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HARD HITS: What can be learned from the Islanders’ run

It’s not too often I write about a bitter rival. However, the Islanders made it impossible not to devote a few posts to them due to their great run in these very unpredictable and strange Stanley Cup Playoffs. Give credit … Continue reading

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Cirelli’s overtime winner sets up Stanley Cup Final between Lightning and Stars

The Lightning advanced to the Stanley Cup Final thanks to overtime hero Anthony Cirelli, who beat a brilliant Semyon Varlamov at 13:18 of sudden death to give Tampa a hard fought six game series win over the scrappy Islanders. They’ll … Continue reading

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Eberle’s clutch goal in double overtime helps Islanders force Game Six

Semyon Varlamov gives a little assist to help Johnny Boychuk back to the bench. The Islanders are still alive after Jordan Eberle scored at 12:30 of the second overtime in a 2-1 win in Game Five last night over the … Continue reading

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Lightning put Islanders on the brink

For more than half of Game Four, the Islanders were in position to even their best-of-seven series against the heavy favorite Lightning. Semyon Varlamov had made some big saves to keep a strong Bolts surge off the scoreboard. He certainly … Continue reading

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Lightning strikes twice for Islanders

It’s an off day for the Eastern Conference Final that’s being played in the Edmonton bubble. While the Islanders and Lightning get a break, the Western Conference Final continues tonight with Game Three between the Stars and Golden Knights. That … Continue reading

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Lafreniere will be nice, but Rangers must address center situation and improve depth

As this strange summer has gone on with the Conference Finals finally beginning during Labor Day Weekend, one thing stands out. In order to have success, you need the horses to go far. Also a bit of luck. Just ask … Continue reading

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Islanders dominate miserable Flyers to advance to Conference Finals

If last night was a Game Seven for a chance to make the Final Four of this long Stanley Cup tournament, someone forgot to tell the Flyers. Following consecutive wins in overtime including the Game Six victory in double overtime, … Continue reading

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Islanders run into Double Trouble as Flyers force Game Seven in sudden death

Fought our way back. ⭐️: Hart (49 saves) ⭐️⭐️: Provy (1g-1a)⭐️⭐️⭐️: Barzal (L) #AnytimeAnywhere | @Toyota pic.twitter.com/1HMaLgvKpQ — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) September 4, 2020 It isn’t easy to close out a series. The Islanders have now twice learned that lesson … Continue reading

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Flyers stay alive on Laughton overtime winner to force Game Six against Islanders

Even if they tried their best to hand back a game they played well enough in, the Flyers survived a brutal conclusion to the third period to stay alive against the Islanders. Despite allowing the Isles to score twice in … Continue reading

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The Trotz Islanders getting it done against the Vigneault Flyers

#Isles take Game 3, 3-1, and a 2-1 series lead over the Flyers. Last time the Islanders won two games in a second-round series was 1993. — Mollie Walker (@MollieeWalkerr) August 30, 2020 The last time the Islanders were in … Continue reading

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