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Fritz, Hickey and Ho-Sang clear waivers

October 1, 2019 - 7:05 PM ET

The New York Islanders have announced their 23-man roster– and it went pretty much as expected. Michael Dal Colle earned a roster spot and so did Noah Dobson (for now). In a more interesting situation, Tanner Fritz, Thomas Hickey and Josh Ho-Sang all cleared waivers. It was at least a little bi...

Josh Ho-Sang has requested a trade

October 3, 2019 - 5:35 PM ET

New York Islanders General Manager Lou Lamoriello confirmed today that Josh Ho-Sang has asked for a trade, according to The Athletic’s Athur Staple. Speculation arose once the Bridgeport Sound Tigers held their practice and Ho-Sang was nowhere to be found. It’s not surprising to see it come t...

Pre-game Report (Game 1): NYI vs WSH

October 4, 2019 - 5:19 PM ET

The New York Islanders kick off their season tonight at home against the Washington Capitals. Here’s the first pre-game report of the 2019-20 regular season. It’s a divisional game at home, so naturally this is a pretty important one for the Islanders, let alone that it’s Game 1. Here a...

Game Recap (Game 1): NYI vs WSH

October 5, 2019 - 1:44 PM ET

The New York Islanders dropped their season opener to the Washington Capitals last night by a score of 2-1. Here’s the game recap. The Islanders got the better start and were the better team in the first 10 minutes but the initial momentum was killed when Jakub Vrana opened the scoring. It was...

Pre-game Report (Game 2): NYI vs WPG

October 6, 2019 - 3:50 PM ET

The New York Islanders look to rebound from their opening night loss and pick up their first win of the season tonight when they host the Winnipeg Jets. Here’s the pre-game report. According to The Winnipeg Sun’s Ted Wyman, the Islanders’ projected lines are: Lee - Barzal- Eberle Dal Co...

Game Recap (Game 2): NYI vs WPG

October 7, 2019 - 6:00 PM ET

The New York Islanders improved to 1-1 on the year last night, defeating the Winnipeg Jets by a score of 4-1. Here’s the game report (and I do apologize that it’s coming so late in the day). The first period was pretty slow. Maybe that’s just contrasting it to the second period but I didn...

Pre-game Report (Game 3): NYI vs EDM

October 8, 2019 - 5:37 PM ET

The New York Islanders host the Edmonton Oilers tonight in their third home game in a row to kick off the year. He’s the pre-game report. According to NHL.com’s Brian Compton, here are the projected lines: OILERS Leon Draisaitl - Connor McDavid - Zack Kassian Joakim Nygard - Ryan Nugen...

Game Recap (Game 3): NYI vs EDM

October 9, 2019 - 5:10 PM ET

The New York Islanders fell to a record of 1-2 yesterday, losing to the Edmonton Oilers by a score of 5-2. Here's the game recap. While I'm not a huge Leo Komarov fan, I’ll give credit where it’s due. He created the first goal of the game, knocking down Leon Draisaitl’s pass out of mid-air...

Pre-game Report (Game 4): NYI @ CAR

October 11, 2019 - 2:36 PM ET

The New York Islanders are in Carolina tonight to take on the Hurricanes. Here’s the pre-game report. According to NHL.com’s Kurt Dusterberg, Carolina's lineup will be: Svechnikov - Staal - McGinn Niederreiter - Aho - Teravainen Dzingel - Haula - Necas Foegele - Wallmark - Gauthier...

Game Recap (Game 4): NYI @ CAR

October 12, 2019 - 9:38 AM ET

That wasn’t great. The New York Islanders fell to 1-3 on the season, falling 5-2 to the Carolina Hurricanes last night. Here’s the game recap. Thomas Greiss made an excellent rebound stop on Joel Edmundson in the first minute of the game. A few minutes later though the Islanders gave up th...

Pre-game Report (Game 5): NYI vs FLA

October 12, 2019 - 5:12 PM ET

A pair of one-win teams battle tonight as the New York Islanders host the Florida Panthers. Here’s the pre-game report. According to NHL.com’s Jon Lane, the projected lineups are: FLORIDA Jonathan Huberdeau - Aleksander Barkov - Mike Hoffman Frank Vatrano - Vincent Trocheck - Brett Co...

Game Recap (Game 5): NYI vs FLA

October 13, 2019 - 2:47 PM ET

The New York Islanders picked up a huge shootout victory over the Florida Panthers last night. Here's the game recap. Denis Malgin opened the scoring for the Panthers just over five minutes in, taking a feed from Evgenii Dadonov around the circle and putting a one-timer past Semyon Varlamov. It w...