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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 84 - No Better Two Days to Be a Hockey Fan

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Mike & Dan wrap up the Islanders’ extraordinary regular season and look forward to their first round playoff series against the Pittsburgh Penguins.

They discuss the remarkable goaltending the Isles have had this season, compare where things differ from the last time these two teams met in the postseason and what special guests we might see at the Coliseum. They also talk about recent moves by the Florida Panthers that have an Islanders connection and - in what they hope is the last time this season - some of the differences between Maple Leafs and Islanders fans.

Finally, Mike gets a hug.

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  • Here’s the Athletic article Mike talked about in which the Islanders influenced how the Dallas Stars turned their season around. “The big thing for me was trying to get to the root of why we weren’t able to be consistent,” [Stars coach Jim] Montgomery said. “Looked at the league, other teams, looked at the (New York) Islanders and Vegas (Golden Knights) in particular. And thought, ‘Why are they successful and consistent?’”
  • Robin Lehner’s heartfelt message to Islanders fans after Game 82:
  • Apologies to all the ticket holders and Ninjalinos out there.
  • Looks like a Snow forecast for South Florida:


  • Tell everyone you can about, the great new website founded by our own Jon and Travis (aka Spizzwolf and North Dakota Red Eagle).
  • And as always, check out for great Islanders merchandise and use the code ANXIETY at the checkout to get 10% off.

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Opening theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek, available at the

Closing theme song: “I’ve Always Been Crazy” by Waylon Jennings.

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