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1 Sidney Crosby vs. Travis Hamonic The Penguins’ superstar will return from a broken jaw and it will be Hamonic’s (and Andrew MacDonald’s) job to contain Crosby and his linemates. Hamonic has the capability to be physical with Crosby, but he’ll have to be careful not to overdo it. The Islanders likely won’t get many calls when matched up against Sid the Kid. 2 John Tavares vs. Brandon...Read more »
Three things we like about the Islanders heading into their first-round NHL playoff series against No. 1 Pittsburgh:
The Hart Trophy candidate had 10 goals in the final 17 games of the regular season and has the fire to succeed in his first playoff trip.
The 37-year-old goaltender has loads of playoff experience and has played his best hockey of...Read more »
Brian Strait was a bit sour that the Penguins let him go on waivers in January; now, he’s looking to remind Pittsburgh that it made an error in letting the 25-year-old defenseman go.
Strait will be on the blue line with the Isles for this series and here’s what he thinks of the wild ride he’s had this season:
“Just thinking about it, it’s kind of fitting we’re playing the Penguins. When...Read more »
BUFFALO - The latest playoff picture snapshot is not a pretty one for the Islanders.
Amazing what one game without any points can do at this late stage, but the Isles definitely felt the sting of Thursday night’s 2-1 regulation loss to the Flyers (watch highlights here).
Even an OT or shootout point would have made this a bit easier to take. The Isles dropped from sixth and controlling...Read more »
Richard Park had a big goal and a huge role for the Penguins against his former team in his former home. His goal 21 seconds into the second period was important in giving the Penguins the momentum. It also gave them a 2-0 lead on the way to a 3-0 win over the Islanders at the Coliseum.
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Butch Goring says hockey players have long memories, so he expects the Islanders to bring some fire to Tuesday night's game against the Penguins at Nassau Coliseum. Goring, a four time Stanley Cup champion, is a TV analyst and was making the rounds at practice Monday. Media asked team members about facing the Penguins -- who brawled with the Isles last season -- and what impact that might have in...Read more »