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Isles Virals

Socially poignant snapshots from the Islanders internet universe.

Fourteen and Fabulous: Islanders reveal Bo Horvat’s new jersey number

The Islanders have revealed Bo Horvat’s new jersey number with the team in a short clip posted to Twitter.

Fans cheer New York Islanders players at airport upon return from playoff bubble

Sports, everyone.

Pageau wins Bubble Ping Pong Tournament, cements Islanders Legend status

J-G Pageau has gained Islanders Legend status in almost record time, winning the team’s NHL bubble hotel ping pong tournament.

The Tao of Trotz: Coach says practice your social distancing

His team might not be able to play right now, but Islanders coach Barry Trotz reached out to fans via the team’s Twitter account to remind everyone to keep socially distancing in these "unprecedented times."

Linked in Ink: Robin Lehner shows off new Long Island tattoo

Robin Lehner doesn’t play for the Islanders any more, but the goalie announced via his Twitter account a new tattoo of a map of Long Island.

The Tao of Trotz: It’s not always about hockey

In times of trouble we can look once again at the steadying stoicism of Islanders coach Barry Trotz, who dropped some more life lessons on some kids he met before a loss to the Rangers.

The Picky and the Passive: Islanders divulge their equipment details

A longform article on the Islanders website sheds some light on the some of the players’ particular peccadillos about their sticks, gloves, skates, pads and anything else.

The Tao of Trotz: Coach says make your bed in the morning

Fans and observers can also take away messages from the Islanders coach’s pre- or post-game press availabilities that they can then use to better their own lives.

Damien Woody takes in Islanders game, embraces the (good) crazy

A wave of Islanders fans crashed the Super Bowl champion’s mentions notifying him of the one New York team that does not, in fact, suck.

[Burp] Why Not: Boychuk nominates nonsense nickname for Bardreau

Cole Bardreau needed a new nickname. Once again, Johnny "Bluto" Boychuk is here to save the day for the Islanders.

Video: Barzal can do magic off the ice, too [updated with more magic!]

In this new video from, the Islanders’ star center gets to perform a little stage magic with magician Justin Flom.

Video: Learn to Stickhandle the Mat Barzal Way (yeah, right)

Mathew Barzal, one of the NHL’s best stickhandlers and shiftiest players, gives us a look into one of the drills that helped give him those ridiculous hands.

NHL NHLs Lehner’s Masterton Trophy engraving, mistakes Islanders for those other guys

The Masterton Trophy Robin Lehner received has a rather egregious - and nigh unconscionable - typo.

Nassau County Exec declares July 3, 2019 as “Anders Lee Day.”

Nassau County executive Laura Curran announced via her own Twitter account that July 3rd, 2019 would officially be proclaimed Anders Lee Day.

Uncle Leo on the Islanders, living on Long Island and life after hockey

Part three in a documentary series about everyone’s favorite teammate.

What Islanders Fans Have Done with their John Tavares Jerseys

An investigative report on what Islanders fans have done with their #91 jerseys since July 1st

Old Friends: The time John Tortorella wanted to kill happy “penguin” Barry Trotz

The Blue Jackets coach talked about an NSFW episode from years ago that illustrates the positivity that Trotz is known for.

From Now on, We Are Enemies: Fall Out Boy’s Wentz crosses out Tavares jersey

Fall Out Boy’s Pete Wentz took to the stage in an Islanders jersey with the name and number of a certain former captain crossed out on the back and name "Billy Joel" written in its place.

Barzal in the Spotlight: HNIC video & Weight talk

Hockey Night in Canada broadcast, Mat Barzal sat down with Elliotte Friedman for a few minutes, meanwhile Doug Weight talks about coaching such a creative young player.

Musical Interlude: Trottier and Gillies perform Kenny Rogers’ “The Gambler”

It’s the wood that makes it good.

Mathew Barzal Scores 1st NHL Goal

He’s the fifth Islander to do it at Madison Square Garden

A Ruff Day with the Islanders

I had the chance to attend the Islanders’ puppy calendar photoshoot, and it did not disappoint.

Josh Ho-Sang’s fisherman basketball jersey is better than any Nets jersey

Yes, this is news.

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Why I'm an Isles Fan: Passion and We Are Family

Games with mom, wins in enemy territory, riding the train for highs and lows.

Ryan Strome cheers on brother Dylan at OHL championship

The Islanders forward was in Erie, Pennsylvania on Friday, cheering on the Otters and his brother Dylan as they won the OHL championship with a 4-3 overtime win over the Mississauga Steelheads.

Watch: Joshua Ho-Sang scores 1st NHL goal vs. Edmonton Oilers

A beauty to tell his grandkids all about.

Raw is Bossy: Isles legend left an impression on young Chris Jericho

In a Sportsnet video, WWE star Chris Jericho talks about a moment in time in which Islanders legend Mike Bossy inadvertently awakened his young, impressionable mind to a universe of profanity.

LIers stop at gas station for snacks, are hoodwinked by Clark Gillies

To get word out about the #PumpedUpIsles hashtag, Hall of Famer Clark Gillies posed as a worker at an OK Petroleum in Centereach with hilarious results.

Video: Anthony Beauvillier scores 1st NHL goal

His second-period goal tied the Sharks 1-1 and helped wake up the Isles

Howie Rose thanks Islanders fans in video message

Open up the books one more time. Howie Rose posted a selfie video message via the Islanders Twitter feed, thanking Islanders fans for 21 years of memories.

The Islanders spent the day with puppies and it was adorable


WWE’s Daniel Bryan leads “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chant at win over Ducks

Bryan was basically the guest of honor at the team’s home opener and with half a dozen Islanders legends in the house, including now former play-by-play announcer Howie Rose. Not bad for your first hockey game.