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Danielle Mohr

I'm currently a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication studying journalism with an emphasis on reporting as well as sports communication. Please feel free to follow my Twitter: @daniraemohr

Mohr: Palmieri filling Islanders’ offensive void

Although the New York Islanders couldn’t ignore the absence of captain Anders Lee, Kyle Palmieri stepped up and filled the hole on offense. Since the Islanders acquired Palmieri just before the trade deadline, Barry Trotz placed him on the third line alongside Jean-Gabriel Pageau and Oliver Wahlstrom/Travis Zajac. It took ...

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Mohr: Pelech-Pulock pair generates offensive aggression

Ryan Pulock and Adam Pelech have mastered the art of stopping breakaways, blocking shots and shutting down key offensive plays for the Islanders. Throughout the second-round series against the Boston Bruins, the dynamic duo continues to prove themselves as the most elite defenseman pair in the league.  Matching up with ...

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Mohr: Sorokin earns elite status in Game 5 victory

Following his first playoff appearance in Game 1, Ilya Sorokin came within 2 minutes and 35 seconds of a shutout in Game 4 and proved himself to be the kryptonite for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Making a total of 48 saves on Monday night during the Islanders 3-2 win over the ...

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Mohr: Sorokin exceeded expectations in playoff debut

Any Islander fan would tell you they were a bit nervous when they heard rookie Ilya Sorokin was getting the net for game one yesterday. And why not? Sorokin was about to take on his first-ever postseason game in his NHL career, on the road nonetheless. Except, no one told ...

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IslesBlog Round Table: Breaking down the x-factor for the Islanders against the Pens

Going into the first round playoffs series against the Pittsburgh Penguins, the IslesBlog crew broke down what will be the X-Factor for this series from an Islanders perspective. Although this season was filled with all kinds of ups and downs, the crew is optimistic that these factors will play a ...

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Mohr: Mathew Barzal earns recognition as a shining “Star”

Mathew Barzal is at it again. After recording seven points (three goals, four assists) in three games last week, including his fourth career hat trick during the Islanders’ 8-4 victory over the Washington Capitals, Barzal was named the NHL’s “First Star” of the week.   This was the first time in ...

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Mohr: Brock Nelson shining again as Islanders’ scoring attack grows stronger

After kicking off the 2021 season to a rough start, Islanders’ forward Brock Nelson is starting to get back into his groove.  Nelson is currently cruising on a three-game point streak after he scored his second consecutive even-strength goal in the Isles’ 5-2 dominating win over the Buffalo Sabres on ...

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Mohr: Islanders have a serious shot at holding the East Division

Heading into a three-game home series against the Buffalo Sabres, the Islanders have a real shot at holding a first-place lead in the MassMutual East Division. Currently two points ahead of the Boston Bruins, Mathew Barzal and Co. could tie the leading Washington Capitals tonight with a win this evening. ...

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Mohr: Islanders continuing success being fueled by infusion of young guns

Although the Islanders lost veterans from the 2019-20 season, several of the younger players are stepping up and helping the Islanders to hold third place in the MassMutual East Division.  Losing players such as Devon Toews, Derrick Brassard and Johnny Boychuk left sizable holes at every position in the Isles’ ...

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Anders Lee quietly excelling this year and being an offensive leader

As the Islanders have catapulted their way up the standings in the East Division in recent weeks, they’ve received some dynamite play from Anders Lee. The Isles captain tallied three goals during the back-to-back against the Buffalo Sabres, adding an essential ferocity to the team’s attack. After perfectly executing a ...

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