Game 3 was a good performance with some tough luck for the Islanders. That's in the past.
Howie Rose appeared on WFAN defending the Islanders from some of the more ridiculous criticism around the league. His answers illustrate some issues with the NHL.
This Islanders fan will be rooting on the Penguins in the finals, with their ex-Islanders Bill Guerin, Ruslan Fedotenko and Miro Satan, plus former assistant coach Dan Bylsma.
A flat power play and a so-so effort meant the Islanders spoiled Yann Danis' 27-save effort and a chance to play spoiler to the playoff-chasing Penguins. Pens win, 1-0, on a late Petr Sykora goal.
The New York Islanders have a chance to severely dent the Pittsburgh Penguins' playoff hopes when the teams meet in Pittsburgh.