Islanders fans chant ‘We want Moulson!’ in Wild’s victory (Video) (Puck Daddy)

By at 18 March, 2014, 8:02 pm

New York Islanders GM Garth Snow traded away a fan favorite when he gambled on the acquisition of Thomas Vanek earlier this season. The fan favorite came back to haunt the Isles on Tuesday night – and the New York fans let Snow hear their displeasure.
Winger Matt Moulson returned to Long Island for the first time since the Oct. 27, 2013 trade that sent him to the Buffalo Sabres in a multi-part deal for Vanek. Now with the Minnesota Wild, Moulson opened the scoring at 12:23 of the first period and closed it out with a power play goal at 16:34 of the third, as the Wild topped the Islanders, 6-0.
After cheering Moulson on both his goals, Isles fans had a full-on heel turn in the third, chanting “WE WANT MOULSON!” as the Wild mopped up the game.

Ouch.
Now, of course, this could mean that they want Snow to somehow convince Moulson to come back to the Islanders in the offseason as an unrestricted free agent, which would likely involve massive amounts of groveling, Charles Wang money and promises that he’ll never leave John Tavares’s wing.
Or it could be a final punch to the gut over the Vanek trade, which ended with disastrous results for Snow.

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Islanders-Flames Preview (The Associated Press)

By at 7 March, 2014, 1:31 am

The Calgary Flames may have seen a glimpse of their future in their first game after the trading deadline. While it’s unknown if goaltender Joni Ortio will get another start Friday night, Markus Granlund will try to build on his first NHL goal during a…

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Islanders beat Senators 4-1 to sweep SS series (The Associated Press)

By at 29 September, 2013, 8:33 pm

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Riley Wetmore and Ryan Strome scored first-period goals to lead the New York Islanders to a 4-1 victory over Ottawa and a sweep of a split-squad series against the Senators on Sunday night that closed out the NHL preseason.

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Tavares helps Islanders beat Predators 6-4 (The Associated Press)

By at 27 September, 2013, 8:10 pm

UNIONDALE, N.Y. (AP) — John Tavares scored two first-period goals, leading the New York Islanders to a 6-4 preseason victory against the Nashville Predators on Friday night.

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Bailey helps Islanders beat Devils 5-3 (The Associated Press)

By at 19 September, 2013, 7:58 pm

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Josh Bailey scored two short-handed goals in the first period, leading the New York Islanders to a 5-3 preseason victory over the New Jersey Devils on Thursday night.

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NHL Three Stars: Kyle Turris, Patrick Marleau are playoff OT heroes (Puck Daddy)

By at 8 May, 2013, 12:48 am

No. 1 Star: Kyle Turris, Ottawa Senators

The Senators forward played a role in the game-tying and game-winning goals in Ottawa’s improbable comeback in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens. Turris picked up an assist on Cory Conacher’s tyi…

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NHL Three Stars: Kyle Turris, Patrick Marleau are playoff OT heroes (Puck Daddy)

By at 8 May, 2013, 12:48 am

No. 1 Star: Kyle Turris, Ottawa Senators

The Senators forward played a role in the game-tying and game-winning goals in Ottawa’s improbable comeback in Game 4 against the Montreal Canadiens. Turris picked up an assist on Cory Conacher’s tyi…

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Islanders look to feed off fans again to even series with Pens (Puck Daddy)

By at 7 May, 2013, 12:46 pm

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — New York Islanders’ defenseman Travis Hamonic arrived at the Nassau Coliseum at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday before Game 3 and he encountered a parking lot that was already buzzing with excitement. Fans were tailgating, honking their horns to…

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Pens top Isles in overtime of seesaw battle (The SportsXchange)

By at 5 May, 2013, 3:10 pm

UNIONDALE, N.Y. — Falling behind by two goals less than six minutes into the first period before blowing a two-goal lead in a six-minute span in the third period isn’t exactly anyone’s blueprint for winning playoff hockey.

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NHL Three Stars: Price leads Habs; Isles, Sharks win stunners (Puck Daddy)

By at 4 May, 2013, 1:00 am

No. 1 Star: Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens

The Habs were missing three players and were still stinging from the brutal injury to Lars Eller in their Game 1 loss. They needed a strong performance out of Price, and they got one: He made 29 saves…

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