Tag Archives: Valtteri Filppula

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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Islanders bring back Matt Martin, sign Lehner

The Islanders are moving on from the devastation of John Tavares leaving for the Maple Leafs. They’re doing it in odd fashion, by loading up on third and fourth liners. After agreeing to a four-year deal with former Leaf Leo … Continue reading

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A deadline bust

#NHLTradeDeadline Day was a huge bust. More on why. Especially for Rangers, Islanders. Continue reading

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World Cup: North America dominates Finland 4-1

New Post: North America puts on show in dominant 4-1 win over Finland #TeamNorthAmerica #WCH2016 #Finland Continue reading

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Islanders look to go two up on Lightning

At around 3:15 PM, the Islanders and Lightning do battle in Game 2 of this Eastern Conference Semifinal in Tampa. After hanging on to take the first game 5-3 thanks to a Cal Clutterbuck empty netter that stopped a furious … Continue reading

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Bishop pitches shutout as Lightning put Rangers on brink

For a second straight round, the Rangers have their backs to the wall. They are facing playoff extinction after getting shutout by Ben Bishop and the Lightning 2-0 to drop Game 5 at a disappointed MSG. Bishop stopped all 26 … Continue reading

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The Importance of Game 5

The Rangers find themselves deadlocked at two games apiece with the Lightning in the Eastern Conference Final. They enter tonight’s pivotal Game 5 with a chance to pull within a game of their second straight Stanley Cup Final appearance. Game … Continue reading

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Lundqvist delivers big performance to even series

Henrik Lundqvist answered the critics with a 38-save effort in Game 4. Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis scored and Keith Yandle had a big night. Continue reading

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Series Preview: Rangers face familiar foe in Lightning

The waiting is over. Following two days off in the aftermath of an emotional Game 7 second round win over the Caps thanks to Derek Stepan’s overtime heroics and Henrik Lundqvist’s brilliant goaltending, the Rangers are set to face a … Continue reading

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