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Game Preview: Islanders at Red Wings

The Islanders start a nine-game road trip with their last visit to Joe Louis Arena (7:30 p.m., MSG+2)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

New York Islanders (27-21-10) at Detroit Red Wings (24-25-10)

7:30 p.m., Joe Louis Arena

TV: MSG+2

Radio: AM970 - The Answer, 88.7FM - WRHU, 103.9FM - LI News

The New York Islanders kick off a franchise-record nine-game road trip in Detroit on Tuesday night. The Islanders are on the road from Feb. 21 - Mar. 11 and are going as far west as Vancouver, as Barclays Center hosts the Ringling Bros. circus. 

The Islanders are 7-13-4 on the road this season and have lost three straight games away from home, so Doug Weight said he could make changes to spark the team. 

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Islanders Prospect Report

Barzal extends point streak to 10 games, Sorokin and Koivula have solid weeks oveseas

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Winning the WHL Player of the Week last week hasn't slowed Mathew Barzal, who had another big week, extending his point streak to 10 games. Behind Barzal, Kieffer Bellows, Ilya Sorokin and Otto Koivula had standout weeks, while the Missouri Mavericks had their six-game win streak snapped. Read more in the Islanders Prospect Report and stay tuned for the Sound Tigers Report. 

Barzal Extends Point Streak to 10 Games

Mathew Barzal hasn't slowed down for the Seattle Thunderbirds, stretching his point streak to 10 games. The Islanders' 2015 first-round pick had nine assists over five games last week, helping Seattle to a 3-2 record. In total, Barzal has 25 points (1G,24A) on his 10-game run. 

 

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The Skinny: Game 58 - Isles 6, New Jersey 4

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the Islanders-Devils game.

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / New York Islanders

Recap: NJD 4, NYI 6

Strome leads Islanders to 6-4 win against Devils

Ryan Strome had a big day, as he scored two goals and added an assist to help lift the Islanders past the Devils, 6-4, at home

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Game 58
Isles 6, New Jersey 4

Ryan Strome matched a career-high with two goals and also added an assist as the Isles earned a split of their home-and-home series with New Jersey, defeating the Isles 6-4 before a sellout crowd of 15,795 at Barclays Center.

The win extends the Isles home point streak to 11 games; it's the first time since 1982 that the Isles have had a streak longer than 10 games on home ice.

The Islanders improve to 10-4-2 under Interim Coach Doug Weight, including 9-0-2 at Barclays Center.

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Recap: Islanders 6, Devils 4

The Islanders beat the Devils in a Sunday rematch at Barclays Center.

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

One night after falling in Newark, the New York Islanders responded with a 6-4 win over the New Jersey Devils on Sunday evening at Barclays Center. 

Ryan Strome scored two goals and had a team-high three points, as the Islanders outlasted the Devils in the offensive affair. In the process, the Islanders extended their home point streak to 11 games (9-0-2), but now embark on a nine-game road trip. The win also secured two important points for the Islanders, who finished the game with 64 points, one point behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference

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Game Preview: Islanders vs Devils

The Islanders and Devils wrap up a home-and-home set at Barclays Center (6 p.m., MSG+)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

New York Islanders (26-21-10) vs. New Jersey Devils (25-23-10)

6 p.m., Barclays Center - Buy Tickets

TV: MSG+

Radio: 570AM - WMCA, 88.7FM - WRHU, 103.9FM - LI News

One night after falling 3-2 to the Devils in New Jersey, the Islanders and Devils rematch on Sunday in Brooklyn. 

Nick Leddy hit a post with 1:27 remaining, as the Islanders nearly tied the score after mounting a late third period comeback. Andrew Ladd and Anthony Beauvillier scored for the Islanders in the final frame. 

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Recap: Devils 3, Islanders 2

The Islanders mount a late rally, but fall to the Devils in Newark.

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders attempted a late rally on Saturday night, but couldn't complete the comeback, falling 3-2 to the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center. 

Down 3-0 in the third period, Andrew Ladd and Anthony Beauvillier scored a pair of goals inside the final 11:02 to give the Islanders a chance, but to no avail. Nick Leddy came agonizingly close to tying it up, putting an open look off the post with 1:27 to play.

"Sometimes it's just a little puck luck here and there," Calvin de Haan said. "It's a strange game, things don't always go your way no matter how well you play."

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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders at Devils

News, quotes and projected lines ahead of Saturday's Islanders-Devils tilt (7 p.m., MSG+)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are set to face off against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night at 7 p.m. (AM970 - The Answer, 88.7FM - WRHU, 103.9FM - LI News). Read the Game Preview here. Read the Game Notes here.

The Lineup:

The Islanders are going with the same lineup from Thursday's win over the Rangers. That means Thomas Greiss will start in goal and that Stephen Gionta and Scott Mayfield will stay in the lineup. 

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Game Preview: Islanders at Devils

The Islanders play the Devils for the first time this season (7 p.m., MSG+)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

New York Islanders (26-20-10) at New Jersey Devils (24-23-10)

7 p.m. Prudential Center

TV: MSG+

Radio: AM970 - The Answer, 88.7FM - WRHU, 103.9FM - LI News

Game Notes

Fresh off a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers, the New York Islanders set their sights on a back-to-back, home-and-home series with the New Jersey Devils, starting Saturday night in Newark (7 p.m., MSG+).

While the Islanders are focused on moving up in the standings - they're one point out of the Eastern Conference Wild Card - they can't take the teams behind them lightly. New Jersey currently sits four points back of the Islanders. While Saturday offers a chance to move up in the standings, the Islanders have an opportunity to push another team down the ladder. 

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Unsung Islanders Play Key Role in Win over Rangers

Stephen Gionta, Nikolay Kulemin and Scott Mayfield contribute in 4-2 win

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Thursday's Islanders-Rangers tilt was a blue-collar game and it was the Islanders' unsung, blue-collar players that played a key role in the 4-2 win.

Stephen Gionta's forecheck, Nikolay Kulemin's penalty killing and Scott Mayfield's simple steady play were all key contributions - along with a driven performance from John Tavares. 

"Those guys are playing their roles fantastically," Anders Lee said. "Those guys sacrifice their bodies in penalty kills and are playing a role that's a little unsung. You always love seeing those guys contribute on the board, it's huge that they did tonight, that's why we won." 

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The Skinny - Game 56: Islanders 4, Rangers 2

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the Islanders 4-2 win over the Rangers

by Eric Hornick ehornick / New York Islanders

NYR @ NYI

Condensed Game: Rangers @ Islanders

Extended highlights of the New York Rangers at the New York Islanders

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Game 56
Isles 4, Rangers 2

Andrew Ladd recorded his third two-goal game of the season and Nikolay Kulemin scored the eventual winning goal while shorthanded early in the third period as the Islanders snapped the Rangers' 6-game win streak and defeated the Blue Shirts 4-2 before a sellout crowd of 15,795 at Barclays Center. The Isles improve to 8-0-2 in their last 10 games in Brooklyn; it's the first time that the Isles have had a single-season point streak of at least 10 games at home since 1990, and matches their longest home point streak in the Post-Cup era.
 
Nick Holden and Jimmy Vesey scored for the Rangers; the latter goal upheld after the first challenge by Doug Weight behind the Isles bench. Anders Lee scored his 22nd goal for the Isles; all but one of his goals have come since November 23rd.

The Islanders fall to 9-3-2 under Interim Coach Doug Weight and climb back within one point of the idle Maple Leafs for the 2nd wild card spot. Each team has 26 games to play.

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