And So It Ends

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Isles end their road trip with another shoot-out win and an entertaining afternoon tilt in Buffalo.

Really, you can't tell me Jiggs McDonald isn't their lucky charm!

New York Islanders 4*, Buffalo Sabres 3 (*SO): Johnson-Scott fight, Lee's pair, 26th place and such

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The Isles and Sabres met to close out the season, and it was everything you thought it would be.

The New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres, or AHL injury replacement facsmiles thereof, concluded the regrettable 2013-14 season in Buffalo Sunday. Though they didn't display great hockey, they gave fans 65 minutes plus the tie-breaking breakaway drill. And a bunch of fights.

The Bridge Report: Who’s Left?

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I recognized Pedan....

I recognized Pedan….

New York Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres: NHL season closes with an AHL feel

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"Think the old folks in Florida are gonna like these guys?" -Slap Shot

"Meaningless" is in the eye of the beholder, but today's season finale between the New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres offers meaning to so very few.

By puck drop, the NHL's playoff pairings are already set (and don't include these teams) and these two lineups will be far cries from what both teams expect to field in their next game that matters, early next October.

That said, with both teams decimated by injuries, this game sure has meaning to the lucky callups who replace the wounded. (Oh, and to those draft lottery-focused Isles fans who desperately desire a loss to assure a finish behind Calgary.)

New York Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres: Pregame Report

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The New York Islanders (33-37-11, 77 pts) take on the Buffalo Sabres (21-51-9, 51 pts) tonight in game no. 82 of the 2013-14 season. Here’s what you need to know before puck drop…

 

Where: First Niagara Center, Buffalo, NY
When: 5:00 PM ET, Apr. 13, 2014
TV: MSG+2 (Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring)
Radio: 88.7 FM WRHU, 103.9 FM LINews Radio

 

New York Islanders vs. Buffalo Sabres: 5 Questions with Die By The Blade

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Chatting with the upstate version of the Islanders ca. 2009.

The New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres, the state's two worst hockey teams, close the book on quite regrettable (for different reasons) seasons in Buffalo tonight.

The Sabres were always expected to be -- even planned to be -- bad this season, but they ended up being historically bad as they enter today with 51 points and 154 goals in 81 games. That cost them their general manager and coach (justifiably), a briefly returning hero (and former Islanders unperson), and two longtime stars who knew they'd be moved heading into this Dead Season Walking.

Islanders Top Shelf : 4/13/14

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It all started innocently enough back at Barclays Center in Brooklyn when the grass was still green and temperatures still warm. It will all end tonight in cold Buffalo as the Islanders close out their 2013-14 season against the Buffalo Sabres. If you care to tune in, its a 5pm EST start.

Ryan Pulock, his junior season now over after his team was eliminated in the playoffs, will head to Bridgeport for the final four games of the American Hockey League season after yesterday’s game was postponed due to poor ice conditions at Webster Bank Arena. Must have been some rave the night before to melt the ice surface to the point where they could not get it ready for a 7pm start.

Islanders Gameday News: Ryan Pulock to Bridgeport, Ryan Smyth to the buffet line

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The New York Islanders and Buffalo Sabres close out disappointing seasons, even by their asterisked expectations.

It all comes to an end tonight for the New York Islanders, except it doesn't, because they're in prospect evaluation mode anyway, and some prospects will continue on in Bridgeport until the AHL season is done.

It's an early (5 p.m.) start, so get your homework done quickly, won't you:

New York Islanders Sale Talks: $370M valuation is complicated

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I'll give you some cash, some notes, some old trading cards, and a promise for Bazooka gum.

New York Islanders sale talks between owner Charles Wang and lawyer and hedge fund alchemist Andrew Barroway reportedly continue, though there are several hurdles and it continues to look like no deal for all or even part of the team is imminent at this time.

Sports Business Journal reporter Chris Botta provides the latest additional detail on the talks, which are understood to be the only conversations Wang is having to sell all or part of the team at this time:

Youth Will Be Served

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The youth gave fans something to look forward to.

The youth gave fans something to look forward to.

Heat Wave: Is your NHL team a garbage fire, car fire, dumpster fire or tire fire?

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Proceed with caution.

As the NHL season winds down, 16 teams prepare for the playoffs and 14 prepare for next season. Some of those non-playoff teams require more preparation than others.

Islanders Top Shelf : 4/12/14

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And then there was one. One game remaining in the 2013-14 regular season for the New York Islanders after last night’s 3-2 shootout victory over the New Jersey Devils in Newark.

The kids continue to get tons of ice time and produce as they try to impress the coaching staff prior to Monday’s break-up day when everyone goes their separate ways to begin their off-season training regimens after a little vacation to sooth the body and mind.

New York Islanders 3*, New Jersey Devils 2 (*SO): Strome, Bailey spin past Brodeur

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At least they didn't order the Code Tapezoid.

The New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils played a sleepy penultimate game for their seasons, with some suspicion that it could be Martin Bordeur's last start as a Devil and perhaps as an NHLer. If it was any of those, it did not end well.

Islanders : Triantaphilisms – 10 Things I Think I Think 4/11/14

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Is there any doubt that Evgeni Nabokov should be back next season?

Nabokov, the New York Islanders’ starting goaltender since the middle of the 2011-12 season, made 19 saves to earn his fourth shutout of the 2013-14 season last night in Montreal. While the 38-year-old goalie has certainly slowed down since his days in San Jose, Nabby has demonstrated his ability to “get it done” throughout his tenure on Long Island.

Islanders Bring Up Justin Johnson

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The New York Islanders have called up forward Justin Johnson from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, the team’s minor league affiliate, on an emergency basis the team announced today. Johnson 32, was an undrafted free agent who played three years with the the Manchester Monarchs, the Los Angeles Kings’ minor league team before signing a two-way deal […]

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New York Islanders vs New Jersey Devils: Pre-Game Report

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New York Islanders (32-37-11, 75 pts) @ New Jersey Devils (34-29-17, 85 pts)

Where: Prudential Center, Newark, NJ

When : 7:30 PM ET, April 10, 2014

TV : MSG +2 (Jiggs McDonald, Butch Goring)

Radio : 88.7 FM WRHU, 103.9 FM LINews Radio

The New York Islanders aka the walking wounded, will limp into New Jersey to take on the Devils in the penultimate game of the season.

New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils: Justin Johnson gets the call

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If at first you don't succeed, try, try, and keep on trying.

As the schedule dwindles down to some playoff-less have-nots, tonight we get another angle for entertainment: With yet another injury to a lineup more than half full of rookies, the New York Islanders have recalled Justin Johnson for his NHL debut at age 32.

THE SCOOP: WHAT WOULD YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE CALLED?

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THE SCOOP: WHAT WOULD YOUR AUTOBIOGRAPHY BE CALLED?

This is very cute, but wouldn't Matt Martin's Autobiography be called:  "HIT MAN"

Runnin With The Devils

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Ryan is looking for some job security.

Ryan is looking for some job security.

This should just be another segment of the Bridge Report because any name left on this Islanders roster either started in Bridgeport this year or their time is running out and they’ll eventually be injured, maybe even tonight as the Islanders travel to “The Rock” to face the New Jersey Devils for the final time of the year.

Johnson Recalled

Islanders : Sundstrom Down, Who’s Left?

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And another one bites the dust for the Islanders. With an injury list that seems almost as long as the roster sheet that head coach Jack Capuano has to fill out for the National Hockey League on every game night, New York lost another forward last night, Johan Sundstrom to the hit shown on the video above.

What that means is that another rookie is set to make his National Hockey League debut tonight in Newark against the Devils.

Today, it was announced that forward Justin Johnson was recalled from Bridgeport on a ‘emergency’ basis to take Sundstrom’s roster spot.

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