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Nichols: Islanders’ 2019-20 season was a major success

Who expected the New York Islanders to go six games deep into the Eastern Conference Final? The short answer: Only Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. It was a season of ups and downs for the Islanders, from the 17-game point streak to sub .500 hockey the rest of the way; ...

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Islanders have all the motivation now to mount a comeback

It seems as though it is the same storyline for the New York Islanders every time they’re in the playoffs. The Florida Panthers didn’t show up. John Carlson must have been playing hurt. The Philadelphia Flyers’ big guns weren’t motivated. Tampa Bay is too skilled. As the ultimate underdogs, the ...

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Islanders Second Line Revived in Game 3 Win

It’s been a little while since the New York Islanders second line took control of a game. That changed in Game 3 when the Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night. The Islanders took a two-goal lead in the second period with goals by Adam Pelech and ...

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Islanders Have Minor Adjustments to Make Moving Forward

The New York Islanders are moving on to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 1993 after absolutely dominating the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 7 last night. The Islanders got back to their game, executing it perfectly in a win-or-go home scenario. “It was an unreal game, best ...

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Islanders Beat Themselves in Game 6 Against the Flyers

For a second straight game, the Isles were a victim of their own misdoings. They fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 last night, this time in double overtime. And now the Metropolitan Division rivals will play a do-or-dir Game 7 on Saturday. The Islanders outshot the Flyers 54-31, but couldn’t ...

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No Panic Necessary for these Islanders

The New York Islanders fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 last night in overtime. Despite the loss, the Islanders lead the series 3-2, yet there is some panic among fans. It’s not quite time to panic with the Islanders still leading the series, but when you dig a little deeper, ...

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J.G. Pageau: From “Overpaid” to “Best Deal at the Deadline”

When Islanders’ general manager Lou Lamoriello made the trade for J.G. Pageau at the trade deadline, it was a mixed bag of emotions to all in the world of hockey. Pageau was Long Island bound, while the Ottawa Senators received a conditional 2020 first-round pick, a 2020 second-round pick, and ...

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Lamoriello Scores by Acquiring and Extending Pageau

Earlier today, the New York Islanders traded for forward J.G. Pageau in exchange for a conditional 2020 first-round pick, 2020 second-round pick and a conditional 2022 third-round pick. The real prize was what came after the trade, when general manager Lou Lamoriello inked Pageau to a six year, $30 million ...

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Trocheck to the Islanders Makes Sense

If the Florida Panthers are selling, the New York Islanders should be buying. Earlier today, the Panthers sent forward Denis Maglin to the Toronto Maple Leafs in exchange for prospect forward Mason Marchment. The Panthers only sit out of playoff position by four points, but with their recent 3-6-1 stretch, ...

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