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Friday Four: Blue Jackets proving doubters wrong

NHL Network's Weekes also discusses Islanders, Hurricanes, Avalanche

by Kevin Weekes @KevinWeekes / NHL Network Analyst

Each Friday throughout the season Kevin Weekes will bring you his Friday Four. He will be blogging about four players, teams, plays, or trends that have caught his eye.

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playoffs

Penguins need changes to remain Cup competitors, GM says

Rutherford questions desire, chemistry after first-round sweep by Islanders

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- The Pittsburgh Penguins must make changes for next season to be able to compete for the Stanley Cup.

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playoffs

Islanders advance in playoffs thanks to defense, special teams

Trotz's coaching, play of Eberle, Lehner help fuel first-round sweep of Penguins

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

After not winning a Stanley Cup Playoff series from 1994 to 2015, the New York Islanders advanced to the Eastern Conference Second Round for the second time in four seasons.

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FIRST ROUND

Penguins' lack of offense from key forwards led to playoff elimination

Crosby's struggles, power-play woes, mistakes doomed Pittsburgh in sweep by Islanders

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

The Pittsburgh Penguins' quest for a third Stanley Cup championship in four seasons didn't last long.

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playoffs

Penguins stung by first-round sweep against Islanders

Malkin laments 'we're not champions anymore'

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

PITTSBURGH -- Evgeni Malkin and Sidney Crosby didn't mince words after the Pittsburgh Penguins lost 3-1 to the New York Islanders in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday. 

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playoffs

Islanders keep cool despite Game 4 injuries, finish off sweep of Penguins

Lose Boychuk, Clutterbuck in second period but wrap up first-round series

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

PITTSBURGH -- Not even losing two key pieces for the third period of Game 4 could stop the New York Islanders from quickly wrapping up this best-of-7 Eastern Conference First Round series with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

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game recap

Islanders win Game 4, sweep Penguins in first round

Lehner makes 32 saves, Eberle extends playoff goal streak for New York

by Wes Crosby / NHL.com Correspondent

Bailey sets up Nelson for goal

NYI@PIT, Gm4: Nelson buries feed from Bailey

R1, Gm4: Brock Nelson drives toward the front of the net and chips in Josh Bailey's pass to give the Islanders a 2-1 lead late in the 1st

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PITTSBURGH -- The New York Islanders advanced to the Eastern Conference Second Round with a 3-1 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the first round at PPG Paints Arena on Tuesday.

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game preview

5 Keys: Islanders at Penguins, Game 4

New York eyes fast start to finish sweep; Pittsburgh needs spark from top scorers

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

ISLANDERS at PENGUINS

7:30 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS2, ATTSN-PT, MSG, MSG+

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

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Short Shifts

Young Islanders fan adorably serenades Bailey in viral video

Two-year-old delivers charming song on social media after playoff win

by Pat Pickens @Pat_Pickens / NHL.com Staff Writer

Josh Bailey has the biggest little fan around in Hudson Reihl.

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First Round

Islanders know more work needed to close playoff series against Penguins

Look for sweep heading into Game 4, but understand difficulty of getting one more win

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

PITTSBURGH -- Barry Trotz has been in this situation many times before, one win from advancing in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

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