The Islanders will make the second stop on their road trip when they take the ice in Boston to play the 2-0-1 Bruins.
No rest for the weary in Beantown. Islanders are fresh off of the first road contest of the year and they are riding high off of a 7 goal barrage in Toronto. Led by the scoring Michael Grabner and Matt Moulson, the Islanders stormed back from a 3-1 deficit on Thursday night.
They ride that momentum into tonight where they look to build on the confidence from last night. The Islanders are facing a steep challenge in the well rounded Bruins who will be well rested. Interestingly enough, the Islanders will have a side story to this already intriguing road trip.
New York Islanders (2-1-0) at Boston Bruins (2-0-1)
Apologies all around as my lack of technical prowess prevented my Rangers Bruins recap from posting...the B's seemed to have similar technical issues and didn't even show up for the first period, despite full hustle and power in the second and third, so we'll both take a Mulligan this week. Most importantly the Bruins still remain without a regulation loss and like the last girl at the bar on a Saturday night...we'll take it.
This will be the first of three meetings of for Boston and the Islanders, it's easy to just dismiss (the "other") New York because after all...they are the Islanders...but n...
Revenge is a dish best served cold and that is exactly what the winless New York Rangers would like to do on this frigid day in Manhattan.
After practice on Tuesday, both Tyler Seguin and Coach Claude Julien said they'll "expect the best" from the Rangers as they are hungry for their first win of the season.
Perhaps the Rangers themselves should be taking their uncharacteristic back-to-back losses just as seriously. Marc Staal and Brad Richards, alternate captains for the blue sweaters, both commented Tuesday that its too soon to panic, only two games in, nothing to worry about...hmmm perhaps som...
Brutal. I'm not really sure which team is the real Boston Bruins, the team that out played the Rangers Saturday night, or the sloppy whiffers who barely squeezed out two points against the Winnipeg Jets this afternoon.
For their own sake, let's hope the Saturday night guys are the ones who make the trip to Manhattan on Wednesday.
Dennis Seidenberg was a late scratch, he's day to day with a lower body injury. Aaron Johnson, new in town on a one year two-way, got his chance to earn a spot in Boston, and he made quite the first impression.
The eight year NHL veteran came out strong and phys...
For those Boston sports fans waking up this morning to the horror of their beloved Patriots handing their tickets to New Orleans over to the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game last night...I come bearing good news.
The Bruins host the Winnipeg Jets in today's MLK Day matinee game. Okay so no one is a huge fan of matinee games...too early, too many kids, too many grumpy parents not drinking because of kids...the list goes on, but at the risk of sounding like Dan Shaughnessy, this might as well be a "gimme" for the black and gold.
The Good News:
This is the first of three meetings for the Jets and Bruins, last season the two split their 4 games, with t...
The 2013 NHL season is no longer an 82 game marathon, but instead is a 48 game dash to the finish line.
Will teams that had multiple players skating in Europe fair better? Will veteran squads win because they will have fresh legs all season long? Only the next few months will tell.
Here are my Eastern Conference power rankings.
1. Pittsburgh Penguins – A healthyEvgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby will lead Pittsburgh deep into the Stanley Cup playoffs. The addition of veteran goalie Tomas Vokoun gives Coach Dan Bylsma a solid option if Marc-Andre Fleury falters.
It was on Twitter where former Islanders fan favorite Dave Scatchard retired from the game of hockey after talking to doctors that determined it wouldn’t be safe for him to continue playing hockey because of concussions. Today, Scatchard tweets about his wife, three children, and still keeps in contact with former teammates and brothers from the NHL. According to his bio, he is an entrepreneur. (Photo Credit: DaveScatchard/Twitter)
Islanders fans should remember Scatchard for his hard-nosed play on the ice as he never thought twice about throwing the body or dropping the mitts. Scatchard did whatever it took for the team to win, while skating around in his always-recognizable number 38 jersey.
The first player that will be looked at in the new revamped ‘Where Are They Now’ is Brad Isbister. For those who don’t remember Isbister was apart of the Islanders team that finished 5th in the Eastern Conference and lost in seven games to the Maple Leafs in 2001-2002 season.
Isbister was drafted in the 3rd (67th overall) 1995 NHL draft by the Winnipeg Jets; this was the same draft the Islanders selected Wade Redden then moved him in a package to the Ottawa Senators for the 1st overall pick in 1995 Bryan Berard.