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The 5 Hole: Shot Out of a Cannon

It’s tough times in Islander Country, and the Isles keep taking bullet after bullet. Those bullets aren’t just being put through the roster, but also where the team sits in the Metro and Eastern Conference. With the Rangers coming into Brooklyn Thursday, the team needed to get their confidence back ...

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The 5 Hole: Bullied on Broad Street

41 games down, 41 to go. This afternoon, the Isles began their assault on the second half of the season in the “City of Brotherly Love”, Philadelphia. Last time the Isles were there, they escaped with a 4-3 win in the shootout. It was the second time the teams met ...

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The 5 Hole: Capital Punishment

After a long four day layoff, it was back to business for the Islanders. The business at hand earlier tonight was a familiar one, the Washington Capitals. The Caps sit ahead of the Isles in the Metro division, and tonight was the first time these teams met since their exciting ...

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The 5 Hole: Shooting STARS

After a dreadful performance last night in The Steel City, the Islanders were back in action finishing up the second half of a back to back weekend. They welcomed the league leading Dallas Stars to Brooklyn for the first time earlier tonight. These two teams met twice last year both ...

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The 5 Hole: Beatdown in the Burgh

The Isles concluded their three game road trip earlier tonight with a team they know all to well, except this year. I’m referring to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Tonight’s game was the first time the teams met this season. Hard to believe. Last year, the Isles took it to the Pens ...

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The 5 Hole: Sabre The New Year

The Isles took to the ice one last time in the year 2015 earlier tonight. They found themselves in upstate New York playing in the second game of a three game road trip against the Buffalo Sabres. These teams met back in early November with the Sabres prevailing 2-1. Well ...

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The 5 Hole: Turning Over A New Leaf

The Islanders and Maple Leafs finished up a home and home series tonight north of the border and revenge was the name of the game. After an abysmal effort on Sunday night, the Isles battered and bruised the Leafs winning by a final of 6-3. They’ve had trouble win the ...

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The 5 Hole: LEAFing Points on the Table

After a six day break for the holidays, the Islanders returned to action earlier tonight in Brooklyn. They entertained the Toronto Maple Leafs for the first time this season. Tonight’s result wasn’t exactly how the Isles wanted to come out of the break. They put on an underwhelming, uninspired performance ...

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The 5 Hole: All Quacked Out

The Islanders were set for one more game before the Christmas break, and it took place earlier tonight when they hosted the struggling Anaheim Ducks. These teams met last month in Southern California, with the Isles coming out on top 4-1. Barclays Center has been a house of horror for ...

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The 5 Hole: Dusted in the Desert

Tonight wasn’t exactly how the Islanders were looking to respond after Thursday’s heartbreaking loss in Denver. They lost their third game in a row and were shutout 1-0 by the Arizona Coyotes. Goaltender Jaro Halak was once again rock solid, but missed opportunities doomed the Isles from the start of ...

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