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Islanders continue to be a surprise

When John Tavares chose the hometown Maple Leafs, whose pajamas he wore as a kid, the Islanders were supposed to be not too good. Even in the new era of Lou Lamoriello and Barry Trotz, they were not expected to … Continue reading

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Trotz tabs Lehner to start for Islanders versus Rangers

The Islanders look to extend their run of dominance over the bitter rival Rangers tonight at MSG. A Turkey Eve rematch between classic rivals takes place on Broadway. The Islanders took the first match up 7-5 at home in Brooklyn … Continue reading

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Quinn turns to Georgiev against Islanders and Skjei returns on Turkey Eve rematch

When the lights go dim at 7 o’clock later tonight at MSG, it’ll be the prelude to another Battle of New York at 33rd Street and Eighth Avenue. Indeed, the Islanders and Rangers will do battle for the second time … Continue reading

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Game #19: Islanders again beat the Rangers in wild 7-5 shootout

How would I describe the latest Rangers’ defeat at the hands of their kryptonite, the Islanders? Like this following their 7-5 home win on a snowy night that was highlighted by world beater Anthony Beauvillier’s first career hat trick. It's … Continue reading

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Classic Rivalry continues tonight in Brooklyn

In less than an hour, the puck will drop on another installment of a classic rivalry. That’s always been the case whenever the Rangers and Islanders get together. A unique blood rivalry between New York teams that dates back to … Continue reading

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HARD HITS: Trotz has surprising Islanders in first place

A good coach can make all the difference. For years, the Islanders have been viewed by many observers as an afterthought in the metro area. Despite a rich history and tradition that includes the Stanley Cup dynasty of winning four … Continue reading

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Tavares says goodbye to Islanders, chooses the hometown Maple Leafs

Not everyday you can live a childhood dream pic.twitter.com/YUTKdfMALl — John Tavares (@91Tavares) July 1, 2018 John Tavares is going home. It sounds like it was a difficult decision for him to make. Shortly after Russia pulled a huge upset … Continue reading

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Tavares Watch continues

As the school year officially comes to a close, July 1 is fast approaching. Though I can’t recall the first day of the free agent frenzy ever coming out on a Sunday. It will this weekend with the usual assortment … Continue reading

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Islanders late comeback nets point in 4-3 overtime loss to Penguins

In a wild and crazy game between old Patrick Division rivals, the Islanders rally fell just short. However, they were able to come back and score twice in a 3:43 span late in the third period to gain a point … Continue reading

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Battle of New York Part I: Islanders win 4-3 in a shootout, Rangers fall to 1-5-2

When you struggle to win games, it really gets hard. In the first Battle of New York of the season, the Rangers lost another tough one- this time to the blood rival Islanders 4-3 in a shootout at MSG on … Continue reading

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