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Greenberg: Breaking Down the Isles Round One Opponents

With the playoffs a week away, the only thing we know for sure is the Islanders will not have home-ice advantage in the first round. The fourth seed in the division is all but assured at this point, but the top three teams in the East are still battling it ...

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Dunnigan: For Struggling Islanders Rest Could Be Saving Grace

The good news is the New York Islanders are headed to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The bad news is the Isles are in the midst of their worst stretch of hockey this season. Entering the playoffs, you always want to be hitting your stride, so understandably Islanders’ fans are panicking. ...

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Mandell: Islanders goaltending makes them dangerous heading into the playoffs

It isn’t a secret that the New York Islanders haven’t been playing their best hockey of late. They have struggled to score goals and haven’t looked like the team fans have grown accustomed to seeing under head coach Barry Trotz. That being said, the Islanders are still a respectable 6-7-1 ...

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Taub: Kyle Palmieri will be judged by how he performs in the playoffs

Lou Lamoriello had one objective at trade deadline last month: get his team better for the playoffs. After all, wasn’t that the main goal? Take away the dynamic of captain Anders Lee being sidelined till next season; the Islanders have Stanley Cup aspirations. So you can’t blame the Isles g.m. ...

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Simpson: More Cause for Concern with the Islanders

The past seven days of the Islanders’ schedule served as a rude reminder of the ups and downs of an NHL season. Recoiling from two disappointing losses to Washington that all but closed a run at the division championship, the Isles bounced back with two solid shutout wins against the ...

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Watling: Barzal’s off day hurts the Islanders with few games remaining to find momentum

For the first time in 284 games, Mathew Barzal did not suit up for the New York Islanders last night against the Buffalo Sabres. The typically dynamic forward was a healthy scratch on Tuesday’s contest, the second game of a back-to-back in which the Islanders recorded just one point against ...

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Greenberg: How Uncle Leo became Indispensable for the Islanders

He’s not the most graceful, but he’s without a doubt one of the most important Islanders. If you couldn’t figure out who I’m talking about based on the first sentence, it’s Uncle Leo Komarov of course! When he signed with the organization on July 1st, 2018, general manager Lou Lamoriello ...

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Repetto: Islanders have had certain factors contribute to winning the season series against the Blueshirts

Bringing it back to the beginning of the season, the Islanders came out hot against the New York Rangers as they took them down in the first of their matchups, 4-0. After that, however, the games became a back-and-forth grab as both teams have fought for the season series win.  ...

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