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Gillies' death brings back memories of 'reluctant warrior' to O'Reilly

Bruins forward battled, respected Islanders great who died at age 67

by Dave Stubbs @Dave_Stubbs / NHL.com Columnist

The rugged reputation of Clark Gillies was cemented in the 1980 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the New York Islanders power forward dropping his gloves four times in two Second Round games against Boston Bruins forward Terry O'Reilly, then once more against forward Al Secord.

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Gillies death has Bourne recalling when Islanders teammates became family

Stanley Cup champions 'were over the moon' that their children married each other

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Clark Gillies lived a Hollywood script.

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Hockey World Mourns and Celebrates Clark Gillies

The hockey world shares memories and condolences of late Islanders legend

by New York Islanders @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders were deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary power-forward and Hockey Hall of Fame member Clark Gillies on Friday night. 

So was the hockey world at large. 

Gillies was a larger-than life figure, a Hockey Hall of Famer and an important figure in the game. After news of his passing, the hockey world mourned and shared their memories and condolences. 

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Clark Gillies Passes Away

The Islanders are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary power-forward and Hockey Hall of Fame member Clark Gillies

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of legendary power-forward and Hockey Hall of Fame member Clark Gillies.

"The entire Islanders community is devastated by the loss of Clark Gillies," Islanders President and General Manager Lou Lamoriello said. "He epitomized what it means to be a New York Islander. The pride he felt wearing the Islanders sweater on the ice was evident by his willingness to do anything to win. Off the ice, he was just as big of a presence, always taking the time to give back to the local community. The New York Islanders have four Stanley Cups because of the sacrifices he and the members of those dynasty teams made for the franchise. On behalf of the entire organization, we send our deepest condolences to the entire Gillies family." 

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UBS Keys to the Game: Islanders vs. Maple Leafs

The Islanders host Toronto on Saturday night as they close out their back-to-back

by Sasha Kandrach @KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (14-13-6) VS TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (24-10-3)
7:00 PM | UBS ARENA | BUY TICKETS
WATCH: MSG+2 | MSG GO | ESPN+
LISTEN: 88.7FM | 103.9FM | 1050AM


The New York Islanders are trending in the right direction. 

After picking up their third-straight win, a 4-0 shutout over the Arizona Coyotes, and rising above NHL .500 for the first time since Nov. 11, 2021, the New York Islanders will waste no time before their next game, as they close out their back-to-back set against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night. 

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3 Takeaways: Islanders Shut Out Coyotes 4-0

Ilya Sorokin stops 17 shots as Islanders shut out Coyotes for second time this season

by Cory Wright @WrightsWay / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders winning streak reached three games on Friday night, after scoring a 4-0 win over the Arizona Coyotes at UBS Arena.

Scott Mayfield (1G, 1A), Austin Czarnik and Brock Nelson (2G) scored for the Islanders, who beat/blanked the Coyotes for the second time this season. Ilya Sorokin made 17 saves for his fourth shutout this season and second against the Coyotes this year. Josh Bailey and Adam Pelech each had a pair of assists in the contest.

With the win, the Islanders (14-13-6) moved above NHL .500 for the first time since Nov. 11, 2021. The Islanders (34 points) also leapfrogged the New Jersey Devils (33 points) and Philadelphia Flyers (34 points) in the Metropolitan Division standings, moving up to sixth place. 

As good an on-ice effort as the Islanders produced on Friday, it was overshadowed by the tragic passing of Islanders legend and Hockey Hall of Fame member Clark Gillies.

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Rapid Recap: Islanders 4, Coyotes 0

The Islanders blanked Arizona 4-0 on Friday night

by Sasha Kandrach @KandrachSasha / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders blanked the Arizona Coyotes 4-0 on Friday night at UBS Arena and posted their third-straight win. 

Brock Nelson scored two third-period goals, while Scott Mayfield and Austin Czarnik got on the board in the first period. Ilya Sorokin made 17 saves in the shutout victory as he recorded his fourth shutout of the season.  

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Ford Partnering with Islanders and UBS Arena To Honor the Military

Multi-Year Agreement Features BUILT FORD TOUGH Military Tribute Providing a Free Ford Truck to a Local Veteran

by New York Islanders PR @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

Ford has joined the New York Islanders and UBS Arena, the New York metropolitan area's newest premier entertainment and sports venue, as a sponsor, to collectively honor service members, veterans, and their families. 

This season, the organizations are teaming up to donate a new Ford truck to a local hero through the BUILT FORD TOUGH Military Tribute. Together, Your Local Ford Stores and the Islanders will invite the local community to nominate veterans and share their stories on why these local heroes are deserving of a new Ford truck. The lucky winner will be surprised with the truck at the end of the 21-22 regular season. For additional details on the BUILT FORD TOUGH Military Tribute and to nominate a deserving veteran, please visit www.newyorkislanders.com/fordtribute

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Islanders Host Military Appreciation Night Presented by Ford

Islanders to honor military members during game on Jan. 21 vs Coyotes

by New York Islanders Community Relations @NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

The New York Islanders are hosting Military Appreciation Night presented by Ford on Friday, January 21st against the Arizona Coyotes. More than 150 military members and their families have been invited to the game through ticket donations from the Islanders team and Ford.

Friday's game will also feature a ceremonial puck drop, military hat giveaway, and other activations that you can read more about below. Fans are also encouraged to submit photos of military family members for the chance to be showcased in-arena that night.
All submissions can be sent to communityrelations@newyorkislanders.com.

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This Day in Isles History: Jan. 21

The Islanders begin a15-game winning streak during the regular season

by New York Islanders NYIslanders / NewYorkIslanders.com

Jan. 21, 1982 - The Islanders 15-game winning streak begins with a 6-1 win over Pittsburgh. 

The Islanders first win of their 15-game winning streak was powered by goals from Brent Sutter, Bryan Trottier, Clark Gillies, Billy Caroll and two goals from Bob Bourne, including one on the power play. The Islanders 15-game winning streak ran from Jan. 21, 1982 to Feb. 21, 1982 where they lost 4-3 to the Penguins. The 15-game winning streak was a NHL record that stood for 11 years. It is currently tied for third. 

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