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New York Islanders right wing Josh Bailey (12) celebrates his goal with teammate Brock Nelson (29) after scoring against the Washington Capitals during the third period of an  NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Bailey helps Islanders rally to beat Capitals 4-2 in Game 1

Aug. 12, 2020 8:22 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Islanders coach Barry Trotz isn't surprised the Washington Capitals, his former team, is unhappy with Anders Lee. Trotz didn't see anything wrong with Lee's play in a 4-2 first-round series playoff-opening victory in which the New York captain set the tone with a big hit on Capitals...

The Florida Panthers skate off the ice after their team's 5-1 loss to the New York Islanders in an NHL Stanley Cup Playoff qualifying round hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Dale Tallon, after 10 seasons, out as Florida Panthers' GM

Aug. 10, 2020 8:09 AM EDT

The Florida Panthers will have a new general manager next season, making the announcement early Monday that Dale Tallon is leaving the franchise after 10 years. Tallon’s contract as president of hockey operations and general manager expired July 1, and was extended by Panthers owner Vincent Viola to get...

New York Islanders center Mathew Barzal (13) gets stick tripped by Florida Panthers defenseman Aaron Ekblad (5) during the first period NHL Stanley Cup Playoff qualifying round hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders, sparked by Barzal, top Panthers 5-1 to advance

Aug. 8, 2020 9:36 AM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Mathew Barzal can appreciate how the New York Islanders’ identity is built around being defensively sound. In centering New York’s top line, Barzal also knows it’s his role to contribute on offense, too. Acknowledging it took him a few games to find a groove following...

New York Islanders left wing Anthony Beauvillier (18) celebrates his goal against the Florida Panthers during the first period of an NHL hockey game in Toronto, Friday, Aug. 7, 2020. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)

Islanders advance with 5-1 win over Panthers

Aug. 7, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The New York Islanders like to rely on defenseman Ryan Pulock's blistering point shot to help generate offense. On Friday, they advanced to the first round of the NHL playoffs courtesy of Pulock using his stick to make a clutch defensive play and secure a preliminary round series-clinching...

Montreal Canadiens goaltender Carey Price (31) stays out of the way as Pittsburgh Penguins' Conor Sheary (43) chases Canadiens' Brett Kulak (77) during first period NHL Eastern Conference Stanley Cup playoff action in Toronto on Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Not just Price is right: Canadiens have Penguins on brink

Aug. 7, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

It seemed like any hope the Montreal Canadiens had of beating the Pittsburgh Penguins rested on the shoulders of goaltender Carey Price. Price has shouldered a big load in net, but he's not the only reason the high-powered Penguins are on the brink of elimination, down 2-1 in the best-of-five qualifying round...

Florida Panthers left wing Erik Haula (56) celebrates his goal with teammates Keith Yandle (3) Jonathan Huberdeau (11) after scoring against the New York Islanders during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Ontario, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Panthers avoid elimination, beat Islanders 3-2 in Game 3

Aug. 5, 2020 4:38 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Brian Boyle and the Florida Panthers turned the tables on the New York Islanders by playing with more discipline and patience to avoid being swept from the playoffs. Boyle and Mike Hoffman scored goals 2:47 apart, and the Panthers took advantage of several miscues in beating the Islanders...

Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby (87) celebrates his goal with teammates Justin Schultz (4) and Jake Guentzel (59) during the first period of an NHL hockey playoff game  Monday, Aug. 3, 2020 in Toronto. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Aye Captains: Crosby, McDavid provide Penguins, Oilers spark

Aug. 4, 2020 8:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — The C’s have it: Crosby and Connor, that is. It didn’t take long for the two captains — Pittsburgh’s Sidney Crosby and Edmonton’s Connor McDavid — to make their presence felt three days into the NHL’s expanded playoffs. With each of their...

New York Islanders left wing Matt Martin (17) celebrates his goal with teammates as Florida Panthers defenceman Keith Yandle (3) skates away during the second period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Tuesday, Aug. 4, 2020. (Nathan Denette/The Canadian Press via AP)

Eberle scores 2 in Islanders' 4-2 win over Panthers

Aug. 4, 2020 6:13 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Jordan Eberle scored twice, including the go-ahead goal, and the New York Islanders rallied to a 4-2 win over the Florida Panthers and take a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five NHL preliminary round playoff series on Tuesday. Ryan Pulock and Matt Martin also scored, and Semyon Varlamov stopped...

New York Islanders defenseman Andy Greene (4) celebrates a goal by teammate Jean-Gabriel Pageau, not pictured, as Florida Panthers right wing Brett Connolly (10) and teammates Frank Vatrano (77) and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (72) look on during the first period of an NHL Stanley Cup playoff hockey game in Toronto, Saturday, Aug. 1, 2020. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)

Varlamov stops 27 shots, Isles beat Panthers 2-1 in Game 1

Aug. 1, 2020 7:52 PM EDT

TORONTO (AP) — Semyon Varlamov stopped 27 shots and the New York Islanders opened their best-of-five playoff series with a 2-1 win over the Florida Panthers on Saturday in the NHL’s return following a 4 1/2-month break. Anthony Beauvillier scored the decisive goal on a power play at 3:39 of the...

FILE - In this Dec. 31, 2016, file photo, former St. Louis Blues' Chris Pronger, left, laughs with former Chicago Blackhawks' Kyle Calder after a check during the Winter Classic alumni outdoor hockey game at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. Pronger insists there’s no ill will after his surprising split with the Florida Panthers earlier in July 2020. Pronger, who was senior vice president of hockey operations, just decided the time was right to step away from the game, even with the Panthers making a playoff push, he said. (AP Photo/Billy Hurst, File)

Pronger moves on from Panthers split without animosity

Jul. 28, 2020 2:04 AM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Chris Pronger might not book a client of his family’s blossoming boutique travel agency business into the NHL bubble. But if Pronger were stuck in one of the league’s hub cities for an extended period, the Hall of Famer knows what he would pack. “You just put a...