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New York Islanders

Tavares in cast after hand surgery in April, to be ready for next season
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Andy Graziano, SNY.tv When Howie Rose decided to shock Islanders nation and announce his retirement from broadcasting hockey in May of 2016, everyone wondered who would be the next up to take over the microphone and perform the difficult task of painting the action on the ice for an entire fanbase of rabid, loyal fans […]

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Islanders preparing extension pitch for Tavares
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The Islanders are preparing their extension pitch for team captain John Tavares, reports Elliotte Friedman.  Tavares, 26, is eligible to sign a contract extension with the Isles on July 1. He is about to enter the sixth and final season of the $33 million deal he signed prior to the 2012-13 season.  Friedman says Tavares' […]

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Yahoo Daily Fantasy Hockey: Monday picks
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The Predators defeated the Islanders 3-1. Craig Anderson, OTT at BOS ($29): It’s the playoffs, so the margins are thin, and there are no great matchups. Anderson averaged 13.9 fantasy points per game this season, which is the most of any goalie in action Monday.

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Doug Weight named Islanders head coach, as Tavares gets his guy
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The New York Islanders officially named Doug Weight as their new head coach on Wednesday, after he led the team to a 24-12-4 record and kept the Islanders near the playoff bubble. From Weight’s first game on January 19 to the end of the season, the Islanders posted the second-best record in the NHL with […]

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Simmonds, Weise record Gordie Howe Hat Tricks vs. Islanders (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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Two Philadelphia Flyers players recorded Gordie Howe Hat Tricks in their Thursday game against the New York Islanders. Forwards Dale Weise and Wayne Simmonds each scored a goal, notched an assist and had a fight as their team built a 5-0 lead in the first period.

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Simmonds scores 30th to lead Flyers past Islanders, 6-3 (The Associated Press)
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The Flyers let loose on the Islanders in a wild opening period. Wayne Simmonds got his 30th goal of the season as Philadelphia scored five times in a fight-filled first on the way to a 6-3 victory over New York on Thursday night. Dale Weise, Radko Gudas, Jordan Weal, Sean Couturier and Valtteri Filppula also […]

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Artem Anisimov injury gives Nick Schmaltz second-line opportunity (Puck Daddy)
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The Blackhawks defeated the Islanders 5-4. It looks like the Chicago Blackhawks will have to do without center Artem Anisimov for the rest of the regular season after he was injured Tuesday night against the Montreal Canadiens.

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Josh Ho-Sang, Mario Lemieux and the dumbest NHL controversy (Puck Daddy)
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New York Islanders forward Josh Ho-Sang made his NHL debut on Thursday night, wearing No. 66. Then, after the game — and I still can’t believe this happened, you guys — the Hockey Hall of Fame smashed and destroyed ALL of Mario Lemieux’s stuff because another player wore his number and rendered him obsolete.

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Antoine Roussel's career season likely ended by hand injury (Video) (Puck Daddy)
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A season to forget for the Dallas Stars continued Thursday night with a 5-4 loss to the New York Islanders and an injury to Antoine Roussel. Late in the first period, Roussel blocked a Johnny Boychuk blast with his hand and left the game. Stars head coach Lindy Ruff noted the injury was likely season-ending […]

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Islanders face tough task trying to stop Blackhawks' Kane (The Associated Press)
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Patrick Kane continues to dazzle Chicago Blackhawks fans and teammates alike. “Unbelievable,” said Nick Schmaltz, a rookie center with the Blackhawks. The New York Islanders hope to hit pause on Kane’s highlight reel.

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NHL Three Stars: Laine's third career hatty; Leafs crush Islanders; Geno returns (Puck Daddy)
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FEBRUARY 14: Hats are thrown to the ice as Patrik Laine #29 of the Winnipeg Jets celebrates his third career hat trick, his second against the Dallas Stars at the MTS Centre on February 14, 2017 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The Jets beat the Dallas Stars, 5-2.

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Andre Burakovsky mistakes car for his Uber, driver gives him ride anyway (Photo) (Puck Daddy)
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The Capitals defeated the Islanders 2-1 in overtime. You’re standing on the corner, phone in hand, constantly looking down at the illuminated screen wondering how close your Uber driver is to arriving.

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