Cappy's Battle Level All Star Weekend

At the end of the first half of the season (technically more), the New York Islanders have secured second place in the entire Eastern Conference, first place in the Metropolitan Division with a record of 31-14-1 & 63 points. Here at TCL, the Cappy's encapsulate what has gotten the Islanders to this point, and what will drive them towards future success & hopefully a long Stanley Cup run.

Grinder Threads

Looking Forward: The Trade Deadline

The Islanders are having themselves a season like no other in recent memory. They sit atop the division with a 3 point cushion. They are within a point of the Conference lead and don't look to be slowing down at all. With all of this coming together at the right time, their trade deadline mentality could be completely different than what we're used to.

Isles First-Half Rewind and Second-Half Preview

It’s been a heck of a first half for the Islanders as they coast into the All-Star break with a 31-14-1 record, good for first place in the Metropolitan Division. They ended up the nominal first half with wins in five of their last six and own a tidy 15-2-0 record against division foes. The team is doing everything it can to make the last season at the Nassau Coliseum a memorable one.

So as the team takes a well-deserved break before the final second half push kicks off next Tuesday against the Rangers, it’s time to take a look back and what happened over the season’s first 46 games and preview ahead to the final 36 regular season games.

Game Preview: Islanders Head North Looking For Revenge

It was only a few short weeks ago that the Montreal Canadiens and their contingent of rowdy fans stormed into the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum and halted an Islanders 4 game-winning streak with a 3-1 victory. Fast-forward to tonight and the Islanders (30-13-1) are on another 4 game winning streak, and once again are set to square off against the Canadiens (27-13-3). Only difference is, the Isles and their raucous supporters are traveling north of the border looking to extend the streak to 5.

Counting Down The Days: A Look Towards The "Last" Half of the Season

The Islanders have already surpassed the midway point of the season, embarking on the second half of a year that is marking the end of an era for this organization.

There are currently 40 games remaining of the regular season, leaving only 24 games left to be played at the only building they have called home for the past 43 years; Nassau Coliseum.

With the off-season moves that GM Garth Snow made this summer, many predicted that the last year at the Madhouse on the Meadowbrook would be a memorable one. But it’s doubtful that many Islanders fans and hockey pundits expected the Islanders to be sitting atop the Metropolitan Division as they prepare to face their biggest rivals tonight, the New York Rangers.

Cappy's Battle Level Week 5

It's been a bit more than a week since the last Cappy's Battle Level. The West Coast trip took a toll, so I decided to wait it out until the Islanders weren't playing at 1 AM.

Isles Dominate Columbus 5-2, Remain Atop Metropolitan Division

If you believe in omens, scoring 31 seconds into the game isn't a bad sign if you're an Islander fan. At the end of the night the New York Islanders topped the Columbus Blue Jackets in dominating fashion, winning 5-2 at the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, setting the stage for what should be a great game Tuesday night against the Rangers.

Game Preview: Islanders at Devils

The New York Islanders head to the Prudential Center in New Jersey looking to end their 2 game skid against the division rival New Jersey Devils.

Despite Loss, Isles Have Turned Over A New Leaf

Last night’s loss to the Edmonton Oilers is not one where the Islanders could skate away believing that they played their best despite an unwanted outcome. Defensive breakdowns, a few bad goals let up by Jaroslav Halak, and an inability to capitalize on scoring chances led to their 5-2 defeat.

But there is one major positive that can be taken away from a 5-2 loss on the road to a team that has had a horrible start to the season.

Islanders Visit Buffalo Looking to Get Back on Track

The New York Islanders visit the Buffalo Sabres Saturday night as the NHL resumes games after its three day Christmas break. The Islanders will look to improve on its 23-11-0 record, good for second in the Metropolitan Division.