NHL

New York Islanders (48-27-7)


Sun. 9/16 Mon. 9/17 Sun. 4/28 Wed. 5/1 Fri. 5/3
vs. Phi 
W 3-0
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@ Phi 
L 1-3
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vs. Car 
L 1-2
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@ Car 
L 2-5
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@ Car 
L 2-5
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Islanders optimistic after turnaround despite playoff exit

Despite getting swept in the Eastern Conference semifinals, the New York Islanders know they made big strides in their turnaround first season under president and general manager Lou Lamoriello and coach Barry Trotz.

Predicted by many experts to miss the playoffs for the ninth time in 12 seasons, the Islanders led the Metropolitan Division for a big chuck of the middle of the season before finishing second at 48-27-7. They followed up their surprising season with a four-game sweep of Pittsburgh in the first round of the playoffs when everything seemed to be going their way.

After waiting 10 days to start the next round, nothing went New York's way as the Islanders couldn't rediscover their scoring touch and were swept by Carolina.

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Leaders
Points: M. Barzal62
Plus/Minus: C. Cizikas22
Shots on Goal: A. Lee204
PIM: S. Mayfield68
Win: R. Lehner25
Shutouts: R. Lehner6
Offense (Rank)
Goals: 223 (22)
Shots: 2360 (29)
PP%: 14.5% (29)
Penalty Minutes: 644 (22)
Assists: 372 (23)
SH Goals: 6 (19)
Standings
Metropolitan Division
  W L OTL Pts
xy-Washington 48 26 8 104
x-NY Islanders 48 27 7 103
x-Pittsburgh 44 26 12 100
x-Carolina 46 29 7 99
x-Columbus 47 31 4 98
Philadelphia 37 37 8 82
NY Rangers 32 36 14 78
New Jersey 31 41 10 72
Full Standings
 
Defense (Rank)
Goals Against: 191 (31)
Shots Against: 2534 (20)
PK%: 79.9% (17)
Penalty Minutes: 633 (22)
Shutouts: 11 (1)
Sv%: 0.925 (1)
Injuries
Date Player Status
No Recent Injuries
Transactions
Date Player Transactions
5/16 C. Jones Signed with European team HC Thurgau-Switzerland
5/14 Y. Rathgeb Waived For purpose of being released
4/6 J. Smith Sent to minors Bridgeport-AHL
4/4 J. Smith Called up from minors from Bridgeport-AHL
4/2 M. Jobst Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/28 O. Wahlstrom Signed Three-year, entry-level contract
3/26 B. Carpenter Signed as Free Agent Two-year, entry-level contract
3/21 G. Hutton Signed as Free Agent One-year, entry-level contract
3/20 T. Fritz Called up from minors from Bridgeport-AHL
3/13 C. Gibson Sent to minors Bridgeport-AHL