Luckily, WRHU Islanders reporter Dan Savarino, who is at Prudential Center, was able to capture a gif of the save. At the time of the save the Islanders were trailing New Jersey 1-0.
Luckily, WRHU Islanders reporter Dan Savarino, who is at Prudential Center, was able to capture a gif of the save. At the time of the save the Islanders were trailing New Jersey 1-0.
Jean-Gabriel Pageau's Islanders debut was quite a memorable one, but it was overshadowed by another stellar Artemi Panarin effort as the Rangers topped the Islanders 4-3 in overtime on Long Island.
In his first game since being acquired in a deadline deal and then signed to a six-year extension with his new team, Pageau scored his 25th goal of the season and also was involved in a fight, picking up a game misconduct and leaving the loss early.
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The Islanders made a big splash before the NHL trade deadline, striking a deal with the Senators for C Jean-Gabriel Pageau in exchange for a 2020 first- and second-round pick as well as a 2022 third-round pick. It was a move that not only proved GM Lou Lamoriello is truly all-in with his current roster, but proved he really believes in Pageau to deliver.
At first, the trade seemed like a big risk as Pageau was set to be a free agent after the season. But the Islanders were quick to sign the 27-year-old, who is currently on pace to break his career high in points this season, to a six-year extension worth $30 million.
So you can understand why Pageau was all smiles when speaking to the New York media for the first time after his first practice.
One of the biggest moves ahead of the NHL's 2020 trade deadline on Monday was the Islanders' deal for forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau.
The Isles bolstered their offense with the Senators scorer, sending a first-round and second-round pick at the 2020 NHL Draft for Pageau. A third-round pick in 2022 also went the Sens way.
Based on the price tag, the 27-year-old was going to need an extension from his new team as his contract was set to expire following the season. He got one from the Islanders shortly after the 3 p.m. deadline passed.
The Islanders and Wild are reportedly putting together a trade that would bring Zach Parise back to the Tri-State Area.
According to TSN's Frank Seravalli, the Wild would send Parise to the Islanders to reunite him with GM Lou Lamoriello, and in return would receive a package that includes Andrew Ladd.
Lamoriello was the Devils GM back in 2003 when they selected Parise with the 17th overall pick in that year's NHL Draft.
The Islanders have made a big move before the NHL trade deadline, as they have struck a trade with the Senators for C Jean Gabriel Pageau, per multiple reports.
In exchange, TSN's Bruce Garrioch has New York sending a first- and second-round pick in 2020 and a third-rounder in 2022.
Trading for Pageau with his contract expiring at the end of the season sees like a risk, especially giving away three draft picks. However, Sirius XM NHL's Pavid Pagnotta is hearing team president Lou Lamoriello & Co. are already finalizing an extension with the 27-year-old.
The Islanders have acquired defenseman Andy Greene from the Devils on Sunday afternoon, in exchange for defenseman David Quenneville and the club's second-round pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the team announced.
Quenneville, 21, will report to the Devils' AHL affiliate in Binghamton.
New Jersey now has seven picks in the 2021 NHL Draft -- their own first, third, fourth, fifth, and sixth-rounds picks, in addition to New York's second-round pick and Arizona's third-round pick.
The Islanders called up forward Kieffer Bellows from the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Monday
Bellows was the club's first-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft, the No. 19 overall selection.
The 21-year-old is leading the Sound Tigers in points this season. In 45 games played, Bellows has 16 goals and 24 total points.
Islanders center Mathew Barzal took home the crown of NHL Fastest Skater at the All-Star Skills Competition on Friday night in St. Louis, MO.
Barzal skated the circuit in 13.175 seconds, just 0.03 seconds shy of the all-time record held by Dylan Larkin.
He took down Edmonton Oilers star Connor McDavid, who had won the event three-straight years.
Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech has torn his Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season, the team announced Friday morning.
Islanders president and GM Lou Lamoriello said Pelech suffered the injury off the ice in "a freak accident" prior to their game against the Devils on Thursday.
The 25-year-old was in the midst of his fifth season in the NHL and had played in all 38 games this season for the Isles before missing Thursday's matchup with New Jersey. He scored one goal and assisted on eight up to that point.
Mathew Barzal will represent the Islanders at the 2020 NHL All-Star game, the team announced on Monday.
Barzal, 22, currently leads the Islanders in multiple statistics this season, including goals (16) points (17), assists (16), plus-minus (10), and naturally, total points with 33.
The Isles were represented by Barzal at last year's All-Star extravaganza as well, the first two of his young career.
The Islanders set a franchise record on Thursday night after beating the Penguins 4-3 in overtime, extending their points streak to 16 consecutive games, breaking the mark set in 1982.
They went down early, as Evengi Malkin scored a little over a minute into the first period to give the Penguins a 1-0 lead. But with 4:48 left in the first period, Scott Mayfield tied the game at 1-1 on a Matthew Barzal assist.
Early in the second period, the Islanders went down again when Bryan Rust scored for the Penguins on an unassisted slap shot to take a 2-1 lead. Anthony Beauvillier scored with 8:22 left in the second period to tie the game, thanks to assists by Derick Brassard and Ryan Pulock.
The Islanders tied a franchise record on Tuesday by topping the Penguins 5-4 in overtime, extending their point streak to 15 games, matching the mark set by the team in 1982.
The Islanders fell into an early hole, as Bryan Rust lit the lamp about midway through the first quarter. Five minutes later, Brandon Tanev notched his fourth goal of the season, putting the penguins up 2-0 at the end of the first period.
In the second, though, the Islanders fought back. Early in the period, Anthony Beauvillier scored his seventh goal of the season to get the Islanders on the board, and less than three minutes later, Brock Nelson's fifth goal of the season tied the game at 2-2.
In a game that featured three goals in the final two-and-a-half minutes, the Islanders held on to beat the Maple Leafs 5-4 on Wednesday night.
With the win, the Islanders have now extended their point streak to 13 straight games.
Anthony Beauvillier notched his third and fourth goals of the season in the first and second periods, respectively, to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead heading into the game's final 20 minutes.
The Islanders' 10-game win streak came to an end last week, but another big game is on the horizon.
On Wednesday, the Islanders will welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Coliseum, meaning that former Isles captain John Tavaras will once again be returning to the venue he called home for nine seasons.
Islanders head coach Barry Trotz isn't expecting this year's return to be anywhere as meaningful as Tavares' first trip back, which came last season.
The Islanders' 10-game winning streak has come to an end.
On Thursday night, the Islanders failed to hold onto a three-goal lead in the third period, eventually falling to the Penguins, 4-3, in overtime at Barclays Center.
The team's 10-game streak was the second-longest winning streak in team history. The only better mark in the history of the franchise came in 1981-82, when the team won 15 straight en route to their third-straight Stanley Cup championship.
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Every New York sports fan has their one favorite player or coach, past or present, that they absolutely love. They've given years of service to help your favorite team win, and they've done so while playing or managing at the highest level.
But not every marriage has come to a happy ending in the Big Apple.
While this city has had its fair share of legends on every team, there have also been some pretty bad breakups throughout each league. And, as agents of chaos in this case, we're here to remind you of some of the ugliest divorces that your favorite teams have seen in recent years.
The wins just keep on rolling in for the Islanders.
With Tuesday night's 4-1 win over the Ottawa Senators at Barclays Center, the team has now won an improbable 10 games in a row, the second-longest winning streak in team history. The only better mark in the history of the franchise came in 1981-82, when the team won 15 straight en route to their third straight Stanley Cup championship.
"It was a difficult game. Ottawa's playing good hockey right now," said head coach Barry Trotz. "They made us earn everything. ... We just stayed with what we do."
Two days before the Islanders' 2019-20 season officially gets underway Friday at 7 p.m. from Nassau Coliseum in East Garden City, New York, odds became available Wednesday for the Stanley Cup.
According to Odds Shark, the Islanders are a notch above the Rangers, tied with the Montreal Canadiens at +3500.
The entire list can be seen below.
Forward Josh Ho-Sang, the New York Islanders' 2014 first-round pick, was placed on waivers by the team on Monday.
Ho-Sang, 23, will report to the team's AHL team, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, if he clears waivers and is not claimed by another NHL team by Tuesday.
Joining Ho-Sang on waivers are defenseman Thomas Hickey and forward Tanner Fritz.
Islanders owner Jon Ledecky recently reacted to the groundbreaking of the team's new Belmont arena, and he's happy to be building a new home for "the greatest fans in sports."
"We've doubled our season ticket holder base moving some games to Nassau (Coliseum), and we're going to double it again because now all of the surrounding communities have the ability to enjoy hockey here in a couple of years."
Barry Trotz is excited for the Islanders' new arena with the team officially breaking ground on Monday.
Trotz said the new arena will offer great security for the Islanders and their fans for years to come.
With Governor Andrew Cuomo and other dignitaries on hand, the Islanders officially broke ground on their new arena in Belmont Park on Monday afternoon.
It was also announced that the Isles will play 28 games at Nassau Coliseum this season -- seven more than originally planned.
"The Islanders belong on Long Island - and today we start building the state-of-the-art home this team and their fans deserve while generating thousands of jobs and billions in economic activity for the region's economy," Governor Cuomo said. "With seven more Islanders games at the Coliseum this season, fans will have even more opportunities to see their favorite team and generate momentum for the move to their new home in two years. At the end of the day this project is about building on two great Long Island traditions - Belmont Park and the Islanders - and making them greater than ever."
According to Arthur Staple of The Athletic, the Islanders have officially signed center Derick Brassard to a one year deal worth $1.2 million.
Brassard, 31, has played in 786 career NHL games with six different teams over the course of his career. He entered the league in 2006, when the Columbus Blue Jackets selected him with the No. 6 overall pick, and played there until 2013. Among his other stops are the New York Rangers, Ottawa Senators, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, and most recently the Colorado Avalanche.
Last season, which he spent with the Penguins, the Panthers, and the Avalanche, Brassard played in 70 games and managed 14 points off goals and 23 points total. It was definitely the worst season of the veteran's career, but he does bring some offense to the third line.
The Islanders were a true upstart and underdog story last season in the NHL, rolling to a surprise second-place finish in the Metropolitan Division and a first-round sweep of the Pittsburgh Penguins.
That dream run ended when the Carolina Hurricanes returned the sweep favor in the second round, but Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello says a major key to continue the franchise's recent successes was the approval of the organization's new Belmont arena.
"You know how big it is. Without a new arena, there would not be the Islanders on Long Island. I think that says it all," Lamoriello told Newsday.
Former Islanders goalie Robin Lehner was awarded the 2018-19 Masterton Trophy, given annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.
On Saturday, he shared a photo of the trophy on his Twitter account, with one glaring error.
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Disappointing seasons from the Rangers and Devils prompted impressive offseason work from both organizations. It certainly helped that both teams had the top two picks in the NHL Draft -- selections that netted potentially franchise-altering talents in Kappo Kakko and Jack Hughes, respectively.
While they didn't have a high draft pick or significant free agent signing, the Islanders made a handful of moves, mainly in the form of re-signings. For the most part, their roster enters 2019-20 relatively unchanged.
Taking all of this into consideration, here's a closer look at the biggest moves each organization made...
On the heels of the Islanders' winningest season since 1984, the expectation was that the team would try its hardest to keep Vezina Trophy finalist Robin Lehner around.
Once free agency started though, Lehner might as well have been voted off the Island.
According to Lehner, he was given an "ultimatum" from the Islanders, and they moved on without hearing his decision.
The Islanders lost out on goalie Robin Lehner but replaced him with Semyon Varlamov.
After Lehner agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago Blackhawks, according to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Islanders announced they agreed to a four-year deal with Varlamov.
Varlamov, 31, had a 2.87 goals against average and .909 save percentage in 49 games for the Colorado Avalanche last season. His contract will carry an average annual value of $5 million.
The Islanders lost a productive member of last year's playoff team on the first day of NHL free agency.
Valtteri Filppula, the team's third-line center, has left the Island to return to the Detroit Red Wings.
Filppula signed a two-year, $6 million deal with the Red Wings, coming back to the city that drafted him. Filppula played eight years in Detroit and won a Stanley Cup in his first stint with the team.
The top free agent in the NHL market this summer is by far Artemi Panarin, the Blue Jackets' left winger that has been a consistent points machine for four seasons. The Islanders are expected to be very aggressive in trying to land him, but they don't seem to be the favorite at the moment.
According to The Post's Brett Cyrgalis, the Panthers are the leading candidate to land the 27-year-old. The two main reasons Cyrgalis has the Panthers at the top is the fact that Florida doesn't have any state income taxes, and the Panthers have hired Joel Quenneville as head coach. Quennevile coached Panarin during his first two seasons with the Blackhawks.
Why does income tax matter? Florida can actually offer Panarin more than the Islanders, or even the Rangers, when it comes down to contracts. Panarin is looking to settle down with a seven-year deal at $11-12 million per season.
The Islanders have announced their schedule for the 2019-20 season.
Check out the full home schedule below and click here for the full 82-game schedule.
Now that the NHL Draft is over, the Islanders must turn their full attention to avoiding a second consecutive summer defined by the departure of their team captain.
John Tavares infamously bolted for hometown Toronto as an unrestricted free agent last July, and the Isles are moving precariously close to his replacement wearing the "C" - left wing Anders Lee -- hitting the open market. Free agents can begin speaking with other teams beginning Sunday, with the signing period slated to open on July 1.
"I never thought it would get to this point, but I guess it's the nature of what this week means," Lee told Newsday at a charitable function to raise money for children with cancer on Saturday in New York.
Islanders goalie Robin Lehner is no stranger to long odds. Suggesting at this time a year ago that he would be a Masterton Trophy winner and a Vezina Trophy finalist might have even surprised Lehner, though.
Lehner took home the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy Wednesday night, awarded to the player who best exemplifies perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to the game. Earlier this season, he shared his inspiring story about his battle with addiction and bipolar disorder, which resulted in an outpouring of support and admiration from players and fans alike. Lehner responded by leading the Isles to the playoffs with the best season of his career.
Before he collected his award, Lehner spoke about his looming contract situation. He isn't signed for next season, but made it very clear on Tuesday's media day that he desperately wants to be back on the Island.
Islanders head coach Barry Trotz was awarded the 2019 Jack Adams Award, given annually to the NHL coach who contributed the most to his team's success.
Trotz is the second Islanders head coach to ever win the award, joining Al Arbour in 1978-79.
In his first season with the Islanders, Trotz led the club to a 103-point campaign, their highest point total since the 1983-84 season. The Islanders' fourth-place Eastern Conference ranking was their best finish since the conference was created in 1993.
Robin Lehner took home some hardware at Tuesday's NHL Awards in Las Vegas.
The Islanders goalie was awarded the 2019 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, given annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to ice hockey.
He's the third Islander to win the award, along with former captain Ed Westfall in1976-77 and goalie Mark Fitzpatrick in the 1991-92 season.
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Round 1: Friday, June 21 at 8 p.m.; TV: NBCSN
Rounds 2-7: Saturday, June 22 at 1 p.m.; TV: NHL Network
No. 23 (First Round)
No. 57 (Second Round, via Calgary)
No. 147 (Fifth Round)
No. 178 (Sixth Round)
No. 209 (Seventh Round)
The Islanders surprised many by re-signing winger Jordan Eberle last week to a five-year, $27.5 million contract. Although Eberle's numbers took a dip last season, he was important during the playoffs and fills an important void as a top-six winger.
Eberle took a slight pay cut to re-sign and has said that he enjoys playing on Long Island. Still, the deal came as a bit of a shocker to some fans, who are still waiting on clarity regarding the futures of captain Anders Lee and Vezina Trophy finalist Robin Lehner.
Don't worry, Isles fans. There is likely still enough money to bring back Lee and Lehner. The team has $22 million in cap space, with only Lee, Lehner, a few depth pieces and restricted free agents Anthony Beauvillier and Michael Dal Colle to sign. There should be enough room to at least sign Lee and Lehner and the RFAs.
Jordan Eberle is sticking with the Islanders.
The 29-year-old winger, who was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, agreed to a five-year, $27.5 million contract extension with the Islanders on Friday. The new deal will carry a $5.5 million cap hit.
The Islanders originally traded for Eberle before the 2017-18 season in a deal that sent Ryan Strome to the Edmonton Oilers.
Cal Clutterbuck and Andrew Ladd have been through surgery, but they are on different recovery timelines.
After undergoing back surgery, Clutterbuck -- who had two slipped discs, two rotated vertebrae and a stress fracture -- has a good chance to be ready for training camp.
"It's my understanding he will be," Lou Lamoriello told The Athletic. "But honestly it's a process I don't know much about. He's doing well right now. I get updates all the time, he's been here. We just have to trust the process and the doctors. It turned out the way the doctors felt it would."
The Islanders announced on Friday they re-signed impending free agent Tanner Fritz to a two-year contract.
According to multiple reports, Fritz will get $700,000 next season on a one-way deal, but he'll be on a two-way deal for the 2020-21 season. He'll earn $700,000 that season in the NHL, or have a $250,000 salary in the AHL but will get $275,000 guaranteed.
The 27-year-old forward provides depth up front for the Isles. He was thrust into a pivotal role in March as the third-line center when Valtteri Filppula went down with an elbow injury.
Although no New York-area teams made it to the Stanley Cup Final this year, the Empire State will still have a large impact on hockey's grandest stage. Twelve players from the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues have connections with the New York metro area in some way, so local fans still have plenty of reasons to tune in.
The Bruins have one of the largest collections of American-born hockey players of any team in the NHL. Not surprisingly, several of them have called New York home for at least part of their careers.
The Islanders announced they re-signed forward Brock Nelson to a six-year deal on Thursday.
The 27-year-old Nelson ranked third on the team with 53 points this season, scoring 25 goals and tallying 28 assists in 82 games.
With about a month-and-a-half remaining until the start of free agency on July 1, and just more than five weeks until the interview period, there's nothing certain yet regarding which of the Islanders' pending unrestricted free agents will be back with the team.
Mining for information from a Lou Lamoriello-run team can often be an exercise in futility. So The Athletic's Arthur Staple spoke with several outside sources to try to get a better sense of what may happen with Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Jordan Eberle, Robin Lehner and Valtteri Filppula.
The Islanders cleaned out their lockers on Monday and officially closed out their 2018-19 season, which saw them reach the second-round of the playoffs only to be swept by the Carolina Hurricanes.
While the team lost John Tavares to the Toronto Maple Leafs last summer, the Islanders still exceeded expectations behind first-year head coach Barry Trotz and first-year team president Lou Lamoriello.
Lamoriello and Trotz both addressed the media on Monday on what lies ahead for the franchise. Center Mathew Barzal, captain Anders Lee and goalie Robin Lehner, the latter of whom are free agents, also discussed the future of the team as well as what could be in store for their own futures.
Islanders winger Cal Clutterbuck had a plethora of back issues that will likely require surgery.
Per Arthur Staple of The Athletic, Clutterbuck has a stress fracture, two slipped disks and two rotated vertebrae. Brett Cyrgalis of The Post, reported Clutterbuck plans to meet with doctors soon to discuss surgery options.
The extent of his recovery time could be anywhere between four to six weeks or four to six months and it is hard to imagine it will not be the latter, which would likely mean he would start next season on the IR.
There will be a sour taste in the Islanders' mouths after being swept by Carolina, one round after sweeping Pittsburgh. This surprising season was indubitably a success given their low expectations, but knowing that the Eastern Conference was wide open and there for the taking will leave the Isles closely examing the hows and whys of their elimination.
It leads into what will be a crucial summer for the Islanders. They've got the coach, they've got the GM and they've gone from having a bleak outlook to legitimate contenders. Now they need to figure out how to take the next step toward winning the Stanley Cup. Here are five big questions the Islanders face entering the offseason.
Barry Trotz couldn't find the right buttons to push as the Islanders were eliminated from the Stanley Cup Playoffs Friday evening.
Different line combinations, a goaltender swap early in the second period and the threat of elimination weren't enough as the Hurricanes defeated the Islanders 5-2 and advanced to the Eastern Conference Final for the first time since 2008-09.
Several teams have won 4-0 and then lost 0-4 in consecutive playoff series. However, the only team to do that in the first two rounds of a postseason since the NHL expanded the first round to best-of-seven in 1986-87 was the Sabres in 1993 when they swept the Bruins and then were swept by the Canadiens (per Elias Sports Bureau.)