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Pre-game Report: TOR @ NYI

April 1, 2019 - 12:54 PM ET

The Toronto Maple Leafs will be in New York to face the Islanders tonight. Here’s the pre-game report. HEAD TO HEAD The Islanders have won both games against the Maple Leafs this season, outscoring them 10-1. The Islanders have been good at home (24-12-4) while the Maple Leafs have been...

Who is the ideal playoff opponent for the Islanders?

April 3, 2019 - 11:22 AM ET

With two games remaining in the regular season, the Islanders still have quite a few options for who they could face in the first round of the playoffs. In this post, we look at Carolina, Columbus, Montreal, Pittsburgh and Washington to determine who would be the best team to face, based on individu...

Pre-game Report: NYI @ FLA

April 4, 2019 - 2:49 PM ET

The New York Islanders are in Florida tonight to face the Panthers. Here’s the pre-game report. HEAD TO HEAD Lately, the Islanders haven’t had a lot of luck against the Panthers. They lost both games earlier this season and dating back to last season, they’ve lost their last four games...

Pre-game Report: NYI @ WSH

April 6, 2019 - 12:41 PM ET

On a very busy Saturday night around the league, the New York Islanders will wrap up their season in Washington against the Capitals. With a point, the Islanders will clinch home ice in the first round of the playoffs. Here’s the pre-game report. HEAD TO HEAD The Islanders haven’t had a lot...

How has each Islander historically performed in playoffs?: Part One

April 9, 2019 - 11:36 AM ET

The New York Islanders are set for their first round matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins. The Islanders will need every player to perform in order to knock off the Penguins, given Pittsburgh's history of playoff success but how has each individual Islander historically performed in the playoffs...

How has each Islander historically performed in playoffs?: Part Two

April 9, 2019 - 6:39 PM ET

Following up on a post from earlier today, this will look at how each Islander defenseman and goalie has historically played in the playoffs. Not included is Thomas Hickey. Johnny Boychuk Boychuk is a Stanley Cup champion and brings playoff experience to the Islanders. Boychuk’s 0.30 PPG avera...

Game 1 Preview: PIT @ NYI

April 10, 2019 - 1:47 PM ET

The New York Islanders open up the postseason at Nassau Coliseum tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Here’s the pre-game report. HEAD TO HEAD New York has lost their last two regular season games against the Penguins but have won three of the last five meetings overall, going back to Ma...

Game 2 Preview: PIT @ NYI

April 12, 2019 - 1:33 PM ET

The New York Islanders host the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 2 of their first round series tonight at Nassau Coliseum. This pre-game report will look at seven keys for an Islanders win tonight. 1- The Islanders will need to limit shots on Robin Lehner. New York gave up 44 shots in Game 1, much hig...

Game 3 Preview: NYI @ PIT

April 14, 2019 - 10:09 AM ET

The New York Islanders will be in Pittsburgh to face the Penguins in Game 3 of their first round series. This pre-game report will look at five keys for an Islanders win today. 1- It was mentioned going into last game but Jordan Eberle is on a tear. He has six goals and nine points in his last se...

Game 4 Preview: NYI @ PIT

April 16, 2019 - 2:11 PM ET

The New York Islanders are in Pittsburgh tonight with a chance to close out their first round series against the Penguins. Here are five keys to an Islanders win. 1- Continue to neutralize Pittsburgh’s offense. Sidney Crosby is a minus-four throughout the series, Jake Guentzel is a minus-three...

NYI vs PIT: First Round Recap

April 19, 2019 - 12:18 PM ET

The New York Islanders weren’t underdogs coming into their first round series against Pittsburgh. That being said, it would be a lie to say there were expectations of sweeping the Penguins, victors of two of the last three Stanley Cups, when it came time for the puck drop in Game 1. Now, the Isla...