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Stanley Cup Playoffs

Jaroslav Halak

Capellini: Islanders’ Chances In Game 7 Come Down To 2 Words — Jaroslav Halak

He had a good, but not great, regular season. So far he’s been very good in the playoffs. Now the Islanders need Jaroslav Halak to be exceptional. And history suggests he should be.

04/27/2015

APRIL 25: The New York Islanders celebrate their 3-1 victory over the Washington Capitals in Game Six of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 25, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Beat Capitals 3-1 To Force Game 7

Nikolay Kulemin scored the go-ahead goal with 9:27 left and the New York Islanders beat the Washington Capitals 3-1 on Saturday to force Game 7 in the first-round playoff series.

04/25/2015

Islanders forward Anders Lee, top, fights the Capitals’ Tom Wilson during the first period of Game 5 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 23, 2015, in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Friedman: Forget The Injuries To The ‘D,’ The Islanders’ Offense Is The Problem

The Islanders made a statement on Thursday night. In fact, they made such a big statement, that most of their fourth line spent a good part of the game serving penalty time.

04/24/2015

Mikhail Grabovski #84 of the New York Islanders celebrates a goal in the second period during a game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on November 18, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Alex Goodlett/Getty Images)

Grabovski Returns, Reinhart Steps In For Injured Visnovsky As Islanders Ready For Game 5

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.

04/23/2015

Lubomir Visnovsky of the New York Islanders leaves the game after a hit by Tom Wilson of the Washington Capitals during the second period in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 21, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Captain Tavares Warns Capitals ‘We Can Also Hit Guys Like That’

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.

04/22/2015

Anaheim Ducks v Winnipeg Jets - Game Three

Ranking The Arena Atmospheres Of The 16 NHL Playoff Teams

Which team has the best playoff atmosphere in its building? Let’s find out.

04/22/2015

Ryan Strome of the New York Islanders leaves the ice following a 2-1 overtime loss to the Washington Capitals in Game 4 of their opening-round playoff series at Nassau Coliseum on April 21, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Silverman: With Pivotal Game 5 Looming, Islanders Need To Fix Their Power Play STAT

The ability of hockey players to bounce back from adversity should never be doubted. The greatest example is what happens in sudden death overtime.

04/22/2015

Lubomir Visnovsky

Islanders Defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s Status Uncertain For Game 5 Vs. Caps

Islanders defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky’s status is uncertain for Game 5 of New York’s playoff series against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

04/22/2015

New York Rangers v Pittsburgh Penguins - Game Three

Rangers Looking To Put Pens In 3-1 Hole In Critical Game 4 Matchup

In playoff atmospheres where momentum can change from shift to shift and it’s anyone’s guess how the result of one game will affect the next, there seems to be one constant between the Rangers and Penguins.

04/22/2015

The Islanders’ Cal Clutterbuck, left, tangles with the Capitals’ Curtis Glencross during Game 3 of the teams’ opening-round playoff series on April 19, 2015 at Nassau Coliseum. (Photo: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Capellini: Islanders’ Fourth Line Having A Ball Bringing The Boom To The Capitals

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.

04/20/2015

The Islanders celebrate a goal during Game 3 of their Stanley Cup Playoff series vs. Washington on April 19, 2015. (credit: Getty Images)

Tavares, Islanders Score OT Victory Over Caps In Game 3

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.

04/20/2015

Frans Nielsen #51 of the New York Islanders celebrates his goal at 5:31 of the first period against the Los Angeles Kings and is joined by Matt Martin #17 and Travis Hamonic #3 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on March 26, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Look To Take Lead In Series Vs. Capitals

Capitals goalie Braden Holtby wasn’t sure what felt worse: Sitting out a playoff game because of an illness, or watching the Capitals fall behind the New York Islanders by two goals before rallying for a victory.

04/19/2015

Islanders head coach Jack Capuano watches from the bench during a game against the Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on Dec. 12, 2013 in Glendale, Ariz. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Capuano On WFAN: Islanders Pride Themselves On Their Will To Compete At High Level

Jack Capuano’s message is simple: We’ll just worry about what we can control, thank you very much.

04/16/2015

Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins skates with the puck during a game against the New York Rangers at Consol Energy Center on January 18, 2015 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Matt Kincaid/Getty Images)

Rangers, Penguins Heading In Different Directions Ahead Of First-Round Clash

When the puck drops Thursday night for the opener of their seven-game Eastern Conference playoff series, the Rangers will have been on a tear that began when they made the Stanley Cup finals in 2014.

04/16/2015

Ryan Strome celebrates after scoring a second-period goal in the Islanders' 4-1 win over the Capitals in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference playoff series in Washington on April 15, 2015. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Capellini: With An Effort Most Didn’t Expect, Islanders Grew Up In A Hurry In Game 1

The Islanders were simply a different team in Game 1 than the one that went just 6-8-5 over the season’s final quarter. They imposed their will against the Capitals.

04/16/2015

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