Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov Foreshadowing Future

The new future in goaltending is tandems. Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov are a main reason why. The old concept of where the starter plays 75% of the games and the backup gets the other 25% is dying in the NHL. The future in the NHL is split starts between goaltenders. It is challenging for … Continue reading Thomas Greiss and Semyon Varlamov Foreshadowing Future

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Islanders Are More Than John Tavares’ Old Team

The underdog role is no stranger to the Islanders, as for the past two years expectations were minimal after losing John Tavares to the Maple Leafs in free agency. Even after last year, when the Islanders surprised fans alike when they made the playoffs, going into this year, again, nothing was expected. The Islanders were … Continue reading Islanders Are More Than John Tavares’ Old Team

Mat Barzal and the Islanders are Finally Scoring Goals

Mat Barzal has been symbolic of the Islanders this season. He is shooting more and scoring more, a welcome sight for all. Throughout most of last season, the offseason and in the first few games this year, there was a state of panic. The team did just simply not score enough goals to win against the … Continue reading Mat Barzal and the Islanders are Finally Scoring Goals

Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns

For the entire season, I picked a game that I thought would be the best game of the month.  In those games, the Islanders went 6-1-0 against teams like the Maple Leafs (2x), Devils, Capitals, Blue Jackets, Sharks and Penguins. Let's take a trip down memory lane and review the game of the season. Out … Continue reading Game of the Month in Review: John Tavares Returns

Game of the Month 12/29/18: Islanders 4-Maple Leafs 0

The Islanders fans have gotten what they've asked for... a beat down on the Toronto Maple Leafs. It all started in the first period.  Valtteri Filppula scored a highlight reel goal, splitting the Toronto defensemen and flipping the puck over Garret Sparks' shoulder to give the Isles an early 1-0 lead. Then, in the second … Continue reading Game of the Month 12/29/18: Islanders 4-Maple Leafs 0

Game of the Month 12/29/18: New York Islanders @ Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview

Tonight is a night that all Islanders fans have been waiting for since July 1st.  The Islanders are in Toronto to take on John Tavares and the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first of three meetings between the two teams this season. Both teams played last night and defeated their opponents.  The Maple Leafs were … Continue reading Game of the Month 12/29/18: New York Islanders @ Toronto Maple Leafs Game Preview