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Belmont Park to host entire fall meet on site

Sep. 19, 2019 3:26 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Belmont Park's entire 37-day fall meet will be run at the venerable track instead of having a portion of it at Aqueduct. The New York Racing Association said Thursday that the current construction site preparation for the New York Islanders' new arena at Belmont Park is having less impact...

Lightning still the team to beat in NHL's Eastern Conference

Sep. 18, 2019 3:59 PM EDT

Getting swept in the first round wasn't enough to knock the Tampa Bay Lightning off the mountaintop. After finishing 21 points ahead of everyone else during the 2018-19 regular season, the Lightning are again Stanley Cup favorites and the team to beat in an ever-improving Eastern Conference. With a stacked roster...

Reimer, Forsberg lead Hurricanes in shutout of Lightning

Sep. 18, 2019 12:17 AM EDT

James Reimer and Anton Forsberg combined for a shutout as the Carolina Hurricanes beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-0 in an NHL preseason game in Tampa, Florida, on Tuesday night. Reimer and Forsberg each played half the game for the Hurricanes, who reached the Eastern Conference final last spring after missing the...

Penguins excited for fresh start after disappointing finish

Sep. 13, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

CRANBERRY TOWNSHIP, Pa. (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins are excited for a fresh start. Sidney Crosby and the Penguins became the first team in a generation to win consecutive championships a little more than two years ago. But the Penguins stumbled into an extended offseason last spring when the New York...

Islanders look to keep improving in 2nd year under Trotz

Sep. 12, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders know about the moves other teams in the Metropolitan Division made in the offseason. It just doesn't matter to them. After finishing second in the division and reaching the second round of the playoffs, the Islanders return mostly the same roster and are...

Islanders agree to terms with C Brassard on 1-year deal

Aug. 21, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

EAST MEADOW, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders agreed to terms with Derick Brassard on a one-year contract Wednesday. Brassard, who will turn 32 on Sept. 22, had 14 goals and nine assists in 70 games last season while with Pittsburgh, Florida and Colorado. He also had an assist in nine playoff games with...

NY state approves $1.3 billion arena project for Islanders

Aug. 9, 2019 12:34 AM EDT

ELMONT, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the New York Islanders hockey team at Belmont Park. Newsday reports the six members of the Empire State Development board voted Thursday in favor of the...

Potvin announces retirement as TV broadcaster for Panthers

Jul. 29, 2019 5:52 PM EDT

SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — Hockey Hall of Famer Denis Potvin has announced his retirement as a television broadcaster for the Florida Panthers. Potvin, a former captain for the New York Islanders, was part of the Panthers' first broadcast team in 1993-94 and spent 21 seasons as their TV analyst. Potvin, 65, was...