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Nichols: Wahlstrom should see first-line minutes for the Islanders soon

Rookie Oliver Wahlstrom continues to impress with every shift he takes for the Islanders. He’s only collected two points in eight contests thus far, but the underlying numbers suggest he’ll see an uptick in production with more minutes. That should come next to one guy — Mathew Barzal. If defense ...

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Nichols: Islanders announce partnership with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty

The New York Islanders announced a multi-year partnership today with Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. The partnership starts immediately for the remainder of the 2020-21 season and will continue as the franchises moves into their new home, UBS Arena at Belmont Park, for the 2021-22 season. “As a home-grown real ...

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Nichols: Islanders’ UBS Arena to Host The Weeknd

The metropolitan area’s most anticipated sports venue, UBS Arena, announced today that they will be hosting ‘The Weeknd’ on April 27th, 2022 as part of his ‘After Hours’ World Tour. The tour will kick off on January 14th in Vancouver at Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena with stops in Chicago, Dallas, ...

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Nichols: Islanders’ J.G. Pageau Acquisition Receives Comparisons to Butch Goring’s

In last night’s pre-game show before the Islanders and New Jersey Devils squared off, Shannon Hogan was talking to Butch Goring about the acquisition of J.G. Pageau. Hogan mentioned that both she and Goring spoke to head coach Barry Trotz earlier in the day about the Pageau, and he certainly ...

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Nichols: Islanders’ 2019-20 season was a major success

Who expected the New York Islanders to go six games deep into the Eastern Conference Final? The short answer: Only Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. It was a season of ups and downs for the Islanders, from the 17-game point streak to sub .500 hockey the rest of the way; ...

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Islanders have all the motivation now to mount a comeback

It seems as though it is the same storyline for the New York Islanders every time they’re in the playoffs. The Florida Panthers didn’t show up. John Carlson must have been playing hurt. The Philadelphia Flyers’ big guns weren’t motivated. Tampa Bay is too skilled. As the ultimate underdogs, the ...

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Islanders Second Line Revived in Game 3 Win

It’s been a little while since the New York Islanders second line took control of a game. That changed in Game 3 when the Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night. The Islanders took a two-goal lead in the second period with goals by Adam Pelech and ...

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Islanders Have Minor Adjustments to Make Moving Forward

The New York Islanders are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1993 after absolutely dominating the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 last night. The Islanders got back to their game, executing it perfectly in a win-or-go home scenario. “It was an unreal game, best ...

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Islanders Beat Themselves in Game 6 Against the Flyers

For a second straight game, the Isles were a victim of their own misdoings. They fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 last night, this time in double overtime. And now the Metropolitan Division rivals will play a do-or-dir Game 7 on Saturday. The Islanders outshot the Flyers 54-31, but couldn’t ...

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No Panic Necessary for these Islanders

The New York Islanders fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 last night in overtime. Despite the loss, the Islanders lead the series 3-2, yet there is some panic among fans. It’s not quite time to panic with the Islanders still leading the series, but when you dig a little deeper, ...

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