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3 Keys: Islanders vs. Flyers, Game 1 of Eastern Second Round

Philadelphia, New York set for first meeting in Stanley Cup Playoffs since 1987

by Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

No. 6 Islanders vs. No. 1 Flyers

7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS

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Islanders shut out Capitals in Game 5, win Eastern First Round series

Varlamov makes 21 saves, Beauvillier scores twice for New York

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Varlamov keeps Capitals at bay

NYI@WSH, Gm5: Varlamov helps Isles eliminate Capitals

R1, Gm5: Semyon Varlamov blanks the Capitals with 21 saves, helping the Islanders advance to the Second Round of the playoffs

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Anthony Beauvillier scored twice, Semyon Varlamov made 21 saves and the New York Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals 4-0 in Game 5 to win their Eastern Conference First Round series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday.

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3 Keys: Islanders vs. Capitals, Game 5 of Eastern First Round

Backstrom back in lineup with Washington trying to avoid elimination

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

No. 6 Islanders vs. No. 3 Capitals

8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS, NBCSWA, MSG, MSG+

New York leads best-of-7 series, 3-1

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Islanders say finishing off Capitals in Eastern First Round won't be easy

Expect Washington is 'going to fight' facing elimination again in Game 5

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The New York Islanders know it's not going to be easy to eliminate the Washington Capitals in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Thursday (8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, SN, TVAS. NBCSWA, MSG, MSG+).

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Capitals rally past Islanders in Game 4, stay alive in East First Round

Ovechkin scores twice, Holtby makes 24 saves for Washington, which trailed by two early

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Ovechkin's second goal of game

WSH@NYI, Gm4: Ovechkin rips snap shot home for lead

R1, Gm4: Alex Ovechkin carries into the zone and blisters the puck into the net, putting the Capitals ahead with his second goal of the game

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Alex Ovechkin scored twice, including the tiebreaking goal in the third period, and the Washington Capitals rallied for a 3-2 win against the New York Islanders to avoid elimination in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Tuesday. 

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3 Keys: Capitals vs. Islanders, Game 4 of Eastern First Round

New York eyes sweep; Backstrom out again for Washington

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

No. 3 Capitals vs. No. 6 Islanders

8 p.m. ET; NBCSN, SN, TVAS, MSG, MSG+, NBCSWA

New York leads best-of-7 series, 3-0

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Islanders defeat Capitals in overtime in Game 3 of Eastern First Round

Barzal scores for New York at 4:28 to put Washington on brink of elimination

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Barzal's overtime winner

WSH@NYI, Gm3: Barzal wins it for Islanders in OT

R1, Gm3: Mathew Barzal speeds into the zone and backhands the puck past Braden Holtby into the net for the winning goal in overtime

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Mathew Barzal scored at 4:28 of overtime to give the New York Islanders a 2-1 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Sunday.

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Islanders eye faster start vs. Capitals in Game 3 of Eastern First Round

New York would rather avoid another late rally to extend series lead

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

The New York Islanders have finished strong twice in building a 2-0 lead in the best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round against the Washington Capitals, but believe they can benefit from better starts.

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Islanders defeat Capitals in Game 2 of Eastern First Round, extend lead

Varlamov makes 23 saves for New York; Ovechkin scores first two goals of postseason for Washington

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Nelson's breakaway snipe

NYI@WSH, Gm2: Nelson beats Holtby on breakaway

R1, Gm2: Brock Nelson picks up the loose puck, races in on a breakaway and snaps it past Braden Holtby to quickly restore the Islanders' lead

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The New York Islanders defeated the Washington Capitals 5-2 in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference First Round to extend their lead in the best-of-7 series at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Friday.

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Islanders surge past Capitals in Game 1 of Eastern First Round

Score four unanswered goals; Backstrom leaves for Washington

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

Bailey's go-ahead SHG

NYI@WSH, Gm1: Bailey buries SHG to put Isles ahead

R1, Gm1: Brock Nelson forces a turnover and dishes to Josh Bailey, who quickly one-times the puck into the net to give the Islanders a 3-2 lead

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The New York Islanders scored four straight goals and rallied for a 4-2 win against the Washington Capitals in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on Wednesday.

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