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NHL Playoffs 2013

Revisiting Isles vs. Pens 2013: That one issue

The Columbus Blue Jackets have pushed the Pittsburgh Penguins to a best-of-three situation, which shouldn't be a surprise. It's also reminiscent of where the New York Islanders were in 2013, albeit with one key difference.

Isles 2013 Playoff Review: What went wrong

Not to beat a dead horse, but it should not be a debate what the biggest issue was in the New York Islanders' first-round loss. That issue is also their biggest offseason need.

Isles Bits: Game 6 hangover

Players, fans mourn missed opportunities, appreciate a special step in the team's growth.

Islanders-Penguins Game 6: A Fun Season Ends in OT

The Islanders most successful season in years ended in overtime of Game 6 of their first round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. After controlling play for much of regulation, Brooks Orpik ended the game with a single shot.

No Pressure: Brock Nelson's NHL debut is in Game 6

New York Islanders 2010 first-round draft pick Brock Nelson played his first NHL game in an elimination playoff game.

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Isles vs. Pens Game 6: Isles out after OT loss

An old-fashioned playoff game at Nassau Coliseum needed overtime, where the Islanders would mourn having given up three one-goal leads earlier in the game.

Game 6 Lineup Question: Nielsen or Nelson?

If Frans Nielsen cannot play Game 6, Brock Nelson may get his NHL debut.

Isles-Pens Gameday 6: May history repeat.

As a franchise, the Isles have a long history of winning Game 6 at home to force a Game Volek.

I'm not superstitious / I have no doubt [thread]

The Islanders lost Game 5, and it was obviously because of something you did.

Islanders-Penguins Game 5: Backs against the wall

It was quite competitive in the first, it was quite over in the second.

Isles-Pens Gameday 5: Lineup changes alter course

For Game 5, the Isles must adjust without Andrew MacDonald, the Penguins make a couple of lineup adjustments that should improve their chances.

Bryan Trottier: a Champion & a Career Penguin

Unsung checking forward Bryan Trottier had a fairy tale career with the Pittsburgh Penguins, rising from nowhere to become a key role-player for hockey's most decorated franchise. His story is a lesson in perseverance and dedication. (parody)

Islanders Bits: Vokoun in; Tavares radio

After Game 4 of the Islanders and Penguins, people write and record things. We read them.

Isles-Pens Game 4 Reverie: You deserved that.

Whatever this experience is and however it ends, it's something to be relished as new Coliseum memories are made. It's been a long time coming.

Video/Poll: Why did Letang crosscheck a linesman?

Inside the mind of a petulant defenseman.

Isles-Pens Game 4 Highlights, GIFs, Notes

Okposo shined again, Tavares delivered a poetic winner, Fleury provided gifts to require a Game 6 and another Coliseum date.

Andrew MacDonald injury: Now what?

Not like the Islanders haven't overcome adversity in 2013, but this is the first key injury kind of adversity in 2013.

Instant Reaction: Isles tie series in goalfest

John Tavares is great, Marc-Andre Fleury is not, and the New York Islanders and PIttsburgh Penguins are tied in their series heading to Game 5.

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Islanders vs. Penguins Game 4: Best of 3 now

The Islanders look to ride the Coliseum crowd and even the series.

Isles-Pens Game 4 naptime updates: Orpik, Neal?

The Pittsburgh Penguins and New York Islanders might be making lineup tweaks before Game 4, but nobody's telling.

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Road Trip: An Islander Freak in Penguins Land

Chronicling a trip behind "Penemy Lines" for Games 1 and 2 of the first-round series between the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Isles off-day updates between Games 3 and 4

Everyone loves Kyle; scoring chance data; the overtime penalty that wasn't; more.

Isles Bits: Game 3 coverage, NHL insanity, Nino

A bunch of papers covered the Islanders for Game 3, while the rest of the NHL went crazy last night.

Video + Analysis: Isles impress in Game 3 OT loss

The Islanders did so many things well in Game 3, but they will need more of the same plus better special teams to tie the series.

Islanders-Penguins Game 3 Instant Reaction thread

Instant reactions after a wild afternoon at the Coliseum.

Isles-Pens Game 3 Preview: It's Tavares Time

After splitting the first two games in Pittsburgh, the Islanders will look to their star center to lead them to a home victory in Game 3.

Isles-Pens Game 2 Bits [+ Saturday watch thread]

Reactions from here, there and everywhere as the Islanders have tied the series at 1-1.

Game 2 Post-game Video: Tavares, Moulson, Bylsma

Game 2 post-game video of John Tavares, Matt Moulson and Dan Bylsma.

Islanders tie series, just as you expected

Aww, it was just a two-goal comeback. But it felt so much bigger the way things started.

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Islanders vs. Penguins Game 2: Series tied

It's just one game, it's just two games. It just determines how many games you have left.

Islanders vs. Pens Game 2 Mission: Get the split

It's just one game, it's just two games. It just determines how many games you have left.

Game 2 Lineups: Crosby in; Also: On coaching info

Sidney Crosby is back for Game 2. Also: we ponder the analysis of the late coach Roger Neilson.