Without Martin, Islanders Fourth Line Lacked Identity

When it comes to the identity of New York Islanders there’s one line that has embodied that throughout the years. Aptly nicknamed the identity line, Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin have made up a fourth line that has personified what the Islanders’ mentality has been, but through two games, and without Martin, that unit has struggled to match what New York needs it to be.
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N.Y. Islanders 4, Chicago 1

First Period--None. Penalties--Parise, NYI (Slashing), 11:14; Hardman, CHI (Tripping), 16:34; Mayfield, NYI (Cross Checking), 19:17. Second Period--1, N.Y. Islanders, Beauvillier 1, 4:08. Penalties--Jones, CHI (Hooking), 17:54. Third Period--2, N.Y. Islanders, Wahlstrom 2, 0:48. 3, N.Y. Islanders, Wahlstrom 3 (Pageau), 8:51. 4, N.Y. Islanders, Clutterbuck 1, 11:06. 5, Chicago, Entwistle 1...

Preseason: Islanders vs. Rangers, dress rehearsal in Bridgeport

The New York Islanders are back in Bridgeport one more time for their preseason finale vs. the Rangers, part of a doubleheader at the Isles AHL affiliate venue, where the Baby Islanders won 6-3 over the Junior Smurfs this afternoon. © Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Are...

New York Islanders Season Preview

In their final season at Nassau Coliseum, well, the second final season at the Coliseum, the New York Islanders went a game further than they did against the year prior. Unfortunately, it was just from game six of the third round to game seven of the same round against the same team, the Tampa Bay Lightning. With more salary cap issues, General Manager Lou Lamoriello had his work cut out for him.