Podcast: On Islanders/Bruins, Trotz’ Effect, Cassidy fined, Vegas and Colorado

The second round has continued to be very good. Heading the top of the list is the Islanders and Bruins. In a wild Game Five, the Islanders held on for a 5-4 win at TD Garden to take a 3-2 series lead. Can they close it out at Nassau Coliseum tomorrow?

I take a closer look at the hard fought series that’s seen the emergence of Mat Barzal. Listen on Spotify.

About Derek Felix

Derek Felix is sports blogger whose previous experience included separate stints at ESPN as a stat researcher for NHL and WNBA telecasts. The Staten Island native also interned for or hockey historian Stan Fischler and worked behind the scenes for MSG as a production assistant on New Jersey Devil telecasts. An avid New York sports fan who enjoys covering events, writing, concerts, movies and the outdoors, Derek has covered consecutive Staten Island Yankees NY Penn League championships in '05 and '06. He also scored Berkeley Carroll high school basketball games from '06-14 and provided an outlet for the Park Slope school's student athletes. Hitting Back gives them the publicity they deserve. In his free time, he also attends Ranger games and is a loyal St. John's alum with a sports management degree. The Battle Of Hudson administrator and chief editor can be followed below on Twitter and Facebook.
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