- Islanders topple Flyers to continue strong start to season
- Legendary ex-NHL coach Pat Quinn, 71, loses battle to longtime illness
- Ducks defenseman Clayton Stoner sits out against Coyotes due to mumps symptoms
- Rangers use balanced attack to rout Canadiens
- Ryan Reaves' go-ahead goal propel Blues past Jets
- Heroics by Hudler, Glencross bail out Flames against Devils
- Penguins' Dupuis out six months due to blood clot in lung
- Los Angeles DA files corporal injury case vs Kings defenseman Slava Voynov
- Blue Jackets blueliner Jack Johnson files for bankruptcy, blames parents for woes
- NHL general managers drop dry scrape of ice surface
- Pat Burns remembered in NHL Hall of Fame induction
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- Rangers defenseman Dan Boyle back in action as injured hand heals
- Blackhawks defenseman Trevor van Riemsdyk sidelined indefinitely with leg injury
- P.K. Subban, Brendan Gallagher lift Canadiens past Red Wings
- Marco Scandella's overtime goal lifts Wild over Jets
- Gordie Howe's health continues to falter after second stroke
- Jackets bolster defense with Jordan Leopold after Fedor Tyutin injury
- Tuukka Rask stops 33 shots as Bruins edge Hurricanes
- Flexibility, intelligence carry goalie Dominik Hasek to Hall of Fame
Islanders topple Flyers to continue strong start to season
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:23:21 +0000
Uniondale, NY, United States (4E Sports) - The New York Islanders are having a great run so far and continue to show significant improvement from their recent seasons with a 15-6 record.
The Islanders are third in the NHL in offense and hits scoring 3.2 goals and averaging more than 30 hits per game this season.
Though their defense needs more improvement, they are starting with goaltender Jaroslav Halak who has a strong save percentage.
The Islanders' defense must flourish because their top two prospects Griffin Reinhart and Ryan Pulock are defenseman.
If the Islanders continue to play the way there, the playoffs are not a far-fetched goal for a team that struggled for too long.
The Islanders continue continued their strong play toppling the Philadelphia Flyers in a 1-0 victory at home Monday.
Flyers goalkeeper Steve Mason's 46-save effort was put to waste after Islanders centers Frans Nielsen and John Tavares converted in the shootout for their fourth consecutive win.
The Islanders will face the Washington Capitals Wednesday and hope to extend their streak to five straight wins.