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The New York Islanders did not have a particularly good weekend on the ice. They dropped both of their games in Florida, first a 5-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning, followed by a 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. Head coach Lane Lambert made lineup decisions to try and provide a spark, but they did not pan out.

Here are all the stories from this past weekend’s trip to Florida, in chronological order.

On Saturday, Butch Goring celebrated his 73rd birthday. New York Islanders Matt Martin and Anders Lee spoke about Goring’s importance to the team now, and we dive into what he meant when he was acquired by the organization in 1980. New York Islanders.

When warmups came and went on Saturday, Lane Lambert had taken out veteran Josh Bailey in favor of Nikita Soshnikov. That meant Bailey would not reach his 1,000-game milestone against the New York Rangers on Wednesday, as it will now come against the Carolina Hurricanes on Friday. New York Islanders.

The New York Islanders put together a stronger performance against Tampa Bay, but the Lightning struck five times to the Islanders’ three, losing their second straight contest. The Islanders are now 2-3-0 on the season. New York Islanders.

New York Islanders played a much stronger game against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday than they did against the New Jersey Devils on Thursday, but the result was still the same, a loss, as they fell 5-3. Here’s your postgame mailbag. New York Islanders.

Not even 20 minutes into the fifth game of the season, the New York Islanders’ rejuvenated second defensive pairing was split up, as the line tinkering continued for new head coach Lane Lambert.  He separated Noah Dobson and Alex Romanov due to matchup reasons, he said. Could this be something we see often? New York Islanders.

The New York Islanders started off slow yet again, which allowed the Florida Panthers to score two in the first, ultimately winning 3-2. The Islanders have now lost their third-straight contest and are 2-4-0 on the season. New York Islanders.

Here’s is your postgame mailbag following the 3-2 loss to the Florida Panthers. New York Islanders.

The Bridgeport Islanders (4-1-0) recorded their fourth straight win Sunday afternoon, as they defeated the Hartford Wolfpack (0-2-1-1) by a score of 5-2. But despite their modest win streak, the Bridgeport Islanders are not satisfied. Bridgeport Islanders.

Hop on the Long Island Merry-Go-Round. Over the last three games, New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert has shuffled his lineup, whether it be line combinations or personnel, to try and spark his group and get a winning result. The decisions have not panned out, but Lambert believes he has the right pieces to win. New York Islanders.

It was 1972. The New York Islanders, along with the Atlanta Flames, entered the NHL to bring the legal total to sixteen teams. The new Long Island team needed coverage, and a 40-year-old reporter Stan Fischler was on the scene. 50 years later, Fischler still covers the team and will now be immortalized at UBS Arena. New York Islanders.

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