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Game 4 Skinny: Islanders 3, Penguins 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles Game 4 win over the Penguins

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

First Round, Gm4: NYI @ PIT

First Round, Gm4: Islanders @ Penguins

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Pittsburgh Penguins

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The Skinny - Eastern Conference First Round
Game 4 - Isles 3, Pittsburgh 1 

It's on to Round 2. 

For the second straight game, Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored first period goals to erase an early Penguin lead as the Isles eliminated the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 3-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 18,609 at PPG Paints Arena. 

Josh Bailey's empty-netter from his own zone clinched the series for their first sweep since the 1983 Final. It's the seventh best-of-7 sweep in franchise history, but the other six all occurred between 1977-1983. 

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Game 3 Skinny: Islanders 4, Penguins 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles Game 3 win over the Penguins

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

First Round, Gm3: NYI @ PIT

First Round, Gm3: Islanders @ Penguins

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Pittsburgh Penguins

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Eastern Conference First Round Game 3
Isles 4, Pittsburgh 1 

Jordan Eberle and Brock Nelson scored goals 1:02 apart in the first period to erase an early Penguin lead as the Isles took a 3-games-to-0 lead over the Pittsburgh Penguins with a 4-1 victory before a sellout crowd of 18,610 at PPG Paints Arena.

Those two goals were the fastest by the Isles in a playoff game since 2002 (Kip Miller and Mariusz Czerkawski scored 38 seconds apart vs. Toronto in game 6)

It's the first time since the 1983 Stanley Cup Final that the Isles lead a series 3-0; game 4 is scheduled for Pittsburgh on Tuesday evening

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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Penguins 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles Game 2 win over the Penguins

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

First Round, Gm2: PIT @ NYI

First Round, Gm2: Penguins @ Islanders

Extended highlights of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the New York Islanders

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The Skinny - Eastern Conference First Round Game 2
Isles 3, Pittsburgh 1 

Jordan Eberle and Josh Bailey scored goals 3:44 apart in the third period as the Isles broke a 1-1 tie and earned a 3-1 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins before a sellout crowd of 13,917 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.   

Bailey's goal came on the Isles' 6th power play of the game (most in a playoff game since 2003). 

It's the first time since the 1983 Stanley Cup Final that the Isles lead a series 2-0; games 3 and 4 are scheduled for Pittsburgh on Sunday afternoon and Tuesday evening.

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The Skinny: Islanders 4, Penguins 3 OT

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles Game 1 win over Pittsburgh

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

First Round, Gm1: PIT @ NYI

First Round, Gm1: Penguins @ Islanders

Extended highlights of the Pittsburgh Penguins at the New York Islanders

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Eastern Conference First Round Game 1
Isles 4, Pittsburgh 3 (OT) 

This time, Josh Bailey didn't give Pittsburgh a chance to answer. Bailey scored at 4:39 of overtime to give the Isles a 4-3 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins before a sellout crowd of 13,917 at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. 

Three times the Isles took leads in regulation, only to have Pittsburgh even the score. Finally, Bailey's first Stanley Cup overtime goal gave the Isles a 1-0 lead in the series.

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The Skinny: Islanders 3, Capitals 0

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

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

NYI @ WSH

Condensed Game: Islanders @ Capitals

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Washington Capitals

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The Skinny - Game 82
Isles 3, Washington 0 

Valtteri Filppula scored twice and Robin Lehner made 29 saves for his 6th shutout of the season as the Islanders concluded the regular season with a 3-0 shutout of the Stanley Cup Champion Washington Capitals before a sellout crowd of 18,506 at Capital One Arena. 

The win clinches 2nd place in the Metro Division; the Isles will play game 1 of a playoff series at home for the first time since 1988 when they entertain the Pittsburgh Penguins.

The win gives the Isles 103 points overall and 51 on the road; both totals are the most in the Post-Cup era. The franchise-record 11th shutout of the season also clinched the Jennings Trophy for the Isles, who allowed the most goals in the NHL last season and the fewest in the NHL this season.

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The Skinny: Islanders 2, Panthers 1 (SO)

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

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

NYI @ FLA

Condensed Game: Islanders @ Panthers

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Florida Panthers

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The Skinny - Game 81
Isles 2, Florida 1 (SO) 

Brock Nelson scored his 25th goal of the season and later scored the only goal of a four-round shootout as the Islanders moved closer to clinching home-ice in a playoff series for the first time since 1988 with a 2-1 victory over the Florida Panthers before a crowd of 13,775 at BB&T Center. 

Thomas Greiss made 29 saves in regulation and four more in the shootout to pick up his 23rd victory of the season.

The win gives the Isles 101 points; it is the 10th time in club history that they have reached 100, and they are only the 5th team in the NHL to do so this season. The Isles will clinch home ice on Saturday if they earn a point in Washington OR if the Rangers beat Pittsburgh. The Isles can finish no lower than 3rd but can no longer catch the Caps, who clinched their fourth consecutive division title on Thursday. 

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The Skinny: Maple Leafs 2, Islanders 1

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

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

TOR @ NYI

Condensed Game: Maple Leafs @ Islanders

Extended highlights of the Toronto Maple Leafs at the New York Islanders

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The Skinny - Game 80
Toronto 2, Isles 1  

Calle Rosen and John Tavares scored goals to build a 2-0 lead for Toronto early in the third period and Frederik Andersen made 28 saves as the Leafs spoiled the Isles' regular season home finale with a 2-1 victory over the Isles before a sellout crowd of 13,917 at Nassau Coliseum. 

Jordan Eberle got the Isles on the board with a late power play goal, his 4th in the last three games, but the Isles could not find the equalizer that would have moved them within one point of Washington in the Metro Division. The Leafs win clinched a playoff spot and a first-round matchup with Boston.  

The Isles still have 99 points, and they remain three points behind Washington (who lost to Florida 5-3). Tampa Bay). Idle Pittsburgh has 97 points and could move ahead of the Isles with a ROW vs. Detroit on Tuesday. The Isles and Capitals have two games and Pittsburgh has three games to play.

The Isles' magic number to clinch home-ice remains five (against Pittsburgh). It can fall to three on Tuesday with a Detroit win over the Penguins.

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The Skinny: Islanders 5, Sabres 1

Islanders statistician Eric Hornick breaks down the numbers on the Isles playoff-clinching win over the Sabres

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

BUF @ NYI

Condensed Game: Sabres @ Islanders

Extended highlights of the Buffalo Sabres at the New York Islanders

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Clinched.

The Islanders are headed back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Anthony Beauvillier scored twice (despite being stopped on a penalty shot) and Robin Lehner made 31 saves as the Isles defeated the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 before a sellout crowd of 13,917 at Nassau Coliseum. 

The Isles now have 99 points, which is the most through 79 games in the post-Cup era; and they remain three points behind Washington (who beat Tampa Bay). Idle Pittsburgh has 95 points. The Isles and Capitals have three games and Pittsburgh has four games to play.

The Isles' magic number to clinch home-ice is down to five (against Pittsburgh). It can fall to three on Sunday with a Carolina win over the Penguins.

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The Skinny: Islanders 5, Jets 4

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

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

Recap: NYI 5, WPG 4

Islanders rally in the 3rd period to top Jets, 5-4

Jordan Eberle started the Islanders' three-goal rally in the 3rd period, then provided the late game-winner in a 5-4 victory against the Jets

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The Skinny - Game 78
Isles 5, Winnipeg 4
 

The Comeback Kids were at it again. But this one was different. The Isles rallied from three separate two-goal deficits and scored two goals in a 33 second span late in the third period as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets 5-4 before a sellout crowd of 15,321 at MTS Place. It is the first game in Islander history that they trailed with two minutes to play and rallied to win in regulation.

Jordan Eberle scored two of the third period goals, including the winner, which came after Casey Cizikas' 20th goal of the season had tied the game at 18:14 of the third period. Cizikas' goal finally erased a Jets lead in a game that Winnipeg led for 58:01.

The Isles now have 97 points, which is the most through 78 games in the post-Cup era; idle Pittsburgh has 95 points. The Capitals completed a sweep of Carolina to move to 100 points. All three teams have four games to play.

The Isles' magic number to clinch a playoff spot is down to 2. The Isles can clinch a playoff spot at home on Saturday with a win over Buffalo or a Montreal loss in Winnipeg. 

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The Skinny: Blue Jackets 4, Islanders 0

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

by Eric Hornick ehornick / NYI Skinny

NYI @ CBJ

Condensed Game: Islanders @ Blue Jackets

Extended highlights of the New York Islanders at the Columbus Blue Jackets

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The Skinny - Game 77
Columbus 4, Isles 0

Sergei Bobrovsky made 26 saves for his second straight shutout and eighth shutout of the season as the Columbus Blue Jackets defeated the Islanders 4-0 before a crowd of 17,928 at Nationwide Arena. 

The Isles still have 95 points, which is tied for the most through 77 games in the post-Cup era; idle Pittsburgh also has 95 points. The Capitals defeated Carolina to move to 98 points. All three teams have five games to play; the Isles have fallen into third place in the Metro based on goal differential.

The Isles' magic number to clinch a playoff spot remains 5. 

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