Hear from the players and coaches.
Angela Ruggiero, Olympic gold medalist and hall-of-famer, helped lead a Try Hockey for Free event at the Islanders practice facility in Eisenhower Park, Sunday, May 22, 2016. Ruggiero, who was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2015, spoke with the participants and signed autographs after the hockey clinic. (Credit: Newsday / Jeffrey Basinger)
After a emotional first round win vs. the Florida Panthers in six games, the Islanders are determined to keep going. Newsday's Arthur Staple breaks down the second round matchup between the Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning. (Credit: Newsday / Robert Cassidy / Jim McIsaac)
The Islanders message was clear at practice on April 26, 2016 in Syosset -- they've put their first-round series against the Panthers behind them and are focused on playing Tampa Bay in the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. (Credit: Newsday / Robert Cassidy)
John Tavares followed up his own shot and wrapped a backhand into the net with 9:19 left in the second overtime Sunday night for a 2-1 Islanders win and a 4-2 first-round series victory over the Panthers. (Credit: News 12 Long Island)