LIVE BLOG: New York Islanders in the NHL Playoffs

News 12 is following all the Islanders action as the team pushes for their fifth Stanley Cup.
Latest updates:
  • Tampa Bay wins Game 6 in overtime to move on to Stanley Cup Finals
Sept. 17, 11:20 p.m. Anthony Cirelli scored at 13:18 in overtime to give the Lightning a Game 6 victory and advance to the Stanley Cup Finals, ending the Islanders' season.
Sept. 16, 6 p.m.  The captain says his team has to carry their momentum into Game 6 Thursday night.
Sept. 16, 5 p.m. Barry Trotz talks about the human element of hockey after the Isles' celebration following their Game 5 win.
Sept. 16, 12 a.m. Jordan Eberle scored in double overtime to give the Islanders a 2-1 win in Game 5 and force Game 6.
Sept. 13, 8 p.m. The Islanders lost to the Lightning 4-1 today, putting them on the brink of elimination. The series sits at 3-1, with Game 5 Tuesday.
Sept. 12, 8 p.m. Lou Lamoriello has won the General Manager of the Year award.
Sept. 11, 11 p.m. The Islanders are on the board in the Conference Finals. New York wins 5-3, but it wasn't easy. Tampa Bay charged back from a 3-1 deficit to tie the game, but Brock Nelson's late goal put the Islanders ahead for good. Game four is Sunday.
Sept. 10, 5:23 p.m. The Lightning's Alex Killlorn was suspended one game for boarding  Brock Nelson during Game 2. Killorn had received a five-minute major and a game misconduct for the hit, which knocked Nelson out of the game temporarily.
Sept. 9 10:40 p.m. The Islanders were just seconds away from another OT period, but Tampa's Nikita Kucherov scored with 8 seconds left to win the game 2-1 and put the Isles in a 2-0 hole in the series.
Sept. 9, 1:06 p.m. Lou Lamoriello has been named a finalist for the GM of the year award.
Sept. 8, 6:30 p.m. Islanders broadcaster Brendan Burke jumps on Talking Sports to talk about his thoughts on Game 1, who he thinks should be between the pipes for Game 2 and what it's like watching the game from his couch.
Sept. 8, 4 p.m. 1993 Islanders player Derek King is feeling the excitement of the team's playoff run. He offered the squad some advice:
Sept. 7, 10:43 p.m. The Tampa Bay Lightning made easy work of the Islanders with an 8-2 win in Game 1. Their next matchup is Wednesday.
Sept. 5, 10:41 p.m.The News 12 Long Island sports department breaks down the Islanders' huge Game 7 win on a special Talking Sports:
Sept. 5, 10 p.m.  The Islanders shut out the Flyers in Game 7 and will move on to the Eastern Conference Finals. It is the Isles' first conference finals appearance since 1993. Brock Nelson had a goal and two assists in the 4-0 win. Thomas Greiss recorded the shutout.
Sept. 4, 9 p.m. News 12 Sports' Jamie Stuart and Rob Del Muro previewed Game 7, and took viewer questions about what they expect, including predictions from both of them.
Sept. 3 11 p.m. The Islanders lost in double overtime to the Flyers, 5-4, sending the game to a decisive Game 7 Saturday night. After seven goals in the first two periods, it look 35 minutes of overtime periods for the tie to be broken.
Sept. 2, 9 p.m. News 12's Kevin Maher takes a look at the tree silhouette motif being featured at the UBS Arena, the Islanders' future home.
Sept. 1, 10:19 p.m. The Islanders battled back late to tie it up and force overtime, but it wasn't enough as the Flyers won 4-3 following an overtime goal by Scott Laughton.
Sept. 1, 3:43 p.m. Though the Islanders are one win away from the Eastern Conference finals, Islanders captain warned against daydreaming about future series and said the team must focus on the task at hand.
Sept. 1, 2 p.m. The Islanders could advance to their first conference finals since 1993 with a win over the Flyers tonight. Barry Trotz says it takes killer instinct to win series clincher.

Sept 1, 1:15 p.m. "Flat Barry" is visiting Oyster Bay Brewing, home of the Barn Rocker Ale, for Game 5.
Aug. 31, 12:15 p.m. Islanders forward Brock Nelson expresses admiration for trade deadline acquisition Jean-Gabriel Pageau.
Aug. 31, 10:15 a.m. "Flat Barry" meets Islanders owner Jon Ledecky.
Aug. 30, 10:47 p.m. The Islanders have taken a 3-1 series lead with their 3-2 win in Game 4. Brock Nelson had two goals in the win. Thomas Greiss made 36 saves. Click HERE for more.
Aug. 29, 9:37 p.m. The Islanders beat the Flyers 3-1 in Game 3 to take a 2-1 lead in the series. Leo Komarov scored the go-ahead goal with only 5.1 seconds left in the second period.
Aug. 29, 10:30 a.m. Islanders owner Jon Ledecky is thanking fans for the ways they are showing support during this unique playoff experience.
Aug. 28, 8:39 p.m. Newsday reporter Andrew Gross joined Jamie Stuart on "Talking Sports" to discuss all the story lines heading into Game 3.
Aug. 27, 8:57 p.m. Islanders captain Anders Lee addressed the decision to postpone playoff games.
Aug. 27, 6:15 p.m. The NHL has postponed Thursday and Friday's playoff games, including Isles-Flyers Game 3, in solidarity with other protests over the police shooting of Jacob Blake.
Aug. 26, 8:30 p.m. News 12's Jamie Stuart and Rob Del Muro break down Game 2 in a conversation with fans on "Talking Sports."
Aug. 26, 5:57 p.m. The Flyers beat the Islanders in overtime 4-3 to tie the series at 1-1. Click HERE for more.
Aug. 26, 3:16 p.m. Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov has officially passed Hall of Famer Billy Smith's team record for playoff streak without allowing a goal. His streak ended at 138:17 following a goal by Kevin Hayes.
Aug. 26, 2:45 p.m. Where are you going to sit at UBS Arena? Here's a 3D preview of how it'll all look. Click HERE for more.
Aug. 26, 10 a.m. Islanders goalie Semyon Varlamov has not allowed a goal in 136:20 - following back-to-back shutouts over the Capitals and Flyers. Varlamov is 40 seconds away from breaking Islanders Hall of Famer Billy Smith's playoff record for longest streak without allowing a goal. Coach Barry Trotz discussed Varlamov's play:
Aug. 26, 8 a.m. The Islanders face the Flyers at 3 p.m. today in a playoff matinee. Despite a 4-0 win in Game 1, Trotz said he didn't care for the Isles performance. Click HERE for more.
Aug. 25, 4:52 p.m. Islanders coach Barry Trotz commented about how defenseman Andy Greene has done a good job developing into an Islander. Greene scored the first goal in the Game 1 win.
Aug. 25, 2:15 p.m. News 12's Pat O'Keefe and Dan Serafin discussed the Islanders' postseason run so far in an episode of "Talking Sports" on Facebook. Islanders chat starts at 8:18:
Aug. 25, 1:45 p.m. With more people locally and nationally believing the Isles can make a deep playoff run, News 12's Kevin Maher asked Brock Nelson if they can feel that inside the playoff bubble.
Aug. 24, 11:21 p.m. Islanders coach Barry Trotz says the players deserve all the credit for preparing, playing and mentally staying in it.
Aug. 24, 9:40 p.m. The Islanders beat the Flyers 4-0 to win Game 1. Goalie Semyon Varlamov recorded his second straight shutout.
Aug. 24, 8 a.m. Islanders fans are feeling good and loving head coach Barry Trotz - so News 12's Kevin Maher gave them a unique way to show that love by bringing the coach to the fans – with a "Flat Barry." Click HERE for more.
Aug 21, 2020 1 p.m. Islanders fans led by Matt Kammerer raised more than $4,500 to pay to fly a plane over Toronto with a banner showing support for the Islanders. Click HERE for more.
Aug. 20, 10:30 p.m. For the second straight season, the New York Islanders head to the second round of the Eastern Conference playoffs after taking care of the Washington Capitals 4-0, to win the series 4-1. Click HERE for more.