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Islanders News: Second helping; Tavares takes the wheel; Caps, Stars move on

Wait. There's a *second* round?

"You're a legend." "I know, Jags."
"You're a legend." "I know, Jags."
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

Soak it in.

Islanders links

  • Recaps of a somewhat significant victory: LHH | Newsday | NY Post | NY Daily News | Sportsnet | Islanders | | NYI Skinny
  • Every single angle and picture of the game-winning goal is perfect. [LHH Video]
  • Here's Chris King's call on WHRU. Man, if anyone needed a playoff series win after watching years and years of losses, it's Kinger. [Twitter]
  • Please welcome the rest of the hockey world to John Tavares Time [NY Post | | Puck Daddy on the New King | Sports on Earth | At ESPN, Scott Burnside praises but still finds time for digs, negativity and old baggage]
  • But Tavares' focus is on you, the people that chant his name and wear his jersey. [Newsday]
  • Winning the game in OT wouldn't be enough for The Captain. He also tied the game with less than a minute to go. [LHH video]
  • The refs missed a tripping call just before Tavares tied the game and people were mad because no ref has ever missed a call ever in the NHL playoffs. [Puck Daddy]
  • Attach whatever pun you want to his last name, but Thomas Greiss has been the man for the Islanders. [Newsday | NY Post]
  • It has been a long, long, painful road for the Islanders and their  fans since 1993. [Newsday]
  • Shocking: Ryan Strome didn't enjoy his Game 5 and 6 scratchings. [NY Post]
  • Meanwhile in Bridgeport, the Sound Tigers lost to the Toronto Marlies 3-0 on Sunday and are a game away from elimination. [CT Post | Soundin' Off says there's a chance]
  • On Saturday: Mathew Barzal scored and Seattle has a 2-0 lead on Kelowna. [Sea. Times] | Anthony Beauvillier had two goals in Shawinigan's 7-1 Game 2 blowout over Saint John. The series is now tied. [CP]

Other Stuff You Probably Don't Care About Right Now

  • The wild ride of the Philadelphia Flyers came to end with a 1-0 loss to the Capitals on Sunday afternoon. Shine on, you crazy diamonds. [BSH]
  • The Stars did the best they could to throw the game away, but they came out on top of an insane Game 6 against the Wild 5-4 and will move on to the second round. [DBD]
  • The Red Wings are Jeff Blashill's team now. Time to mold them as he wants. [WIIM]
  • What's the worst way for the lottery to shake out for the Maple Leafs? Because that's probably what will happen. [PPP]

And so, finally, the Islanders are movin' on.