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Vancouver Canucks' Zack MacEwan celebrates his goal against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Vancouver, British Columbia. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)

Miller scores only goal in shootout, Canucks top Islanders

Mar. 11, 2020 2:38 AM EDT

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — J.T. Miller scored the only goal in the shootout and the Vancouver Canucks beat the New York Islanders 5-4 Tuesday night to move into a wild-card playoff spot in the tight Western Conference. "I think in the third, the difference today was we brought another level," said...

Montreal Canadiens left wing Paul Byron (41) watches his power-play goal go into the net behind New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, March 3, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Gallagher helps Canadiens start fast, beat Islanders 6-2

Mar. 3, 2020 10:44 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist in Montreal’s three-goal first period, and the Canadiens went on to a 6-2 win over the New York Islanders on Tuesday night. Joel Armia also had a goal and an assist, and Jeff Petry, Charles Hudon, Paul Byron and Jordan Weal also scored for...

New York Rangers center Mika Zibanejad (93) embraces New York Rangers left wing Chris Kreider (20) after scoring the winning goal in overtime of an NHL hockey game against the New York Islanders, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. The Rangers won 4-3. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Zibanejad scores in OT, Rangers beat rival Islanders 4-3

Feb. 25, 2020 11:27 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — When the puck came to Mika Zibanejad in overtime, he knew what he wanted to do. Zibanejad scored 28 seconds into the extra period and the New York Rangers recovered after giving up a two-goal lead and beat the rival New York Islanders 4-3 Tuesday night for their eighth win in nine...

Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid, right, moves the puck while under pressure from Los Angeles Kings defenseman Sean Walker during the third period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Los Angeles. The Oilers won 4-2. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Oilers among winners, Panthers losers at NHL trade deadline

Feb. 25, 2020 3:54 AM EST

Mired in a run of one playoff appearance in 13 seasons, the Edmonton Oilers could really use some hockey deep into April and perhaps May and June. General manager Ken Holland took a few small steps toward making that happen at the NHL trade deadline by picking up defenseman Mike Green and forwards Andreas...

Ottawa Senators center Jean-Gabriel Pageau, center, fights for control of the puck with Colorado Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon, left, and defenseman Cale Makar in the first period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Islanders bolstered with trade-deadline addition of Pageau

Feb. 25, 2020 3:47 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — After standing pat at the trade deadline a year ago, New York Islanders president and general manager Lou Lamoriello stressed that he didn’t believe in making a deal just to get a new player or two. It had to be for the right players who would improve the team. Lamoriello had the...

Chicago Blackhawks' Erik Gustafsson (56) skates away from Winnipeg Jets' Jacob Cederholm (78) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Sunday, Feb. 16, 2020, in Winnipeg, Manitoba. (Fred Greenslade/The Canadian Press via AP)

Flames answer Oilers' trades by acquiring two defensemen

Feb. 24, 2020 5:07 PM EST

The latest on the NHL trade deadline (all times Eastern): 4:35 p.m. The Calgary Flames have acquired defensemen Erik Gustafsson from Chicago and Derek Forbort from Los Angeles. The Flames sent a 2020 third-round pick to the Blackhawks for Gustafsson and a conditional 2021 fourth-rounder to the Kings for Forbort....

New York Islanders right wing Leo Komarov (47) and San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek, right, battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Anders Lee scores twice, Islanders beat Sharks 4-1

Feb. 23, 2020 9:15 PM EST

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Islanders needed a boost at home after a rough four-game trip last week. Semylon Varlamov's strong netminding again proved key — as did a scoring injection from captain Anders Lee. Lee scored twice and added an assist, Varlamov made 29 saves and the Islanders won...

New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov, left, stops a shot by Colorado Avalanche left wing Matt Nieto as Islanderss defenseman Nick Leddy covers during the second period of an NHL hockey game Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2020, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Francouz makes 27 saves, leads Avs to 3-1 win over Islanders

Feb. 20, 2020 1:31 AM EST

DENVER (AP) — Pavel Francouz made 27 saves and lost his first NHL shutout with just over two minutes remaining as the Colorado Avalanche beat the New York Islanders 3-1 on Wednesday night. “I was telling my father (Wednesday) I’m going to get him a shutout, so I’m really sad that it...

Arizona Coyotes goaltender Antti Raanta (32) and New York Islanders left wing Ross Johnston fight for the puck in the first period during an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 17, 2020, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

Raanta stops 25 shots in Coyotes' 2-1 win over Islanders

Feb. 17, 2020 7:43 PM EST

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — A January funk sent the Arizona Coyotes tumbling from the top of the Pacific Division to fighting for a playoff spot. By getting back to their defensive roots, the Coyotes put together their first winning streak in more than a month — against two of the NHL's best road teams,...

Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8), of Russia, and New York Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield (24), left wing Michael Dal Colle (28) and Derick Brassard battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Islanders keep Ovechkin at 698 goals, beat Capitals 5-3

Feb. 10, 2020 10:41 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barry Trotz would've been OK if Alex Ovechkin reached 700 goals as long as his New York Islanders won the game. Thanks to Trotz's trademark defensive structure, he didn't have to worry about witnessing Ovechkin reach another milestone. The Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 5-3 Monday...