NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals podcast with Marko Ukalovic: Islanders avoid elimination in double OT win 2-1

Game 5 Tuesday night New York Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov (40) gets the glove up ready to stop the shot of Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian (24) as Islanders defenseman Devon Toews (25) tries to block the shot during the second period at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Canadian Press photo)

NHL Stanley Cup Eastern Conference Finals podcast with Marko:

#1 Marko Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point missed playing at Rogers Centre on Tuesday night in game five against the New York Islanders the game went into double overtime on Tuesday how much did the Bolts miss Point in the line up?

2. Brayden had a goal and an assist in game 4 which was played on Sunday, Brayden missed action after the New York Islanders Adam Pelech hit him at 9:51 in the third perod.

#3 Point means a lot to the Lightning he has 25 points which translates to nine goals and 16 assists. The Bolts looked like they just couldn’t get any offense going against the Islanders going in regulation in game six on Tuesday night.

#4 Marko talk about the job that Islanders goaltender Semyon Varlamov did in allowing only one goal in a double overtime in game 6 on Tuesday night facing a barrage of 37 shots saving 36 of them to help keep the Isles alive in a one goal win 2-1. With the Lightning ahead in the series 3-2.

#5 The series is now 3-2 Tampa Bay in front as both the Bolts and Isles face off for game six on Thursday night after seeing that neither team gave up any ground in game five how do you see this match up for game six on Thursday night?

Marko does the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast each Wednesday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Mary Lisa Walsh: Islanders advance to Eastern Conference Finals in 4-0 win over Flyers

The New York Islanders Andy Greene (4) goes air borne after getting checked behind the gaoltender net by the Philadelphia Flyers right wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel (62) in the first period in game 7 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto (Canadian Press photo)

NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs podcast with Mary Lisa:

#1 The New York Islanders got to work right away on the Philadelphia Flyers in game 7 in a 4-0 shutout.

#2 The Islanders Scott Mayfield scored in the first period at 9:27 for his first goal of the playoffs. The Islanders added more when Andy Greene scored his second goal of the playoffs goal at 13:12 for a 2-0 Islanders lead going into the intermission.

#3 The Islanders Brock Nelson has been the deal breaker for New York this post season lighting the lamp again for his seventh goal of the post season in the second period which turned out to be the only goal for the second period Isles up 3-0.

#4 Third period the Islanders put the frosting on the cake when Anthony Beauvillier scored his eighth goal of the playoffs at 13:42 for a 4-0 score.

#5 The Islanders advance to the next round of the playoffs against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday night Mary Lisa who do you like in that series there is no doubt it’s the best versus the best.

Join Mary Lisa every other Sunday for the NHL Stanley Cup podcasts at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Joe Lami: Philly goalie Hart stops Canes in 4-1 win; Sens get by Isles 4-3; plus more

On the NHL podcast with Joe:

#1 The Philadelphia Flyers got a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes on Thursday night with goals from Ivan Provorov, Michael Raffi, Nicolas Aube-Kubel, and Sean Courtuier. Flyers goalie Carter Hart saved 28 out of 29 shots.

#2 The Ottawa Senators got a 4-3 win over the New York Islanders, the second period was key for Ottawa scoring two goals from Mikkel Boedker and Anthony Duclair as each team scored one goal in each of the other frames making the Ottawa second period the difference

#3 The Nashville Predators Filip Forsberg and Matt Duchene scored a goal each in their win over the Dallas Stars 2-0. Preds goalie Juuse Saros stopped 30 of 32 Stars shots for the shutout.

#4 The Chicago Blackhawks got three goals in the third period good enough to get by the visiting Edmonton Oilers 4-3 at the United Center on Thursday night. The Hawks Jonathan Toews scored a goal and Alex DeBrincat, scored twice in that the third period.

#5 Minnesota Wild second period goals from Alex Galchunyuk and Zach Parise turned out to the be the difference as the Wild got a 3-2 win over the San Jose Sharks on Thursday. The Sharks Joe Thornton score in the third period but the Sharks fell short ending their three game win streak.

Join Joe Lami each Friday for the NHL podcast at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Islanders return to Uniondale next season; Thornton was hoping to be traded from Sharks; plus more

photo from masslive.com: Boston Bruins center Sean Kuraly (52) skates the puck behind the New York Islanders net against defenseman Scott Mayfield (24) during the first period an NHL hockey game, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Uniondale, NY.

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum:

1 Islanders return full-time to Nassau Coliseum for next season

2 Sharks’ Thornton said he was disappointed that no trade happened at the deadline

3 Rangers’ Chris Kreider signs extension, breaks ankle

4 YouTube TV reaches agreement on temporary extension with Sinclair, Fox regional sports networks; Ticket companies back removal of hidden fees

5 Blues’ D Jay Bouwmeester to sit out remainder of the season

6 CBS News correspondent not impressed with Zamboni driver’s feat

Daniel Dullum hosts the NHL podcast each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

“Islanders too tight” for Sharks, defense shuts down San Jose’s shots 4-1

photo from sfgate.com: New York Islanders right wing Leo Komarov (47) and San Jose Sharks defenseman Radim Simek, right, battle for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Feb. 23, 2020, in Uniondale, N.Y.

By Jessica Kwong

UNIONDALE, NY—The struggling San Jose Sharks extended their losing streak to four games with a 4-1 loss to the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on Sunday, the night before the NHL trade deadline.

Despite the back-to-back situation, San Jose played a “tight game for most of the night,” Sharks interim head coach Bob Boughner said.

“It was just one of those games, back and forth. The Islanders are pretty tight, they don’t give you a lot,” Boughner said. “We just couldn’t seem to generate any second or third chances around their net.”

Islanders center Mathew Barzal made a saucer pass to center Anders Lee, who scored at 6:49 in the first period to put the Islanders up 1-0.

The Sharks responded at 10:36 into the period, when center Dylan Gambrell redirected defenseman Radim Simek’s shot and tied the game at 1-1.

But the Islanders wasted no time in the second period. At 1:10, Lee scored, assisted by Barzal and defenseman Devon Toews to put the Islanders up 2-1.

Islanders center Brock Nelson forced a turnover and passed the puck to Toews down the slot for a shot into the top right corner of the net to extend New York’s lead to 3-1 at 17:38.

The Sharks failed to rebound in the third period. Lee passed the puck to center Josh Bailey for an empty netter at 17:41 and sealed the Islanders’ 4-1 victory.

Sharks center Barclay Woodrow said the team played well for some stretches, but had a couple of breakdowns including when he was stripped from behind.

“So it’s those little things that are costing us right now and we’ve just got to find a way to bury more shots and try to get some more goals,” Goodrow said.

Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov, who was on his fifth straight start, made 29 saves.

The Sharks are likely to make a move by Monday’s trade deadline, judging from their disappointing performance this season after coming within two wins of making the Stanley Cup final last year.

San Jose made the playoffs for the past four seasons and all but one of the last 15, but appear to be out of contention this season.

Regarding the trade deadline, Goodrow said, “there’s always a lot of unknown this time of year so it would be good to just get that over with.”

San Jose has been playing without three of their top players—captain and center Logan Couture (broken bone in the left ankle), center Tomas Hertl (torn left ACL and MCL) and defenseman Erik Karlsson (broken right thumb).

Boughner said that crossing the trade deadline should bring “some relief” to the team and “hopefully we’ll get a couple guys back healthy” as well as a head coach decision.

“Cross our fingers, I think we’ll start getting back some semblance of our line combinations at least,” Boughner said.

The Sharks (26-32-4) complete their four-game road trip on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers (35-20-7) at Wells Fargo Center. The puck drops at 4 p.m. PT.

NHL Podcast with Joe Lami: Will Sharks 3 goal win turn the corner?; Knights clobber Panthers 7-2; plus more

photo from sfgate.com: San Jose Sharks’ Marc-Edouard Vlasic (44) and Edmonton Oilers’ Josh Archibald (15) race for the puck during the second period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Edmonton, Alberta.

NHL podcast with Joe Lami:

#1 The San Jose Sharks looks like they’ve turn a corner with a win over the Edmonton Oilers on Thursday night 6-3 and two goals scored by Timo Meier

#2 The Vegas Golden Knights Mark Stone found the back of the net twice, Stone also helped out on the big offensive night for the Knights with three assists in Vegas’ win over the Florida Panthers 7-2

#3 The Carolina Hurricane’s Andrei Svechnikov and Sebastian Aho both scored a goal each in the Canes win over the Arizona Coyotes in a two goal victory 5-3

#4 The New York Islanders Kieffer Bellows scored two goals in a night to remember for Bellows his first two goals of his NHL career that lent a 5-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings

#5 The Nashville Predators got a one goal win over the Calgary Flames 3-2 on Thursday night as the Preds Mikael Granlund scored a goal and picked up an assist

Joe Lami does the NHL podcast each Friday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Coyotes big take on getting Hall; NHL All-Star captains Ovechkin, Pastrnak, MacKinnon and McDavid; plus more

espn.com file photo: Former New Jersey left winger Taylor Hall, who was dealt to the Arizona Coyotes this week is featured in Daniel’s NHL podcast.

On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

1 Coyotes pull trigger on big trade, landing 2018 NHL MVP Hall from Devils

2 Ovechkin, Pastrnak, MacKinnon and McDavid are All-Star captains

3 Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper out for extended period with lower-body injury

4 Islanders’ Clutterbuck out indefinitely after wrist surgery

5 Sidney Crosby donates gear to youth hockey programs in Nova Scotia

Daniel Dullum does the NHL podcast each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum: Keefe gets win in 1st game at helm for Leafs; Sharks top Isles in OT; plus more

photo from sports.yahoo.com: Toronto Maple Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe proud to be a Leaf, gets his first win as head coach.

On the NHL podcast with Daniel:

1 Big shakeup in Toronto: Babcock out as Maple Leafs coach; Keefe gets win in first game in charge

2 Logan Couture scores in OT, Sharks cool off red-hot Islanders

3 Flames will ignore social media and not trade Johnny Gaudreau

4 Ex-Shark Joe Pavelski sparks shootout win for Dallas over the Blackhawks

5 NHLPA files a grievance to challenge Jets’ suspension of Dustin Byfuglien

NHL podcast with Daniel Dullum is heard each Sunday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com

Sharks Sink Islanders 2-1 in OT; Loss Snaps Isles’ 5-game Win Streak

photo from sfgate: San Jose Sharks center Logan Couture, right rear, is congratulated by left wing Evander Kane (9) and defenseman Brent Burns, front right, after scoring against the New York Islanders during overtime in an NHL hockey game in San Jose, Calif., Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019. The Sharks won 2-1.

By Mary Walsh

SAN JOSE — The San Jose Sharks beat the New York Islanders 2-1 in overtime Saturday. Marcus Sorensen and Logan Couture scored for San Jose, while Martin Jones made 27 saves for the win. Casey Cizikas scored for New York and Semyon Varlamov made 24 saves in the loss.

“We didn’t help ourselves tonight by getting in the box but we still found way and I thought it was a pretty gutsy effort,” said Sharks Head Coach Peter DeBoer. That was in reference to the six penalties in a row that the Sharks had to kill for the win. Sharks forward Evander Kane said: “We killed a lot tonight, let’s be honest. I mean we did a great job with the penalty kill and Joner was fantastic in stopping, some key saves there in some real dangerous scoring areas.”

The New York Islanders are one of the hottest teams in the league right now, with just one road loss before Saturday’s game. Asked whether that added value to the win, Logan Couture said: “The big thing was, I mean we saw all the teams around us before the game, they won. So we wanted to keep pace. You know, we’re right in it now, after a horrendous start. We’ve given ourselves an opportunity to make a push here and collect some more points. I think that’s enough motivation right there.”

A scoreless first period was marked by speed and offense from the Sharks as they out-shot the Islanders 8-1 in the first seven minutes of play. By the end of the period, the Sharks had an advantage in shots 13-7 and had won 73% of the face-offs. Barclay Goodrow won five of those face-offs and lost none. Each team took a penalty, each team killed one. The Sharks had four shots during their power play, the Islanders had none.

The second period started with a fight 37 seconds in, between Brenden Dillon and Casek Cizikas after a hit on Mario Ferraro.

Almost seven minutes in, Martin Jones had to make a save on a breakaway by Brock Nelson before the rest of his team arrived to help defend the zone. They made quick work of that and went the other way with Mario Ferraro and Marcus Sorensen attacking two on one. Ferraro’s pass bumped almost gently off of Sorensen’s stick and around Semyon Varlamov. Assists went to Ferraro and Joe Thornton.

Less than 30 seconds later, New York tied it up with a goal from Casey Cizikas. Adam Pelech’s shot went off of Cizikas’s body as he fought Brent Burns for position in front of the net. Assists went to Pelech and Ryan Pulock.

The Sharks challenged the goal for goaltender interference. The replay did look a good deal like the disallowed goal in Las Vegas Thursday, but the only contact with Jones was Brent Burns’ stick as Cizikas pushed his way through it. The goal was upheld and the Sharks were shorthanded but killed the penalty. They killed another at 12:08 when Lukas Radil was called for tripping Scott Mayfield. And another at 16:42, when Kevin Labanc was called for slashing Anthony Beauvillier. Over the course of those four power plays, the Islanders got credit for four shots.

Over the period, the Islanders had ten shots and the Sharks had only six. In the face-off circle, their dominance dwindled to 58%.

The Islanders were back on the power play early in the third period. This time it was Patrick Marleau in the box for tripping Scott Mayfield. This time the Islanders brought some real pressure to bear, getting three shots on goal and spending very little time retrieving the puck in their own end. The Islanders had another chance at 12:26, their sixth power play in a row, when Kevin Labanc went to the box for tripping.

In the third period, the Islanders out-shot the Sharks 11-5 but the game remained tied. The Sharks had some time to recover from the endless penalty kills during the pre-overtime break.

Exactly half way through overtime, Evander Kane picked up a drifting puck that Brent Burns left behind. He had to battle for possession but he got it and eventually found Logan Couture in front of the net for a game-winning shot.

The Sharks finished the game with a 53% winning percentage and the Islanders had 28 shots to the Sharks’ 26.

The Sharks next play on Monday in Los Angeles against the Kings at 7:30 PM PT.

NHL podcast with Matt Harrington: Pens get go-ahead goals from McCann and Marino for win; Sens’ Chabot, Ennis and Duclair score in win; plus more

photo from nj.com: New Jersey Devils’ Jack Hughes (86) brings the puck up ice as Pittsburgh Penguins’ Chad Ruhwedel (2) defends during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Pittsburgh.

On the NHL podcast with Matt:

#1 Only two games in the NHL Friday night. The Pittsburgh Penguins Jared McCann and John Marino both scored goals in the third period against New Jersey on Friday night that got the Pens past New Jersey for a 4-1.

#2 The Pens’ Jake Guentzel scored his 11th goal to lead Pittsburgh in scoring and Dominik Kahun also scored his sixth goal of the season against the Devils on Friday.

#3 The Ottawa Senators’ Thomas Chabot picked up a goal and assist and Anders Nilsson stopped 30 shots as the Senators picked up a home ice win over the visiting New York Rangers 4-1.

#4 The Senators’ Logan Brown, Tyler Ennis, and Anthony Duclair picked a goal each in the Senators’ win. This was the Senators first three goal win of the season.

#5 The New York Islanders, who play in San Jose tonight, are the hottest team in the NHL at 16-3-1. What are some of the strengths you would point to that make them the NHL’s best?

Matt does the NHL podcast each Saturday at http://www.sportsradioservice.com