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Philadelphia Flyers ‘@’ New York Islanders [Conf. semifinal Game 4 thread]

The Islanders look to push the Flyers to the edge on old-fashioned over-the-air TV.

Philadelphia Flyers v New York Islanders - Game Three
“Framers, hey framers! You’re up!”
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The New York Islanders aim to turn the screw on the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 4 tonight. If they can’t do it, and can’t get the win for a commanding 3-1 series lead, then we’ll be back to even with a best-of-three to finish out the series.

Barry Trotz said there could be lineup changes on the second half of a back-to-back. Alain Vigneault said there might be changes on the Flyers’ side but that protocol won’t allow him to announce who or why. “Tune in tonight,” he said.

Vigneault also emphasized, again, the need for his top players to get on the scoreboard, while also noting they need a comprehensive effort to break through against the Islanders’ pressure.

And Trotz is down to the end of his clean laundry.

“Painters and plumbers” was how the late Canadiens and Blues GM Ron Caron used to describe it. Of course that was back when you pretty much just had two types of lines.

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The Isles-Flyers Game 3 is one of three on the NHL schedule tonight in series that are at 2-1. Everybody either headed to the brink or headed two a deadlock.

If you’re in the U.S., don’t tune to NBC Sports — this one is getting the prime national broadcast spot on the regular ol’ NBC. It starts at 8 p.m. EDT, or thereabouts.