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Hockey After Dark Night #6: “The Morning After” Edition

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Welcome to Hockey After Dark, a nightly recap of the NHL playoffs made possible by insomnia, playoff anxiety, and my…

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Oilers Gameday: Vs. Maple Leafs

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The Edmonton Oilers are hot right now. Thanks to defeating the Vancouver Canucks by a final score of 3-0 on…

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Oilers Gameday: @ Maple Leafs

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The Edmonton Oilers will tonight try to accomplish what the Montreal Canadiens did to them on Monday night. They’ll be…

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NHL Players Starting To Voice Concerns About Their Safety

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The spread of Covid-19 in America is out of control. The country is still experiencing the first wave as new…

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Apr 1, 2019; Uniondale, NY, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs center John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

Tavares helps lead Maple Leafs to 2-1 win over the Isles

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — A late third-period push just wasn’t enough for the Islanders to rally from a two-goal deficit on Monday…

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Feb 28, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders fans celebrate a goal against the Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Isles fans finally say their piece in Tavares’ return to Long Island

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — It’s not too often that something as hyped up as Thursday night’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs…

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Feb 28, 2019; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) celebrates with New York Islanders goalie Robin Lehner (40) after defeating the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Isles grab win in emotionally charged game against Tavares and the Maple Leafs

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UNIONDALE, N.Y. — In a game the Islanders needed to win against an opponent their fans wanted to see them beat,…

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders heads onto the ice before the game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Barclays Center on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Islanders fans: Boo or cheer, just enjoy the moment tonight

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Well, tonight’s the night. You’ve had this date circled on the calendar since the first of July. Now, it’s here….

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Dec 29, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) battles for the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy (2) in the second period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Islanders ready for showdown with Taveres, Leafs

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — Islander forward Matt Martin has been in the NHL for 10 seasons, but he couldn’t recall anything…

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Mar 26, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) reacts during the second period against the Florida Panthers at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Tavares leaving helped improve the Islanders for the long run

July 1st, 2018; A day that left the Islander organization and fan base in complete shock. Longtime captain John Tavares…

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Jan 20, 2019; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Maple Leafs forward John Tavares (91) pursues the play against Arizona Coyotes in the first period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Tavares planning to treat Long Island return like any other game

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John Tavares is planning to try and treat the Toronto Maple Leafs February 28 matchup with the Islanders as any…

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Dec 1, 2018; Uniondale, NY, USA; General view of the opening puck drop between the New York Islanders and the Columbus Blue Jackets during the first period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

A look back at the biggest moments of 2018 for the Islanders

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For a franchise that hasn’t seen much change in quite some time, 2018 was a year of massive upheaval for…

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Dec 29, 2018; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Islanders forward Mathew Barzal (13) celebrates a goal against Toronto Maple Leafs in the second period at Scotiabank Arena. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports

Barzal records hat trick in Isles first showdown with Tavares, Leafs

First, he was “the kid who won the Calder.” Now, Mathew Barzal is the kid who scored a hat-trick. The…

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NHL: Toronto Maple Leafs at Tampa Bay Lightning

Watch: Tampa Bay Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy’s Save Of The Year Candidate

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John Tavares tries to slip a backhander into the back of the net, but Andrei Vasilevskiy goes into a split…

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NHL: New York Islanders at Carolina Hurricanes

Islanders Surprising Everybody with Fast Start

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Here we are, 14 games into the NHL season and look who’s it first place in the Metropolitan Division: the…

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Mar 30, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Brock Nelson (29) celebrates with center Mathew Barzal (13) and defenseman Adam Pelech (50) after scoring a goal against Toronto Maple Leafs during the second period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

Three questions facing the Islanders entering training camp

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The start of the 2018-19 season is right around the corner with training camp opening up on Friday. And after…

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Mar 2, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) skates with the puck defended by Montreal Canadiens right wing Andrew Shaw (65) during the third period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Schneidler-USA TODAY Sports

‘Fall Out Boy’ frontman takes shot at John Tavares

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It will be a while before Islander fans begin to forgive John Tavares for his perceived treason during the offseason….

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NHL: New York Islanders at Florida Panthers

Woulda, Shoulda, Coulda, Doug Houda

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By Brian Schiazza  It’s a game, it’s a business – it’s a giant emotion and time suck, being a hockey/sports…

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John Tavares leaves Islanders, signs deal with Maple Leafs

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John Tavares is officially a former member of the Islanders organization. The former captain and first overall pick in 2009…

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Feb 13, 2018; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) stretches during pregame warmups prior to the game against the Columbus Blue Jackets at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Decision Day: Tavares to reportedly decide on future on Friday

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It has been a year-long saga filled with speculation, rumors, bagels and beer. And it could all be coming to…

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NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 05: John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders heads onto the ice before the game against the Edmonton Oilers at the Barclays Center on November 5, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Tavares will meet with 5 teams during UFA interview period

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John Tavares will meet with five teams when the free agent interview period opens tomorrow, according to various reports. The…

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Mar 11, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Tavares focusing on contract extension with Islanders

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Islanders fans holding out that John Tavares will re-sign with the club got another glimmer of hope on Thursday. TSN’s…

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Mar 11, 2018; Calgary, Alberta, CAN; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) skates during the warmup period against the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome. Mandatory Credit: Sergei Belski-USA TODAY Sports

Tavares guessing game continues following Islanders front office shakeup

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The Islanders will have a new head coach and possibly a new general manager come September, but could they be…

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Islanders head into offseason with little clarity on front office or Tavares situations

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — If you were expecting (or hoping) for some sort of clarity on the Islanders’ front office situation…

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Tavares taking time to make contract decision

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EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — John Tavares stood in front of a gaggle of reporters and cameras on Monday afternoon before he…

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Nov 25, 2016; San Jose, CA, USA; New York Islanders left wing Anders Lee (27) and center John Tavares (91) celebrate in the first period of the game against San Jose Sharks at SAP Center at San Jose. Mandatory Credit: Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Teammates giving John Tavares space to make contract decision

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. — It’s no secret that the players in the Islander dressing room want John Tavares back next season,…

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