2022-2023 Islanders thread

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  1. GREG

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    Huge regulation win last night vs the Sabres. I said before the Red Wings game that the Isles needed a 4-game regulation win streak. They are halfway there now. I do think the Isles will beat the Caps in regulation on Saturday, but Thursday at Pitt will be the toughest one to get. LGI
     
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    Big game tonight vs the Pens. LGI.
     
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    Would have been very fortunate to have been 1-1 after 1. Hell, very fortunate to only be 2-1.
     
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    Down 3-1 entering the 3rd period and now 3-3 going to OT. Win in OT 4-3. What a win. Fuck you Penguins.
     
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    Sorokin does everything
     
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    My lucky streak continues.... I got home in time to find a stream at the start of the 3rd period. (won't lie, almost didnt when I saw the score)
    YES YES YES :cool:
     
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  7. GREG

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    Saturday night sucked losing to the Caps. Now we go west for 3 games. Tomorrow night at LA will be tough. But the Ducks and Sharks both suck. No excuse not to come away with 4 points in those games. If they can get at least a point from LA, then I would consider that a win. LGI
     
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    This is the beginning of the end for an offensively weak Islanders team.

    A west coast trip of 3 games, Toronto and Columbus on their way back, then the Devils, Penguins and Capitals.

    It was a fun ride getting to the Wild Card spot but it’s over. They don’t have enough firepower to overcome this part of the schedule.
     
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  9. GREG

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    Not surprised they lost in regulation. This was going to be a tough game to win. They have to win the next two games. The Ducks and Sharks are bad. Just get 4 points in these next two games.
     
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    The only saving grace is the rest of the team chasing them are garbage. Kings are arguably the best team in the West now that they have a legit goalie, so I won’t hang my head too much on this loss other than the fact that it reflects how far we are from being a legit Cup contender.
     
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    Whatajoke this team is. Regardless of what happens the rest of this game, the fact that they are losing 2-1 to the Ducks in a must win game speaks volume about them.
     
  12. Barry the Baptist

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    LA is tough, you're right about them finally having a goalie. McClellan's 1-3-1 is so dull but man when they get ahead they are so tough to come back on. I pretty much go to every Vegas game (I'll see Calgary tomorrow) although I missed both Boston and Toronto this year. Of all the teams I've seen them play nobody has really dominated them the way the Kings have and that was with Copley.
     
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  13. GREG

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    First period wasn't great trailing 2-1 but they got the 2 points in a 6-3 win. Got to beat the Sharks this Sat night as well as that is another bottom feeder. Anything less than 2 points in that game is unacceptable. Of course, last night the Caps-Sabres is a 3-point game so no help on the scoreboard. LGI
     
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    SJ is awful and they've embraced the tank (no pun intended) outside of EK they don't have much else
     
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    Agree. 2 points is a must on Saturday night. The race is pretty tight so the Isles can't afford to lose any games like this against a lowly opponent.
     
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    Real nice game last night with a 7-2 blowout win over the Maple Leafs. They have won 3 in a row. 4 points up on Pitt and 3 up on FLA. The Isles looking like they will make the playoffs. No excuses not to beat the lowly Blue Jackets on Friday and the Sabres on Saturday. LGI
     
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    I was not expecting this but that’s what happens when the young guys start getting playing time.

    Bailey is out of the lineup as healthy scratch, is it just a coincidence that team is doing better without him?

    Team is learning to play without Barzal which is key for their confidence, in this stretch.
     
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    Hopefully they don’t have to learn to play without Nelson.
     
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    Games in hand have all disappeared for the teams on our tail. Isles control their playoff spot from here on out.
     
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    Sorokin has been lights out, he made the save of the year against Toronto the other night.
     
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