Bringing The Thunder On The Lightning

It's becoming more evident that the games the Islanders play against elite teams are ones they should usually win, which was the exact opposite case last year.

Grinder Threads

Sound Tigers Update 11/19/2014

Lead by Ryan Pulock and Kael Mouillierat, the Sound Tigers had another productive weekend and now sit atop the Northeast Division and Eastern Conference with 21 points.

11/18/14 Pregame: Isles Look to Zap Lightning

The Islanders play host to the Tampa Bay Lightning Tuesday night as they look to exact revenge on the Lightning for Saturday night’s 5-2 defeat in the Sunshine State. The loss snapped the Isles’ five game win streak but they will look to start up another one at the Nassau Coliseum against a loaded Lightning team.

Cappy's Battle Level Week 2

The Islanders have had quite a week and a half. Minus the loss against Tampa to end the 5 game winning streak, I haven't seen a better stretch of hockey in quite a long time.

Isles get Struck By Lightning

The Isles winning streak was halted Saturday night after a 5-2 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. Some would argue that the Isles battled hard all game, but in my opinion the effort wasn't really there.

Isles Hold Off A Fierce Panthers Squad

The Isles extended their 4 game winning streak to 5 with a shootout win against the Florida Panthers Friday night.

11/15/14 Pregame: Isles look to strike first in Tampa Bay

This game is the first of a home and home series between the two talented Eastern Conference teams. They will skate again in Uniondale on Tuesday 11/18/14. Tampa Bay and New York’s statistical lines throughout the 2014-15 look extremely similar.

News & Notes From Across The Sound

The Bridgeport Sound Tigers are off to a fast start to start the season. A dominant power play, improved goaltending of Kevin Poulin and full team efforts have the Sound Tigers in a 4 way tie for the most points in the Eastern Conference.

Islanders Look to Bury Avalanche Tuesday Night

The Islanders will host the Colorado Avalanche Tuesday night at the Nassau Coliseum as the Isles look to extend its winning streak to four and improve to 10-5-0 on the season. It will be the Islanders first home game back after a 3-2-0 road trip out west but will be slightly better than a stop-over before the team hits the road to Florida for two more the rest of the week.

Bark At The Moon; Ending This Road Trip Right

Maybe I should start doing "Cappy's Battle Level" more often. It seems as though the past two games the Islanders have turned on a switch & have played the best hockey of the season so far.