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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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What’s Next for Ilya Sorokin?

For years, Islanders fans have anxiously awaited the arrival of netminder Ilya Sorokin.  They pinned their hopes on a 25-year-old goalie who they rarely saw in-game action outside of YouTube clips and the occasional Twitter or blog update. No matter. The accounts of his excellent play in Russia in the ...

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Taub: The Islanders are still alive thanks to dynamite performances from Semyon Varalmov and Anders Lee

The Islanders live to see another day. After being outplayed most of the night in yesterday’s game five, Barry Trotz and Co. found a way to extend the series, winning 2-1 in double-overtime and setting up a pivotal game six Thursday. Jordan Eberle, who had gained a new label for ...

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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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For Better or Worse, Real Islanders Showed Up to Game 2

The first game of the Eastern Conference Finals was a forgettable one for the New York Islanders and the prevailing sentiment was that the team would be ready for Game 2. They were. What we saw last night was Islanders hockey; the good and the bad associated with it. The ...

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Thomas Greiss has lived for the big moments ever since he became an Islander

Jaroslav Halak went down. Five years ago, the Islanders were playing a pivotal game in early March against the Pittsburgh Penguins. At the time, the Isles were positioning themselves for the stretch run on their way to a second consecutive postseason. Late in the third — after Anders Lee gave ...

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Taub: Semyon Varlamov Has Finally Arrived

The New York Islanders closed out calendar year 2019 on a very high note, thanks in large part to goaltender Semyon Varlamov. Varlamov’s excellent 38-save performance propelled the Isles to a 4-3 win over the division-leading Washington Capitals and a 2-1-0 record on their three-game road trip. Tuesday afternoon was ...

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