• Islanders fight back into series with resilient win over Lightning

    Islanders fight back into series with resilient win over Lightning

    They were on the verge of saying goodbye to America before they could properly introduce themselves. But on this Friday night under the Edmonton bubble and in front of the national audience that obviously had not been especially impressed by the team’s close-up in Games 1 or 2 of the Eastern finals, the Islanders said …
  • Twenty-seven years later, the Islanders have arrived again

    Twenty-seven years later, the Islanders have arrived again

    The 1992-93 NHL contained 24 teams. In the years between then and now, 23 of those clubs — including four franchises that moved locations — had advanced to the conference finals at least once. The one that had not, the one that could not make it to a Stanley Cup finals over all that time, …
  • Islanders answer Alex Ovechkin challenge to take 2-0 series lead

    Islanders answer Alex Ovechkin challenge to take 2-0 series lead

    Alex Ovechkin welcomed himself to the postseason Friday night, but the Islanders took a 2-0 series lead anyways. Barry Trotz’s crew withstood a two-goal game from the dangerous Ovechkin, finding a quick response to his second strike and imposing their will late to come away with a 5-2 win at Scotiabank Arena. Brock Nelson provided …