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Simpson: Islanders Take It To the Limit One More Time: A Retrospective

The New York Islanders will travel to Tampa Bay to face the Lightning this Friday in what is the franchise’s 14th playoff series that has gone the limit. Series-deciding games are unusual: in Islanders history, they are rare if nevertheless memorable.  So, as the Islanders and their fans look forward ...

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A Matter of Perspective: On Game 7 and Taking in the View

The Islanders are one win away from the Stanley Cup Final. Eleven words I never, ever thought I’d write, type, or express in any form whatsoever. It’s exhilarating, perplexing, and, above all, nerve-wracking. For those of us who did not experience the dynastic era, this is the closest we’ve ever ...

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Watling: Barn’s Closing, Crazed Fans Offers Islanders a Chance to be “Cool”

The playoffs are a different experience in any sport but playoff hockey, that takes on a completely distinct level. Touted as the best postseason among the four major sports, this year’s Stanley Cup tournament feels different with arenas opening up to more and more fans as many get the COVID-19 ...

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Islanders’ home tickets prices soar in final playoff run at Coliseum

COVID regulations are finally starting to subside, and with that, a sense of normalcy is beginning to return. It’s been a wonderful sight to see fans in the stands and hear the roar of the crowd. What’s not so wonderful, however, is the arm and leg fans had to give ...

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Nichols: Islanders need more out of Ryan Pulock

The New York Islanders dropped Game 2 of their first-round matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins last night in a 2-1 effort. Despite a goal-against by Islander goaltender, Semyon Varlamov, on Bryan Rust that should have been an easy save, he alone is not to blame for the lack of consistency ...

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Islanders legends talk Stanley Cup Playoffs and the dynasty

Clark Gillies and Bobby Nystrom will always be considered champions. Both were core members of an Islanders franchise that won four consecutive Stanley Cups in the early ‘80s. That run made the Isles the last great dynasty not only in hockey but in sports. Now with the Stanley Cup Playoffs ...

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Bentivenga: Palmieri shines in for the Islanders in game one thriller

The Islanders defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday afternoon with a 4-3 win in overtime, taking the pilot episode of their best-of-seven series. As big of a story that was, however, there was another headline that developed early on and throughout the contest, and it was the guy who wore ...

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Greenberg: Breaking Down the Isles Round One Opponents

With the playoffs a week away, the only thing we know for sure is the Islanders will not have home-ice advantage in the first round. The fourth seed in the division is all but assured at this point, but the top three teams in the East are still battling it ...

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