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Islanders Playoffs News: Game 1 against the Bruins will be tomorrow night

Only a couple of days off for the Islanders.

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NHL: MAY 10 Islanders at Bruins
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The New York Islanders know now when they will begin their series with the Boston Bruins. The full series schedule, or even the Game 2 schedule, is not yet known. But Game 1 will be Saturday night at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC.

Let’s get at it.

Islanders Playoffs News

  • Full details about Game 1’s start time. [LHH | Islanders | NHL | Newsday]
  • The NHL site previews the Islanders-Bruins series. [NHL]
  • And the Newsday crew does their own deep dive into the upcoming series. The writers all chose the Bruins. Boooooo! [Newsday]
  • The Islanders won the first five games of the season series against the Bruins, but they lost the last three, including the final game of the season, all of which came after the Trade Deadline. [Newsday]
  • The Isles’ “French Connection,” Anthony Beauvillier and J-G Pageau, played a large role in the series win over the Pittsburgh Penguins. [Empire]
  • Barry Trotz talked about guiding his team over the Penguins. [Sportsnet]
  • The Game 6 clincher was a wild atmosphere. And Tristan Jarry’s name is pretty easy to chant. [Defector]
  • Travis Zajac definitely made the most of his appearance in Game 6. [Newsday]
  • Five Takeaways from the Islanders series win, written by the Islanders site. [Islanders]
  • And Six Takeaways from the series win, written by Arthur Staple. He says that it is no question which goalie starts Game 1. [The Athletic]
  • These Islanders are built for the playoff grind. [NY Post]
  • And Ilya Sorokin was worth the wait. [NHL]
  • Looking ahead a bit, the UBS Arena’s signage has been installed. [Islanders]

Beyond Long Island and New England

Last night’s NHL scores include the Montreal Canadiens staving off elimination with an overtime win over the Toronto Maple Leafs, and the Carolina Hurricanes defeating the Nashville Predators in overtime to advance to the second round against the Tampa Bay Lightning.

  • The Penguins’ first round loss largely can be attributed to their goaltending and the disappearance of their top line. [NHL]
  • John Tavares took a spin on the ice for the first time since his gruesome injury, so that’s a good sign. [NHL]
  • Two recent Stanley Cup champions, the St. Louis Blues and the Washington Capitals, won a combined one game in the 2021 Stanley Cup playoffs. But they’re trying to extend their windows. [The Athletic]
  • Though the Preds are now eliminated, it was fun to have the playoffs back in Nashville. [The Athletic]
  • The NHL heard Nazem Kadri’s appeal yesterday. I imagine that a decision will be rendered before the Colorado Avalanche begin their second round series on Sunday. [NHL]
  • Connor McDavid is not the only superstar to have a historic season washed away by postseason disappointment. [The Athletic]
  • Ethan Bear responded to racist comments he received in the wake of the Edmonton Oilers’ series loss to the Winnipeg Jets. [Sportsnet]
  • A filmmaker sneaked into his hockey documentary a very good anime reference that I do not get. [AV Club]