As they bid farewell to Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, the New York Islanders will kick off the first season of NHL hockey in Brooklyn this year. NY will take another shot at the big prize in 2015-16, led by captain John Tavares. With breakout center Ryan Strome and premier goaltender Jaroslav Halak also returning for the Islanders, the team looks ready to compete in what’s sure to be another tough Metropolitan Division. Come out and enjoy all of the amenities that Barclays Center has to offer as you take in some of the finest hockey action in the world! New York Islanders tickets are on sale now—claim yours today!
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New York Islanders 2015-2016 News and Updates
11/19/15 - The New York Islanders beat the Coyotes on November 16, making it two in a row. John Tavares scored two goals and further helped the offense with an assist. Frans Nielson, Steve Bernier, and Brock Nelson also scored to make one of the highest scoring games so far for the Islanders. In the four home games before this one, the Islanders had scored a total of six goals combined. Goalie Jaroslav Halak helped the offense by making 3 saves. The Islanders next have a home-home series against the Canadiens, starting as the hosts on November 20 before heading to Montreal on the 22. You can still get tickets for either game, with prices starting at $31.
11/12/15 - The New York Islanders took on three different California teams this week, and came out with two wins and one loss. The final score in the Isles vs. the Anaheim Ducks was 4-1 on Friday evening, with two goals from Frans Nielsen, and one each from Adam Pelech and Brock Nelson to help New York with the win. Earlier in the week they also faced the Sharks, coming away with a 4-2 victory. The loss came to the LA Kings, who bested the Islanders 2-1 on Thursday evening. New York is back at home and ready to face the Arizona Coyotes this Monday, Nov. 16 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Come support the Isles by getting your tickets for just $16 and up.
11/5/15 - Tuesday night, more than 12,000 New York Islanders fans were happy to see Brock Nelson make a goal for the first time after remaining scoreless for eight games. Their opponents, the New Jersey Devils, tied things up on a power play early in the third period, but a last minute score from Casey Cizikas gave the Isles the win with just two minutes left on the clock. This game was unique because the Islanders recorded a whopping 63 hits and had just 18 seconds of power play. The Barclay Center will once again open its doors this Sunday, Nov. 8, when the Isles will host the Bruins. Get your tickets for just $27 and up.
10/29/15 - Special teams were a particularly effective factor in helping the New York Islanders beat the Flames 4-0 this Monday night. The team’s penalty kill and power play are already known for being in the NHL’s top five, but were especially prominent in the shutout against Calgary. This is the second year that the special teams group has played together, a factor which has helped them earn their prominence. “We’re more in sync with our structure and the thing we’re trying to accomplish,” says John Tavares. The Isles also give credit to goalie, who kept the Flames scoreless. Up next for the Islanders is a Saturday, Oct. 31, game versus the Devils at the Prudential Center in New Jersey.
10/22/15 - Before the New York Islanders hired Jack Capuano, they went through a string of head coaches who were not right for the job. In a much better spot this season than in years past, Capuano seems a good fit. The Isles coming off a 4-0 win against the Blue Jackets Tuesday night, where goal tender Jaroslav Halak made several key saves to keep Columbus scoreless. The loss dropped the Jackets to 0-7 on the year and was the final nail on the coffin for their head coach, Todd Richards, who was replaced by John Tortorella. New York is slated to play versus the Bruins this Friday, Oct. 23, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. Tickets are on sale now for $29.
10/13/15 - The New York Islanders looked strong as they defeated Canadian rivals the Winnipeg Jets on Monday, winning the matchup 4 – 2. They managed to outscore or tie the Jets each period, putting an exclamation point on the game with two goals in the second period. The win is a much needed confidence booster for the Islanders, who lost back-to-back games against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 9 and 10 to kick off the season. They will need all the confidence they can get heading into Thursday’s matchup with the Nashville Predators at home, so be sure to come show them your support! Tickets are currently selling for as little as $15.
10/8/15 - The New York Islanders open the 2015-16 NHL season at home on October 9 against the defending Stanley Cup champions the Chicago Blackhawks. Unfortunately, the team will be without their top goalie Jaroslav Halak. Halak has been practicing, but he is expected to miss the first three games of the season due to an injury. He has missed almost two weeks of training camp, but is working hard to get back on the ice. The Islanders also cut their roster down by loaning Kirill Petrov to Bridgepoart, returning Mathew Barzal to the Thunderbirds in the WHL, and waived Louis Leblanc. You can still get tickets to see the team in action, with prices starting at $67.
9/16/15 - Bounced in the first round of last year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Islanders are looking to make a real splash in the 2015-16 season. They moves are already being made on the personnel front, as the Islanders completed a 10-player trade with Toronto early on Thursday. Michael Grabner was the centerpiece of New York’s offerings, as they netted forwards Carter Verhaeghe and Taylor Beck plus Tim Nilsson and Matt Finn for defensive purposes. The Islanders also picked up goaltender Christopher Gibson in the transaction, making it clear that NY has big aspirations in the upcoming year. Preseason warm-ups are underway, and you can pick up NY Islanders tickets to get an early glimpse at your home team! Get tickets for Devils at Islanders on Wednesday starting at $6!
4/28/15 - After a hard-fought first round series in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Islanders fell to the Washington Capitals in a thrilling Game 7. The loss ends New York’s season, which included a 47-28-7 record for a third-place finish in the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders traded wins throughout their postseason series with the Caps, taking games both at home and on the road, although it wasn’t enough in the end to overcome Washington’s capable offense. With the final game of the series tied at 1-1 in the third period, Evgeny Kuznetsov put in the deciding goal for the Capitals with just over seven minutes remaining in the contest, sealing the contest and the series. New York will return in 2016 looking for redemption and another shot at the famed Stanley Cup Trophy.
4/20/15 - By stealing a win on the road in Game One, the New York Islanders have effective secured home ice advantage in their opening round playoff series versus the Washington Capitals. The Caps managed to take Game Two, but New York defended their turf in Game Three to stand at 2-1 with the next contest upcoming at Nassau Coliseum. John Tavares played hero for the Islanders on Sunday evening, scoring the game-winner just 15 seconds into overtime to put his club in the driver’s seat in their first round series. Washington will do their best to even things up on Tuesday night as play continues in Uniondale. Tickets are on sale now for Game Four, but make sure to grab yours soon as supplies are limited!
4/14/15 - Making their 23rd appearance as a franchise, the New York Islanders have once again returned to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With a point total of 101 on the season, the Islanders narrowly made the cut in a highly-competitive Eastern Conference, but they are ready to begin anew in their search for the ultimate prize. Scoring leader John Tavares will do his best to guide his squad to the second round as they match up against the dangerous Washington Capitals, led by the very talented Alex Ovechkin. Starting goalie Jaroslav Halak will do his best to contain the Washington offense on Wednesday night at the Verizon Center. Tickets for Game One are on sale now starting at $34! Secure your seats and be a part of the excitement of the NHL playoffs!
4/10/15 - After a 3-0 win against the Sabres on April 4, the New York Islanders lost 4-5 against the Flyers on the 7th. The Islanders battled hard from behind before losing in the final seconds of regulation play. The Islanders headed into the second period behind 2-0 and finally got on the board with a goal by John Tavares. However, the Flyers scored twice more. Too late in the third period, the Islanders began to seriously come back, with two goals by Anders Lee and one by Johnny Boychuk, but their efforts were ruined in the final seconds when the Flyers scored the winning goal. The Islanders have two more games in the regular season in which to secure their position in the playoffs. They play the Penguins on the 10th, with tickets available starting at $9.
3/26/15 - The New York Islanders were looking forward to facing off against the Minnesota Wild on March 18, 2015. They were hoping that they could come out with the win, especially since they barely lost to Minnesota when they last faced each other in December. The Islanders skated on the ice with high intensity all night and scored the first goal in the second period. Despite the Wild’s slow start, they came back with a vengeance in the next two periods, tying the game up in the third. It all came down to a shootout when Zach Parise from the Wild scored the winning goal. Watch some exciting hockey on March 28 when the Islanders compete against the Anaheim Ducks. Tickets are available for $48 a piece.
3/17/15 - As the season is coming to a close, the New York Islanders are trying to skate their way into the number one spot in the Metropolitan division. The Rangers are only ahead of them by one win, but have lost only 17 games versus the 24 losses the Islanders have suffered. These last few games at home are going to make all of the difference in the world on their season standings. Their next game is against the Minnesota Wild and will definitely be a nail biter. Back in December the Islanders lost a close game to the Wild, losing 4-5 goals. Watch them live at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, NY and cheer them on to their next victory. Tickets start at $28.
3/11/15 - The New York Islanders have managed to hold on to their lead in the standings despite only winning four of their last eight games. They really cannot afford to lose too many more times with the season coming to a close soon. The Islanders just began a series of home games, so hopefully they are able to build up a buffer between them and the second place team, the New York Rangers. As it is, the Rangers are trailing by a single point, with the Islanders at 90 and the Rangers at 89. With only eight home games remaining, the Islanders certainly have their work cut out for them. They have two more matches before they travel to Chicago for an away game, so be sure to see them in action while you can.
3/6/15 - The New York Islanders had a little trouble in a few of their recent games, but they managed to pull off a win in their latest matchup against the Nashville Predators. Even with John Tavares and Nick Leddy each contributing one point and one assist, as well as Johnny Boychuk's two assists, bringing him to 25 for the season, they were tied with only nine minutes remaining. It was Brock Nelson who put them over the edge with one more point to nab the victory, their first in three games. This win also ensure that they will remain in the top position for the Metropolitan Division. The Islanders will not be returning home until March 10th when they take on the number two team, the New York Rangers. Tickets start at $118.
2/25/15 - As teams throughout the NHL look to make trades before the deadline to enhance their rosters, the biggest move for the New York Islanders may have been locking up one of their existing players. Nick Leddy, New York’s premier defenseman, agreed to a seven-year extension with the Islanders this week, effectively locking up the 23-year-old for the majority of his prime. The move comes as the Islanders fight to maintain their hold on first place in the Metropolitan Division, their lead over the Rangers standing at just two points as of Wednesday. The Calgary Flames are headed to town on Friday night to face off with the Islanders, and you can get in to Nassau Coliseum for as low as $29 to be a part of all the action!
2/20/15 - Winners of five out of their last six games, the New York Islanders continue to fight off their in-state rivals for tops in the Metropolitan Division. Backup goaltender Chad Johnson stopped 37 shots on goal for New York, helping lift his squad to a 4-1 drubbing of the last-place Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders also saw the return of right wing Michael Grabner, who scored in his first game back after missing 10 days with an upper body injury. The win also made it 8-2 for NY in the second games of back-to-backs this year, a crucial stat for a team vying for first place in the East. The Islanders visit the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon, and tickets are still available as low as $48!
2/13/15 - With a tenuous hold on first place in the Eastern Conference, the New York Islanders are looking to capitalize on a soft four-game stretch of their schedule. After knocking off the Buffalo Sabres and Edmonton Oilers (each ranked last place in their respective conferences), the Islanders will continue Thursday versus the struggling Toronto Maple Leafs. Their last clash with the Leafs resulted in a 5-2 loss, but points leader John Tavares will try to elevate his team at this crucial juncture of the season. The Columbus Blue Jackets come to town on Saturday night, looking to avenge a 5-2 loss of their own suffered at the hands of the Islanders in mid-January. Be a part of all the action at Nassau Coliseum for as low as $30!
2/4/15 - The New York Islanders have choked in their last two games, but they have just barely managed to keep their top position in their division. They played the Boston Bruins on Jan. 29th and did not manage to score at all until nearly halfway through the second period. That game ended 5-2 with the Islanders behind. Then they lost by three points again on Jan. 31st when they took on the Detroit Redwings. This time, they couldn't get anything past the Detroit goalie until the final period. They have definitely been having a rough patch, but they can't afford for it to continue. Follow Feb. 3rd's game against the Florida Panthers to see if they are able to turn things around before the Pittsburgh Penguins overtake them.
1/29/15 - The New York Islanders are enjoying their first place spot in their division, but the Pittsburgh Penguins are close on their tail. The Islanders will be turning on the heat when they face their next few opponents. Catch this great team on home ice on Tuesday (2/3) when they host the Florida Panthers. Tickets start at $19. Even with Kyle Okposo being out for the next six to eight weeks with an injury to his upper body, the Islanders still have other great forwards who can pick up the slack. Come out to Nassau Coliseum and enjoy an evening of great hockey. With a 32-14-1 record, the Islanders have the potential to get to the playoffs and take the Stanley Cup, something they haven’t done since 1983.
1/21/15 - The New York Islanders remain on top, despite a 4-6 loss against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, Jan. 17. They came back from the defeat and won their last game before the week long break when they faced the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday, Jan. 19. Their 7-4 victory ensures they will remain in first place during this weekend's NHL All-Star Weekend. With the win, they are five points ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the second place team for the Metropolitan Division, and one point ahead of the Tampa Bay Lightening for the first place ranking of the Eastern Division. After the break, the Islanders will be looking to maintain their first place ranking when they face the other New Yorkers, the Rangers, on Tuesday, Jan. 27. Tickets remain on sale, starting at $100.
1/15/15 - The New York Islanders are back on top after beating the New York Rangers 3-0 on Tuesday, Jan. 13. Their win, combined with a loss by Tampa Bay Lightening, brought the Islanders one point ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for the first place spot of the Eastern Conference. During the game, they outshot the Rangers 44-27 and the goals by Anders Lee, Nikolay Kulemin and a short handed goal by Frans Nielsen assured the victory. Jaroslav Halak helped the offense by making 27 saves, which led to his fourth shutout of the season. The Islanders next face the Pittsburg Penguins at home on Friday, where they will have to battle to maintain their first place ranking. The game should be a good one, and tickets remain on sale, starting at $71.
1/8/15 - The New York Islanders lost against the Vancouver Canucks on Jan. 6th, bringing their record to 26-13-1, with a 2nd place ranking in the Metropolitan Division. Mikhail Grabovski scored the Islanders' second goal with 5 minutes left in the game, which was his first goal from the last 11 games. Matt Martin provided the other goal, and goalie Jaroslav Halak saved 17 shots on goal, although not enough for the win. The loss makes for the second in a row, after the Islanders have had a 7-1-1 streak. All three of the goals by the Canucks were due to turnovers on the Islanders' part. The Islanders will look to break their losing streak when they meet the New Jersey Devils on Friday, Jan. 9th. Tickets remain available for the New Jersey game, starting at $89.
1/1/15 - With another win, this time against the Washington Capitals, the New York Islanders continue their strong season, with a record of 24-11-1 and remain ranked 2nd in the Metropolitan Division. The game started out with the Islanders having a strong 3-0 lead. However, the Islanders almost gave the game to the Capitals, which is the fourth time this month that the Islanders lost a 3-0 lead. They were able to pull off the win in overtime, when Johnny Boychuck scored the winning goal with 2 minutes left in overtime. Although they won, they gave up a regulation point to the Capitals, which could hurt their playoff dreams. The Islanders have a chance to gain regulation points on a road trip that starts with the Winnipeg Jets on December 31. Tickets are still on sale, starting at $110.
12/25/14 - The New York Islanders are 2nd in the Metropolitan Division, with a 23-10-0 record so far this season. In their latest outing on December 20, they beat the Tampa Bay Lightening 3-1. Their win came late in the game, when they scored two goals in only 12 seconds during the third period. They went from 1-0 to 2-0, with the final goal coming later by Nikolay to an empty net. This win was the fourth in a row, and they look to continue the streak when they face the Montreal Canadiens, who have also had a strong season so far and are tied for first in the Atlantic Division. After the break, the Islanders will visit Buffalo to face the Sabres on the 27th (tickets starting at $29) before having returning home to face the Washington Capitals on the 29th (tickets starting at $24).
12/18/14 - The New York Islanders continued their momentum from Saturday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks, which ended their losing streak, into a close game against the struggling New Jersey Devils. After the Devils took an early lead with two unanswered goals in the first period, the Islanders managed to shut them out for the remainder of the game, however they were only able to match them in points by the end of the third. Neither team could muster a score in overtime, so it went to a shootout. Five rounds later, New York comes away with a clean 2-3 win. This puts them at 21-10-0 and second for the Metropolitan Division. They are actually tied for wins with the Pittsburg Penguins, who are in first, but are trailing in losses. The Islanders will return on the 20th to take on the Tampa Bay lightning.
12/12/14 - The New York Rangers may be having a difficult time gaining traction this season, but they just ended their losing streak by beating the top team in their division. The win against the Pittsburg Penguins must have felt good, but it was as close as it gets. An early lead for the Penguins didn’t stop the Rangers from pulling ahead with two points in the second period and completely shutting out Pittsburg. At the end of the final period, the score was tied at 3. Finally, Kevin Klein won the game in overtime with Ryan McDonagh and Dominic Moore assisting. The Rangers are now 12-10-4 and 4th in the division. They will return to New York on the 21st when they play the Hurricanes. Tickets start at $38.
12/4/14 - The New York Islanders continue to dominate this season. Saturday’s game against the New Jersey Devils gave the Islanders their 8th win for the past three weeks, during which time they’ve only lost twice. The game was tied at the end of the first period, but New York shut New Jersey down for the rest of the game. After scoring once in each period, the score rested at 1-3. Also, no single player scored more than one point or achieved more than one assist, so there was good teamwork throughout. New Jersey did, however get more shots than the Islanders. Regardless, New York has been winning a lot lately, and hopefully they can keep winning because both of their next two games are against the Ottawa Senators.
11/26/14 - The New York Islanders are on a three game winning streak and 2nd in the Metropolitan Division at 14-6-0. The Islanders deserve praise from their fans for this strong showing in the NHL at the quarter mark. They were not expected to be in this position, and their fans are coming out of the woodwork to watch them play. On Wednesday, the face the Washington Capitals on home ice before traveling to the Verizon Center in Washington D.C. on Friday for another matchup. With the Islanders showing so well, tickets are going fast for these games. This New York team showed their mettle taking two wins home against the strong Pittsburgh Penguins team last week, and you won’t want to miss their next games on their journey to win the Stanley Cup.
11/19/14 - The New York Islanders had an incredible game on Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. After trailing in the first period, New York sent out an unstoppable offence scoring 3 times. Apparently, not yet finished, the Islanders pulled 2 more points out in the final period to bring the score to 2-5. New York has been having a really nice season so far; this game brings them to 12-6-0 and 2nd for their division, right behind the Pittsburg Penguins who only have one more win. In fact, the Islanders will be taking on the Penguins next on Friday the 21st and then again on the 22nd. The second game will be in Uniondale, New York, so if you would like to attend, tickets are available for $38.
11/13/14 - The New York Islanders are sitting in a great place at 2nd in the Metropolitan Division at 10-5-0. If they keep this pace up, they could easily find themselves in the play-offs. The Islanders are on a 4-game winning streak, after an exciting blowout against the Colorado Avalanche on Veteran’s Day when the Islanders scored 6 goals and kept Colorado from getting any goals. Get your tickets for the Islander’s next game when they will be hosting the Tampa Bay Lightning on the 18th. New York travels to Tampa on Saturday, so the Tuesday game will be a rematch for the teams. The Islanders need the support of their fans to stay focused to the end of the season to get to the Stanley Cup.
11/6/14 - As New York takes to the road for away games against the Ducks, Kings, and Coyotes, fans are sure to be on the edge of their seats. The Islanders have kept interest high with a close win-loss ratio, but are certainly looking forward to shift those numbers heavily in their favor. Currently standing at third in their division, improving that 6-5 record is crucial as they attempt to pull away from the rest of the competition. No doubt fans will be eager to be present when their New York Islanders host the Colorado Avalanche on Tuesday, the 11th. Fans can be there to support their team by taking advantage of great ticket prices, currently $10 per seat, where they can witness the Islander’s victory at home.
10/29/14 - The question is circulating around followers of the NHL: Can the New York Islanders keep it up? The Isles are the surprising leaders of the tightly-bunched (four points separating the first-place Islanders from seventh-placed Columbus) Metropolitan Division, and are second in the league overall in goals per game.
10/23/14 - It’s a young season, and a long grind, but the New York Islanders find themselves atop the Metropolitan Division at the moment in this, their final season at Nassau Coliseum. Defenseman Johnny Boychuk will have a homecoming of sorts in the Isles’ next game, against Boston.
The New York Islanders were expected to go far last season and repeat the playoff berth their earned a year prior. Instead, the team performed far below franchise and public expectation, and finished No. 8 in the Metropolitan Division and a lowly 26th overall. After dealing away fan favorite Matt Moulson, and injuries to net minder Evgeni Nabokov and No.1 scorer John Tavares, the Isles kissed any postseason aspirations good-bye. GM Garth Snow went to work this offseason, adding much needed help to NY’s top-six forwards and woeful net-minding; he and Jack Capuano will emerge in the 2014-2015 season with what could be an Eastern Conference contender.
Tavares is expected to start the 2014-2015 season fully recovered from his Sochi knee injury, ready to hit the ice with Michael Grabner and Klye Okposo. Washington’s Mikhail Grabovski and Toronto’s Nikolai Kulemin both signed four-year deals with the Isles, while goaltenders Jaroslav Halak and Chad Johnson inked contracts. Additionally, the franchise bagged blue-chipper Michael dal Colle and Josh Ho-Sang in the draft. These boosts in the roster have had a significant effect on the franchise and fanbase. Renewed with optimism, hopes of a winning season and playoff berth have never been more palpable than with this current, healthy, group!
The Isles’ new audience in Brooklyn will be searching for a breakout campaign from their hockey team—and NY’s strong offseason acquisitions, plus the return of Tavares, just might do it! New York starts their 2014-2015 campaign on the road in Carolina (Oct. 10). The Hurricanes return the favor to appear in Uniondale for the Islander's home opener a night later (Oct. 11). Score New York Islanders tickets in their last season at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale. The franchise will move to Barclay’s Center in fall of 2015, so don’t mss the classic charm of their original and one and only home in its final year!
4/7/14 – The Islanders (31-36-11) have officially been eliminated from the NHL playoffs and will wrap up their season this week with a home game Tuesday against Ottawa (get-in $2)followed by a three-game road trip (Montreal, New Jersey, Buffalo). Their 7-2-1 run was too-little-too-late but their perseverance to fight on, is admired. Before Saturday’s loss to Washington, New York was 5-0-1 despite missing leading scorer Kyle Okposo (upper body), captain John Tavares (torn MCL), forward Michael Grabner (concussion) and defensemen Lubomir Visnovsky (upper body) and Brian Strait (hand).
4/1/14 – Following a 2-1 shootout win over the New Jersey Devils, the Isles will look to extend their four game point streak tonight against the Florida Panthers. For just $2 you can cheer on New York as they try to avoid the season sweep. Cheap New York Islanders tickets are also available for Saturday’s game against Washington ($7) and the regular-season finale at Nassau Coliseum next Tuesday vs. Ottawa ($3).
3/24/14 – The Isles front line is all but depleted after Kyle Okposo injured himself in practice Friday. While the team’s leading scorer played through the lower-body injury in Sunday’s win over the Blue Jackets, he did not participate in Monday’s practice. Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky hit yet another setback; after missing 46 games earlier this season with a concussion, the blue liner will likely be out for the rest of the year with reoccurring symptoms. Following two games on the road this week, New York will return home to play the New Jersey Devils (avg. $50) in the most expensive game remaining at Nassau Coliseum this season. Cheap Islanders tickets to all four remaining home games are available for less than $10.
3/18/14 – The Islanders may be out of the playoff race, but fans will be treated tonight when the Isles host the Minnesota Wild at the Coliseum. Kevin Czuczman will get his NHL debut; the NCAA competitor signed as a free agent from Lake Superior State just a week ago. In addition, ex-Islander Matt Moulson will return to Nassau Coliseum for the first time since being traded last Fall. New York Islanders tickets to tonight’s game against the Wild are just $2 to get in the gate. 200-Level seats start at $24 and 100-Level at $22 (Razorgator recommended). You can’t beat the prices to watch a New York sports team, so get to a game live for your first chance to watch the new face and welcome back Moulson!
3/10/14 – The Habs picked up unrestricted free agent Thomas Vanek from the New York Islanders after giving up prospect Sebastien Collberg and a conditional second-round pick. NY will look to move forward after losing the high-scoring left wing who had 21 goals and 32 assists in 60 games. The Islanders will wrap a four-game swing through Western Canada tonight (1-1-1) where they hope to improve on their 2-6 record in the last eight. Cheap New York Islanders tickets are available for the upcoming four straight home games: 3/14 San Jose Sharks (avg. $31), 3/15 Buffalo Sabres (avg. $34), 3/18 Minnesota Wild (avg. $23), 3/23 Columbus Blue Jackets (avg. $40).
3/3/14 – Was Sunday’s game against the Panthers, Thomas Vanek’s last? The trade watch is on for the right winger who scored two goals early against Florida. The Isles are heading on a four game road trip to Canada where they’ll face Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary, and Vancouver before returning home Mar 14 to play San Jose.
2/25/14 – Twelve points behind in the chase for the last wild-card spot in the East, the Islanders will likely wrap up play in 2014 against the Sabres, Apr 13. A season-ending knee injury to John Tavares is not helping matters; the star player led the team in points (66), assists (42), and goals (24). Perhaps the only good news for fans is the league-low New York Islanders ticket prices. Averaging $48, Isles supporters will play $55 less than the NHL average to catch a game at home.
2/18/14 – With the NHL trade deadline looming, attention has turned to Thomas Vanek who was acquired from the Sabres at the end of October. His career as an Islander may be short-lived as the 30-year-old winger recently turned down a contract offer from the team. Austria’s team captain may not return to Nassau Coliseum with the Isles, but the rest of the team will likely be back after March 5. Following the trade deadline, the New York Islanders schedule includes eight home games as they finish off their 2013-14 campaign!
2/3/14 – The Isles look to regroup on five days rest following five straight losses (0-4-1), two to rivals New York Rangers. While the postseason looks grim for the Islanders, eighth in the division and nine points behind the Red Wings as the final wild-card holder, New York must look forward. Up next on the New York Islanders schedule? The Calgary Flames (2/6) and Colorado Avalanche (2/8) visit Nassau Coliseum for two of the cheapest games remaining at home, averaging $26 and $49 respectively.
1/29/14 – Prior to losing their last three, the Isles had won ten of their last thirteen, and were playing the best hockey they’d played all season. The squad plays well on the road, most recently picking up a big win against rivals, New York Rangers in Jan 22 Stadium Series preview. “Battle of New York” will be in full effect this Super Bowl weekend. Tonight the Isles will face the Rangers in the third Stadium Series game this year, second at Yankee Stadium. The average price of Stadium Series tickets in the Bronx is up 57 percent in the last two weeks and will cost you 8 percent more than the two team’s 1/31 meeting at Madison Square Garden. Goalie Evgeni Nabokov and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky were both activated from the injured list; however the Isles goaltending and lineup for Wednesday night, is still up in the air. Will the team’s leader in points, John Tavares, wreak havoc on Henrik Lundqvist? Be there for both of the inter-state rivalry games this week to find out.