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Bentivenga: Five takeaways from the Islanders semifinal loss to The Lightning

For the second straight postseason, the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning battled it out for a chance to go to the Stanley Cup Finals. Unfortunately, this postseason ended exactly like last year’s… in heartbreak for the Isles.  Congratulations to the Lightning, again. They have an amazing team that ...

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Simpson: Islanders Take It To the Limit One More Time: A Retrospective

The New York Islanders will travel to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning this Friday in what is the franchise’s 14th playoff series that has gone the limit. Series-deciding games are unusual: in Islanders history, they are rare if nevertheless memorable.  So, as the Islanders and their fans look forward ...

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A Matter of Perspective: On Game 7 and Taking in the View

The Islanders are one win away from the Stanley Cup Final. Eleven words I never, ever thought I’d write, type, or express in any form whatsoever. It’s exhilarating, perplexing, and, above all, nerve-wracking. For those of us who did not experience the dynastic era, this is the closest we’ve ever ...

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Bentivenga: Varlamov’s bounce back in goal helps Isles force Game 7

The New York Islanders officially live to fight another day, following a chaotic 3-2 overtime win over the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Semifinals. In an incredible comeback victory, the offense for New York was on full display… but we can’t forget about the man ...

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Repetto: Barzal Ejected From Game 5 with a Game Misconduct

The Tampa Bay Lightning had already run the score up to 6-0 by the time Mathew Barzal received a major penalty as well as a game misconduct for cross-checking. Barzal and Jan Rutta exchanged words at the close of the second period when the two got into an altercation leading ...

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New York Islanders Sell-Out Season Tickets at UBS Arena for 2021-22 Season

As the New York Islanders continue their semi-final rematch against the Tampa Bay Lightning in their quest for the Stanley Cup, season tickets at the UBS Arena for the 2021-22 NHL season have been sold out. “Selling out season tickets is a true testament to this loyal fanbase,” said Tim ...

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Repetto: Islanders’ Strong Second Period Routes Game 4 Victory

The New York Islanders entered Game 4 trailing their third-round rematch against the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1. To lose last night’s matchup, it would be like adding a death sentence to the Isles season as they would head into game five in Tampa Bay, one loss away from getting bumped ...

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Repetto: Controversial Penalty On Pelech Leads To Game 3 Loss for Islanders

After just coming back to tie the game in the second period on a goal by Cal Clutterbuck, the New York Islanders found themselves in a costly position. Adam Pelech was skating into his own zone alongside Nikita Kucherov when Pelech bumped into him, seemingly not out of the ordinary, ...

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The Islanders Recipe for Success: Forecheck, Turnover, Counterattack

The opening contest of the New York Islanders& Tampa Bay Lightning series saw the Isles embrace their forecheck that frustrated Tampa Bay’s breakouts and forced turnovers. While the pressure was not constant—the Lightning had the better of play in the opening and closing minutes, as well as during a few ...

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