Martin, Pulock help Isles top Lightning 3-2 to tie series
Matt Martin capped New York’s three-goal second period, Ryan Pulock made a diving stop in front of an open goal in the closing seconds and the Islanders held on to beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 to even their Stanley Cup semifinal series at two games apiece.
Islanders beat Bruins 6-2 in Game 6, reach Stanley Cup semis
Brock Nelson scored twice in another big second period by New York, Semyon Varlamov stopped 23 shots and the Islanders beat the Boston Bruins 6-2 in Game 6 on Wednesday night to advance to the Stanley Cup semifinals for the second straight year.
Cizikas' OT goal lifts Islanders past Bruins 4-3 in Game 2
Casey Cizikas scored on a breakaway with 14:48 gone in overtime and Semyon Varlamov returned to the net to make 39 saves to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-3 victory over the Boston Bruins and knotting their second-round playoff series at one game apiece.
NHL camps to open July 10 if league, players agree to resume
The NHL and NHL Players' Association gave the go-ahead Thursday for teams to open training camp on July 10 in the next step forward toward completing the pandemic-delayed season. Players were allowed to resume small-group, voluntary workouts and teams could open their training facilities Monday. Groups of players began skating this week, while others were waiting for a firm timeline to ramp up for games. This year youre not going to be going into training camp and the first game of the season. The other 16 teams play best-of-five series.
Lee helps Islanders beat Lightning 5-2 for 8th straight win
The Islanders won 5-2. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)UNIONDALE, NY Since opening the season with three losses in four games, the New York Islanders have been unbeatable thanks to sheer teamwork. Anders Lee had a goal and two assists in New York's three-goal third period, and the Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-2 Friday night for their eighth straight win. The Lightning had won seven of their previous nine meetings against the Islanders since start of 2016-17 season. The previous time the teams met at Nassau Coliseum last Feb. 1, Greiss and Vasilevskiy battled to a scoreless tie before the Lightning won in a shootout.