Player News - Islanders

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Nikolay Kulemin scored his first goal of the postseason during Saturday's Game 2 against Tampa Bay.

Kulemin's tally gave the Islanders a brief breath of life, cutting their deficit to 2-1 late in the first period. Unfortunately, it'd be the only offense of the game as New York fell 4-1. He now has two points during the playoffs.
Apr 30 - 6:28 PM

Thomas Greiss and the Islanders fell 4-1 on Saturday to Tampa Bay in Game 2.

Greiss turned away 27 of 30 shots, including three of four on special teams. Greiss will surely want this game back, but at least he'll take the solace in knowing the series is merely knotted at one.
Apr 30 - 6:27 PM

Coach Jack Capuano will forego any lineup changes for Saturday's Game 2 versus Tampa Bay.

Which means Adam Pelech will be joined by a cast of mostly injured Islanders; Brian Strait, Eric Boulton, Jaroslav Halak, James Wright, Anders Lee, and Mikhail Grabovski.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 30 - 2:52 PM

Thomas Greiss will be in net against Tampa Bay in Game 2 on Saturday.

Greiss turned away 33 of 36 shots the Lightning put on net in the 5-2 Game 1 win on Wednesday. He's still rocking a .941 save percentage through seven games this postseason, and there's little reason to see him slowing down.
Apr 30 - 1:47 PM

Jaroslav Halak (groin) was on the ice with the Islanders on Friday.

Halak skated and took some shots. If he's getting close to returning, and we can't say for certain that he is, then it will be interesting to see where the Islanders go from there. At this point the starting job is probably Thomas Greiss' to lose.
Apr 29 - 2:25 PM

When Ryan Pulock (upper body) is healthy, there's a good chance that he'll draw back into the lineup.

That would likely be at the expense of Marek Zidlicky, who has participated in the Isladners' last three playoff games. Pulock has been ruled out for Game 2, but he might be back for Game 3.
Apr 29 - 10:41 AM

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


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