How the Islanders Can Learn from Their Mistakes from Last Season

Last season, we were lucky enough to witness the Islanders do what most people thought was impossible. They swept the normally intimidating Pittsburgh Penguins in the playoffs, only to feel the same fate as they were then swept by the "Bunch of Jerks" in the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders struggled mightly in the second round: … Continue reading How the Islanders Can Learn from Their Mistakes from Last Season

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10 Key Games to Look Forward to this Season

Last season, there were many memorable games. The first game back at the Coliseum, the return of John Tavares, the playoff clincher and the two playoff games at the Coliseum highlighted a historic season. With the Metropolitan Division gaining a lot of star power this offseason, many of the games to look forward will be … Continue reading 10 Key Games to Look Forward to this Season

What Can the Islanders Learn from the Blues and Bruins?

It was a tale of two postseasons for the New York Islanders.  After the first round it looked like the Islanders were on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals, and just a round later some were shocked they even made it as far as they did.  If you don't keep winning, you don't keep … Continue reading What Can the Islanders Learn from the Blues and Bruins?

Playoffs Review: The Sweeper Got Swept

It was quite the season for the Islanders.  They were pegged to finish as one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League (NHL), and even when they made the playoffs, they were still doubted to get out of the first round.  Nobody had any belief in the Islanders. Except for the players themselves. … Continue reading Playoffs Review: The Sweeper Got Swept

Down But Not Out: Islanders Look to Rally from 3-0 Series Hole

With a defeat Tuesday night, the Carolina Hurricanes have pushed the New York Islanders to the brink of elimination, taking a three games to none series lead.  While the rest of the NHL watches on, it is clear that no one believes in the Islanders and it is widely believed that Friday will be the … Continue reading Down But Not Out: Islanders Look to Rally from 3-0 Series Hole

Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1

The Islanders are back in the playoffs for the first time since they bowed out in the second round to the Lightning in 2016.  A lot has changed since then.  The Islanders have a very different first line.  John Tavares, Frans Nielsen, and Kyle Okposo have moved on.  Their defense includes 4 first or second … Continue reading Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1

Islanders Fall 4-3 to the Hurricanes in Heart-Breaking Loss

The New York Islanders fell to the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 in their first loss at Nassau Coliseum of the season. Prior to the game, the Islanders loaned Joshua Ho-Sang to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers and recalled Valtteri Filppula from the IR. The loss was once again stained by the Islanders lack of an effective power-play, which … Continue reading Islanders Fall 4-3 to the Hurricanes in Heart-Breaking Loss

Week Preview: 10/26-11/2

Week Review: The Islanders have been the victim of poor scheduling. The team played only eight games in the last three weeks. In that time, the team has shown signs of them playing like an elite team in a matchup against the Kings in a 7-2 win, but have shown signs of the "same old … Continue reading Week Preview: 10/26-11/2

Week Preview 10/4-10/10

Preview: The 2018-19 season has arrived from the Islanders! Tonight, the Islanders travel to Carolina to play Calvin de Haan and the Hurricanes in the first game of the season for both teams. It will the first game for the New York Islanders without John Tavares on the roster since the 2008-09 season before Tavares … Continue reading Week Preview 10/4-10/10

Islanders 2018 Offseason Recap

Man plans and God laughs.  Recently, I looked back on the first post on Drive4Five, one in which I tried to orchestrate the perfect offseason for the New York Islanders.  It's been over a year now, and things have changed, drastically.  With the regular season now hours away, it's worth looking back on one of … Continue reading Islanders 2018 Offseason Recap