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Ryan Callahan On Surviving Without Steven Stamkos

Luckily for the Tampa Bay Lightning they won’t have to try and survive an entire season without their captain, Steven Stamkos. Last April the Tampa star forward had to get surgery on a blood clot. The prognosis was he’d be out 1-3 months. On May 26th he played against the

Like The Islanders, Tavares Goes Down Meekly

This isn’t surprising the Islanders lost in their elimination game yesterday. What’s surprising is the way the Islanders and John Tavares played. They both laid down. There was no fight by both of them in the Islanders’ 4-0 loss to the Lightning in the Eastern Conference semifinals yesterday afternoon at Amalie Arena.

Reality is Setting in for the Islanders

It was déjà vu all over again for the Islanders. Just like Game 3, the Islanders had a victory snatched from the Lightning when Nikita Kucherov (who else!) tied the game in the third period of Game 4 last night. Just like Game 3, the Islanders lost in overtime last night

The Islanders Will Bounce Back

Game 3 loss was disappointing for the Islanders. They had this game won with 38.4 seconds to go until Nikita Kucherov fired a shot that landed in the net that Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss had no chance of catching. That went to overtime, and the Islanders took a 4-3 loss

Blame This Blown Opportunity on Greiss

38.4 seconds left. That was how much time was left in regulation. That was how close the Islanders were to a victory. That was how close the Islanders were to take a series lead against the Lightning. Then, Nikita Kucherov fired a slap shot that Islanders goaltender Thomas Greiss had no chance

Islanders Punch Lightning In The Mouth and Take Game One

Leslie Monteiro liked what he saw from the underrated New York Islanders. The Tampa Bay Lightning found out the hard way that they are not playing the Red Wings anymore. They realized they are playing a team that is better defensively and offensively in the Islanders after last night. They also found

Why not The Islanders?

Leslie Monteiro makes a good case for the Islanders in the big game tonight. During the Islanders postgame show on MSG+ Sunday night, fans were chanting “WE WANT THE CUP!” “WE WANT THE CUP!” “WE WANT THE CUP!” in the background where Shannon Hogan and Rick DiPietro were doing the postgame

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