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New York Islanders 2015 Playoffs

When Kulie Closed the Coli

Highlights from Nikolay Kulemin's Islanders tenure, including the biggest goal of his career in the final game at Nassau Coliseum

Disappointment in Nassau

It's been three weeks since the Game 7 loss, but the sting of disappointment is still fresh.

The 5 Stages of Grief Absolutely Apply to Hockey

The New York Islanders put together a strong regular season, only to fall in seven games to the Washington Capitals. Here's how at least one person watching an anemic Isles performance in Game 7 processed the whole thing.

Islanders Injuries Affected Early Playoff Exit

A look at the Top 5 injuries that set the Islanders back during their first round loss to the Washington Capitals.

Injury Updates: Hamonic torn MCL, deHaan shoulder

The Islanders were finally able to come clean about their injuries in exit interviews, dropping the typical NHL post-season subterfuge. Travis Hamonic suffered a torn MCL and Calvin deHaan a sprain of his AC joint.

Game 7 Thoughts: Hot Halak, big Boychuk, flatness

The Islanders wasted a great performance from Jaroslav Halak and Johnny Boychuk and a gift from Braden Holtby. They don't have a choice but to learn from this.

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Halak was Halak, the Isles weren't the Isles

"He gave us a chance to win the game when we probably didn't have any business having a chance of winning the game."
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Game 7 Recap: Capitals 2, Isles 1 - Power Down

The Islanders show up 40 minutes late for the most important game of the season, and fail to advance to the second round of the playoffs once again.

Islanders Eliminated from Stanley Cup Playoffs

The playoff victory drought continues.

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Islanders vs. Capitals: Seven.

The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals face off in the first Game 7 of the 2015 NHL playoffs.

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Capuano: "I don't believe in Beatles, I just believe in me."

"I don't believe in momentum or pressure too much," Capuano said Sunday. "I think that we've got a relentless bunch of guys in here, and I've said that from Day One. We've got a lot of character an...
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Which Isles feed off the post-whistle nonsense?

Which Islanders players elevate their game when oppontnets try the "get under your skin" approach?

Game 7 of the Epic Fan Baggage Series

Each fanbase has reason to expect everything will be disastrous in tonight's Game 7 between the New York Islanders and Washington Capitals.

Islanders in Game 7's: History

A quick rundown of the previous Game 7's in Islanders history with reports and quotes from the time.

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Scott Mayfield Pancakes Jason Chimera

No, welcome YOU to the NHL.

Tossed into the Fire, Mayfield, Donovan Step Up

The biggest worry heading into Game 6 was the Islanders having to use a pair of green defensemen. But Scott Mayfield and Matt Donovan did their jobs well.

Game 6 - NYI 3 (EN), WAS 1: There will be seven.

The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals will be playing a Game 7 in D.C. again.

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Game 6 - Islanders 3, Capitals 1: On to Game 7

The New York Islanders kept the series -- and possibly Nassau Coliseum -- alive after Nikolay Kulemin scored a third-period winner.

Advanced Playoff Studies: Dirty isn't enough

The Islanders are learning now what teams like the Capitals have taken years to learn: the playoffs aren't only about intimidation. They're about shrugging off your opponents and constantly asserting and reasserting yourselves.

Caps vs Seat-Stealing, Car Keying, Beer Throwers

The Islanders are making headlines in these playoffs for all the wrong reasons.

WAS 5, NYI 1: De Haan hurt, Isles face elimination

Things started well but quickly went south as the New York Islanders lost Game 5 by a score of 5-1, and Calvin de Haan from a Troy Brouwer hit.

de Haan injured on Brouwer hit in Game 5

After Troy Brouwer's hit on Calvin de Haan, the New York Islanders lost another defenseman to injury after a late hit by a Washington Capitals forward.

Lee fights Wilson

Early in Game 5 New York Islanders winger Anders Lee fought Washington Capitals villain Tom Wilson, who had knocked Lubomir Visnovsky out of the previous game.

Isles-Caps Game 5 Preview: Everybody arrives.

The New York Islanders and Washington Capitals are set for Game 5 in the nation's capital because America.

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Isles vs. Caps Game 5: Isles lose game, de Haan

Mikhail Grabovski re-enters the lineup for the first time since suffering a concussion in February, while a game-time decision will determine whether Griffin Reinhart or Ryan Pulock replaces Lubomir Visnovsky.

Cappy's Pre-Gamer: Isles-Caps Game 5

Special for the playoffs, we highlight LHH community member Les Beaver's ongoing series of dramatic interpretations of what Jack Capuano's pre-game pep talks sound like.

Lineup: Grabovski, young D in for Game 5

While much of the Game 4 day-after talk focused on Tom Wilson's controversial charge on Lubomir Visnovsky, the more pressing issue is how the New York Islanders will replace him.

Wilson-Visnovsky hit divides players, fans

The hit Washington's Tom Wilson laid on the Islanders' Lubomir Visnovsky in Game 4 looms large and divides players and fans along predictable lines.

WAS 2, NYI 1 (OT): Backstrom winner ties series

The Isles power play drought continues, and it cost them in a close overtime loss.

So: How Loud WAS the Coliseum for Game 3?

Don't wear earplugs to Nassau Coliseum when taking in a playoff game. Being forced to choose between your hearing and one of the league's best postseason atmospheres is what makes the Old Barn special.

Isles-Caps pre-Game 4: Turning point or stalemate

The New York Islanders are at home for Game 4 with a great chance to build a dangerous series lead over the Washington Capitals. Cue the nerves.

Islanders-Capitals Game 3 Stats Recap: Much better

After a horrid Game 2, the Islanders responded with a much better game (though it didn't show up in goals column) en route to a 2-1 victory over the Capitals in Game 3.