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New York Islanders Playoff Coverage

All New York Islanders playoff coverage in this group.

Islanders Post-Mortem News: Overall, it was a pretty good season

Getting back to the playoffs after last year’s debacle and this year’s challenges was a success. But questions loom.

Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1 (OT): Stastny ends Isles’ season in Game 6

In a nailbiter, the season ends with uncharacteristic slip-ups by Pelech and Sorokin, as the cruel hockey gods get the last word.

Islanders Playoff Gameday News: Game 6 tonight at UBS Arena

The Islanders hope to erase a 3-1 series deficit and force Game 7 Sunday night in Carolina.

Islanders Playoff News: Dug deep to force Game 6

The Isles bent but didn’t break just enough to send the series back to Long Island on Friday night.

Islanders Playoff News: Not dead yet, but getting closer

Never say never, I guess. But the Islanders need to mount a three-game win streak or head home.

Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2: Carolina rides power play to push Isles to brink in Game 4

The contrast in power play performance again proves fatal.

Islanders Playoff News: It’s a series again after massive Game 3 explosion

The Islanders’ offense and their new building both erupted late in the third period. What an atmosphere.

Islanders Playoff Gameday News: First playoff game tonight at UBS Arena is must-win Game 3

They’re not eliminated if they don’t win tonight, but 0-3 is not a place a team wants to be. 1-2 sounds much better.

Who’s on defense for the Islanders in Game 3?

With Romanov out, the Islanders have used a short leash with Samuel Bolduc. Also: Lambert is asked to react to Brind’Amour’s complaint.

Hurricanes 4, Islanders 3 (OT): Carolina takes Game 2 on controversial non-call in OT

In a back-and-forth game, Mayfield got high-sticked in front of two officials just before Carolina scored the OT winner. Unbelievable.

Islanders, NHL Playoff News: Power plays pivotal in Game 1

The Islanders’ loss in Raleigh wasn’t the only game that turned on a timely power play conversion.

Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1: Carolina takes Game 1 with defense, power play goals

The Hurricanes played their game, while power play success provided the margin for victory.

Islanders News: A painful end to an amazing season

But the Islanders may be turning the corner to becoming a champion.

Lightning 1, Islanders 0: Tampa returns to Cup final, ending Isles’ run in Game 7

This Islanders run was way too fun to end now.

Islanders vs. Lightning News: An amazing Game 6 comeback forces Game 7

That was incredible. Man.

Islanders 3, Lightning 2 (OT): Beauvillier wins Game 6 after Isles comeback

The Islanders reversed a 2-0 deficit and won early in OT to create the latest Nassau Coliseum chaos. Game 7 will be in Tampa.

Islanders vs. Lightning Game 6 Gameday News: Do-or-die tonight at the Coliseum

Facing elimination, but playing in front of the home crowd.

Mathew Barzal fined for crosscheck, available for Game 6 vs. Lightning

Not a surprise, but with the Department of Random Player Safety you never know.

Islanders Playoff News: Battered and unrecognizable, but not out

Game 5’s loss to the Lightning sucked in every way.

Lightning 8, Islanders 0: Burn Game 5’s tape

That was not great. But it was only one loss.

Islanders-Lightning Playoff News: The Pulock save heard ‘round that care about exciting hockey

The series shifts to best-of-three after Ryan Pulock seals Game 4 win.

Islanders 3, Lightning 2: Isles hang on to tie series after Pulock’s miraculous last-second save

Three-goal second period, last-second heroics send series back to Tampa Bay tied at 2-2

Islanders Playoff Gameday News: A familiar place, aiming to tie the series at 2-2

Game 4 with the Isles trailing 2-1? Right where we want them.

Islanders vs. Lightning News: Beaten at their own game

But the Isles have trailed 2-1 in a series twice this postseason. They have won both series.

Recap: Isles lose Game 3, 2-1 to Trotz-ian Tampa

The Isles’ Game 3 loss at at Nassau Coliseum should have felt pretty familiar; the crowd was loud, the slot was clogged and the forechecking was ferocious. Oh, and the Islanders lost, which they have done in every Game 3 this post-season.

Islanders Playoff Gameday News: The Lightning visit the Coliseum

The Islanders aim to bounce back, stay out of the box.

Islanders-Lightning Playoff News: 1-1 split after Tampa’s Game 2 response

Fortunately the too many men thing will be an afterthought. Moving on, and back to Long Island.

New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Lightning [Round 3, Game 2 thread]

The Isles aim to turn the screw, the Lightning aim to even the series.

Islanders-Lightning Game 1 Thoughts: Power play entries, Flop of the Day and sacrifice

Looking at things the Islanders did right, and wrong in their Game 1 semifinal win over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Islanders vs. Lightning Game 2 Gameday News: Aiming to take a 2-0 lead back to the Coliseum

That would be a commanding lead, as they say.

Islanders-Lightning Playoff News: Discipline, defense, puck management in Game 1

Ryan Pulock set a franchise record, and the whole gang followed the gameplan in Game 1.

Video: Adam Pelech’s Shutdown Defense vs. Bruins in 2021 NHL Playoffs

With stick, hip and slither, Adam Pelech was a defensive beast in the Boston series.