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The 5 Hole: Dramatics on Broad Street

The New York Islanders had a lot to be thankful yesterday on Thanksgiving. They had won five of their last six, and heading into their late afternoon matinee with Philadelphia today, everything seemed to be clicking. Doug Weight and Co. knew that to continue their strong play, beginning to find ...

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The 5 Hole: Out of Gas in Raleigh

After probably their best win of the season last night, the New York Islanders were riding high as they headed in to Carolina this afternoon for the second of a home-and-home with the Hurricanes. New York was looking for the sweep of the back-to-back and looking to make it four ...

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The 5 Hole: Striking Like Lightning

Usually this early in the season, “measuring stick” games come far and few. But in terms of the Islanders tonight, it was staring them right in the face. Winners of eight of their last 12, the Isles were down in Tampa for a pivotal Eastern Conference showdown with the Lightning. ...

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The 5 Hole: Success in Smashville

John Tavares  scored three times in the 3rd period for his second hat trick in three games as the New York Islanders smashed the Nashville Predators with a 6-2 victory Saturday Night at Bridgestone Arena. Jordan Eberle scored his first two goals as an Islanders and New York scored 3 ...

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The 5 Hole: Roughed Up By the Wild

Things are always changing in Islanders country from one minute to the next. One minute, the team is riding high on a three-game winning streak, the next, one of the Isles promising rookies gets sent down. That’s exactly what happened yesterday, when stunningly Josh Ho-Sang was demoted to the AHL ...

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The 5 Hole: Isles Keep Coyotes Winless

The Islanders (4-3-1) host the Coyotes (0-7-1) in a Tuesday night game at the Barclays Center. It’s Halak vs Domingue in their respective nets. Isles were dull early on. The penalty kill was put to the test though, as a Lee tripping call lead to ex-Ranger Anthony Duclair putting a ...

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