Player News - Islanders

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Ryan Pulock (upper body) isn't expected to return for Game 2 on Saturday.

Pulock last played on April 20. He had a goal and three points in four playoff contests before being sidelined.
Apr 28 - 3:45 PM

John Tavares had a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win against Tampa Bay in Game 1 Wednesday night.

Tavares now has six goals and 11 points in seven contests during the 2016 playoffs. He's building a reputation for himself as a big game player, especially after his pivotal role in the Islanders' series-clinching 2-1 double OT win against Florida on Sunday.
Apr 28 - 11:17 AM

Brock Nelson had two assists in a 5-3 win over the Lightning in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Nelson has a goal and five points in seven postseason contests in 2015-16. He had 26 goals and 40 points in 81 games during the regular season.
Apr 28 - 11:15 AM

Ryan Strome recorded two assists in the Islanders' 5-3 win against Tampa Bay in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Strome drew back into the lineup after being scratched for New York's final two first round games. He now has a goal and four points in five playoff games this year.
Apr 28 - 11:13 AM

Cal Clutterbuck found the back of the net in the Islanders' 5-3 win over the Lightning in Game 1 Wednesday night.

It was Clutterbuck's first goal and point of the 2016 playoffs. During the regular season he had 15 goals and 23 points in 77 contests.
Apr 28 - 11:12 AM

Alan Quine had an assist in the Islanders' 5-3 victory over Tampa Bay in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Quine is on a three-game point streak. That brings him up to a goal and four points in seven playoff contests.
Apr 28 - 11:11 AM

Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss played well in Tampa Bay Wednesday night, helping New York upset the Lightning 5-3 in Game 1 of the teams' second-round playoff series.

Greiss turned aside 33 of 36 Tampa Bay shots. He improved his post-season record to 5-2. His goals-against average is a sparkling 1.94 and his save percentage is .941. Consider taking Greiss for one-night fantasy action in the playoffs. He's pretty hot. And, if he keeps it up, the Lightning will have a tough time emerging triumphant in this series.
Apr 27 - 11:24 PM

Forward Shane Prince scored two first-period goals Wednesday night to help the visiting New York Islanders upset the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 in the first game of the teams' second-round playoff series.

Prince's goals were his second and third of the postseason. After Travis Hamonic scored his first playoff goal to tie the game 1-1 at 5:44 of the first period, Prince found the net at 17:28 and 19:57, giving the Isles a 3-1 lead going into the second period. Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson drew assists on both Prince goals. The Isles went ahead 4-1 in the second period on the sixth goal of the postseason for superstar John Tavares. Cal Clutterbuck netted the Isles' fifth goal in the final minute of the third period. It was his first goal of the playoffs. Game 2 of this series will be played in Tampa Saturday afternoon.
Apr 27 - 11:14 PM

Eric Boulton will be a healthy scratch in Game 1 of Round 2 versus Tampa Bay.

James Wright will also be in the press box for Game 1. Boulton didn't dress in Round 1 against the Florida Panthers after starting four straight to end the regular season.
Apr 27 - 6:52 PM

Thomas Greiss will start in Game 1 of Round 2 versus Tampa Bay.

Greiss ran up a 4-2 series victory over the Florida Panthers in the opening round, while posting a stingy 1.79 goals-against average and a .925 save percentage.
Apr 27 - 6:34 PM

Ryan Pulock (upper body) traveled with the Islanders to Tampa Bay.

Pulock probably won't play in Game 1 on Wednesday, but maybe he'll be ready in time for Saturday's contest. He has a goal and three points in four postseason games.
Apr 27 - 3:59 PM

Josh Bailey (upper body) will not play in Game 1 on Wednesday.

Bailey was injured during Sunday's contest against the Panthers. He has an assist in six playoff games this year.
Apr 27 - 3:19 PM

Christopher Gibson has been reassigned to AHL Bridgeport.

The Islanders still have three goaltenders on their roster, including Jaroslav Halak, who is recovering from a groin injury. Gibson had a 3.40 GAA and .882 save percentage in four regular season contests with the Islanders in 2015-16.
Apr 27 - 10:42 AM

The New York Islanders' second round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning will start on Wednesday.

That's very unusual given that Game 7 of the Anaheim-Nashville series is also set to happen on Wednesday. The start time for the Ducks-Predators game is 10:00 p.m. ET while the Islanders-Lightning is 7:00 p.m. ET, so we'll actually have one round start before the previous one finishes.
Apr 26 - 5:02 AM

The New York Islanders have recalled James Wright from the AHL.

The Isles had an extra spot on their roster after placing Ryan Pulock on injured reserve. Wright was originally drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008, but he joined the Islanders as an unrestricted free agent over the summer. He didn't suit up in an NHL game this season.
Apr 25 - 8:05 PM


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