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New York Islanders
Islanders 2, Capitals 1 (OT)
John Tavares scores game-winner in overtime Sunday to give Islanders 2-1 series lead against Capitals.

Islanders TV: Jack Capuano
Islanders TV: John Tavares
Islanders TV: Johnny Boychuk
Islanders TV: Cal Clutterbuck
Islanders TV: Jaroslav Halak
Islanders TV: Matt Martin
Islanders TV: Kyle Okposo
Islanders TV: Lubomir Visnovsky

The Skinny: Islanders 2, Capitals 1 (OT)
A statistical look at Game Three from Islanders statistician Eric Hornick.

Rock The Barn
The Islanders are counting on a rocking Coliseum to give them the edge in Game Three.

Capitals 4, Islanders 3
Earning a split in Washington D.C. made for a successful road trip for the New York Islanders, even after a disappointing 4-3 loss to the Capitals in Game Two.

Islanders TV: Jack Capuano
Islanders TV: John Tavares
Islanders TV: Cal Clutterbuck
Islanders TV: Nick Leddy

Arthur Staple, Newsday
John Tavares scores OT winner for Islanders in Game 3
This group of Islanders has spent the season setting their own standard, erasing the unhappy memories of recent seasons bit by bit, game by game.

Johnny Boychuk's superb defensive effort doesn't go unnoticed
The sellout crowd at Nassau Coliseum had a few chants throughout Sunday's Game 3 thriller.

For Islanders and Bruins, it started with Johnny Boychuk
It somehow was fitting that the Islanders clinched a playoff berth thanks to a Bruins loss.

Islanders hope the Coliseum shakes Sunday
Orange towels and blue jerseys will be the order of the day Sunday.

Capitals rally past Islanders to even playoff series
The Islanders head home with a 1-1 split, but it still feels like disappointment after they coughed up a two-goal lead against a rookie goaltender and dropped Game 2 of their opening playoff series to the Capitals Friday night.

Broken sticks by Islanders help turn tide for Caps
In the era of composite sticks rather than wood ones, you see far more snapped twigs than ever before.

Mark Herrmann, Newsday
John Tavares is living the dream with overtime winner for Islanders
This was exactly the sort of moment John Tavares would have dreamed about if only he had been able to sleep Saturday night.

Nassau Coliseum has always produced fireworks
"Sparkling" is the word that comes to mind for the Islanders' playoff tradition at Nassau Coliseum.

Islanders squandered chance, but they are coming home tied
If you have watched the Islanders this season, or for the past 22, you knew this was not going to be as easy as it looked for the first game and a half.

Philipp Grubauer starts in goal and gets win for Capitals in playoff debut
Observers had to figure something was up when the Capitals were both cryptic and defensive Friday morning.

Rick Barry remembers his ABA days at Nassau Coliseum
Nassau Coliseum's reputation for kindling playoff magic is no fluke and no late bloomer.

Tom Rock, Newsday
Lubomir Visnovsky inspires Islanders after rebounding from KO
When you've played physical hockey for as long as Lubomir Visnovsky has, being sent to the dressing room after getting knocked out on the ice is like taking a bathroom break.

Neil Best, Newsday
Doc Emrick plans to let Islanders fans do the talking
Doc Emrick plans to remain relatively quiet Sunday at Nassau Coliseum.

Jim Baumbach, Newsday
The Horn Identity: Islanders fans bond through parking-lot tradition at Coliseum
At the end of the day, all Islanders fans really want to do is honk.

Mike Gavin, Newsday
Broken sticks were bad breaks for Islanders in Game 2
Those broken hockey sticks from Game 2 can be looked at in one of two ways: bad breaks for the Islanders or lucky breaks for the Capitals.

Katie Strang, ESPN
Islanders say, 'Not in our house,' win Game 3 with quick OT goal
As far as midseries playoff invective goes, what Alex Ovechkin said was actually rather innocuous, even if Islanders fans felt differently.

Brett Cyrgalis, NY Post
Boychuk doesn’t want attention for his superb performance
Johnny Boychuk wanted to deflect the praise, but there was no hiding from the fact he acted like a shutdown cornerback on Alex Ovechkin all Sunday afternoon.

Islanders take 2-1 series edge over Caps thanks to Tavares’ overtime goal
It’s not easy to pinpoint maturation. It wasn’t easy for Islanders captain John Tavares to do it, either.

Mike Vaccaro, NY Post
Raucous crowd making Coliseum’s final days ‘unforgettable’ for Isles
It is 23.7 miles from here to there, from today until tomorrow, from this dusty old epicenter for the bedroom communities of Nassau County to the gleaming basilica at the hipster heart of Brooklyn.

Dan Martin, NY Post
Tavares has 1 warning for Isles at a rocking Coliseum
The orange towels already were in place Saturday morning, placed neatly over the seats at Nassau Coliseum.

Why Jack Capuano believes this Islanders team will bounce back
A team lacking in playoff experience that just blew a two-goal lead might be expected to feel the impact of that loss for a while.

Outplayed Isles blow 2-goal lead as Capitals tie series
Just when it seemed as if the Islanders were on their way to a commanding lead in their first-round playoff matchup, they coughed up a two-goal lead in Game 2 and now head back to Long Island even with the Capitals.

Why Jack Capuano says the Islanders didn’t ‘deserve’ to win
The Islanders seemingly got a break when the Capitals scratched goalie Braden Holtby with an illness shortly before Game 2.

Josh Sutton, NY Post
Islanders fans create early party atmosphere at Coliseum
Sunday’s playoff game against the Capitals may have started at noon, but Islanders’ fans were in a party mood outside Nassau Coliseum early in the morning for Game 3 of their team’s opening-round series.

Stephen Lorenzo, NY Daily News
John Tavares scores 15 seconds into OT to give Islanders 2-1 lead against Capitals
The Islanders were looking for a hero. It didn’t take long for one to emerge — 15 seconds to be exact.

Johnny Boychuk helps Islanders top Capitals by holding Alexander Ovechkin to three shots
John Tavares’ goal just 15 seconds into overtime will stand as the lasting memory from Sunday afternoon’s Game 3 victory, but he wasn’t the only game-changer for the Islanders.

Islanders can't repeat sloppy ending of Game 2 when series vs. Capitals shifts to Long Island
The Islanders surrendered two goals on Friday night during two separate sequences where a player broke a stick.

Islanders cough up lead twice, lose to Capitals 4-3 with series now tied
All season long, Jack Capuano has tried to remain positive whenever the Islanders lost. But on Friday night, he was far less cordial.

Allan Kreda, NY Times
Tavares’s Overtime Goal Lifts Islanders Over Capitals
The chants of “Let’s go, Islanders” that reverberated through the 43-year-old Nassau Coliseum on Sunday before the Islanders took the ice to warm up were merely a preview of the jubilation ahead.

After Collapsing in Game 2, the Islanders Relish the Comforts of Home
The Islanders’ almost unfathomable ability to squander two-goal leads rose to the forefront yet again Friday night in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series against Washington.

Ben Rothenberg, NY Times
Oh, Baby, What a Playoff Game! Right, Mom and Dad?
My parents don’t remember anything about the first hockey game I went to, but they’ve been talking about the second ever since.

Dave Caldwell, Wall St. Journal
Islanders Gain Edge After Overtime Win
John Tavares’s game-winning goal in extra period gives New York 2-1 series lead

Islanders Fall to Capitals 4-3
New York and Washington to face off again Sunday in Game 3 at Nassau Coliseum




1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54


2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
J. Bailey 3 1 3 2 4
K. Okposo 3 2 1 2 3
J. Tavares 3 1 2 3 3
R. Strome 3 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 3 2 0 1 2
L. Visnovsky 3 0 2 4 2
C. Clutterbuck 3 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 3 0 1 0 1
N. Leddy 3 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 3 0 1 0 1
J. Halak 2 1 0 .929 2.01

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