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Repetto: Mathew Barzal’s star should continue to grow in the coming postseason

With his incredible speed and amazing puck work, Mathew Barzal is easily one of the strongest plays on the Islanders roster. These skills have been demonstrated by him throughout this season with the example of his two notable goals on the Buffalo Sabres on March 6th and the Washington Capitals ...

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Mohr: Mathew Barzal earns recognition as a shining “Star”

Mathew Barzal is at it again. After recording seven points (three goals, four assists) in three games last week, including his fourth career hat trick during the Islanders’ 8-4 victory over the Washington Capitals, Barzal was named the NHL’s “First Star” of the week.   This was the first time in ...

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Watling: Komarov Surprisingly Effective on Top Line, Despite Need for More Talent

After the injury to Anders Lee, it took some line shuffling, but head coach Barry Trotz seems to have settled on Leo Komarov playing on the top line alongside Mat Barzal and Jordan Eberle. While fans – myself included – loathe the decision,  Komarov has not hindered the line’s play ...

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Mandell: Islanders need to show Barzal more support

When you are a star in the National Hockey League, you are given different expectations and are held to a higher standard. Islanders’ forward Mathew Barzal isn’t an exception to this and his recent actions haven’t been living up to those expectations and standards. In 12 games this March, Barzal’s ...

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Zella: Loss of Anders Lee huge for the Islanders

Tonight marks the first time this season the New York Islanders will be without captain and leading goal scorer, Anders Lee. It creates a huge, almost unfillable hole in the Islanders’ top-six and a major blow to the team’s leadership on and off the ice. Few NHLers can do what ...

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Simpson: Isles have been Shopping in the Toy Department all season

If you’ve ever played EA’s NHL series against the game’s AI, you soon learn to orient the game on a north-south axis, with your team always going from the bottom of the screen to the top. Given how the game’s controls work, that means you will be shooting (and scoring) ...

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Nichols: Wahlstrom should see first-line minutes for the Islanders soon

Rookie Oliver Wahlstrom continues to impress with every shift he takes for the Islanders. He’s only collected two points in eight contests thus far, but the underlying numbers suggest he’ll see an uptick in production with more minutes. That should come next to one guy — Mathew Barzal. If defense ...

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