Islanders, 4-3, on Feb. 4.

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Blues Vs. Islanders Final Score: St. Louis Smokes New York, 5-1

New York Islanders forward Fans Nielsen tallied the first goal of the game, but that's all the Isles could muster in a 5-1 loss to the host St. Louisville Blues at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis Thursday night. The Islanders (24-25-8, 56 points) allowed five unanswered goals, including a trio in the second period to the Blues (35-15-7, 77 points), who have won five of their last six games.

The Islanders, who have now traded wins and loses in their last eight games, received another poor effort frombackup goaltender Al Montoya, who started and allowed five scores on just 31 shots. Montoya has lost four straight starts.

Meanwhile, the Blues got goals from five different players with Kevin Shattenkirk tallying the game-winner at the 17:12 mark in the first period. St. Louis' defensemen Alex Pietrangelo collected three assists to earn the game's first star, while goaltender Brian Elliott made 26 saves.

On Saturday, the Islanders host the Carolina Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET).

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Islanders Vs. Jets Preview: New York Tries To Continue Road Success

The New York Islanders will be looking to keep their strong play on the road going Tuesday, as they visit the Winnipeg Jets in an Eastern Conference showdown at MTS Centre. The Islanders (23-24-8, 54 points) have won five of their last six games on the road, while the Jets (26-25-6, 58 points) are 4-5 in the past nine games.

New York is trying to rebound from a 4-1 loss to the visiting Florida Panthers on Sunday, and the road seems like the best place to do it, as the Islanders have outscored opponents 14-7 during their recent six-game span.

The Islanders are currently eight points back of the Eastern Conference's last playoff spot, held by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Meanwhile, the Jets are just four points back of the Leafs.

On Saturday, Winnipeg lost 8-5 at the Pittsburgh Penguins completing a nine-game span that featured eight road games.

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Islanders-Panthers Final Score: New York Falls, 4-1

The New York Islanders lost to the Florida Panthers 4-1 at the Nassau Coliseum Sunday.

After playing the first period to a 1-1 draw, the Panthers blew the game open with a three-goal second period. There were no goals scored in the third period. Florida scored four unanswered goals in the game after the Islanders scored early in the first frame.

Islanders center Frans Nielsen got his 10th goal of the season on a wrist shot to open the scoring at 3:35 of the first period. Tyson Strachan responded with his first goal of the season for Florida at the 14:57 mark.

Tomas Fleischmann scored on a tip-in just 4:17 into the second period. Kris Versteeg extended the Panthers' lead on a slap shot goal during a Florida power-play at 11:41 of the second period. Jack Skille beat Evgeni Nabokov with a wrist shot near the end of the second period.

Nabokov was pulled after making 11 saves on 15 shots. Al Montoya saved all four shots he faced after entering the game. Despite outshooting the Panthers, 26-19, the Islanders only solved Jose Theodore once and went 0-for-2 on the power-play.

The Islanders had earned a point in nine of their previous 11 outings before Sunday's loss. New York will be on the road for its next game against the Winnipeg Jets Feb. 14.

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Islanders Vs. Panthers: New York Looks To Continue Solid Play Against Visiting Florida

The New York Islanders look to continue their move up the Eastern Conference standings, as they host the Florida Panthers Sunday (3 p.m. ET) at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.

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Islanders Vs. Flyers: New York Looks To Continue Recent Solid Play

The New York Islanders may not be playing for a Atlantic Division title or a playoff spot, but they're playing for hope for the future. Recently, the Islanders (21-22-8, 50 points) have won three of the last six games and Tuesday will look to start their first winning streak at the Philadelphia Flyers' Wells Fargo Center in years.

On Jan. 19, New York ended a 13-game losing streak at Philadelphia and used the victory to earn at least one point in seven of its past eight games. On Saturday, the Islanders lost 4-3 to the Buffalo Sabres after earning a two-game lead in the first period.

Meanwhile, the Flyers (30-16-6, 66 points) are going through sort of a lull, as they're just 3-3-2 in their last eight games and trail the New York Rangers by five points for first place in the Atlantic Division standings.

The Islanders will be playing without defensemenTravis Hamonic, who is out two weeks after he took a puck to the face in Saturday's loss.

The Flyers are still without forward Danny Briere, who could return sometime next week from concussion-like symptoms.

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Islanders Vs. Sabres Final Score: New York Falls, 4-3, After Shootout

A two-game first period lead wasn't enough for the New York Islander Saturday, as the Isles fell to the Buffalo Sabres, 4-3, in a shootout in a Eastern Conference contest at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders (21-22-8, 50 points) lost to the Sabres 22-24-5, 50 points) for the first time in three tries and failed to reach the .500 mark for the first time since Oct.

Buffalo's Brad Boyes and Jason Pominville each netted shoutout goals on New York goaltender Al Montoya to complete the comeback. Paul Gaustad tallied the game-tying goal mid-way through the third period.

In overtime, the Islander had a chance to win the game but failed to take advantage of an power-play opportunity.

New York center Frans Nielsen finished the game with two goals and an assist, while Montoya spotted 34 shots.

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New York Islanders Vs. Ottawa Senators Preview

The 20-22-7 New York Islanders are still trying to claw their way back into playoff contention in the Eastern Conference. With 47 points, they trail the Toronto Maple Leafs by 11 points for the eighth and final playoff spot. The Islanders were presented with a golden opportunity to gain ground on the Maple Leafs, playing them in a home and home, back to back last week, but they dropped both games – one in overtime.

Overall, the Islanders have been playing better in recent weeks; they're 6-3-1 in their past 10 games, which is tied for the third such current 10 game stretch in the Eastern Conference.

Tonight the Islanders travel to Ottawa to face the Senators, who they trail by 13 points in the Eastern Conference standings. The Senators are reeling and will look to get healthy against the Islanders tonight. They've lost four consecutive games, including a 4-3 lost to the Boston Bruins on Tuesday.

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Islanders Vs. Hurricanes Final Score: Isles Notch Two Empty-Netters In 5-2 Win

The New York Islanders scored their last two goals on an empty net on their way to a 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday night.

The Islanders took full advantage of their power play opportunities, scoring on two of their four chances to take 2-0 lead after two periods. The 'Canes would thunder back with two goals early in the third period, the first by Brandon Sutter and the second by Tim Brent on a Carolina power play.

John Tavares made the score 3-2 just 41 seconds after Carolina tied the game, catching goaltender Cam Ward out of position while trying to corral the puck outside of the crease. Tavares notched his second goal of the night on an empty net with just 23 second left in the game. Kevin Poulin started in net for the Isles, turning back 21 of 23 shots faced.

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Carolina Vs. New York: Islanders Begins Second Half At Hurricanes

The New York Islanders begin the second-half of their 2011-12 season on the road Tuesday, as they travel to face the Carolina Hurricanes at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC (7 p.m. on MSG+). The Islanders (19-22-7, 45 points) begin the last half of the year 10 points behind the Eastern Conference's last playoff, while the Hurricanes (18-24-9, 45) are in the same position.

The Islanders ended the first half of the season with back-to-back losses to the Toronto Maples Leafs -- Jan. 23-24. All-Star John Taveras also ended his first half on a sour note, as he had his NHL season-high 12-game point streak snapped against Toronto. However, Taveras did tally a goal and an assist in Sunday's All-Star game.

Behind Taveras strong play, the Islanders currently have a two-game winning streak over Carolina, which had won the previous six games against the Isles.

Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are looking for a season-best four-game home winning streak. Before the break, Carolina got 29 saves from goaltender Cam Ward to help down the Winnipeg Jets, 2-1.

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Islanders Vs. Maple Leafs Final Score: New York Loses 4-3 In Overtime

The New York Islanders lost the second leg of its home-and-home with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Tuesday night, falling 4-3 in overtime. P.A. Parenteau scored his 10th goal of the season in the closing seconds of regulation to force the extra period of play. Clarke MacArthur scored his second goal of the game just over two minutes into OT to cut short the Isles' comeback attempt, however.

The Islanders actually took a 2-0 lead on goals by John Tavares (his 20th on the year) and Josh Bailey (his second shorthanded goal in the last five days), but weren't prepared for an offensive onslaught by the Leafs beginning at the end of the second period.

With 1:05 left until the second intermission, MacArthur kicked off a stretch of three straight goals for Toronto, finding net from 12 feet out off of assists by Mikhail Grabovski and Nikolai Kulemin. Jake Gardiner and Grabovski added tallies in the third period to take a 3-2 lead until late in the game. Al Montoya started in place of Evgeni Nabokov, his first time between the pipes since Dec. 20, and struggled mightily. He let in four goals on just 21 shots faced for the game.

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Islanders Vs. Maple Leafs Finals Score: New York Blanked 3-0 In Toronto

Just when you thought the New York Islanders were ready to turn the corner--they went into Monday's game having won three in a row and four of their last five--they revert back to their tried and true selves. They were shut out for the sixth time this season and the Toronto Maple Leafs scored three goals to push the Isles back to 19-22-6 on the year and 11 points out of a playoff spot.

John Tavares was held without a point for the first time in 13 games in the loss. The Islanders challenged Leafs goalie Jonas Gustavsson with just 25 shots on net. Meanwhile, Evgeni Nabokov faced 35 shots and let in three after giving up only two goals over his previous three starts combined.

Matthew Lombardi scored his fifth and sixth goals of the year, while Phil Kessel added his 26th. The Maple Leafs are currently tied with the Washington Capitals for eighth place in the Eastern Conference.

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New York Islanders Vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: Game Time, TV Schedule And More

The Islanders are looking to make it four straight tonight with a road win at Toronto.

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Islanders Vs. Hurricanes Final Score: Islanders Top Canes In Overtime, 2-1

Islanders down Hurricanes for third straight win behind Tavares' big night.

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New York Islanders Vs. Philadelphia Flyers Preview: Islanders Seek To Snap Road Woes

Coming off of a 3-0 shutout of the Washington Capitals, the New York Islanders look to creep up the Eastern Conference standings with a road win at the Philadelphia Flyers. The Islanders haven't won in Philadelphia since 2007, spanning 13 games and being outscored by 30 total goals during that stretch.

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New York Islanders vs. Capitals: Rick DiPietro Earned $1.2-Million Per Victory

The New York Islanders will visit the Washington Capitals Tuesday, and backup goaltender Evgeni Nabokov is expected to get the start, as starting goalie Rick DiPietro is about to go under the knife again -- this time for a sport hernia that will end his season.

DiPietro has had an up-and-down career with the Islanders (16-21-2, 38 points) that has featured a lot of time spent on the injured list. This fact was highlighted in SI.com's hockey's "Truth and Rumors" section Monday.

"[DiPietro], has played all of 47 games in four years for the New York Islanders, winning 14 of them. For that, he has been paid $18 million. All that remains on his contract is another nine years and $40.5 million. If the Isles don't use the insurance model and push DiPietro out, they could buy out the goalie for an 18-year-period, and all it will cost them is $27 million or $1.5 million a season -- providing them a $2.5 million savings against the salary cap."

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Capitals Vs. Islanders: New York Completes Back-To-Backs At First-Place Washington

The New York Islanders will try to snap the Washington Capitals seven-game home winning streak Tuesday, as they visit the Verizon Center for an Eastern Conference contest (7 p.m. on MSG+). However, the Islanders (16-21-2, 38 points) chances of ending the Capitals' home success seem bleak, as New York has earned just one victory in the last 13 meetings against Washington (24-17-5, 50 points).

On Monday, the Islanders dropped a afternoon game versus the Nashville Predators, 3-1. The loss dropped New York to 2-4 in its last six games.

Luckily, forward John Tavares is on a hot streak that has featured him tallying five goals and 11 assists in nine games. And goaltender Evgeni Nabokov, who expected to start after earning his 300th-career victory Sunday, has a 9-1-0 record and 2.18 GAA against the Capitals.

Meanwhile, Washington is 12-6-1 since they fired Bruce Boudreau for new head coach Dale Hunter, Nov. 28.

For more on the Islanders, check out the SB Nation blog Lighthouse Hockey, while Jaspers Rink has everything on the Capitals.




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Islanders 4, Sabres 2: Michael Grabner Leads New York To Victory

Uniondale, NY (Sports Network) - Michael Grabner scored two goals, including the game-winner late in the third period as the New York Islanders skated past the Buffalo Sabres, 4-2, at Nassau Coliseum.

Matt Moulson had a goal and an assist and Kyle Okposo also found the back of the net for the Islanders, who bounced back from a 3-2 defeat at the hands of the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. John Tavares and P.A. Parenteau added a pair of assists apiece and Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves in the victory for New York.

Patrick Kaleta and Derek Roy scored for the Sabres, who have lost four of their last five games. Jonas Enroth gave up three goals on 38 shots in defeat.

Grabner's game-winner came at the 16:57 mark of the final period when Mark Streit fired a shot on net that was stopped by Enroth, but he left a big rebound out front and the speedy forward pounced on it and popped it into the net to give the Islanders the lead for good, 3-2.

"Grabs (Grabner) works extremely hard every night," Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said. "He's getting his chances. He hasn't gotten the bounces that he's wanted, but tonight he was in the right place at the right time on that rebound and put it in the back of the net for us, which was great to see."

Buffalo had a golden opportunity to get the game back to even when sniper Thomas Vanek was awarded a penalty shot at 18:36 of the third stanza, but Nabokov came up with a huge save to essentially preserve the win for New York.

Grabner would add an empty-netter, his second goal of the game, for good measure with 30 seconds to play.

The Islanders struck first at 13:10 of the first period when Travis Hamonic fired a slap shot from the point that went wide of the net, but caromed off the back boards right to Moulson, who slid it past Enroth to give the Isles the 1-0 lead.

Buffalo tied it at 14:48 of the second frame when Kaleta tipped home a slap shot off the stick of Mike Weber.

New York though, came up with an answer at 16:16 of the second stanza to take a 2-1 lead when Moulson brought the puck up the left wing and broke in on a 2- on-1 with Okposo. Moulson held the puck as long as he could before feeding it to a wide-open Okposo, who tapped it home.

The Sabres knotted it just 42 seconds later when Nabokov came out of his net to play the puck. He spun the puck up the wall but it went right to an unchecked Nathan Gerbe, who ripped a quick shot on net from a sharp angle that Nabokov kicked out, but the rebound went right to Roy, who snapped it home with authority.

"It was a night of some terrible giveaways by a lot of defensemen," Sabres head coach Lindy Ruff said. "You put guys in the big situation, some guys can succeed and some guys have a tougher time."




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Flyers Vs. Islanders: New York Falls To Philadelphia, 3-2, At Home

The New York Islanders fell 3-2 to the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, thanks to some hot goaltending by Philly's Sergei Bobrovsky.

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Islanders Vs. Flyers: New York Tries To End Drought Against Philadelphia

The Philadelphia Flyers have not lost to the New York Islanders in 22 of their last 23 meetings, and on Thursday the Flyers look to continue their dominance when they visit the Isles in a Eastern Conference Atlantic Division match up (7 p.m. on MSG+).

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Islanders-Red Wings Final Score: New York Cruises Past Detroit, 5-1, To Avoid Third Straight Loss

The New York Islanders blanked the Detroit Red Wings 3-0 in the second period en route to a 5-1 victory Tuesday night in NHL action. John Tavares added a goal and an assist during the big second period, both after getting struck by a Nicklas Lidstrom puck to the head.

Ty Conklin started in net for the Red Wings, but will likely find himself relegated to bench after the Islanders' offensive outburst, not to mention Jimmy Howard's return from a two-game rest. The Islanders were just 28th in the NHL heading into Tuesday's game, averaging 2.3 goals per game.

Matt Moulson kicked off the scoring for the Islanders on a power play near the end of the first period, putting a shot from just above the goal line off the skate of defenseman Drew Miller and past Conklin. Moulson would add an assist in the second quarter and another goal in the third. Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov turned back 23 of 24 shots against during the game.

-- For more on Islanders hockey, check out the SB Nation blog Lighthouse Hockey.




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New York Islanders Vs. Detroit Red Wings Preview

The New York Islanders begin a four-game home stand Tuesday night as they host the Detroit Red Wings in an inter-conference match up at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. Surprisingly, the last-place Islanders (14-19-6, 34 points) have earned three straight victories over the Red Wings (26-24-1, 53 points), who are in a three-way tie for first place in the Western Conference's Central Division.

On Saturday, the Islanders finished their three-game road trip with a 5-1 loss at the Phoenix Coyotes. The night before, New York had lost to at the Anaheim Ducks, 4-2. That loss snapped a three-game winning streak for the Islanders.

Currently, New York center John Tavares is on a five-game point streak, which has included two goals and seven assist.

Meanwhile, the Red Wings are playing well, as they are winners of five of their last seven games and pulled within a three-way tie of first place with the Chicago Blackhawks and St. Louis Blues.



For more on Islanders hockey, check out the SB Nation blog Lighthouse Hockey.

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Coyotes 5, Islanders 1: Shane Doan Gets Hat Trick For Phoenix

Glendale, AZ (Sports Network) - Shane Doan recorded his first career hat trick and Mike Smith made 31 saves as the Phoenix Coyotes took a 5-1 victory over the New York Islanders.

Taylor Pyatt and Oliver Ekman-Larsson also lit the lamp for Phoenix, which snapped a two-game losing streak.

Frans Nielsen scored for the Islanders, who dropped their second straight game. Evgeni Nabokov allowed all five goals on 25 shots.

Phoenix struck first just 1:41 into the opening period when Doan grabbed a loose puck to the left of the net after a flurry of shots were blocked in front and sent a wrister into the twine.

New York, though, was issued a power play near the midpoint of the first and converted on the man advantage when Nielsen cleaned up a rebound to send the game into the first intermission tied at one.

But the second period belonged to Phoenix as the hosts tallied three goals in the frame.

The first came off the stick of Doan at the 1:39 mark on a breakaway and Pyatt gave the Coyotes a two-goal advantage two minutes later with a wrister from the slot that went past the stick side of Nabokov.

Ekman-Larsson lifted a shot into the top-right corner of the net from the left circle with 5:21 left in the second to increase the Coyotes' cushion.

Doan completed the scoring and his first career hat trick on the 308th goal of his 16-year career with one second to go in the third period on a slap shot from the top of the left circle that screamed past the goaltender just before time expired.



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New York Islanders At Phoenix Coyotes Preview

The New York Islanders saw their three game winning streak come to an end last night as they fell to the Anaheim Ducks 4-2 at the Honda Center. Tonight the Isles finish up their three game road trip against the Phoenix Coyotes, in the second game of a back-to-back.

Although it's a home game for the Coyotes, it's not as homey as most home games. The reason being, they are coming off four game road trip, and after tonight's "home game" they hit the road for another three game trip. A home game sandwiched between two lengthy road trips isn't an ideal home game.

The Islanders are 2-1 on the second game of back-to-backs this season, and they look to improve to 3-1 tonight.

Unfortunately the Isles find themselves dead last in the Eastern Conference standings. The Coyotes are also on the outside looking in on the Playoffs, but are only four points behind the Kings and Avalanche.

For more on Islanders hockey, check out the SB Nation blog Lighthouse Hockey.

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