Feb 17, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Arizona Coyotes in the third period at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

The five best moments of the 2019-2020 NHL season

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The New York Islanders gave fans many thrill-seeking moments before COVID-19 halted the 2019-20 campaign. The Islanders did not have…

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Jan 18, 2020; Uniondale, New York, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrate after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

The five worst moments of the 2019-20 Season

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The Islanders had a rather inconsistent regular season before COVID-19 grounded things to a halt. After 68 games, the team…

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Dec 5, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) celebrates with defenseman Adam Pelech (3) after scoring a goal against the Vegas Golden Knights in front of Golden Knights defenseman Nicolas Hague (14) during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Who will sit with Pelech ready to play?

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The Islanders will get an added boost whenever the NHL season resumes with the return of a healthy Adam Pelech…

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Feb 21, 2020; Uniondale, New York, USA; Detroit Red Wings right wing Anthony Mantha (39) and New York Islanders defenseman Andy Greene (4) battle for a loose puck during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Is It Worth Bringing Andy Greene Back?

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When defenseman Adam Pelech went down with a season-ending Achilles injury in early January, the New York Islanders struggled to…

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Isles Game Report: Hockey Talk in Quarantine

[protected-iframe id=”f85bfb409af9a860d6e84c03fa93030d-142507471-9559664″ info=”https://anchor.fm/stefen-p-rosner/embed/episodes/Hockey-Talk-in-Quarantine-ed65m4/a-a20uara” width=”400px” height=”102px” frameborder=”0″ scrolling=”no”] Stuck at home, Christian Arnold and Stefen Rosner talk Isles hockey. Will the…

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Jan 5, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) is congratulated by right wing Cal Clutterbuck (15) and center Casey Cizikas (53) after scoring during the second period against the St. Louis Blues at Enterprise Center. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports

Isles fourth line could pay dividends in outcome of season

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Since that elusive 10-game winning streak and 17-game point streak earlier in the season, the play of the Islanders has…

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Is Ilya Sorokin the real deal?

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Goaltending has been the Achilles heel of this New York Islander franchise ever since the Rick DiPietro debacle. Things have…

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Nov 27, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Adam Pelech (3) against the Los Angeles Kings in the second period at Staples Center. The Kings defeated the Islanders 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Pelech injury became crucial turning point for Islanders’ season

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Since when did defenseman Adam Pelech become such a make or break player in the New York Islanders’ lineup? It…

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Nov 24, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey (4) and Carolina Hurricanes center Sebastian Aho (20) battle for the puck behind the goal during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Is Hickey a better option in Boychuk’s absence?

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It’s unclear when Johnny Boychuk will be back on the ice after taking a skate blade to the face in…

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Feb 29, 2020; Uniondale, New York, USA; Boston Bruins center Patrice Bergeron (37) collides with New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

What Isles need to do to just get into playoffs

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With 18 games left on the season’s schedule, the Islanders find themselves in the first wild-card spot in the Eastern…

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Feb 23, 2020; Uniondale, New York, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) celebrates his goal against the San Jose Sharks with teammates during the second period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Three Takeaways from the Isles 4-1 win over the Sharks

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The Islanders captured their second consecutive win on Sunday with a 4-1 victory over the San Jose Sharks. Anders Lee…

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Feb 19, 2020; Denver, Colorado, USA; Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Nieto (83) attempts to score past New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) and defenseman Nick Leddy (2) in the second period at the Pepsi Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Three Takeaways From the Isles 3-1 Loss in Colorado

The Islanders looked to salvage the final game of what has been a miserable road trip on Wednesday night. However,…

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Feb 17, 2020; Glendale, Arizona, USA; Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) shoots against New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) during the second period at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Three takeaways from the Isles 2-1 loss to Arizona

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Despite snapping a scoring drought at 166:46, the Islanders dropped their third consecutive game in a 2-1 loss to the…

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Feb 4, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) reacts after scoring the game winning goal on a breakaway against Dallas Stars goalie Ben Bishop (30) during overtime at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Beauvillier heating up at the right time for the Islanders

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With five goals and five assists in his last eight games, Anthony Beauvillier seems to have found his groove. The…

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Three second half storylines to watch for the Islanders

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The New York Islanders entered the All-Star Break with the sixth-best record in the National Hockey League. Yet the team…

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Jan 18, 2020; Uniondale, New York, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) celebrate after scoring a goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran mistakes are costing the Islanders as of late

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Hockey is a game of mistakes, and the ability to capitalize on those mistakes has left its mark on the…

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Jan 11, 2020; Brooklyn, New York, USA; New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) and left wing Anders Lee (27) attempt a shot on goal against Boston Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask (40) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Sarah Stier-USA TODAY Sports

Isles putting more shots on net as they try to put scoring struggles behind them

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It’s often one of the most overused quotes in hockey lure, but the immortal words of Wayne Gretzky ring true….

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Pelech out for remainder of season with injury

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Adam Pelech will miss the remainder of the regular season after sustaining an Achilles tendon injury. The Islanders defenseman sustained…

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Dec 29, 2019; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; New York Islanders forward Anders Lee (27) celebrates with teammates following the game against the Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Three Takeaways from the Islanders win in Minnesota

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Coming into the game against Minnesota, the Islanders needed to try to find a way to stop their three-game skid….

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Dec 17, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss (1) plays the puck against the Nashville Predators during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Thomas Greiss’ December Struggles Continue

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Thomas Greiss was off to an exceptional start this season. Posting a 10-2 record, a .931 save percentage and a…

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Nov 27, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Noah Dobson (8) in the third period against the Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center. The Kings defeated the Islanders 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Noah Dobson learning the hard way in NHL

Hockey is said to be a game of adjustments, and for 19-year-old Noah Dobson he is learning valuable lessons early…

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Dec 17, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; Nashville Predators center Craig Smith (15) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders with center Colton Sissons (10) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Penalties making wins hard to come by for Isles

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It is rather hard to worry about a team that is 23-8-3 and sits in second place in the Metropolitan…

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Dec 9, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40), defenseman Devon Toews (25), center Casey Cizikas (53) and teammates celebrate as they beat the Tampa Bay Lightning during the third period at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Three takeaways from the Isles 5-1 win over the Lightning

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The Islanders came away with a 5-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night, despite being outplayed for…

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Dec 7, 2019; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Stars goaltender Ben Bishop (30) and defenseman John Klingberg (3) defend against New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) during the game at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

After early struggles, Lee seems to have found his game

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While the Islanders surged, captain Anders Lee quietly struggled to find the back of the net. After putting up four…

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Nov 13, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Derick Brassard (10) celebrates with center Mathew Barzal (13) and defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) after scoring a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Isles strong start something to be thankful for

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With a lot to be thankful for following the holiday festivities, the Islander fanbase is surely thankful for the work…

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Oct 11, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

Matt Martin back in the lineup after a 10 game absence

Matt Martin will return to the Islanders’ lineup in Thursday’s matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins at Barclays Center.  After missing…

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Feb 16, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Ryan Pulock (6) celebrates his goal against the Edmonton Oilers with defenseman Devon Toews (25) and left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Pulock, Toews proving to be key pieces for streaking Islanders

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The New York Islanders see themselves riding a 12-game point streak, as they try to chase down the red hot…

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Nov 1, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss (1) makes a save on Tampa Bay Lightning left wing Ondrej Palat (18) during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Isles’ goaltending tandem showing they can repeat last year’s success

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The Islanders will play for their 10th consecutive win as when they host the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday night. For…

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Nov 1, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates his goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Barzal’s play leading to Isles early season success

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After an offseason in which the Islanders stayed rather quiet after missing out on key free agents, the question became…

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