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Islanders Playoff Gameday News: The whole lineup is contributing

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It’s a full team game. They’ll go out and play another one tonight.

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Islanders - Game Three
I love this team.
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Apologies for the delay, folks. I was locked out of my SBN account and the email with which I created the account was given a Viking funeral long ago. But I have resolved the issue and I can bring you the Bitty goodness after a satisfying win to take the Islanders closer to a Stanley Cup than they’ve ever been in my lifetime (born in ‘94).

Game 3 Recaps

  • As told by Jenny, the tying goal and game-winner came from some unlikely sources: Matt Martin and Leo Komarov. [LHH]
  • Semyon Varlamov bounced back nicely from his Game 2 meltdown and was sharp. [Newsday]
  • Barry Trotz’s decision to go back to Varlamov paid off handsomely. [Newsday]
  • The first period was so-so for the Islanders, but the second period was excellent. [NHL]
  • Even the power play contributed. [Islanders]
  • Throughout their nine postseason wins, the Islanders have allowed only one (1) goal in the third period. Clampdown. [NYI Skinny]

It was a good game, folks.

Matt Martin’s face, with Derick Brassard egging it on, when Martin thinks the question in French is directed at him:

Islanders News

  • With the back-to-back, there’s already a preview of tonight’s Game 4 available. [Islanders]
  • Trotz has been pushing all the right buttons, on and off the ice. [Best @ Newsday]
  • Scott Wheeler makes sense of the Islanders, “the NHL’s most effective team.” [The Athletic]

Elsewhere

Last night’s other NHL scores include the Lightning holding off the Bruins to put them on the brink and the Golden Knights stifling the Canucks to take a 2-1 series lead.

  • During the Tampa Bay-Boston game, Nick Ritchie crossed the line and boarded Yanni Gourde. Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy defended the play, somehow.
  • Andrei Svechnikov has one year left on his ELC but is open to discussing an extension with the Hurricanes. [NHL]
  • Chris Drury took himself out of the running for Panthers GM, but Eddie Olcyzk, Kevin Weekes, and Peter Chiarelli are still in it. [NY Post]
  • The Athletic assembled a panel to discuss the NHL’s response to the protested games.