FIG Picks: Isles vs. Sabres, April 4


The Isles host the Sabres Saturday night. Leave your First Islanders Goal picks right here.

Hockey, explained.


Our fan emotions understandably rise and fall on wins and losses, but neither captures the whole of what's going on.

FIG Picks: Isles @ Blue Jackets, April 2


The Isles are back in action. Leave your First Islanders Goal picks for Thursday's game in Columbus here.

Video: Josh Ho-Sang's spectacular spin-o-rama assist


Islanders prospect Josh Ho-Sang spins past a defender to set-up teammate Jordan Maletta for a second period goal in Niagara's 6-2 win over the Ottawa 67's on Monday. Ottawa leads their playoff series 2-1.

Ho-Sang had three assists in the game and his line of he, Maletta and Billy Jenkins had eight total points.

(video via Sportsnet)

The Islanders are correcting how the Coliseum will be remembered.


"You knew they were going to come. That's the trademark of the Islanders at this place. They just keep coming."

Jimmy Howard describes his impression of the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum after the WIngs' final visit, a 5-4 loss for the visitors.

FIG Picks: Isles vs. Red Wings, March 29


Don't forget it's a 5 p.m. EDT start. Leave your First Islanders Goal picks for Sunday's Wings game here.



"I know we're going to come out of it. It's tough now, but that will make it so much more fun when we get out of it. We got to embrace the pain right now and hopefully it sets us up for a long playoff run."

Frans Nielsen isn't panicking in Newsday, so he must drink the kool-aid or not read message board wisdom or something.

FIG Picks: Isles vs. Ducks, March 28


Everytime I make the FIG thread, the Islanders lose. Hopefully, by writing this, I can break the voodoo. Game time is 1 pm so don't delay.

FIG Picks: Islanders vs Kings, March 26


First Islanders Goal picks for tonight's game against Los Angeles can be left here. Game time is 7 pm.

FIG Picks: Islanders vs Wild


First Islanders Goal picks for tonight's game versus Mini Soda go here. Game time is 7 pm.