• Islanders’ Stanley Cup dream ends in crushing Game 6 OT loss

    Islanders’ Stanley Cup dream ends in crushing Game 6 OT loss

    Lightning forward Anthony Cirelli wristed one off the post and Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov could barely move. The puck had deflected in behind him. And with it the Islanders’ longest playoff run since 1993 came to a screeching halt as the Lightning took a 2-1 win in overtime in Game 6 on Thursday in Edmonton, …
  • Islanders force Game 6 with thrilling double-OT win over Lightning

    Islanders force Game 6 with thrilling double-OT win over Lightning

    The Islanders aren’t packing up their things in Edmonton just yet. Barely hanging on to a 1-1 tie from the first period on, the Isles kept their season alive behind a goal from Jordan Eberle in double overtime to defeat the Lightning 2-1 Tuesday night at Rogers Place and force a Game 6 on Thursday. …
  • This Islanders’ loss much more painful than a blowout

    This Islanders’ loss much more painful than a blowout

    So the first one was a fiasco for darn near the full 60 minutes whereas the second one devolved into slapstick only after 59:40 of play and for only about a sum of 12 seconds, at that. But that was enough. That was enough to undermine a dedicated, workmanlike effort in Game 2 of the …
  • 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 lose double OT crusher as Flyers force Game 7

    Islanders lose double OT crusher as Flyers force Game 7

    The Islanders have lost their grip on this series. Coming out on the wrong end of a 5-4 loss in double overtime Thursday night, the Islanders allowed the Flyers to force a Game 7 of this Eastern Conference second-round series behind a goal from Ivan Provorov at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. The Islanders had previously …
  • Islanders storm past Flyers to capture crucial Game 3 win

    Islanders storm past Flyers to capture crucial Game 3 win

    Islanders head coach Barry Trotz said Game 3 was going to be a “swing game,” and his team effectively swung the Eastern Conference semifinals series in their favor. With a 3-1 victory over the Flyers on Saturday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, the Islanders took a 2-1 series lead over the Flyers in the …
  • Anthony Beauvillier comes through again as Islanders bounce Capitals

    Anthony Beauvillier comes through again as Islanders bounce Capitals

    The Islanders are making a habit of bouncing back from a loss to advance in the playoffs. With a 4-0 win over the Capitals on Thursday night in Toronto, the Islanders clinched a spot in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs for the second year in a row behind a pair of goals …