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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Blues 2 OT

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles win over the Blues

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

Recap: STL 2, NYI 3 - F/OT

Islanders rally late, top Blues in OT, 3-2

Brock Nelson and Mathew Barzal each scored late in the 3rd to tie the game, and Devon Toews tallied in overtime for a 3-2 win against the Blues

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The Skinny - Game 6
Isles 3, St. Louis 2 (OT)

Mathew Barzal scored the tying goal with 27 seconds left in regulation and Devon Toews added the winning goal in overtime as the Isles completed a historic rally from a 2-0 deficit to defeat the Stanley Cup Champion St. Louis Blues 3-2 before a Columbus Day matinee crowd of 10,355 at Nassau Coliseum.

Through 54 minutes the Isles had been shutout by the Blues' Jordan Binnington, who seemingly was in position for the first St. Louis shutout against the Isles since Vincent Riendeau in 1991, but Brock Nelson broke the shutout with 5:31 to play. Barzal then scored the first tying goal in the 60th minute for the Isles since April 7, 2018 in Detroit (Ryan Pulock) and Toews' overtime goal completed the first win in Isles history when they had been shutout through 54 minutes and trailed by at least two goals.

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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Panthers 2 SO

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles win over the Panthers

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

Recap: FLA 2, NYI 3 - F/SO

Nelson nets SO winner to help Isles top Panthers

Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves in net while Brock Nelson scored in the shootout, lifting the Islanders to a 3-2 win

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Game 5
Isles 3, Florida 2 (SO)

Semyon Varlamov made 35 saves and the Panthers couldn't beat him in the shootout either, as the Isles ended a two-game losing streak with a 3-2 shootout win before an Alumni Weekend crowd of 11,421 at Nassau Coliseum.

Brock Nelson converted the only goal of the shootout to give the Isles the victory as they picked up where they left off last season on the back end of back-to-backs; the Isles are now 12-1-1 on the back end under Barry Trotz.

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The Skinny: Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles 5-2 loss to the Hurricanes

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

NYI @ CAR

Condensed Game: Islanders @ Hurricanes

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Carolina Hurricanes

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Game 4
Carolina 5, Isles 2 

Dougie Hamilton extended his goal streak to three games and added an assist as the Carolina Hurricanes set a franchise record with a fifth straight win to start their season, defeating the Isles 5-2 before a crowd of 14,875 at PNC Arena.

The Isles have lost three of four games (1-3-0) to open the season. It's the first time since the end of the 2017-18 season (35-37-10) that the Isles are two games under NHL-.500 

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The Skinny: Oilers 5, Islanders 2

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles loss to the Oilers

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

EDM @ NYI

Condensed Game: Oilers @ Islanders

Extended highlights of the Edmonton Oilers at the New York Islanders

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Game 3
Edmonton 5, Isles 2 

It was a night to remember for Noah Dobson as he recorded an assist in his NHL debut but Edmonton's James Neal stole the show with his first career 4-goal game, including a natural hat trick, as the Oilers defeat Isles 5-2 on Coliseum ice before a crowd of 10,985. 

Josh Bailey became the first non-dynasty Islander to appear in 800 games, but the Isles suffered a regulation home loss to Edmonton for the first time since 1999 (10-0-2 overall, and 8-0-0 at the Coliseum).

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Jets 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles win over the Jets

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NewYorkIslanders.com

Recap: WPG 1, NYI 4

Islanders ride big 2nd to 4-1 win against Jets

Josh Bailey, Brock Nelson and Anders Lee each scored in the 2nd period, helping the Islanders take down the Jets, 4-1

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The Skinny - Game 2
Isles 4, Winnipeg 1 

Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson scored goals 2:47 apart early in the second period and Anthony Beauvillier added a goal and an assist as the Isles earned their first victory of the season, defeating the Winnipeg Jets on Coliseum ice before a crowd of 9,923. 

Thomas Greiss picked up where he left off last season, making 35 saves to earn the victory in his season debut, as the Isles made Barry Trotz a winner in his 1,608th NHL game (passing Al Arbour for 3rd place all-time).

Patrik Laine scored the only Winnipeg goal; he has now scored against every NHL opponent except Columbus.

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The Skinny: Capitals 2, Islanders 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles loss to the Capitals

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

Islanders fall to Capitals, 2-1

NYI Recap: Toews scores lone goal in loss to Capitals

Devon Toews notched a goal and Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves, but the Islanders were defeated by the Capitals, 2-1, in their season opener

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Game 1
Washington 2, Isles 1 

TJ Oshie's second period power play goal broke a 1-1 tie and Ilya Samsonov made 25 saves to win his NHL debut as the Washington Capitals spoiled the Isles' season opener with a 2-1 win on Coliseum ice before a sellout crowd of 13,917. 

Devon Toews was credited with the only Islander goal when his shot deflected in off three different Capitals.

Semyon Varlamov made 26 saves but takes the loss in his Islander debut.

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The Skinny: Opening Night

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick runs the numbers on Islanders opening night.

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NewYorkIslanders.com

It's been five months and a day since the Carolina Hurricanes ended the first season of the Lou Lamoriello-Barry Trotz era with a second-round sweep of the Isles. The drive to go further begins on Friday.

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Round 2 Game 4 Skinny: Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles Game 4 loss to the Hurricanes

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

Second Round, Gm 4: NYI @ CAR

Second Round, Gm 4: Islanders @ Hurricanes

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Carolina Hurricanes

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Eastern Conference Second Round Game 4
Carolina 5, Isles 2 
Carolina wins series 4-0

School is out. The Islander season ended at 9:35pm on May 3, 2019 in the same building it began at 7:15pm on October 4, 2018.

Teuvo Teravainen and Greg McKee scored goal 66 seconds apart early in the second period to break a 1-1 tie as the Carolina Hurricanes completed a four-game sweep of the Islanders, winning the final game 5-2 before a franchise-record crowd of 19,495 at PNC Arena.

Curtis McElhinney recorded his third straight win in the series as the Islanders became the first team since the 1993 Buffalo Sabres to sweep the first round (Boston) and be swept in the second (Montreal). 

It's the only time all season that the Isles have lost four straight games, the first time that they have been swept in a playoff series since 1994 (Rangers), and the first time they have been swept in a series that they opened at home.

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Round 2, Game 3 Skinny: Hurricanes 5, Islanders 2

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles Game 3 loss to the Hurricanes

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

Second Round, Gm3: NYI @ CAR

Second Round, Gm3: Islanders @ Hurricanes

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Carolina Hurricanes

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Eastern Conference Second Round Game 3
Carolina 5, Isles 2 
Carolina leads series 3-0

Justin Williams scored the winning goal mid-way through the third period and the Hurricanes added two last-minute empty net goals as Carolina defeated the Isles 5-2 before a sellout crowd of 19,066 at PNC Arena.

Curtis McElhinney, who became the oldest goalie in Stanley Cup history to make his first post-season start, earned the win. 
 
The Isles lost three straight games only once in the regular season (November 5-10, 0-2-1) but have dropped the first three games of the series. 

The Isles will attempt to prolong the series, and their season, when they play Game 4 in Raleigh on Friday night.

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Round 2, Game 2 Skinny: Hurricanes 2, Islanders 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles Game 2 loss to the Hurricanes

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

Second Round, Gm2: CAR @ NYI

Second Round, Gm2: Hurricanes @ Islanders

Extended highlights of the Carolina Hurricanes at the New York Islanders

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Eastern Conference Second Round Game 2

Carolina 2, Isles 1 
Carolina leads series 2-0

Warren Foegele and Nino Niederreiter scored 48 seconds apart early in the 3rd period as the Carolina Hurricanes rallied from a 1-0 deficit and defeated the Isles 2-1 before a sellout crowd of 15,795 at Barclays Center.

Curtis McElhinney, making his first appearance of the playoffs, stopped the final 17 Islander shots to earn his first career playoff victory. McElhinney, who replaced the injured Petr Mrazek in the second period, is the first goalie in NHL history to make his first three playoff appearances for three different teams (Calgary 2009 and Toronto 2018).

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