Tag Archives: New York Islanders

  • This Day In Sports History (February 20th) — Billy Smith

    This Day In Sports History (February 20th) — Billy Smith

    It was on this day in 1993 that the New York Islanders retired goaltender Billy Smith’s number 31.  In doing so, Smith became one of six former Islanders players to have his number retired by the organization. Billy Smith was originally drafted by the Los Angeles Kings, but in 1972 he was selected by the […]

  • Stat Line of the Night — 1/6/2014 — John Tavares

    Stat Line of the Night — 1/6/2014 — John Tavares

    Had Auburn held onto its 18-point lead during last night’s BCS National Championship Game against Florida State, we’d probably be talking about Tigers running back Tre Mason and his 237 total yards and two touchdowns.  Unfortunately for him and the rest of his Auburn teammates, they couldn’t hold onto their lead and ended up losing […]

  • This Day In Sports History (May 24th) — New York Islanders

    This Day In Sports History (May 24th) — New York Islanders

    It was on this day in 1980 that the New York Islanders won their first Stanley Cup in team history.  This would begin a string of four straight Stanley Cups for the Islanders. Just before the playoffs began, general manager Bill Torrey made a controversial decision to trade away long-time Islander veterans Billy Harris and […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Janssen vs. Haley — 4/3/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Janssen vs. Haley — 4/3/12

    With the NHL season winding down, tensions seem to be especially high, and last night that resulted in a total of six fights.  A few of those, like James Neal vs. Andrew Ference, Michael Rupp vs. Jody Shelley and Matt Frattin vs. Marcus Foligno, were worthy of a spot on the “Frozn Fisticuffs Fight of […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 3/29/12 — Josh Bailey

    Stat Line Of The Night — 3/29/12 — Josh Bailey

    Last night’s game between the New York Islanders and the Pittsburgh Penguins featured plenty of offensive fire power, and while both teams provided a high-scoring game like we expected, it was a rather unexpected player that was factoring in on the majority of those goals. If I told you that there was a total of […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Simmonds vs. Martin — 3/15/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Simmonds vs. Martin — 3/15/12

    The New York Islanders were having a tough time holding their own on the scoreboard against the Philadelphia Flyers last night, as they found themselves trailing by a score of 3-0 before scoring two goals late in the third period.  However, they weren’t having the same problem in the fighting department, thanks to some fine […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Haley vs. Bickel — 3/11/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Haley vs. Bickel — 3/11/12

    Heading into Sunday’s game between the New York Islanders and the New York Rangers, Michael Haley and Stu Bickel had dropped the gloves with one another twice during their hockey careers (once in the AHL and once in the NHL during an earlier meeting this season).  They wasted little time completing the trilogy, as the […]

  • Scott Gomez Scored! Scott Gomez Scored! Scott Gomez Scored! (Video)

    Scott Gomez Scored! Scott Gomez Scored! Scott Gomez Scored! (Video)

    It only took him 368 days, but Scott Gomez has scored!  And we have the proof. While this goal will surely help to relieve some of the pressure on the 32-year-old center, no one will be more relieved than the Montreal Canadiens management, as they should be able to sleep much easier knowing that they […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 2/7/12 — Evgeni Nabokov

    Stat Line Of The Night — 2/7/12 — Evgeni Nabokov

    If you are a fan of goals, last night’s game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders was not for you. Through 65 minutes of play these two teams combined to score a whopping zero goals.  The Islanders directed 18 shots on the Flyers goal throughout the evening, but they couldn’t manage to […]

  • Stat Line Of The Night — 1/31/12 — John Tavares

    Stat Line Of The Night — 1/31/12 — John Tavares

    After enjoying the festivities of his first ever NHL All-Star Game appearance, it was back to work for John Tavares, as his New York Islanders traveled to Carolina to take on the Hurricanes.  Unlike every other player participating in this game, Tavares wasn’t afforded to opportunity to rest during the All-Star break this season, but […]

  • Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Giroux vs. Reese — 1/19/12

    Frozen Fisticuffs Fight Of The Night — Giroux vs. Reese — 1/19/12

    Last night’s NHL action provided us with a total of six fights, and while none of them ranked high on the entertainment meter, one of them did feature one of the league’s top players.  It took place during a game between the Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders, as 50-point-man Claude Giroux dropped the […]