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Fourth line working well for Isles

Casey Cizikas celebrates his second-period goal during a

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Things haven’t been going well for the Islanders in their own end the last three weeks, but one of the bright spots head coach Jack Capuano sees is his fourth line.

More than just providing breathers for the top lines, the fourth line has found itself on the score sheet in the past handful of games.

Eric Boulton chipped in with his first goal as an Islander on Saturday against the Flyers,...

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What the playoffs mean to me: Matt Martin

Islanders left wing Matt Martin celebrates his score

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As one of the most popular Islanders, Matt Martin maybe doesn’t have the on-ice influence of some of his bigger-name teammates, but he’s about to lead the NHL in hits for a second straight season.

He’s also a locker-room leader, and here’s what he had to say about his first playoff trip in our "In Your Own Words" series:

“We’ve been through a lot as a group, been through some...

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Islanders locker-room quotes after making the playoffs

Matt Moulson and Islanders' fans celebrate his first-period

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Some quotes from around the Islanders' locker room in Raleigh, N.C., on Tuesday night after they clinched their first playoff berth since 2007.

John Tavares: “We had to win a lot more games late because we put ourselves behind the eight-ball with the start to the season we had. We knew we needed to start winning some games that we’d been losing the first half of the season, and we needed to...

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Martin, Wishart decline qualifying offers

Islanders left winger #17 Matt Martin speaks to

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Seeking a larger raise than the five percent minimum required in qualifying offers, Islanders forward Matt Martin and defenseman Ty Wishart did not accept their offers and remain restricted free agents, the team announced Monday.

Martin, 23, earned $615,000 in salary last season, plus bonuses, for a cap hit of $852,500. He appeared in 80 games, with seven goals and seven assists and accrued...

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