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Why the Islanders Could Bury Playoff Ghosts Tomorrow Night

"This is surgical." That was the quote NBC analyst Pierre McGuire used yesterday toward the end of the third period of a dominating 4-1 win by the New York Islanders over the Pittsburgh Penguins. And to this blogger's mind, that was the perfect word to use. Barry Trotz' troops played...
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Islanders Riding High, Can’t Slow Down Now

The New York Islanders are playing a spirited, physical brand of hockey these days, riding the tone they've set to a 2-0 series lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins heading into Sunday's pivotal Game 3 in Western Pennsylvania. Physicality has been a consistent part of playing "Islanders Hockey" since this new...
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Redemption for Bailey Gets Playoffs Off To A Good Start

They chanted it loud and proud. "Hey Josh Bailey, ooh ah, I want to know-oh-oh, if you'll score a goal!" That was the chorus that rung out from the Islanders faithful that jampacked an electric Nassau Coliseum last night following Bailey's game-winner at 4:39 of overtime that gave the Isles...
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It’s Time To Go To Work, Boys

With Lord Stanley's Cup a mere 16 wins away, the New York Islanders' goal is set clearly in front of them. An unexpectedly successful regular season -- 103 points and a second-place finish in the ultra-competitive Metropolitan Division, in fact -- has them set to kick off their first-round series...
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