December 25, 2003 |
Center Alexei Yashin of the New York Islanders is expected to miss 10 to 12 weeks after partially severing tendons in his right wrist during Tuesday night's 4-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers. Yashin's right arm was cut by the skate of Flyer center Michal Handzus during a scramble that led to Arron Asham's game-tying goal. The cut resulted in two partially severed tendons and a severed nerve. Yashin underwent surgery and will be in a cast for four weeks before rehabilitation can begin.
January 13, 2014 |
Times columnist Helene Elliott rates the pluses and minuses in the NHL from the previous week: Plus + Riding a 17-1 surge, the Ducks are only the fifth team in NHL history to win 17 or more games in an 18-game span. A good omen? The first two, the 1967-68 Montreal Canadiens and 1981-82 New York Islanders, went on to win the Stanley Cup. The 1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins didn't. Nor did the 2009-10 Washington Capitals, coached by current Ducks Coach Bruce Boudreau. + The New York Rangers have won three in a row and eight of their last 11, and goaltender Henrik Lundqvist seems to have worked through his early-season struggles.
December 18, 1998 |
Ziggy Palffy never really wanted to move, he said. He just wanted to be able to afford one of the best houses in the neighborhood. Palffy, an all-star right winger who is one of only five NHL players to score 40 goals in each of the last three seasons, signed a $25-million, five-year contract with the New York Islanders after protracted negotiations that, at various times, had him going to most of the league's well-heeled teams.
October 22, 1987 |
For more than a decade, the best one-two offensive punch in hockey was Mike Bossy and Bryan Trottier. They led the New York Islanders to four consecutive Stanley Cup championships to open the '80s and have bedeviled goaltenders from coast to coast. Bossy was primarily the scorer and Trottier the playmaker. What goaltenders couldn't do, injury has done. With Bossy sitting out the season because of back and other injuries, the one-two punch has been broken up, at least temporarily.
November 24, 2001 |
Coming off their worst performance of the season, and spiraling with an eight-game winless streak, there is only one thing for the Mighty Ducks to do. Play on. "What we need to do is simply focus on the next game," Coach Bryan Murray said. That is tonight, at the New York Islanders. Certainly that is better than looking back at recent games. The Ducks are one shy of matching the longest winless streak in franchise history. They have not won since beating Atlanta, 5-0, on Nov. 4.
April 3, 1999 |
Kevin Haller and Wayne Gretzky continued their mutual disregard Friday. Haller, a Duck defenseman, knocked the Ranger center to the ice midway through the first period, drawing an interference penalty. Gretzky retaliated by attempting to spear Haller. Duck left wing Jim McKenzie then fought Ranger enforcer Rumun Ndur. "I try to play physical against him," Haller said. "He doesn't enjoy physical play. I thought it was a clean hit. Besides, he had the puck. That's the way it goes, though.
October 17, 2011 |
+ Confession is good for the soul. Pittsburgh's Arron Asham apologized for making tasteless gestures after he pummeled Washington's Jay Beagle. CBC personality Don Cherry apologized for calling Chris Nilan, Stu Grimson and Jim Thomson "pukes. " In turn, they dropped their threat to sue Cherry. + John Tavares had a hat trick and reluctant New York Islanders goaltender Evgeni Nabokov won his debut Saturday. Afterward, teammates lined up to form a "receiving line" to congratulate the stars.
October 24, 2012 |
The NHL's New York Islanders, unable to work out a deal to renovate or replace the Nassau Coliseum, announced Wednesday they will join the NBA's Nets in moving to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The Islanders announced a 25-year agreement to play in the new arena, which will seat only about 14,500 people for hockey. The move will take effect for the 2015-16 season. Cue the jokes about whether the NHL, which locked players out on Sept. 15 and on Tuesday declined an invitation from the players' union to restart negotiations, will have resumed play by the time the Islanders' move becomes official.
March 4, 2014 |
NHL trade deadline day was widely expected to be busy. The day before might prove to be even wilder. Several big-name hockey players were on the move Tuesday, 24 hours before time for dealing runs out, including star goalie Roberto Luongo , who was ushered out of Vancouver and sent back to Florida eight years after he was sent packing. The Panthers, on their way to missing the playoffs for the 13th time in 14 seasons, dealt goalie Jacob Markstrom and forward Shawn Matthias to the Canucks for Luongo and forward Steven Anthony . "We're getting a great goaltender, a proven commodity," Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon said.
October 11, 1999 |
Despite more than a one-week layoff since their season-opener, the New York Islanders didn't look rusty in their return to the ice Sunday. The Islanders got a goal and assist from rookie Tim Connolly and a goal and two assists from Mariusz Czerkawski to defeat the Colorado Avalanche, 4-2, in the Islanders' home opener. The spirited crowd of 14,523 saw New York, who hadn't played since Oct.