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Second line struggles continue to plague the Islanders

With Anthony Beauvillier back in the lineup, there was an initial thought that head coach, Barry Trotz, would keep the forwards mixed up. This turned out to be true, for a game or so. Beauvillier was placed on the third line with J.G. Pageau and Oliver Wahlstrom, with the other ...

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Taub: Isles need Brock Nelson to start his season again

There are number of things you can point to that have led to the Islanders’ underwhelming 3-4-2 start to this season. One of them, the missing presence from second-line center Brock Nelson, might be the most surprising and eye-opening. Nelson, 29, was due for another breakout campaign but has had ...

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Nichols: Islanders’ 2019-20 season was a major success

Who expected the New York Islanders to go six games deep into the Eastern Conference Final? The short answer: Only Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz. It was a season of ups and downs for the Islanders, from the 17-game point streak to sub .500 hockey the rest of the way; ...

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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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Islanders Second Line Revived in Game 3 Win

It’s been a little while since the New York Islanders second line took control of a game. That changed in Game 3 when the Islanders beat the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-3 on Friday night. The Islanders took a two-goal lead in the second period with goals by Adam Pelech and ...

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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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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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Taub: Brock Nelson Has Continued His Ascension from Last Season

Brock Nelson has come a long way since being one of the most enigmatic figures among Islander fans not too long ago. Nelson, 28, is now one of the building blocks that has prompted the success that’s occurred recently under the regime of head coach Barry Trotz and g.m. Lou ...

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Islanders’ Second Line Leading the Way

The New York Islanders 16-game point streak is the definition of historic. There are so many factors that have attributed to the “surprising success” of the Islanders, which we all know starts with head coach Barry Trotz and the structure he has put in place. It has transformed players such ...

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