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Bentivenga: Pelech/Pulock pairing spectacular in Game 4 win

Following a wild 3-2 win on Saturday night, the Islanders now sit on a 2-2 series tie with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Stanley Cup Semifinals. This game was truly chaotic, down to the very last second (and I mean that quite literally).  So how did the Isles manage ...

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Bentivenga: Could Oliver Wahlstrom draw in for Game 4?

The Islanders now trail their best-of-seven series against the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the defending Cup champs took a tight 2-1 contest in game three on Thursday night.  This is uncharted territory for the Isles, who currently lead the postseason in goals scored (48). What is that territory? For the ...

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Bentivenga: Poor puck management leads to Isles’ Game 2 loss

The Islanders now sit on even terms with the Tampa Bay Lightning, as the defending Stanley Cup champions evened the series with a 4-2 win on Tuesday night. While the Bolts did play a solid game in game two, it’s hard to look past one glaring detail coming from the ...

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Bentivenga: Four biggest takeaways from round two win over Bruins

Those pesky New York Islanders have done it again! The Islanders punched their ticket to the Stanley Cup Semifinals on Wednesday night, as they took down the Boston Bruins in six games. This series felt like deja vu from round one: the Islanders, underestimated heavily against a perennial playoff contender, ...

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Bentivenga: Varlamov spectacular in first two Coliseum games

Following a 4-1 victory on Saturday night, the New York Islanders are now on level ground with the Boston Bruins in their second-round matchup. The win in game four evened the series at two games apiece.  Last night, paired with a competitive overtime loss in game three, one Islander, in ...

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Bentivenga: Islanders showed resilience and determination in tying series

The Islanders are now on level ground in their second-round playoff matchup with the Boston Bruins, following a 4-3 win in overtime Monday. It wasn’t pretty by any stretch of the imagination, but looking at this game there were two factors that stood out from the rest when analyzing the ...

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Bentivenga: Perfection Line runs rampant in game one win over Isles

The New York Islanders dropped their second-round opener on the road to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, losing by a final of 5-2. Though the scoreboard told some of the story, the bigger picture comes into frame when you break down individual players’ stats.  Going into this series, the ...

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Bentivenga: Three biggest takeaways from round one win vs Penguins

Down go the division winners! The New York Islanders sealed the deal on Wednesday night, taking down the Pittsburgh Penguins at home in a hard-fought six game series. The Isles, who have now advanced past the first round in three consecutive postseasons, took down a Penguins team that many expected ...

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Bentivenga: Second line shines in Isles’ game five victory

The New York Islanders took back home ice advantage from the Pittsburgh Penguins once again by stealing a victory in a pivotal game five on the road. It took two overtimes and lots of stress, but the Isles pulled out a win in a game that they probably didn’t deserve ...

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