New York Islanders
Game 5 goes to the Caps, who can end the best-of-seven series Saturday in what could be the Islanders’ final appearance at Nassau Coliseum.
The Islanders have mostly carried the play through the first four games of their opening-round playoff matchup with the Washington Capitals, but the series is tied nonetheless.
Four games are in the books and the Islanders could’ve conceivably won all of them. Nevertheless, they find themselves neck-and-neck with the Capitals heading into Thursday’s Game 5.
Islanders captain John Tavares issued a warning to the Washington Capitals after watching veteran teammate Lubomir Visnovsky crumple to the ice following a big check.
Which team has the best playoff atmosphere in its building? Let’s find out.
The ability of hockey players to bounce back from adversity should never be doubted. The greatest example is what happens in sudden death overtime.
Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s status is uncertain for Game 5 of New York’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.
And just like that, this back-and-forth series is heading back to Washington for Game 5 on Thursday with another swing in momentum.
With the NHL playoffs in full swing and the Isles right in the thick of things, Boomer and Craig were thrilled to welcome legendary Islander Clark Gillies into the Allstate Studio.
The problem? There are still playoff games on the schedule!
Some fans of the Capitals say they had to put up with racist and homophobic remarks while attending Game 3 of Washington’s playoff series against the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum.
The Isles have made it a point of emphasis to limit the amount of room the left-winger has to unload his lethal slap shot. They hope to keep him silenced in Game 4.
The Islanders came out like guided missiles to begin Game 3, launching themselves at everything that moved. And to absolutely no one’s surprise, the fourth line led the way.
For loyal fans of the Islanders, this year’s playoff run is tinged with even more of a sense of finality, and yes, sadness.
Islanders captain John Tavares scored 15 seconds into overtime to lift New York to a 2-1 win in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series over the Washington Capitals on Sunday.