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Taub: Isles need Brock Nelson to start his season again

There are number of things you can point to that have led to the Islanders’ underwhelming 3-4-2 start to this season. One of them, the missing presence from second-line center Brock Nelson, might be the most surprising and eye-opening. Nelson, 29, was due for another breakout campaign but has had ...

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Taub: Islanders already facing a must-win scenario tonight

Calling a regular season game a must-win is one of the most redundant things in hockey. When that game comes as early as seven games into the year, there’s gotta be a reason behind it. Well, that’s what the Islanders are facing when they take the ice in Washington tonight. ...

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Q&A: MSG Networks AJ Mleczko talks all thing Isles ahead of the 2021 season

AJ Mleczko has become a well-regarded name among Islanders fans the past few years. Since the start of the 2018 season, you’ve seen her in-between the benches for home games giving her fantastic insight and as an in-studio analyst alongside the wonderful Shannon Hogan on the Isles’ pre-and-post game for ...

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The 2021 season is make or break time for Jordan Eberle

There are storylines abound as the Islanders begin their season tomorrow night, and one of them isn’t on many’s radars as the others. For forward Jordan Eberle, he has reached a pivotal point in his Isles tenure. It’s makes or break time for the 30-year-old from Regina, Saskatchewan. 2021 marks ...

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IslesBlog Round Table: 2021 Season Q&A

With the NHL season just a week away, Islanders hockey continues to inch closer and closer. The bar has been raised from last season after the Isles got within two games of the Stanley Cup Finals. So now it’s time to find out if this team is ready to take ...

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Taub: Isles bubble has popped, but the memories were endless

The Islanders’ season is over. A magical, unprecedented ride came to an end last night in game six of the Eastern Conference Finals with a 2-1 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning. This one stings and it will for a while. The Isles came within an earshot of playing ...

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Taub: The Islanders are still alive thanks to dynamite performances from Semyon Varalmov and Anders Lee

The Islanders live to see another day. After being outplayed most of the night in yesterday’s game five, Barry Trotz and Co. found a way to extend the series, winning 2-1 in double-overtime and setting up a pivotal game six Thursday. Jordan Eberle, who had gained a new label for ...

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Taub: Islanders need to leave everything all out there tomorrow night if season is going to continue

Do or die. That’s the task facing the Islanders tomorrow night. Now down 3-1 to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the Eastern Conference Finals after falling 4-1 yesterday in game four, the Isles are on the brink of seeing their fantastic run in the postseason bubble come to an end. ...

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Taub: Isles bent but didn’t break and get themselves into the series with game three win

They could have broken. When Tampa’s Tyler Johnson tipped home a seeing-eye shot past Semyon Varlamov — whether you believe it was above or below the bar — to tie the game at three with 7:56 to go in regulation, you got that sick feeling in your stomach. That could ...

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