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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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Taub: The power play dooms the Islanders again at the worst possible time

Tell me where you’ve heard this one before. The Islanders are handed a power play late in the game with a chance to either win or go ahead. What happens? They completely shit the bed and end up on the wrong side of the scoreboard. Well that scenario, which reared ...

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For Better or Worse, Real Islanders Showed Up to Game 2

The first game of the Eastern Conference Finals was a forgettable one for the New York Islanders and the prevailing sentiment was that the team would be ready for Game 2. They were. What we saw last night was Islanders hockey; the good and the bad associated with it. The ...

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Islanders finally creating new memories for this generation of fans after sensational game seven win

For so long, a generation of New York Islanders fans had been subjected to hearing stories about the glory days. 1975. The dynasty. The Easter Epic. The upset of the Penguins in 1993. Those stories are always great and they never get old. But after awhile, you begin to question: ...

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Islanders Have Nothing to Prove, But Advancing Would Speak Volumes

The New York Islanders buck the trend. No individual tendency in particular, just generally. Chemistry, intensity, and focus — as well as elite leadership corps on the bench — have carried this team to the brink of the National Hockey League’s final four. That’s awfully impressive. This is an organization that’s ...

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Islanders Beat Themselves in Game 6 Against the Flyers

For a second straight game, the Isles were a victim of their own misdoings. They fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 5-4 last night, this time in double overtime. And now the Metropolitan Division rivals will play a do-or-dir Game 7 on Saturday. The Islanders outshot the Flyers 54-31, but couldn’t ...

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No Panic Necessary for these Islanders

The New York Islanders fell to the Philadelphia Flyers 4-3 last night in overtime. Despite the loss, the Islanders lead the series 3-2, yet there is some panic among fans. It’s not quite time to panic with the Islanders still leading the series, but when you dig a little deeper, ...

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