In his last four starts, J-F Berube has struggled, while Jaro Halak has posted a 1.96 goals against average and a .931 save percentage since being demoted to the AHL. Should the Islanders make a change at the backup goalie position? SNY's Brian Erni and Andy Graziano discuss…
Brian Erni, SNY.TV
J-F Berube is fighting it of late to the tune of a .876 save percentage over his last four starts. Meanwhile, Jaro Halak is playing lights out at Bridgeport. Andy, should the Islanders consider recalling Jaro to be the backup for the stretch run?
Tags: Jaroslav Halak, Andy Graziano, Brian Erni
The Islanders have placed F Shane Prince on injured reserve with an upper body injury, the Islanders said on Wednesday. Veteran F Bracken Kearns has been emergency recalled from Bridgeport of the AHL.
Prince has scored five goals and tallied 16 points in 43 games with the Islanders this season. The 24-year-old has not played since Feb. 12, a span of five games.
Tags: Shane Prince
Andy Graziano, SNY.tv
The roadie from hell has officially begun. Nine straight games away from Brooklyn for the New York Islanders, who entered play last night tied for fewest road wins in the entire National Hockey League at seven.
After a first period that saw them take the lead on a beauty from Josh Bailey, still their most consistent offensive player all season, they fell asleep at the wheel with the clock running down and surrendered an awful goal to Henrik Zetterberg with 0.1 seconds remaining to tie the game.
Instead of getting down, they picked themselves up, went out and executed simplicity on the road, exactly what is needed to pick up two crucial points at this juncture of the regular season, when the grind of an 82-game schedule really starts to wear down the body, no matter how conditioned or prepared you think you might be.
Tags: Brock Nelson, Cal Clutterbuck, Calvin De Haan, Casey Cizikas, John Tavares, Johnny Boychuk, Josh Bailey, Ryan Pulock, Ryan Strome, Shane Prince, Travis Hamonic, Andy Graziano
The Islanders have signed Connor Jones to a two-way deal for the remainder of the season, the team announced Wednesday.
Josh Bailey has remained red hot, and it boosted the Islanders to a much-needed victory to start their nine-game road trip.
Bailey opened the scoring in the first by stealing a Petr Mrazek pass and firing a wrister past the Red Wings goaltender to give the Islanders an early 1-0 lead. Then, with the Isles up 2-1 in the third just under four minutes into the third, Bailey gloved down a Wings' clearing attempt at the blue line, skated toward the middle, faked a big shot, then cut toward the far circle. Bailey centered a pass to John Tavares, who roofed one over Mrazek to give New York all the breathing room it would need.
"Obviously, there's a lot of luck involved there," Bailey said of his set of up Tavares. "I was staying on the wall hoping that he would throw it down the middle and I could get to it, but he fanned on it a little and that's how I got it. We were laughing on the bench because I had to wait for Anders (Lee) to get out of my way so that I could shoot."
Tags: Anders Lee, John Tavares, Josh Bailey
Calvin de Haan was credited with a go-ahead goal that caromed off an opponent late in the second period and the New York Islanders went on to beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-1 Tuesday night.
De Haan's shot from above the left circle was stopped by Petr Mrazek, but the rebound went off Detroit defenseman Xavier Ouellet and the back of the goaltender's left leg and into the net. John Tavares scored early in the third period to give the Islanders a two-goal lead and they coasted to the victory.
Josh Bailey had a goal and an assist, and Thomas Greiss stopped 26 shots for New York.
Tags: John Tavares, Josh Bailey
Thomas Greiss will start in goal for the Islanders' game against the Red Wings on Tuesday, Doug Weight told reporters Tuesday morning.
The Isles will use the same defenders as Sunday's win over New Jersey.
13 forwards participated in New York's morning skate, but Cal Clutterbuck will definitely be in the lineup Tuesday. Clutterbuck has not played since Feb. 3.
Tags: Cal Clutterbuck, Thomas Greiss
Two big wins on the weekend against two of the NHL's top teams have the Detroit Red Wings in a much better frame of mind as they head into Tuesday's crucial home date with the New York Islanders.
On Sunday, the Red Wings whipped defending Stanley Cup champion Pittsburgh 5-2, handing the Penguins just their fourth regulation loss at home this season. That came on the heels of Saturday's 3-2, home-ice shootout win over the Washington Capitals, the top team in the NHL standings.
"It certainly feels good," Detroit forward Thomas Vanek said. "Like I've said before, the big picture is not pretty, so I think the message is just play game by game."
Tags: Detroit Red Wings
Andy Graziano, SNY.tv
The New York Islanders will now take to the road, where they are 7-13-4, tied for the fewest road wins in the National Hockey League, for three weeks as Barclays Center welcomes the circus and ACC basketball tournament. New York will play their next nine games away from home, not returning until Monday, March 13 for a game against the Carolina Hurricanes.
"There's not a good feeling, not a good vibe on the road right now," said interim head coach Doug Weight after the Islanders 6-4 win over New Jersey. "We're built to be a good road team. We've been here (in Brooklyn) a lot and we've been great, so it's a bit of a crutch. Hopefully we get out on the road and get together as a team."
After a 3-2 loss in Newark on Saturday evening, thanks to a sleepy start and one stingy goalpost, the Islanders bounced back for the win last night against the same pesky opponents who, no matter their record, always seem to give New York fits, regardless of their lifetime record against them. It's never been easy.
Tags: John Tavares, Ryan Strome, Andy Graziano
Anthony Beauvillier was moved back to center on Sunday evening, and he impressed against New Jersey's top line.
Beauvillier switched places with Brock Nelson, as their line drew the Devils' top unit led by Taylor Hall, and his teammates came away with a favorable impression.
"I know firsthand as a young guy who came up as a center, it's hard to play along the wall when you're not used to it," Ryan Strome said of his linemate who returned to his natural position. "It's tough to win those battles. I thought Beau looked really comfortable in the middle. He brought that speed and I think it helped our line."
Tags: Brock Nelson
Ryan Strome had two goals and one assist as the New York Islanders beat the New Jersey Devils, 6-4, on Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more
- 9:15 NJ Miles Wood (Power play); Assists: Taylor Hall, Kyle Palmieri
- 14:33 NYI Ryan Strome; Assists: Anthony Beauvillier, Dennis Seidenberg
- 2:44 NYI Casey Cizikas; Assists: Stephen Gionta
- 9:32 NYI Strome
- 11:59 NYI Andrew Ladd (short handed); Assist: Johnny Boychuk
- 13:21 NJ Palmieri; Assists: Travis Zajac, Hall
- 17:55 NJ Steven Santini; Assists: Zajac, Hall
- 0:26 NYI John Tavares (power play); Assists: Strome, Anders Lee
- 1:00 NYI Jason Chimera
- 8:37 NJ Hall (Power play); Assists: Damon Severson, Keith Kinkaid
Tags: Anders Lee, Andrew Ladd, Casey Cizikas, Jason Chimera, John Tavares, Johnny Boychuk, Kyle Palmieri, Ryan Strome, Stephen Gionta, Taylor Hall, Travis Zajac
A pair of teams looking to gain valuable ground in the jumbled Eastern Conference wild card race will play for the second time in as many nights Sunday, when the New York Islanders host the New Jersey Devils at Barclays Center.
The Devils further complicated the wild card race on Saturday, when they held off a furious late comeback by the Islanders to earn a 3-2 victory at Prudential Center.
Devante Smith-Pelly, Travis Zajac and Pavel Zacha scored as the Devils carried a 3-0 lead into the final 17 minutes, but Andrew Ladd and Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders, who missed a chance to tie the game in the final 90 seconds when Nick Leddy's shot at an open net bounced off a post. >> Read more
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Tags: Andrew Ladd, Nick Leddy, Pavel Zacha, Travis Zajac
The Devils built up a 3-0 lead before the Islanders chipped away to come within one goal, but ultimately New Jersey held on for a 3-2 victory Saturday night at the Prudential Center. >> Read more
- 7:10 NJD Devante Smith-Pelly; Assists: Travis Zajac, Jon Merrill
- 8:49 NJD Travis Zajac (Short Handed); Assists: Adam Henrique
- 6:21 NJD Pavel Zacha (Power Play); Assists: P.A. Parenteau, Damon Severson
- 8:58 NYI Andrew Ladd; Assists: Calvin de Haan
- 13:48 NYI Anthony Beauvillier; Assists: Alan Quine, Johnny Boychuk
The Islanders head to New Jersey to take on the Devils at 7 p.m.
According to STATS:
- This will be the first meeting this season between the Islanders and Devils. New York is 7-0-1 in its last eight road games versus New Jersey, shutting the Devils out in two of its last three games played at Prudential Center in Newark.
- The Islanders beat the Rangers, 4-2, at home despite trailing, 1-0, at the end of the first period, their 10th comeback win of the season. New York is now 15-6-4 since December 20, the fourth-best record in the NHL over that span (entering the weekend).
Islanders forwards Casey Cizikas and Stephen Gionta joined NHL Now after the team's win over the Rangers and had positive things to say about interim head coach Doug Weight.
After the win over the Rangers on Thursday, the Islanders are 9-3-2 under Weight.
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV:
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The standings in the Eastern Conference race for the final wild card spot continue to be tight and this race could go right down to the wire with roughly 25 games remaining in the 2016-17 regular season. The Islanders could drive a stake into the New Jersey Devils' hopes this weekend with back-to-back matchups starting tonight in Newark. But then, it's a nine-game road trip -- longest in franchise history -- which will certainly define where this team ends up in April
The Islanders' 4-2 over the Rangers had to put some smiles on all the Islanders' faces, but maybe none more so than relative newcomer Jason Chimera.
Chimera, who is only a few months into his tenure with the Isles, told reporters that his time in Brooklyn has already made him intolerant of Blueshirts or their fans.
"I've only been here six months, and I hate 'em," Chimera said of the Isles' crosstown rivals. "It's not just the team, it's the people that cheer for them. You hear your neighbors talking about the Rangers and you want to beat them even more."
Tags: Andrew Ladd, Jason Chimera
Another night, another impressive performance from the Islanders' top line.
With the Isles trailing 1-0, the trio of Anders Lee, John Tavares, and Josh Bailey got their club on the board with a highlight reel goal. Tavares shuffled a blind, backhanded pass to Bailey at the far circle. Bailey then turned as if to shoot and drew Henrik Lundqvist and the Rangers' defense toward him before feathering a beautiful pass to an emerging Lee at the side of the net. Lee took the pass with his back to the net, spun and cashed it in to even the game at one.
"All these games are pretty much playoff games for us," Lee told reporters after the game. "It's just keeping that excitement in the room. We're in a position where we're chasing down teams and it's a fun one to be in, especially after the way we started the season. It's just an exciting time. It's easy to get up for a game like this, especially after getting thumped the other night."
Tags: Anders Lee, John Tavares, Josh Bailey, Nikolay Kulemin
Andrew Ladd's two-goal night came at a perfect time for the islanders, but it wouldn't have been possible without the hard work of Stephen Gionta.
Six-and-a-half minutes into the second period, Gionta forced Marc Staal into a turnover behind the net, gained possession, and quickly sent a centering feed to Ladd who flicked a quick wrister past Henrik Lundqvist to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead.
For Gionta, it was his third point (all assists) in his seventh game this season
Tags: Andrew Ladd, Cal Clutterbuck, Stephen Gionta
Andrew Ladd scored twice and the Islanders extended their unbeaten streak at the Barclays Center to 10 games with a 4-2 win over the Rangers, who came into the game having won six straight. >> Read more
- 6:23 NYR Nick Holden; Assists: Mats Zuccarello, Brady Skjei
- 2:43 NYI Anders Lee; Assists: Josh Bailey, John Tavares
- 6:24 NYI Andrew Ladd; Assists: Stephen Gionta
- 3:03 NYI Nikolay Kulemin (short handed); Assists: John Tavares
- 3:46 NYR Jimmy Vesey (power play); Assists: Brady Skjei, Rick Nash
- 18:50 NYI Andrew Ladd (empty net); Assists: Jason Chimera
Brian Compton and Mike Carver discuss the Islanders' lousy loss to the Maple Leafs, and speaking of Toronto, the guys react to the awful column calling out Isles' management on their apparent lack of support of John Tavares. Plus, the guys take to Twitter to answer questions from fans.
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Tags: John Tavares
The March 1 trade deadline is just two weeks away, and the Islanders have a decision to make. Should Garth Snow be buying or selling? SNY's Brian Erni and Andy Graziano discuss…
Brian Erni, SNY.TV
The Islanders have made up a ton of ground, and entering play on Wednesday, are just three points out of a playoff spot. So, Andy, with the trade deadline just two weeks away, should they be buyers or sellers?
Auston Matthews scored twice, Frederik Andersen earned his 100th NHL win and the Toronto Maple Leafs routed the New York Islanders 7-1 on Tuesday night in a game with playoff implications.
The Maple Leafs set a season high for goals and won for the third time in nine games. They moved three points ahead of the Islanders for the second wild card in the Eastern Conference.
Jason Chimera scored on a penalty shot for New York. Thomas Greiss and Jean-Francois Berube combined to give up seven goals on 41 shots.
New York fell to 10-4-2 in its past 16 games. >> Read more on SNY...
Tags: John Tavares
The Canadiens have fired Michel Therrien and hired Claude Julien as head coach, the team announced Tuesday.
Julien was fired by the Bruins earlier this month after going 419-246-94 in 10 seasons as head coach and guiding the team to a Stanley Cup title in 2011.
It was reported last week that the Islanders were happy with the job interim coach Doug Weight has done and were "still evaluating" whether to make a run at Julien, according to longtime Bruins reporter Jimmy Murphy.
The trade market has become incredibly expensive as the deadline looms at 3 p.m. ET on March 1, reports Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun.
Avalanche GM Joe Sakic, who has two of the most coveted forwards on the market in Gabriel Landeskog and Matt Duchene, is looking to make a killing on either one, says Garrioch.
Garrioch noted that when Senators GM Pierre Dorion spoke to Sakic, the cost for either player was 23-year-old defenseman Codi Ceci, a 2017 first-round draft pick, one of two blue chip prospects in defenseman Thomas Chabot -- star of the just completed world junior championship -- or center Colin White, plus perhaps a couple of other parts.
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV:
By Doug Weight's and his own players' admission, not much has changed systematically for the Islanders since Jack Capuano was fired on January 17 and replaced on an interim basis by the NHL veteran of 1,238 games -- including 107 with the Islanders.
A 'tweak' to defensive zone coverage has been all that's been mentioned to the media ever since the switch, and the results have been strangely similar under both coaches. The Islanders have not lost consecutive games in regulation since December 13-15, when they were defeated by the Capitals and Blackhawks -- a run that has spanned 25 games: 13 under Capuano and 12 under Weight.
After Sunday night's victory over the offensively challenged Avalanche, the league's worst team, New York is now 8-2-2 under Weight, only two games better than the 6-4-2 they went in the previous 12 games under Capuano's leadership. Diving into more team-based statistics from the same time period, the results once again come out very similar.
Nick Leddy has looked like a completely different player since the calendar turned to 2017, and it's paying dividends for the Islanders.
Leddy opened the scoring for the Isles in the first period on Sunday evening, then chipped in two assists, ultimately surpassing the 200 point mark for his career.
In addition, Leddy and his pairing mate Johnny Boychuck played to a +3 rating for the evening, and were on the ice for all five Islanders goals. According to Islanders statistician Eric Hornick, Leddy is averaged just shy of a point per game (4-11-15) in the last 16 games, and has a +9 rating over that span.
Tags: Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy, Travis Hamonic
J-F Berube turned in a strong performance Sunday evening in a game the Isles had to have.
Berube turned aside 26 Colorado shots in the team's 5-1 victory at Barclays Center. He allowed just one goal, a first period breakaway that Joe Colborne cashed in.
"I was sharp, I didn't give too many sloppy rebounds," Berube told reporters after the game about his performance. "Guys were talking a lot on the ice and that helps a lot to find the puck."
Tags: Jaroslav Halak
Anders Lee has been one of the NHL's premiere goal scorers over the last three months, and it's helping to form a dominant top line for the Islanders.
According to Elias, only Montreal Canadiens' Max Pacioretty (24) has scored more goals in the NHL over the last 35 games. Lee, who now has 21 on the season, had just one goal in his first 18 games.
"I think him and Bails have proved a lot of people wrong as far as guys who can play those kind of minutes," Doug Weight said of the Islanders top line. "They've helped Johnny in a lot of ways, too."
The New York Islanders beat the Colorado Avalanche, 5-1, Sunday at Barclays Center. >> Read more
- 8:12 COL Joe Colborne; Assists: Andreas Martinsen, Fedor Tyutin
- 12:01 NYI Nick Leddy; Assists: Stephen Gionta, Casey Cizikas
- 14:46 NYI Ryan Strome (power play); Assists: John Tavares, Leddy
- 1:21 NYI Anders Lee; Assists: Tavares, Johnny Boychuk
- 11:22 NYI Lee (power play); Assists: Boychuk, Leddy
- 13:48 NYI Jason Chimera; Assist: Brock Nelson
Tags: Anders Lee, Brock Nelson, Casey Cizikas, Colorado Avalanche, Jason Chimera, John Tavares, Johnny Boychuk, Nick Leddy, Ryan Strome, Stephen Gionta
The Colorado Avalanche long ago became resigned to playing the role of spoiler during the second half of the NHL season, On Sunday night, they'll have a rare chance to damage an opponent's playoff chances for a second time when they visit the New York islanders at Barclays Center.
The game will be the second of a back-to-back set for both the Islanders and Avalanche, each of whom lost on Saturday. New York fell to the Ottawa Senators, 3-0, while Colorado dropped a 4-2 decision to the New York Rangers.
The Avalanche are an NHL-worst 15-35-2, including just 3-15-1 since play resumed following the holiday break. But one of those wins came against the Islanders on Jan. 6, when Colorado earned a 2-1 overtime victory at Pepsi Center.
That loss could loom big for the Islanders (24-19-10), who have gone 18-9-6 since Nov. 28 to climb into the wild card race. The defeat on Saturday dropped New York three points behind the Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers, who are currently tied for the second wild card.
Tags: Colorado Avalanche, John Tavares
- 4:10 OTT Mark Stone; Assist: Erik Karlsson
- 4:35 OTT Zack Smith; Assists: Kyle Turris, Dion Phaneuf
- 7:12 OTT Jean-Gabriel Pageau; Assist: Tom Pyatt
The Islanders (24-18-10) have been on fire under new coach Doug Weight. Since he replaced the fired Jack Capuano, they have gone 7-1-2, including a 3-1 victory over Philadelphia on Thursday that inched them to within one point of the Flyers and two of the Boston Bruins in the race for a wild-card spot.
"We dug ourselves a big hole in the first 2 1/2 months," Weight said after the win over Philly. "Now it's got to be playoff time for us every game."
Tags: Ottawa Senators
Thomas Greiss looks like a man on a mission to get his Islanders to the postseason.
Greiss made 34 saves in the Islanders' 3-1 victory over the Flyers on Thursday. Philadelphia's lone goal came on a first period power play.
"We were definitely a little hesitant in all three zones," captain John Tavares said of his team's performance early. "[But] Greisser was huge for us there, and we got the goal and everyone pulled their socks up."
Tags: Jaroslav Halak, John Tavares, Thomas Greiss
It looks like Ryan Strome may have finally rediscovered his game.
Strome, who picked up the secondary assist on Anders Lee's first period goal on the power play Thursday night against the Flyers, now has points in five consecutive games (2-5-7). Strome, who was stationed at the right side of the Flyers net, took a feed from Josh Bailey and whistled a hard pass to John Tavares, who was stationed at the near circle. Tavares ripped a wrister that Lee was able to deflect home.
Brian Erni, SNY.TV:
I had a sneaking suspicion that Strome's production might pick up after Weight took the reins, and the early returns are good...
Tags: Ryan Strome, Brian Erni
Andy Graziano, SNY.tv
After allowing five goals in three consecutive games against the Detroit Red Wings, Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs, you would not have been alone in not liking the Islanders chances too much heading into their own 'house of horrors' against a team they do not seem to match up well against, the Philadelphia Flyers.
In dropping the first two games of the season series and allowing over 80 shot attempts both times, New York fell to 33-77-11-6 lifetime in Philadelphia with one regulation win over their last 24 games in the city of brotherly love. But this is a team riding high in the confidence department lately with a remarkable turnaround from the first half of the season, and they put a halt on all the bad mojo in capturing a huge 3-1 victory.
Although they did allow another 80 shot attempts, 36 came in the opening twenty minutes of Flyers domination, where the Islanders were fortunate to come out of tied at one thanks to a power play goal by Anders Lee, as he deflected John Tavares' bullet snapper from the right wing faceoff circle to collect his 19th goal, pushing him to within one of his second 20-goal season and just six off his career high, set in 2014-15 over 76 games.
Tags: Anders Lee, Andrew Ladd, Calvin De Haan, Casey Cizikas, Jason Chimera, John Tavares, Thomas Greiss, Thomas Hickey, Andy Graziano
The Islanders scored three unanswered goals to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1, Thursday in Philadelphia. >> Read more
- 12:07 PHI Wayne Simmonds (power play); Assists: Shayne Gostisbehere, Jakub Voracek
- 16:40 NYI John Tavares (power play); Assists: Ryan Strome, Josh Bailey
- 2:13 NYI Jason Chimera; Assists: Andrew Ladd, Dennis Seidenberg
- 1:21 NYI Casey Cizikas; Assists: Johnny Boychuk
Tags: Andrew Ladd, Casey Cizikas, Jason Chimera, John Tavares, Johnny Boychuk, Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome
The New York Islanders play the Philadelphia Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday at 7 p.m. ET.
Tags: Brock Nelson
On Tuesday morning, the Boston Bruins fired Claude Julien, who helped lead the franchise to the 2011 Stanley Cup. Could he end up at the helm of the Islanders? SNY's Brian Erni and Andy Graziano discuss…
It didn't take long after Claude Julien was dismissed on Tuesday before Islanders fans began to wonder if he could be a solution to the team's coaching search. What do you think, Andy. Is Julien a good fit?
Brian Erni, SNY.TV
It seems that everyone has an opinion on the Islanders arena situation, but there is only one that offends me personally. It's one I'd like to dispel, and it's the idea that the Brooklyn experiment failed because Islanders fans just don't come out to support their team. That's ridiculous, and if there is any reason Barclays Center simply doesn't work for hockey, it has nothing to do with a lack of support for this organization.
Scott Soshnick, the reporter who broke the Bloomberg story about Barclays Center becoming anxious to end their shaky marriage with the Islanders, said on many radio interviews that fans simply haven't come out in the droves that the arena brass expected. Whether intended or not, that has led to a degree of blame placed on this fan base by some of the national media (who is not nearly qualified to talk about this situation based on their lack of familiarity with all of its intricacies) and fans of other teams.
But make no mistake: Islanders fans are not the problem in this equation.
Andy Graziano, SNY.TV:
After a weekend that saw the Islanders collect only one of four possible points in losses to the Red Wings and Hurricanes, thoughts of a late-season playoff push were temporarily put on hold, especially with results around the league teaming up to go against them.
Then a welcome sight to Brooklyn entered the picture on Monday evening. The Maple Leafs came into the borough with a stable of talented, young, dynamic forwards in Zach Hyman, Mitch Marner, William Nylander and, of course, Auston Matthews. But this year, while the team rebuilds its core, defense is the sacrifice. Only Tampa Bay and Philadelphia have allowed more goals in the Eastern conference and to make matters worse for head coach Mike Babcock, Frederick Andersen didn't bring his A or B games, either.
The Islanders, who allowed 10 goals in the back-to-back 5-4 losses to Detroit and Carolina, continued their own inept play in the defensive zone, so what happened on the ice at Barclays Center was completely expected. An offensive explosion with defense worthy of an all-star game led to an exciting, but sloppy, 6-5 overtime win for New York, who have now allowed a whopping 15 goals over their past three games.
Tags: Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome, Andy Graziano
Brian Compton and Mike Carver are paying compliments this week on the Point Blank Podcast as the guys praise the play of Brock Nelson, Ryan Strome, and Josh Bailey. Plus, Isles radio voice Chris King calls in to discuss the team's emerging forwards, the difference in the locker room since Doug Weight took over, and the firing of Claude Julien. Then, later in the show, Brian and Mike begrudgingly talk about the Hartford rumors.
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Tags: Brock Nelson, Josh Bailey, Ryan Strome
Maybe Josh Bailey is the elite winger the Islanders have been searching for.
Bailey, 27, set up the game-tying goal with just under a minute-and-a-half in regulation with a beautiful slap-pass toward the front of the net that Andrew Ladd was able to deflect home. Then, in overtime, Bailey took a pass from Calvin de Haan and chipped it past James van Riemsdyk's stick, springing Brock Nelson for his game-winner, allowing the Isles to pick up huge second point on the evening.
Bailey also contributed a goal, his 11th of the season, with six-and-a-half minutes left in regulation to tie the game at four. It was Bailey's fifth goal in the last six games.
With the three-point game, Bailey improved to 6-8-14 over his last 12 games
Andrew Ladd looked like a $38.5 million bust for the better part of three months, but suddenly, the Islanders alternate captain is right in the middle of the team's resurgence.
With the Islanders trailing 5-4 and Thomas Greiss pulled in favor of an extra attacked, Ladd deflected home a slap-pass from Josh Bailey past Frederik Anderson and into the net with just 1:29 left in regulation.
"A lot has to go right to get one there, from the draw to getting set up along the wall and in front," Ladd told reporters after the game. "You've got to have a short-term memory on your mistakes at times like this. Win or lose, you move on to the next one."
Tags: Andrew Ladd, Josh Bailey, Thomas Greiss
The New York Islanders beat to the Toronto Maple Leafs, 6-5, in overtime Monday at Barclays Center. >> Read more
- 1:23 NYI Ryan Strome; Assists: Brock Nelson, Johnny Boychuk
- 13:27 TOR Nikita Soshnikov; Assists: Nikita Zaitsev, Morgan Rielly
- 14:51 TOR Auston Matthews; Assist: Morgan Rielly
- 18:13 NYI Nikolay Kulemin; Assists: Casey Cizikas, Shane Prince