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The Skinny: Game 43 - Isles 3, Dallas 0

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

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / New York Islanders

Game 43
Isles 3, Dallas 0

In Doug Weight's head coaching debut, John Tavares scored 2 goals and Thomas Greiss made 23 saves to become the first Islander goalkeeper to earn back-to-back shutouts since 2014 as the Isles blanked the Dallas Stars 3-0 before a crowd of 12,630 at Barclays Center.

Tavares' second goal came with the Isles shorthanded, and was his first career shorthanded goal. The Isles have scored shorthanded goals in consecutive games for the first time since November 28 - December 1, 2014.

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Recap: Islanders 3, Stars 0

Tavares scores twice, Greiss makes 23 saves for a shutout as Doug Weight gets first win as a head coach

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

Recap: DAL 0, NYI 3

Tavares, Greiss power Isles past Stars, 3-0

John Tavares tallied two goals and Thomas Greiss made 23 saves as the Islanders defeated the Stars, 3-0, in Brooklyn

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The New York Islanders put together a complete game for their new coach. 

John Tavares scored two goals and Thomas Greiss made 23 saves for his second consecutive shutout, as the Islanders beat the Dallas Stars 3-0 on Thursday night at Barclays Center, giving Interim Coach Doug Weight his first NHL win. 

"It's nice in the first game to get a win, but it's great in the fashion they did it," Weight said. "I'm impressed with the effort and it was a great win." 

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Morning Skate Updates: Islanders vs. Stars

News, notes and quotes ahead of the Islanders' game vs Dallas

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders are set to face off against the Dallas Stars on Thursday night at 7 p.m. (MSG+; 660AM, 101.9FM - WFAN, 88.7FM - WRHU). Read the Game Preview here. Read Game Notes here.

The Lineup: 

Scott Mayfield will draw into the lineup for Johnny Boychuk, who is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. The rest of the lineup remains the same, which means Thomas Greiss starts in goal, while Andrew Ladd and Cal Clutterbuck will both miss their second straight games. 

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Game Preview: Islanders vs. Stars

Doug Weight takes over behind the bench as the Islanders host the Stars (7 p.m., MSG+)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders
New York Islanders vs. Dallas Stars
7 p.m. Barclays Center - Buy Tickets
TV: MSG+
Radio: 660AM, 101.9FM - WFAN; 88.7FM - WRHU 
MORNING SKATE UPDATES - GAME NOTES

The New York Islanders take on the Dallas Stars on the ice for the first time this season, but a lot of eyes will be on the bench. 

Doug Weight is the interim head coach, replacing Jack Capuano as the Islanders bench boss, the first Islanders coaching change since the 2010-11 season. 

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Doug Weight, Isles players react to coaching change

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders were understandably a little somber on Wednesday afternoon, addressing the departure of Coach Jack Capuano the day before.

In a serious tone, the Islanders reflected on their time with their former and longtime bench boss and that the coaching change was ultimately a reflection on their first half of the season.

"Certainly it was a tough day," John Tavares said. "He'd been here for a while and we were very familiar with him, close with him and had been through a lot together. We take it hard and we should feel a lot of the responsibility."

Garth Snow on NHL Network Radio

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The Bridgeport Report: Week 14

The Sound Tigers went 1-1-1 in three games last week

by Alan Fuehring AlanFuehring / Bridgeport Sound Tigers

Bridgeport Sound Tigers: 19-15-1-1 (40 points); 5th in Atlantic Division; 8th in Eastern Conference

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers took a trio of points from their three games last weekend and moved to 19-15-1-1 (40 points) on the season. The club enters Week 14 ranked fifth in the Atlantic Division, seven points outside of a playoff spot.   

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Jack Capuano Relieved of Coaching Duties

Doug Weight to serve as Interim Head Coach

by New York Islanders NYIslanders / New York Islanders

New York Islanders President and General Manager Garth Snow announced today that Jack Capuano has been relieved of his duties as Head Coach. Assistant General Manager Doug Weight has been named Interim Head Coach.

"The New York Islanders would like to thank Jack for his tireless work throughout his seven seasons with the organization as Head Coach," Snow said. "His leadership guided the team to the playoffs in three of the past four years, which included two straight 100-point seasons. He is a great coach and an even better person. We wish him nothing but the best moving forward."  

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Thomas Hickey Twitter Q&A

The Islanders defenseman took questions from fans Tuesday during a Twitter Q and A.

by New York Islanders NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Thomas Hickey answered fans questions during a Twitter Q and A on Tuesday with topics ranging from hockey to food to other sports. If you missed it in real time, NewYorkIslanders.com has you covered. Enjoy Hicks' Q and A below.

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Islanders Prospect Report

Mitchell Vande Sompel makes a good first impression on the London Knights

by Kelsey Smith NYIslanders / New York Islanders

Stay connected to the New York Islanders prospects all season with our weekly prospect report. This week, read about Mitchell Vande Sompel's London debut, Mathew Barzal's return to Seattle and more. 

Vande Sompel Makes His Debut with London:

Mitchell Vande Sompel made a good first impression on his new team, the London Knights. After being traded from the Oshawa Generals on Monday, Vande Sompel was in the Knights' lineup on Friday night, assisting on the game-winning goal in a 5-1 win over Saginaw. 

Vande Sompel is among the top scoring defensemen in the OHL this season with 38 points (17 goals, 21 assists) in 40 games played. The Islanders' 2015 third-round pick currently leads all OHL defensemen with 17 goals.

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The Skinny: Game 42 - Isles 4, Boston 0

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

by Eric Hornick @ehornick / New York Islanders

Game 42
Isles 4, Boston 0

Nikolay Kulemin scored 2 goals and Thomas Greiss made 32 saves to become the first Islander goalkeeper to earn a shutout IN Boston as the Isles blanked the Bruins 4-0 before a sellout crowd of 17,565 at TD Garden.

Josh Bailey and Jason Chimera also scored for the Isles; Chimera's shorthanded tally gives him goals in three straight games.

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