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Islanders News: Are you there Perd-verts? It's me, Perd, hosting a new segment

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The Perds beat the Blues in Game 6 to advance to the Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history.

"The story of this situation is... it's extremely personal."
"The story of this situation is... it's extremely personal."
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Only one game tonight, but most of the previous meetings in the Penguins-Capitals series have been entertaining. Pittsburgh looks to close out Washington at home in Game 6, much like Nashville.

Islanders News

  • Early yesterday, a rumor started by Aivis Kalnins, a.k.a. Russian Eklund, circulated that said Ilya Sorokin signed on for two more years in the KHL. Incorrect, according to Russian Bob McKenzie Igor Eronko:

  • Today's May 8, but on May 7, 1983, Mike Bossy powered the '83 Isles to the Cup Finals with an 8-4 win over the Bruins at the Coliseum in Game 6. [NHL.com]

Worlds Away

  • Anders Lee scored twice and Brock Nelson notched a goal of his own in the USA's 7-2 victory over Denmark. Young phenom Clayton Keller had himself a hat trick. [IIHF - click around to find stats and summary]
  • Calvin de Haan had an assist on the second goal of Nathan MacKinnon's hat trick in Canada's 7-2 triumph over Slovakia. [IIHF - click around to find stats and summary]
  • The World Championships have been a boon to hockey in France over the last few years, culminating in their shared hosting of the tournament this year. [NHL.com]

Playoffs and Stuff

  • Meanwhile, Penguins and Capitals players get competitive even about picking up the tab at dinner. ["The Worldwide Leader"]
  • Dylan Strome, younger brother of Ryan, is competing for the OHL title with the Erie Otters and is reminded of competing on the streets of Mississauga, Ontario.