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The 5 Hole: Monster Victory at MSG

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Around this time of the year, you’ll hear the phrase “biggest game of the season”, well tonight for the New York Islanders, that phrase was multiplied by a thousand. Having not played since Saturday, the Isles got some help from other teams as they headed in to their pivotal showdown with the New York Rangers. 1-3-1 in their last five, tonight in every absolute way was a must win for the Isles.

The Isles have won the last two against the Blueshirts, and six of the last seven contests between the two teams. Joshua Ho-Sang would get his first taste of this 45-year old rivalry, and he couldn’t have picked a bigger one.

Always a ratcheted up affair, the Isles found a way in the third and won 3-2. Thomas Greiss was sensational and Andrew Ladd hit the 20-goal mark. New York’s season lives to see another day as they get ready for a back to back with Pittsburgh and Boston. The best from social media can be seen here:

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