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Videos: Isles, Jets lose, Isles make playoffs

Below you'll find the video evidence that proves the Islanders qualified for the NHL playoffs on Tuesday night for the first time since 2007.

First up are highlights from the Islanders' 4-3 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes, followed by the Winnipeg Jets' loss to the Washington Capitals. addCustomPlayer('3860e2p7wlmp1hwde1sofilrq', '891cec8dca9044e3bc366526539c43bc', '1fl5i61ymkgps138o11fxa61kf',...

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Islanders' NHL playoff picture after Monday night

Michael Grabner of the Islanders skates against the

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Isles got some help to stay in sixth in the Eastern Conference playoff race on Monday night when the Penguins beat the Senators, but received no help toward clinching a playoff berth with Winnipeg winning in Buffalo.

But the Islanders can still clinch a spot Tuesday night with a loss by the Jets in Washington and a win here against the Hurricanes, who sit 13th in the East.


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Islanders playoff chase: Where are we now?

New York Islanders' Matt Martin (17) and New

(Credit: AP)

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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So why the booing of Tavares in Winnipeg?

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders

(Credit: Jim McIsaac)

What did John Tavares ever do to Winnipeg?

You couldn't help notice that every time he touched the puck Tuesday night, he received serious boos, the way a particularly unfriendly player gets them when he returns to a hostile environment.

But JT?

That was mentioned to him after the morning skate here on Thursday in St. Louis. He knew all about it. He said the very vocal fans in...

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Ramping up urgency, holding off panic

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