Islanders-Avalanche Preview (The Associated Press)

The New York Islanders expected to face some adversity after beginning the season on a four-game winning streak, and there are few better ways to test their mettle than a long road trip. The Islanders erased a two-goal deficit as John Tavares and Mikhail Grabovski scored in the second period, but their offense was stagnant for most of the contest. ''We had some pretty good chances, but when you don't move the puck well, you don't deserve to win,'' said coach Jack Capuano, whose club plays seven of its next eight away from home. They'll likely need some improvement from Jaroslav Halak, who has lost his last three starts with a 4.19 goals-against average after winning his first three with a 2.92 GAA.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 30, 2014 at 10:37 am

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NHL suspends Rangers D Moore 5 games for head hit (The Associated Press)

The NHL suspended New York Rangers defenseman John Moore on Wednesday for five games without pay for an illegal hit to the head of Minnesota Wild forward Erik Haula. The decision was handed out by the league's Department of Player Safety following an in-person hearing with Moore, who is considered a repeat offender. Moore was assessed a match penalty 7:12 into the second period of Monday night's game when he delivered a shoulder to Haula's head in the New York zone after Haula shot the puck. Moore will begin serving the suspension Saturday when the Rangers host the Winnipeg Jets, and he will be eligible to return on Nov. 11 at home against Pittsburgh.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 29, 2014 at 6:24 pm

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Ex-Islanders co-owner may try to withdraw plea (The Associated Press)

A lawyer for a former part-owner of the New York Islanders said his client may try to withdraw his guilty plea after a judge said Wednesday she plans to sentence him to 20 years in prison for participating in a fraud that prosecutors said enabled him to misappropriate more than $50 million for his personal use. Attorney Michael Tremonte abruptly ended a sentencing hearing for 70-year-old Stephen Walsh by asking that Walsh be given time to consider asking to withdraw his plea. The judge gave Walsh until Tuesday to decide whether to try to withdraw his guilty plea. Walsh, of Sands Point, New York, pleaded guilty in April to participating in a fraud from 1996 through February 2009 that cheated institutional investors, including charitable and university foundations, pension and retirement plans.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 29, 2014 at 5:32 pm

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Ladd’s 2 goals lift Jets over Islanders 4-3 (The Associated Press)

When Winnipeg defenseman Mark Stuart got crunched into the boards early in the second period, the Jets woke up from their doldrums - and that was even before they made the New York Islanders pay on the power play. A sluggish start put the Jets into a hole, but they snapped out of it, withstood a comeback, and put the finishing touches on a 4-3 win when Andrew Ladd scored his second goal of the game in the third period Tuesday night. ''We're learning fast from our mistakes and we're doing a better job of kind of handling the game.'' It turned 24 seconds into the second when New York's Nikolay Kulemin slammed Stuart into the boards in front of the penalty boxes. The Jets grabbed a 2-1 lead and the momentum, ''Getting two goals out of that and getting ahead and being able to play with the lead for a little bit definitely energized our bench,'' Ladd said.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 28, 2014 at 11:01 pm

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Toledo Walleye, Evansville IceMen game to feature teams in Batman, Riddler jerseys (Photo) (Puck Daddy)

It’s always fun to root against the “bad guys,” (a.k.a. the visiting team) and cheer for the “good guys,” (a.k.a. the home team). Next month, the Toledo Walleye will give their fans the chance to follow the game with a comic book mentality.  Marking the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance, the Walleye will don special jerseys during their “Heroes Night” celebration on Nov. 22, making you wish Adam West could show up. 

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 28, 2014 at 4:56 pm

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Fantasy top 100 forwards: Stars trio making waves (NHL)

Every Tuesday during the season, NHL.com fantasy hockey insider Pete Jensen will provide you with in-depth forward analysis. From updated weekly top 100 rankings to trending players and more, Jensen will be your go-to guy for fantasy forward advice all season long.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 28, 2014 at 12:00 pm

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Dose: Getzlaf, Perry + ? (Rotoworld)

Tuesday's Dose ponders the history and future of Corey Perry - Ryan Getzlaf linemates and ponders last night's action.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 28, 2014 at 6:23 am

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Blues-Stars Preview (The Associated Press)

For the first time since Paul Stastny went down with an injury, coach Ken Hitchcock has reason to believe the St. Louis Blues can succeed without him. After snapping its skid, St. Louis hits the road looking to avoid a fourth straight defeat to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. Jaden Schwartz scored his team-best fifth goal in the first period while Ryan Reaves and Dmitrij Jaskin - who was making his season debut - added goals in the final two minutes of the second. St. Louis has yet to win back-to-back games and has been shut out in two of its three road contests.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 27, 2014 at 1:31 pm

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What We Learned: Are the Minnesota Wild lucky or good? (Puck Daddy)

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 27, 2014 at 9:11 am

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Dose: Riding the Percentages (Rotoworld)

Monday's Dose makes an argument for some players riding high percentages, even with requisite red flags in mind.

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This post was written by Yahoo! Sports - NHL - New York Islanders News on October 27, 2014 at 7:33 am

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