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11/18/14 Pregame: Isles Look to Zap Lightning

The Islanders play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night as they look to exact revenge on the Lightning for Saturday night’s 5-2 defeat in the Sunshine State. The loss snapped the Isles’ five game win streak but they will look to start up another one at the Nassau Coliseum against a loaded Lightning team.

Cappy's Battle Level Week 2

The Islanders have had quite a week and a half. Minus the loss against Tampa to end the 5 game winning streak, I haven't seen a better stretch of hockey in quite a long time.

11/15/14 Pregame: Isles look to strike first in Tampa Bay

This game is the first of a home and home series between the two talented Eastern Conference teams. They will skate again in Uniondale on Tuesday 11/18/14. Tampa Bay and New York’s statistical lines throughout the 2014-15 look extremely similar.

Islanders Look to Bury Avalanche Tuesday Night

The Islanders will host the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night at the Nassau Coliseum as the Isles look to extend its winning streak to four and improve to 10-5-0 on the season. It will be the Islanders first home game back after a 3-2-0 road trip out west but will be slightly better than a stop-over before the team hits the road to Florida for two more the rest of the week.

Jaroslav Halak's Slump Won't Last (November-April are better)

Don’t give up on Jaroslav just yet. Many fans of the Islanders have assumed that his performance to open the season was a grim tale of what is to come. The default mode of Islanders’ fans is to be pessimistic. By definition, the loyal fan base seems to expect the worst.

But let’s cool it on writing Jaroslav Halak off as a bust. He has a track record that supports keeping the faith in #41.

Capuano Is Staying Put, But For How Long?

The Islanders are on a losing streak to start off the month of November and every Islanders fan is clutching their forehead in a panicked frenzy expecting this team to drop to last place in the Eastern Conference standings overnight.

Two words everyone: calm down.

It cannot be denied that seeing the Islanders drop three games in a row is not a good thing. Nor is it good to see a team that started 4-0 suddenly hovering one game above .500. But it is a very long season and it is still very early.

And despite their recent struggles, the Islanders currently sit at third place in the Metropolitan Division.

Isles Set to Kick Off Road Trip Starting in Denver

The Islanders are set to kick off the first game of their 5 game road trip tonight in Denver, against the Colorado Avalanche. Colorado is currently riding a four game point streak, and will look to extend it tonight.

Pregame: First Place Islanders Host Dallas Stars

The Islanders host the Dallas Stars Saturday night at the Nassau Coliseum as they look to win their second game in a row coming off a thrilling victory Thursday night in Boston. (Image credit: flickr/ chiefx70)

Halloween Comes Early: Isles Dress As Jekyll & Hyde

Gonna keep this short because obviously no one wants to read a novel after a brutal loss like that.

Who Has Had the Most Underrated Start to the Season?

These two players in particular have captured my attention the most this season.