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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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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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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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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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Watling: Islanders’ Pageau Line will be Critical for Series Success

After today’s 2-1 victory in Game 1, there is one thing that is apparent: this New York Islanders team is different than last year’s. Sure, the Isles actually won game one as opposed to suffering a horrid loss like in the Edmonton Bubble, but this team dominated in tonight’s win, ...

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Nichols: Islanders’ Lee Returns to the Ice for the First Time

New York Islanders captain, Anders Lee, returned to the ice for an optional morning skate this morning for the first time since being injured back on March 11th. This is fantastic news for the Islanders, despite head coach, Barry Trotz, having already ruled Lee out for the remainder of the ...

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Bentivenga: Perfection Line runs rampant in game one win over Isles

The New York Islanders dropped their second-round opener on the road to the Boston Bruins on Saturday night, losing by a final of 5-2. Though the scoreboard told some of the story, the bigger picture comes into frame when you break down individual players’ stats.  Going into this series, the ...

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Watling: Varlamov’s Softies Prove to be Costly in Goalies’ Duel

Before Tuesday’s game two 2-1 loss, Islanders’ head coach Barry Trotz played it close to the best who his starter in goal would be. Trotz made the curious decision to sit rookie goalie Ilya Sorokin after a 39-save performance which surely was the main reason that the Isles won game ...

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