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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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Bentivenga: Three biggest takeaways from round one win vs Penguins

Down go the division winners! The New York Islanders sealed the deal on Wednesday night, taking down the Pittsburgh Penguins at home in a hard-fought six game series. The Isles, who have now advanced past the first round in three consecutive postseasons, took down a Penguins team that many expected ...

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Mohr: Sorokin earns elite status in Game 5 victory

Following his first playoff appearance in Game 1, Ilya Sorokin came within 2 minutes and 35 seconds of a shutout in Game 4 and proved himself to be the kryptonite for the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Making a total of 48 saves on Monday night during the Islanders 3-2 win over the ...

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Watling: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly in a Penguin Thumping

After an emotional game three in which the Islanders could not hold momentum to save their lives, the blue and orange put it into overdrive in Saturday’s 4-1 victory. The Islanders played their best game in recent memory, playing low-event hockey in the first period with just 16 total shots ...

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Mohr: Sorokin exceeded expectations in playoff debut

Any Islander fan would tell you they were a bit nervous when they heard rookie Ilya Sorokin was getting the net for game one yesterday. And why not? Sorokin was about to take on his first-ever postseason game in his NHL career, on the road nonetheless. Except, no one told ...

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Mandell: Islanders goaltending makes them dangerous heading into the playoffs

It isn’t a secret that the New York Islanders haven’t been playing their best hockey of late. They have struggled to score goals and haven’t looked like the team fans have grown accustomed to seeing under head coach Barry Trotz. That being said, the Islanders are still a respectable 6-7-1 ...

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Greenberg: The White Whale Might’ve Been Worth the Wait

Ilya Sorokin has been everything the Islanders could’ve asked for and more. The Russian netminder, who’s been in the organization for seven years, has lived up to the lofty expectations thus far. After a shaky first few games, Sorokin has settled in. The “White Whale” is 10-1-0 in his last ...

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Dunnigan: From Russia With Gloves

In July, Russian goaltender Ilya Sorokin signed an entry level contract and a one-year extension with the Islanders. The fan base, to say the least, had been anxiously waiting for his arrival. When the deal was announced Isles’ social media erupted.Sorokin joined fellow countrymen Semyon Varlamov, who had signed with ...

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Islanders Benefiting from Internal Reinforcements

For the first time in a long, long time, the Islanders have bolstered their lineup with players from within the organization. Even if it wasn’t general manager Lou Lamoriello’s intention heading into this season – he picked up Dymtro Timashov from the Detroit Red Wings before the beginning of the ...

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