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The 5 Hole: Must Win, Can’t Lose


The Islanders (35-26-12) host the Bruins (38-30-6) in a hugeeee game regarding playoff implications. It’s Greiss vs Khudobin in their respective nets. No other than the captain John Tavares opens up the scoring at 10:05 by dancing a few Bruins before sniping one blocker side. 36 seconds later, the Bruins answer tying the game ...

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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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When Does Halak Play?


On Thursday, the Islanders recalled Jaro Halak from Bridgeport.  This gives the Islanders the best chance at making the playoffs this season.  After some less than stellar moments from JF Berube, we can also assume that we will most likely not see him again this season.  This will not be ...

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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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A Disappointing Result Doesn’t Mean A Disappointing Day

Even with a disappointing outcome to Saturdays game, the day was anything but a disappointment.  With the Saturday matinee, my wife and I decided that this would be a great opportunity to bring my daughter to her first NHL game.  While she is not a big hockey fan, we felt ...

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The 5 Hole: Storm Hits Early


The Barclays Center let the Isles back in to play a home game after a 9 game road trip. The Islanders (32-24-11) host the Hurricanes (27-27-11) Monday night and for some unimaginable reason, this was a nationally broadcasted game on NBCSN. Berube to start giving Greiss the night off. Isles dominate ...

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Order 66

I’m happy Josh Ho-Sang is wearing number 66 because that is the number he wants to wear and honestly, I don’t care.  What is mindboggling is the backlash against him for wearing such a highly-distinguished number (yes, that’s sarcasm).  The whole idea that we need to retire a number throughout ...

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The 5 Hole: Victorious in Van City


The Islanders were finally coming to the end of their franchise long nine-game road trip as they took the ice in Vancouver tonight. After a bounce back win on Tuesday, the Isles were looking for another crucial two points to head into St. Louis Saturday night. Whenever New York is ...

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