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Tuchman: The Islanders need the Power Play to be Powerful

The Islanders find themselves down 1-0 in a series they came into as underdogs. The Pundits, many of the fans have already written off these New York Islanders. Perpetually underrated and overlooked – just the way they like it. For the record, Vegas and the linemakers had Boston as about ...

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Bentivenga: Perfection Line runs rampant in game one win over Isles

The New York Islanders dropped their second-round opener on the road to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, losing by a final of 5-2. Though the scoreboard told some of the story, the bigger picture comes into frame when you break down individual players’ stats.  Going into this series, the ...

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Repetto: Islanders Need To Look Ahead To Get the Series Even

The loss of game one was obviously not ideal for the Islanders. For the most part, the Isles struggled to get shots on net and allowed one of the Bruins’ most prolific players — David Pastrnak — to get too many opportunities on net which resulted in three out of ...

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IslesBlog Round Table: X-Factors going into Round Two

After dismissing the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games, the Islanders are shipping up to Boston to meet the mighty Bruins in round two. This series presents a new challenge for the Isles as the Bruins play an entirely different style of hockey than the Pens. The IslesBlog crew broke down ...

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Farieri: Concerns with the Islanders’ top line and why they need to right the ship versus Boston

The New York Islanders are moving on to the second round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs against an extremely tough opponent in the Boston Bruins. I was the lone member of the IslesBlog team that had the Islanders bowing out to the Penguins and that was because of my concern ...

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Watling: Isles Need to Keep Taylor Hall Quiet for Chance to Advance

A little over six weeks ago, the New York Islanders surrendered their first round pick in the upcoming draft for a pair of New Jersey Devils in Kyle Palmieri and Travis Zajac. While Palmieri certainly delivered early on against the Pittsburgh Penguins, it has been the player the Isles did ...

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Taub: Taking down the Bruins will be an uphill battle, but it’s one Islanders must go through

I will go on the record and say I wanted the Islanders to avoid the Boston Bruins at all costs before the playoffs began. I made that remark on the PTIsles Podcast when asked who I preferred the team play in the first round (P.S. I wanted the Pens). Well, ...

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Dunnigan: Bruins Present Daunting Task for Islanders in Round 2

Wednesday night the New York Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 5-3, advancing to the second round of the playoffs for the third straight season. Looking ahead, an extremely difficult matchup awaits the Isles in the second round where they’ll face the Boston Bruins. The Isles finished the season with a ...

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Mandell: Palmieri could be the key again in Round Two for the Isles

It seems safe to say that Kyle Palmieri was everything the New York Islanders could’ve hoped for in the first round. He looked like a more motivated player with something to prove. Palmeri was one of the Isles’ best forwards against the Penguins beyond scoring three goals in six games. ...

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