New York Islanders

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An NHL Team Ditched Its Roots. Now It's Going Back

New York Islanders are headed back to Long Island

(Newser) - The New York Islanders may be returning to the New York suburbs after a move to Brooklyn floundered. The hockey team won a bid to build a new arena on the grounds of the Belmont Park racetrack, home to the third leg of horse racing's Triple Crown each June,... More »

NHL Just Drafted Its 1st Chinese Player

Andong Song goes to the New York Islanders

(Newser) - For the first time, a Chinese player has been selected in the NHL draft. Andong Song was chosen by the New York Islanders with the No. 172 pick in the draft today. The defenseman, who goes by the name "Misha," started playing hockey on a smaller-than-normal rink in... More »

NHLers Sue Developer in Porn Party Scam

Players say fraudster promised to build resort with their $25m

(Newser) - A group of NHL players is suing a developer they say blew their cash on X-rated parties for baseball hotshots, the New York Post reports. The 19 current and former Islanders and Rangers players accuse Ken Jowdy of promising to build a luxury resort with their $25 million, and then... More »

Feds: Swindlers Blew $500M on Horses, Houses, Teddies

Another day, another fraud casee

(Newser) - A pair of money managers who once co-owned the New York Islanders hockey team have been charged by federal prosecutors with treating $550 million in client investments like their own "personal piggy bank," reports Reuters. Paul Greenwood, 61, and Stephen Walsh, 64, managing general partners of WG Trading... More »

Believe It or Not, There's an Art to This

NHL pugilists follow strict etiquette before the gloves come off

(Newser) - Fisticuffs may be frowned upon in most pro sports, the Boston Globe reports, but the NHL has a definite, if brutal, code to fighting on the ice that goes back to hockey’s rural Canadian origins. Most fights are mutually agreed upon between players, and brawlers know who not to... More »

Isles Finish Season With Shootout Win

Park scores shorthanded goal and tiebreaker in extra session

(Newser) - Richard Park scored a short-handed goal in the second period and then added the decisive tally in the shootout for the  Islanders, who finished a disappointing season with a 4-3 victory over the New York Rangers tonight. Jaromir Jagr got the Rangers even at 3 just 4:20 into... More »

Jagr's 2 Goals Send Rangers to Playoffs

New York tops New York, 3-0

(Newser) - Jaromir Jagr scored two power-play goals in a 2-minute span of the first period, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 25 shots, and the New York Rangers clinched an Eastern Conference playoff berth with a 3-0 victory over the New York Islanders on Thursday night. More »

Devils Best Islanders, Clinch Playoff Berth

Ovechkin, Caps top 'Canes, Panthers take down Thrashers

(Newser) - Zach Parise’s goal 29 seconds into overtime gave New Jersey a 2-1 victory over the New York Islanders and also clinched a playoff spot for the Devils. New Jersey has a two point lead on the New York Rangers for fourth place and can still win the Atlantic Division;... More »

Huet Pays Dividends Again for Capitals

Briere beats Islanders in shootout, rookies lift Leafs past Canadiens

(Newser) - Trading for Cristobal Huet paid off again for the Washington Capitals tonight, reports the Associated Press. Huet recorded his second shutout for the Caps and 17th of his career by blanking the Florida Panthers, 4-0, making 32 saves. It was Huet's fourth shutout of the season. Viktor Kozlov had a... More »

Ruutu Shines in Crosby's Return to Ice

Jarkko's career-high three points lifts Pens over Isles

(Newser) - Sidney Crosby has been gone for two months, but the way his teammates have stepped up, his absence hasn’t hurt them much. Last night marked the golden boy's long-awaited return, but it was Jarkko Ruutu's who stole star of the game honors in the Pens 3-1 win over the... More »

Guerin, Isles Trip Up Crosby-Less Penguins

Pittsburgh can't clinch playoff spot, await Sid the Kid's return

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Penguins once again played without captain Sidney Crosby as they fell 4-1 to the New York Islanders. It is the sixth consecutive game and 27th in 30 last year’s MVP has missed with a sprained right ankle. Crosby is close to returning and may be back on... More »

Biron, Flyers Power Past Hapless Islanders

4-1 victory leaves Philly goalie 6-0 against NY

(Newser) - The Flyers wielded the power play wisely against the Islanders, scoring three times while at the advantage and once more for good measure in a 4-1 win over New York, reports the Philadelphia Inquirer. Danny Briere collected three points, assisting on Vinny Prospal's opening goal and Scott Hartnell's finishing touch,... More »

Philly Hangs On, Beats Rangers in Shootout

Isles' rookie scores the winner against Devils; Ovechkin nets No. 60

(Newser) - Philadelphia blew a two-goal lead in the third period, allowing a pair of Ranger tallies in less than two minutes, and Jaromir Jagr's tying goal inside of two minutes remaining, but eventually won in the shootout on Mike Richards' backhander, 4-3. Daniel Briere scored twice for the Flyers. The win... More »

Avery, Rangers Top Crosby-less Penguins 5-2

Leafs blow past Islanders, Flyers take down Thrashers

(Newser) - Sean Avery scored twice for the New York Rangers in their 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins. The win puts New York back on track after a two-game skid broke their 13-game point streak. Sidney Crosby missed his third straight game with teh Pens to nurse his high ankle sprain,... More »

Canadiens Blank Sinking Islanders

Oilers gain ground on Coyotes; Ducks cruise to win over Blues

(Newser) - The Islanders' 28th-ranked offense had no chance against Canadiens goalie Jaroslav Halak, coming up empty in a tough 3-0 loss. The fifth straight defeat leaves the depleted New York squad well out of playoff reach, while the win boosts Montreal to the top of the Northeast Division and to second... More »

Leafs Best Flyers, Gain on Playoffs

Ovechkin scores 2 in Caps win, Lightning back in playoff hunt with victory

(Newser) - Three different Maple Leafs scored in their sorely-needed 3-2 victory over the Flyers; Toronto trails Philadelphia by five points for the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. With just 10 games remaining that gap will be tough to close, especially if captain Mats Sundin’s first-period groin... More »

Red Wings Best Blackhawks to Win 4th Straight

Lecavalier scores 3 goals in Lightning W, Sharks Top Predators

(Newser) - Chicago net minder Corey Crawford, appearing in just his sixth career game, made 44 saves, but it wasn’t enough as the Red Wings defeated the Blackhawks 3-1; Detroit out shot Chicago 47-20. Kirk Maltby, Pavel Datsyuk, and Johan Franzen scored for the NHL-leading Red Wings, who have now won... More »

Canadiens Beat Kings to Retake Lead in East

Biron's 32 saves spark Flyers, Hurricanes beat Sabres in overtime

(Newser) - Jaroslav Halak took full advantage of his first start of the season by collecting 35 saves and leading the Montreal Canadiens to a 5-2 win over the Los Angeles Kings last night, reports AP. Patrice Brisebois scored the first goal of a three-goal second period for the Canadiens, who recaptured... More »

Rangers Best Isles to Earn Home Split

Maple Leafs dominate Bruins; Flyers stop Lightning

(Newser) - The Islanders were unable to complete a home-and-home sweep of the Rangers tonight, losing to their NY rival, 4-1.  The Rangers, despite losing in a shootout to the Isles Tuesday night, are 8-0-3 in their last 11 games and now find themselves in sixth place, a mere four points... More »

Sabres Best Flyers 5-2, Gain Ground

Anderson has 40 saves as Panthers blank Bruins, Isles top Rangers in shootout

(Newser) - The Buffalo Sabres scored two goals within 18 seconds in the third period on their way to a 5-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. The win moved the Sabres to within one point of the Flyers for the eighth and final playoff spot. Maxim Afinogenov and Jason Pominville each had... More »

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