Mathew Barzal’s Incredible All-Star Performance

While most NHL players enjoyed their break by either vacationing or relaxing at home, twenty-one year old Mathew Barzal spent his in San Jose for the 2019 NHL All-Star Game. The Islanders young star appeared in his first ever All-Star game, and was a major contributor in the Metropolitan Division's success. Mathew Barzal competed in …

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Islanders Power-Play Is Struggling Once Again

The New York Islanders have some of the most offensively gifted players in the NHL, but still manage to have a power-play that lets down the team on a nightly basis. When the Islanders lost to the Washington Capitals 4-1 on Monday night, it was their missed opportunities that took center stage. The Islanders outplayed …

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Mathew Barzal’s Defensive Improvements Helping Islanders Win Games

Some may think Mathew Barzal was as happy as could be after he propelled the Islanders to a 4-3 OT win against the New Jersey Devils Friday evening. Others, like New York Islanders head coach Barry Trotz, beg to differ. Trotz was asked if he was excited when Barzal was on the ice during overtime, …

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Game of the Month: Islanders @ Sharks 10/20/18 Game Preview

As we are only six games into the new NHL season, the 3-3-0 New York Islanders are wrapping up their annual California road trip tonight as they take on the San Jose Predators for the second and final time this year... we love you Butch! The last time the two teams met was on Columbus …

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Mathew Barzal and Company Must Convince John Tavares to Stay

As Islanders fans anxiously await to hear whether or not beloved captain John Tavares will sign a contract extension, we have constantly heard about all of the factors that may play into this incredibly important decision. We’ve all heard that the move to Belmont will impact his decision in a positive way, but what hasn’t …

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Drive 4 Five Game of the Month: Flyers vs. Islanders Postgame

The New York Islanders have yet to lose a regulation game at home this season. The Isles went into tonight’s game with a record of 11-7-2, and with a big thanks to John Tavares' mitts, they walked out 12-8-2.  The Islanders now have 26 points and are sitting in 3rd place in the Metropolitan division. …

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Barzal Has Provided a Much Needed Offensive Spark

Many Isles fans thought that Mathew Barzal would be a nice addition to the lineup this year, but nobody thought he’d be a difference maker just 20 games into the season. So far, Mathew Barzal has 4 goals and 15 assists for a total of 19 points. He has certainly been in the early discussions …

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The Exciting Race Between Mat Barzal and Josh Ho-Sang Has Been Decided

It has not been a secret that Islanders fans have wanted to see Josh Ho-Sang and Mathew Barzal up with the team for a long time now. They knew that they would not be kept waiting much longer when they saw the quick and well-developed play of the two in the pre-season. Barzal dazzled in …

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