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Shoveling Out the Snow

Nine months ago on July 14, Jon Ledecky, the new primary owner of the New York Islanders met with Islander season-ticket holders for a state of the union to assess the future of the franchise. On that night, he used two words that reverberated much that night from writers and ...

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The 5 Hole: Not Dead Yet

Still alive for the moment, the New York Islanders were in Nashville for the second matchup in a week with the Nashville Predators. These two teams met last Monday with the Isles being dominated by the Preds in a 3-1 defeat. The hope was tonight the Isles can repay the ...

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The 5 Hole: Still Breathing

The New York Islanders began the post-John Tavares slate to end the season this afternoon when they headed up to Buffalo for a matinee with the Buffalo Sabres. Coming off the nice win Friday, the Isles were looking to make it two in a row and gain some momentum heading ...

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The 5 Hole: No Brotherly Love Tonight

After two disappointing losses, the Islanders season was again on the line tonight as they headed to the City of Brotherly Love for a date with the Flyers. Doug Weight dramatized the importance of this game earlier today and hopefully it finally got through to every player in that room. ...

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The 5 Hole: Halakdown in Pitt

It could be possible that starting tonight, the New York Islanders season could come down to this weekend. The stakes were higher than ever as they played the first of a back-to-back against the Pittsburgh Penguins. These two teams always leave it all out on the ice, and in New ...

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The 5 Hole: Monster Victory at MSG

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 ...

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The 5 Hole: Feeling Blue in the Face

Finally, the Islanders grueling nine-game road trip came to an end tonight in St. Louis. Coming into the contest, New York was 5-2-1 with wins in Detroit, Montreal, Dallas, Edmonton and Vancouver and were looking for one more huge win to come back home. It was a special night for ...

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