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Islanders Put the Panic Button Away

Statement win over Chicago breaks three-game slide

It says something about the way the New York Islanders started the 2014-2015 season that a loss on Saturday night would have led to the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. After giving up 17 goals in three straight loses and three goal leads in two of those three games, Saturday night’s showdown with the Blackhawks, winners of eight straight, could have been another step towards an early season collapse that Islander fans are used to seeing. Instead, it was another example of this team’s newfound resiliency.

Five on Three: December 3rd - Martin ... St. Louis?

Brodeur gets a new home and Voynov is told to stay away from his.

In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Tara Sledjeski discuss Martin Broedur's new home in St. Louis and the L.A. Kings being fined for Slava Voynov's particiaption in practice. They also discuss one of the best teams in hockey, the Islanders, the Devils injury woes and why the Rangers can't beat the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Inconsistency Plaguing the Rangers

Line combination questions and inconsistent play have the Rangers at .500.

The New York Rangers are 7-7-4 through 18 games this season and are currently fourth in the Metropolitan Division. New York has dealt with its fair share of injuries this season, but even with a majority of their players back in the lineup they are still having difficulty finding a rhythm.

Five on Three: November 5th - Alexander the Great

Ovechkin reigns, Fleury resigns and the Devils won a shootout?

On this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Brendan Bowers looked at the Washington Captials new all-time points leader, Alex Ovechkin, and where he goes from here. They also looked at the Pittsburgh Penguins' resigning goalie Marc Andre Fluery and what that means for them going forward, as well as the Rangers' defensive injuries, the Islanders recent slide and the Devils finally ending their shootout losing streak.

Devils Win First Shootout Since March 2013

Devils Top the Jets 2-1

March 10, 2013, a date which was 600 days ago, and 18 Devils shootouts ago.  On that date, the New Jersey Devils were at home against the Winnipeg Jets in a game that would be decided in a shootout.  The Devils would go on to win that game 3-2, winning the shootout 1-0 with Patrick Elias scoring the only shootout goal between the two teams.  Nobody who left that arena that night knew that they just saw the last New Jersey Devils shoot out win in exactly 600 days

Five on Three: October 29th - On the Prowl

The Predators are surprising in the West, and so are the Islanders in the East.

In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Tara Sledjeski and Martin McCormack looked at the hot start the Nashville Predators are off to and whether or not they can keep it up. We also looked at the new regime in the Department of Player Safety and how they have handled recent incidents in the leauge and caught up with all three local teams. 

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