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Taub: The Islanders’ fourth line isn’t all the chatter going into the postseason

This first round series should feel a little different for an Islander fan. No it’s not that the team doesn’t have home ice, which they had back in 2019. Or that they’ll be without Anders Lee — whom they’ve had their past two postseason runs. Nor is it that only ...

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Islanders have all the motivation now to mount a comeback

It seems as though it is the same storyline for the New York Islanders every time they’re in the playoffs. The Florida Panthers didn’t show up. John Carlson must have been playing hurt. The Philadelphia Flyers’ big guns weren’t motivated. Tampa Bay is too skilled. As the ultimate underdogs, the ...

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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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Cal Clutterbuck Back to Sparking Islanders

Although it’s come in an extremely small sample size, New York Islanders third-line forward Cal Clutterbuck has appeared to re-embrace the physical, agitational play he built his career on, which in turn reignited the rest of his game. Clutterbuck seemed to abandon his hallmark, “do something” attitude in favor of ...

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Six of One; Half A Dozen Of The Other

After being pleasantly surprised throughout the first two months of the season, once the calendar turned to December the Isles have played like the team many experts thought they would.  The outstanding play of the top six forwards allowed the Islanders to rise towards the top of the Metro.  Outside ...

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