• 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 …
  • Islanders blow shot to sweep Capitals out of Stanley Cup playoffs

    Islanders blow shot to sweep Capitals out of Stanley Cup playoffs

    The Islanders couldn’t finish off the series sweep for the second time this postseason. Alex Ovechkin scored two goals as the Capitals took a 3-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday night at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, forcing a Game 5 in the best-of-seven first-round series after the Isles had taken a commanding 3-0 lead. …
  • Mathew Barzal’s OT-winner gives Islanders stranglehold on Capitals

    Mathew Barzal’s OT-winner gives Islanders stranglehold on Capitals

    The Islanders finally found a strong start to match their strong third period. But it took overtime Sunday to put them 60 minutes away from finishing off the series. Mathew Barzal delivered the winner 4:28 into overtime to lift the Islanders to a 2-1 victory over the Capitals, taking a commanding 3-0 lead in the …
  • 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 …
  • Islanders rally past Capitals with big third period to take Game 1

    Islanders rally past Capitals with big third period to take Game 1

    The Islanders were all brawn and no brains, but somehow finessed a win. Unable to stay out of the penalty box and keep their heads above the physical play for much of the game, the Islanders emerged victorious after three unanswered goals in the third period propelled them to a 4-2 win in Game 1 …
  • Capitals’ Brendan Leipsic apologizes for ‘misogynistic’ social media comments

    Capitals’ Brendan Leipsic apologizes for ‘misogynistic’ social media comments

    The NHL has been shut down because of the coronavirus, but that hasn’t stopped one of its players from getting into hot water on social media. Washington Capitals forward Brendan Leipsic was forced to apologize Wednesday after images of vulgar and insulting messages sent from his Instagram account surfaced on social media. Images of Leipsic’s …