For the Islanders, the Good Times Really Are Here Again

There are scenes you nearly by no means see at a N.H.L. enviornment, except the whole lot goes proper. With the Islanders one sport away from advancing to the N.H.L.’s last 4 for the second consecutive season, Nicole Raviv made it midway by way of the second line of “The…

Islanders Advance to Semifinals for Second Straight Year

Two weeks after they gained their first-round sequence earlier than a equally cacophonous crowd at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders had an opportunity for one other series-clincher recreation at dwelling. They didn’t disappoint, because the Islanders completed off the Bruins with a 6-2 win in Game 6 of their second-round sequence.…

Mathew Barzal Finds Scoring Touch for Islanders

Islanders followers had turn out to be used to seeing Mathew Barzal rating. But by means of the primary eight playoff video games this spring, Barzal, the workforce’s factors chief for every of the previous 4 seasons, didn’t have a aim. The Islanders’ speedy high heart has began to interrupt…

Buffalo Sabres Win N.H.L. Draft Lottery

The Buffalo Sabres received the highest choice within the 2021 N.H.L. entry draft on the league’s lottery Wednesday in Secaucus, N.J. The draft is scheduled for July 23-24. Buffalo endured an 18-game dropping streak, missed the playoffs for a 10th consecutive season and completed six factors behind the Anaheim Ducks,…

They Won as N.H.L. Players. They’re Winning in Their Second Acts, Too.

Sometimes a staff’s high performer stays the fulcrum of the franchise even after retirement. Such is the case for 2 males who received championships as gamers and right this moment discover themselves vying for the Stanley Cup with the identical organizations in off-ice roles. For Colorado, which opened each the…

With Fans in Full Throat, Islanders Upset Penguins in Round One

The Islanders arrived at Nassau Coliseum on Wednesday with the chance to clinch a playoff sequence victory at their authentic house for the primary time since 1993. A raucous house crowd — with area capability elevated to 9,000 for Game 6 from 6,800 earlier in the sequence — was an…

A Playoff Homecoming, and Swan Song, for the Islanders

The Islanders and their followers have a second probability to say farewell to Nassau Coliseum. They thought that they had stated goodbye in 2015, however after enjoying in Brooklyn full time, then half time, the workforce returned to its Long Island roots after an area renovation, culminating on this yr’s…

Montreal and Toronto’s Rivalry Makes a Muted Return to the Playoffs

TORONTO — Canada’s two most populous cities, Montreal and Toronto, are separated by 335 miles and by language, tradition and politics. But hockey has all the time pulled them collectively, besides at playoff time. The Canadiens and the Maple Leafs have met in 15 N.H.L. postseason collection going again to…

A Full Guide to the 2021 NHL Playoffs

The N.H.L. playoffs start on Saturday the identical method the 56-game common season performed out: the schedule featured solely intradivisional play and the postseason will probably be no completely different by way of the first two rounds. The 4 semifinalists will probably be seeded for the convention finals primarily based…