How the Islanders are embracing their ultimate underdog status

From the GM to the coach to the players to one of the team’s most famous fans, there’s an “us against the world” ethos that permeates this playoff run. – NHL

Islanders D Boychuk to return when NHL does

Johnny Boychuk needed 90 stitches to repair a cut around his eyelid after he was hit in the face by a skate earlier this month. – NHL

N.Y. board approves Islanders’ $1.3B arena plan

The New York state board responsible for economic development has approved a $ 1.3 billion project to build a 19,000-seat arena for the Islanders at Belmont Park. – NHL

Rangers, Islanders and Flyers lead Metro Division prospect systems

Many Metropolitan teams have restocked in rebuilds. Which prospects are ready to make the NHL jump next season? – NHL

Where will the Islanders finish this season?

Just as … no one predicted, the John Tavares-less Isles are in first place in the Metro Division on Jan. 21. Where do they wind up? – NHL

Will the Maple Leafs or Islanders win the Stanley Cup first?

With John Tavares and the Leafs squaring off with his former team for the first time, we ponder the big questions for both clubs. – NHL

The Islanders’ top head-coaching candidates

A new job has opened up, with many worthy candidates to fill it. Here are 11 names that could land the gig. – NHL

Islanders forward Okposo out 6-8 weeks

The surprising New York Islanders are starting the second half on a down note, as top-line forward Kyle Okposo will be sidelined six to eight weeks because of an undisclosed upper-body injury. – NHL