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Ice Scrape: Monday Matinee 10/12/15

The Islanders were back in action Monday afternoon after dropping their first two games over the weekend. Continuing their tradition of playing on Columbus Day, they played host to the undefeated Winnipeg Jets. These two teams met twice last season, each scoring a victory on the opposing teams’ ice. A win ...

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IslesBlog Podcast: Photographer Bruce Bennett talks about his new book “Hockey’s Greatest Photos”

Subscribe to the Podcast on iTunes  In this edition of the IslesBlog Podcast, Joe Buono is joined by the “Wayne Gretzky of hockey photography,” Bruce Bennett to talk about his new book Hockey’s Greatest Photos: The Bruce Bennett Collection and his career in hockey.  For over 40 years and 5,000 games ...

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The 5 Hole: Heel Tavares

IslesBlog Founder Connor Moire tweeted out this Vine and blogged about it over at Barstool Sports. We talked a lot last year about how much we loved “Heel Tavares.” Good penalty, bad penalty, game misconducts, we just can’t get enough of watching our mild mannered Canadian Captain unleash the fire ...

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All Aboard! Barclays Center Opens for Isles Business

Fans Assemble at a home in North Bellmore to ‘tailgate’ Inflatable bouncers Costcoprior to riding the LIRR to Barclays Center: A very packed and rowdy train ride to Atlantic Terminal. Passengers stood as they continuously conducted various Islanders chants: The game program given to all fans upon entry into the building. ...

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Ice Scrape: Isles Christen New Home 10/9/15

It was a long three year wait, but the Islanders finally revealed their new digs tonight against the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Players, fans were overjoyed not only because hockey season had finally returned, but because their team finally had a state of the art facility. But with ...

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The Morning Skate: Game 1 Isles vs. Blackhawks

We made it!  At long last, a fresh season of New York Islanders hockey is upon us.  As with every opening night, hope springs eternal for this young and promising team, one which is coming off its best regular season in over 20 years.  The Isles welcome the Chicago Blackhawks ...

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Isles Going Back to Coliseum Goal Horn; Yormark Calls out Fans

Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark announced today that the team has heard the fans criticism of the new goal horn, and will be using the original Nassau Coliseum horn instead.  Yormark, in an interview with The Michael Kay show on ESPN Radio, said he had been overseas this week and upon ...

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Islanders Fans Think The New Goal Horn Blows

If you didn’t hear, the New York Islanders debuted a new MTA Subway inspired goal horn on Monday Night at Barclays Center and if you heard it, you would know it made the roll out of the black third jerseys seem like a rousing success. Introducing the new @nyislanders goal horn that ...

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Ice Scrape: Capitals 3 Islanders 1 – 9/28/15

The next time the Islanders take the ice at Barclays Center, the game will have meaning. But that’s next Friday. Tonight was a different circumstance as they finished up their home preseason schedule against the team that knocked them out of the playoffs last year, the Washington Capitals. With cuts ...

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Aftermath From Day 1 of Islanders Training Camp

Day one of Isles training camp is in the books. Players were excited to be back on Long Island getting ready for the season in just a few short weeks. Head Coach Jack Capuano and a few players spoke with the media shortly after they finished for the day. Here’s ...

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