NHL

This is who the Islanders really are

The New York Islanders continue to have difficulties finding the back of the net. With an offense ranked 20th in the NHL, the Islanders are averaging just 2.8 goals per game during the 2018-19 season. The last three weeks have gone exactly to script as Barry Trotz's men have scored just two...

Monday, March 18, 2019 - 11:12am

Brendan Lemieux lighting fire under lifeless Rangers

The continuous purge of the New York Rangers during last month's NHL trade deadline brought an end to the Madison Square Garden tenures of forwards Mats Zuccarello and Kevin Hayes in an attempt to progress the organization's rebuild.    While they weren't the most popular moves amongst...

Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 2:54pm

Flyers in must-win mode as tough schedule awaits

If the Flyers played every game on Long Island, they might be challenging the Tampa Bay Lightning for the top spot in the Eastern Conference. Instead, with time running out on their playoff hopes, Philadelphia still holds an outside chance of sneaking into the postseason. The Flyers are coming...

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 10:55am

NHL Islanders injury news: Latest on Robin Lehner

A big reason as to why the New York Islanders are in first place in the Metropolitan Division is because of the goaltending they've received from Robin Lehner and Thomas Greiss, who have been the poster boys for the franchise that has exceeded expectations all season.  But a downturn in play...

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 - 12:06pm

Flyers playoff push continues through injuries with Capitals up next

Don't look now, but the Philadelphia Flyers are just five points out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot heading into Tuesday night's slate of games.    Following a 4-1 beatdown of the Metropolitan Division's second-place New York Islanders at the Nassau Coliseum, which has...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 2:39pm

Islanders must consider Josh Ho-Sang, Michael Dal Colle again

The New York Islanders are in need of a shakeup.    Sunday's 4-1 loss to the Metropolitan's fifth-ranked Philadelphia Flyers was one of the Islanders' worst outings of the season as they fell out of first place in the division.    It was the third time in their last four...

Monday, March 4, 2019 - 10:14am

Red-hot Bruins keep finding ways to win games

They can’t all be masterpieces, but what matters most in sports are the final results. Right now, the Bruins (39-17-9) are the hottest team in the NHL. After Saturday’s mostly actionless 1-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden, Boston extended its point streak to a whopping 16 games (...

Sunday, March 3, 2019 - 9:42am

Bruins should have traded for Wayne Simmonds: Picard

It’s always a good thing to be active at the trade deadline, especially if you’re in the buyer’s market. The Boston Bruins were just that, acquiring two offensive pieces prior to Monday’s 3 p.m. deadline. The first trade was made last Wednesday, as the B’s added 26-year-old forward Charlie Coyle...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 3:48pm

Islanders beat down Maple Leafs in John Tavares return

The highly-anticipated return of the disgraced golden boy turned into a massacre on Hempstead Turnpike.    In his first game back on Long Island against his former team after shunning them in free agency seven months ago, John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs were steamrolled by the...

Friday, March 1, 2019 - 12:32am

Islanders ready to put John Tavares in rear-view mirror

EAST MEADOW, NY — There were more members of the media present at the New York Islanders' morning skate on Thursday than there have been at a majority of the team's regular-season games this year.  While it's an atmosphere that is usually found in the postseason, it is all for just a February...

Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 11:58am

Islanders prepare for return of John Tavares Thursday night

Hell hath no fury like a New York Islanders fan scorned.   On Thursday night, seven months of pent up, pure, unadulterated fury will be on full display at the Nassau Coliseum and wholeheartedly directed at the Toronto Maple Leafs bench. More specifically, at John Tavares.   The former...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 1:04pm

Flyers NHL trade rumors: Wayne Simmonds to Predators for Ryan Hartman and pick

After helping the Philadelphia Flyers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night in comeback fashion at Lincoln Financial Field, veteran winger Wayne Simmonds will be playing elsewhere to finish out this season. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, the Flyers traded Simmonds to the...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:46pm

Bruins end quiet trade deadline with Marcus Johansson

While they ended up not making (at least on the surface) the sexier move of trading for Mark Stone from Ottawa or Wayne Simmonds from Philadelphia, the Bruins still were busy right up until Monday afternoon’s NHL trade deadline. Last Wednesday, they flipped Ryan Donato and a conditional fifth-...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 4:33pm

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Standing pat at deadline

Once believed to be buyers, the New York Islanders were quiet at the NHL's Monday trade deadline, opting not to make a single move to try and upgrade their Metropolitan Division-leading roster.    It's much of the same from an organization that is under new leadership in Hall-of-Fame...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 3:18pm

Rangers NHL trade rumors: Adam McQuaid to Blue Jackets for picks

The New York Rangers continued their selling ways on Monday, trading defenseman Adam McQuaid to the Columbus Blue Jackets, per multiple reports.  The Blueshirts continue to stockpile their future assets as they will receive a fourth and seventh-round draft pick in 2019. They picked up a 2019...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 2:29pm

Macnow: 44 years later, the Cup comes to Bernie Parent

They lugged the Stanley Cup down a quiet residential street in Warminster on Sunday. Carefully, NHL officials carried the trophy into a home, placing it on a coffee table, not too far from the homemade braciole. And there, sports’ greatest prize glistened, its shine matched only by the smile of...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 1:35pm

Rangers NHL trade rumors: Kevin Hayes to Jets for pick, prospect

The New York Rangers are on the verge of trading second-line center Kevin Hayes to the Winnipeg Jets on NHL trade deadline day. In return, the Rangers will receive a 2019 first-round draft pick and 22-year-old winger Brendan Lemieux.  It is the second notable deal pulled off by the Rangers...

Monday, February 25, 2019 - 11:18am

Islanders NHL trade rumors: Mike Hoffman after Duchene deal

While surrounding rivals continue to make moves, the Metropolitan Division-leading New York Islanders have yet to make a big splash as the NHL's Monday trade deadline continues to draw near.  The second-place Washington Capitals, who are nipping at the Islanders' heels in the standings, have...

Sunday, February 24, 2019 - 11:01am

Rangers trade Mats Zuccarello to Stars for picks

The New York Rangers have traded veteran winger Mats Zuccarello to the Dallas Stars for a pair of draft picks on Saturday night. The Rangers will receive a 2019 second-round pick and a third-round 2020 choice. The second-round pick this summer becomes a first-rounder if the Stars reach the Eastern...

Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 9:26pm

Flyers must ignore hoopla as outdoor game critical to playoff push

At the last sporting event to take place at Lincoln Financial Field, the Philadelphia Eagles were in a fight for their playoff lives. They needed a legendary and heroic final drive, led by Nick Foles, to outlast the Houston Texans on Jake Elliott’s winning field goal as time expired in late...

Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 5:28pm