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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 157 - An Episode of The Love Boat

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Mike and Dan discuss the rollercoaster of the Islanders losing Games 2 & 3 to the Penguins, then winning a Game 4 lovefest.

The talk about how satisfying it was to watch the composed goaltending of Ilya Sorokin, how the Islanders set up Game 4’s win with physical play in Game 3 and how funny it is to see the Penguins (and owner Mario Lemieux) complaining about “disinterested officiating.”

They also recap the losses in Games 2 and 3 and the uncharacteristic play of Semyon Varlamov.

Later, they look ahead to Game 5 and around the league at other playoff series. Also, Mike tells the story of a hat exchange that could only happen in the bedlam of a playoff game at Nassau Coliseum.

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I’ve been told that a high-ranking member of the Penguins organization has spoken with the league recently about what the Penguins are perceiving to be disinterested officiating. In other words, members of the Penguins organization feel like the Islanders are receiving the freedom to attack the Penguins at will without anything being called.


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Theme song: "Sports" by Josh Spacek.

Closing Song: “The Love Boat Theme” by Jack Jones.

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