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Isles still have something to play for

Eric Boulton and Arron Asham trade punches during

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BUFFALO -- Islanders fans on Twitter let out a collective groan when I posted Jack Capuano’s lineup for Friday night: Eric Boulton remains in the lineup in place of Jesse Joensuu and Lubomir Visnovsky comes out for Thomas Hickey.

Capuano said Visnovsky, who has played 35 of the Isles’ 47 games so far (he missed the first 10 games of the season before he reported, then two more to return to...

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Islanders playoff chase: Where are we now?

New York Islanders' Matt Martin (17) and New

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Lots of NHL games Thursday night among the teams in and around the Islanders and Rangers that could change things by the time we hit 11 p.m. Here’s what the chase looks like as of Thursday morning:

5th place -- Toronto Maple Leafs, 53 points (24-14-5)

Magic number to clinch playoff spot: 3

5 games remaining: 4/18 vs. Islanders, 4/20 at Ottawa, 4/24 at Tampa, 4/25 at Florida, 4/27...

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