Player News - Islanders

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Travis Hamonic scored a goal in a 3-2 overtime win over Washington.

Hamonic has three goals and five points in 18 games this season. Those certainly aren't noteworthy offensive numbers and he's not expected to improve much in that regard. However, he is a decent source of penalty minutes with 46 already this season.
Nov 27 - 9:37 AM

Ryan Strome had two assists in the Islanders' 3-2 overtime loss on Wednesday.

Strome has been a big part of the Islanders' success this season as he's helped provide them with some much needed secondary scoring. He has four goals and 17 points in 22 contests in 2014-15.
Nov 27 - 9:35 AM

Jaroslav Halak made 25 saves on 27 shots in the New York Islanders' 3-2 overtime win over Washington.

Halak has now won an incredible eight consecutive starts (the Islanders have won five in a row). Halak's last loss came on November 1st against San Jose. The 29-year-old is 11-4-0 with a 2.20 goals-against-average and a .923 save percentage. The Islanders have been a pleasant surprise this season. They are 10-2-0 in the month of November.
Nov 26 - 10:20 PM

John Tavares scored the overtime winner in the Islanders' 3-2 win over Washington.

The Islanders never trailed in this game. With Caps' forward Nicklas Backstrom in the box, John Tavares beat Braden Holtby in overtime. The 24-year-old has nine goals and 21 points in 22 games this season. Tavares played 21:38 in the game and registered four shots on goal. Anders Lee and Travis Hamonic also scored for the Islanders.
Nov 26 - 10:01 PM

Calvin de Haan and Thomas Hickey will tag back in Wednesday night against the Capitals.

Brian Strait and Matt Donovan played Monday night againstthe Flyers in their place due to illness, but it seems all is well again and Coach Capuano's preferred duo are ready to go.

Jaroslav Halak will play Wednesday night against the Capitals.

A winner of six straight, Halak will look to improve on his .922 save percentage and 2.33 GAA. To wit, he's allowed just 31 goals in his 14 previous starts with three shutouts.
Nov 26 - 6:00 PM

Thomas Hickey (illness) was back on the ice Tuesday for the team's practice.

Hickey wasn't available for Monday's game. He has a goal and six points in 20 games in 2014-15.
Nov 26 - 9:25 AM

Calvin De Haan (illness) took part in Tuesday's practice.

De Haan didn't play on Monday due to the disease. After skating on Tuesday, it wouldn't surprise us if he ended up playing Wednesday.
Nov 26 - 9:24 AM

Jack Capuano is just two games away from the 300-mark.

Capuano's tenure with the Islanders has been a mixed bag, but after some offseason upgrades and with some of their young players stepping up, New York has been superb this season with a 15-6-0 record. That's brought Capuano's career record to 133-126-39. "You know what I'm gonna say: It's not about me, it never has been," Capuano said. "It's always about the guys in the room. I've tried to keep the same message from day one here."
Nov 26 - 9:23 AM

The New York Islanders have acquired Alexandre Mallet and a 2016 third-round pick from the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for Andrey Pedan.

Mallet has 11 points and 20 penalty minutes in 14 games with the ECHL Kalamazoo Wings in 2014-15. He'll play for the ECHL Stockton Thunder now. He was taken in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, but hasn't really worked out. At the age of 22, there's still time for him to turn his career around.
Nov 25 - 5:13 PM

Islanders goalie Jaroslav Halak didn't excel quite as much as his counterpart in the Flyers' net Monday night but he was stellar nonetheless and emerged victorious in a 1-0, shootout victory.

Halak, who denied Scott Laughton and Claude Giroux in the shootout, made 21 saves against Philadelphia and recorded his third shutout of the season. The Islanders, who have won 15 of their first 21 games for the first time in team history, will look to make it five in a row Wednesday when they entertain the Washington Capitals in the first of a home-and-home series. While Halak was strong in this one, Flyers goalie Steve Mason was outstanding and made 46 saves to also get credited with a shutout. With the Isles on fire, Halak's fantasy value is increasing rapidly. He is 10-4 on the season with a 2.23 goals-against average and a .922 save percentage.
Nov 24 - 10:51 PM

Kyle Okposo didn't score but he certainly came close as he and the New York Islanders prevailed Monday night with a memorable, 1-0 shootout win over the visiting Philadelphia Flyers.

Okposo fired eight shots on net and was robbed on several good opportunities by Flyers goalie Steve Mason, who had a phenomenal game with 46 saves. Mason stopped Okposo on his shootout chance as well, but Frans Neilsen and John Tavares were able to get past Mason in the shootout and the Islanders were able to come out with a victory. It was their fourth victory in a row.
Nov 24 - 10:43 PM

Matt Donovan will play in his first game of the season on Monday against Philadelphia.

He appeared in 52 games with the Islanders last year, where he compiled 16 points, 68 hits, 72 blocks and a minus-9 rating. Brian Strait will draw into the lineup as well because Thomas Hickey and Calvin de Haan will sit because of illness.

Calvin De Haan will sit out Monday's game because of an illness.

He has three assists, 39 hits and 26 blocks in 17 games this season. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Nov 24 - 6:37 PM

Thomas Hickey won't play Monday against Philadelphia because of an illness.

He has six points and 34 blocks in 20 games this season with the Islanders. Consider him day-to-day.
Nov 24 - 6:34 PM

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