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Taub: Josh Bailey’s Islander legend grows with OT game-winner

Heading into their pivotal game five matchup in Pittsburgh Penguins on Monday night, any Islander fan would have been hard-pressed not to think about exactly which memorable day it was in team history and not feel good. 41 years ago Monday marked the beginning of the Isles’ dynasty when Bob ...

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Taub: Jordan Eberle needs to find his game and quickly

The Islanders are heading back home with a split of their first-round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins. They had a chance to take a commanding 2-0 series lead on Tuesday night but faltered 2-1. The offense, which threw 37 shots on Pens’ netminder Tristan Jarry, failed to do anything of ...

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Islanders legends talk Stanley Cup Playoffs and the dynasty

Clark Gillies and Bobby Nystrom will always be considered champions. Both were core members of an Islanders franchise that won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the early ‘80s. That run made the Isles the last great dynasty not only in hockey but in sports. Now with the Stanley Cup Playoffs ...

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Taub: Pageau the postseason maestro does it again for Islanders

If you didn’t realize it by now, J.G. Pageau lives for the big moments, especially in the postseason. On Sunday afternoon, he continued to add to his legend. Pageau, who was far and away the Islanders’ best player all game, once again was front and center in helping his club ...

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Taub: The Islanders’ fourth line isn’t all the chatter going into the postseason

This first round series should feel a little different for an Islander fan. No it’s not that the team doesn’t have home ice, which they had back in 2019. Or that they’ll be without Anders Lee — whom they’ve had their past two postseason runs. Nor is it that only ...

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Taub: Kyle Palmieri will be judged by how he performs in the playoffs

Lou Lamoriello had one objective at trade deadline last month: get his team better for the playoffs. After all, wasn’t that the main goal? Take away the dynamic of captain Anders Lee being sidelined till next season; the Islanders have Stanley Cup aspirations. So you can’t blame the Isles g.m. ...

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