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JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Apr 14 @ 7:56 PM ET
Tampa isnt used to in your face hockey just like the pens. I think the isles have an advantage in that they are defensive and they are used to being in a lot of close games.
- Upstate_isles

How did the Pens win those two recent Cups then?
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Apr 14 @ 7:57 PM ET
Tampa isnt used to in your face hockey just like the pens. I think the isles have an advantage in that they are defensive and they are used to being in a lot of close games.
- Upstate_isles

It’ll be interesting to see how we match up against the caps unless of course the pens pull a miracle. Teams will be ready for us whether they can actually adapt and counter what we’re throwing out there is a different story. We know what it looks like when it goes south😂
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Apr 14 @ 7:59 PM ET
How did the Pens win those two recent Cups then?
- JohnScammo

Pens can play that way we’re just outplaying them in that dept imo. Tonight we gave them zero room and time it was less of a physical game. They couldn’t do anything. Totally impressive how they shut down that team. Pens are an elite team with players that have been there and back more than any other roster in the league. We all know some will say they’re crap and past their prime now that we took it to them but we’ve been listening to that horse shat all season. We’re not done yet need another game. If any team can battle back from a 3-0 it’s this one.
StargateSG1
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Buffalo Grove, IL
Joined: 03.07.2013

Apr 14 @ 7:59 PM ET
Good Job!
Now, finish them!
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Apr 14 @ 8:04 PM ET
Pens can play that way we’re just outplaying them in that dept imo. Tonight we gave them zero room and time it was less of a physical game. They couldn’t do anything. Totally impressive how they shut down that team. Pens are an elite team with players that have been there and back more than any other roster in the league. We all know some will say they’re crap and past their prime now that we took it to them but we’ve been listening to that horse shat all season. We’re not done yet need another game. If any team can battle back from a 3-0 it’s this one.
- Cptmjl

Totally agree. I am not taking this series for granted which is why I'm not talking about the next one.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Apr 14 @ 8:05 PM ET
It’ll be interesting to see how we match up against the caps unless of course the pens pull a miracle. Teams will be ready for us whether they can actually adapt and counter what we’re throwing out there is a different story. We know what it looks like when it goes south😂
- Cptmjl

Caps are bigger than the pens and can push back in think that's a big part and they have a much better d Corp and goalie
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Apr 14 @ 8:06 PM ET
Totally agree. I am not taking this series for granted which is why I'm not talking about the next one.
- JohnScammo

I want to go to game 5 so bad but a win is great cant let the pens get going. Usually a team wins first elimination game and then loses steam
JimmyP
New York Islanders
Location: Snow has melted!
Joined: 02.12.2011

Apr 14 @ 8:06 PM ET
Totally agree. I am not taking this series for granted which is why I'm not talking about the next one.
- JohnScammo


True but I like their odds.
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Apr 14 @ 8:09 PM ET
Caps are bigger than the pens and can push back in think that's a big part and they have a much better d Corp and goalie
- Upstate_isles

100%. Interested to see how they match up. I know Trotz won’t have them waltz into that series cocky if we make it past this one of course.
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Apr 14 @ 8:09 PM ET
True but I like their odds.
- JimmyP

Love the odds Still not discussing the next series....
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Apr 14 @ 8:09 PM ET
True but I like their odds.
- JimmyP

If I were a betting man...
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Apr 14 @ 8:09 PM ET
Columbus ahead again!
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Apr 14 @ 8:11 PM ET
If Columbus beats Tampa then do they play the caps if they win? Highest vs lowest? If caps isles bjs and leafs/Bruins win wouldn't isles players Bruins winner?
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Apr 14 @ 8:14 PM ET
If Columbus beats Tampa then do they play the caps if they win? Highest vs lowest? If caps isles bjs and leafs/Bruins win wouldn't isles players Bruins winner?
- Upstate_isles

Pretty sure the winner of Isles-Pens plays the winner of Caps-Canes, but I can't swear to that.

Edit: Just found this.....

nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Apr 14 @ 8:22 PM ET
2-0 Jackets
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Apr 14 @ 8:23 PM ET
Pretty sure the winner of Isles-Pens plays the winner of Caps-Canes, but I can't swear to that.

Edit: Just found this.....


- JohnScammo

So the caps get a harder matchup than the leafs Bruins winner? Should just be by seed but that's logical
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Apr 14 @ 8:37 PM ET
So the caps get a harder matchup than the leafs Bruins winner? Should just be by seed but that's logical
- Upstate_isles

It's not my system. Besides, who's to say which matchup is harder? Columbus is looking like world beaters against Tampa.
Upstate_isles
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 05.12.2016

Apr 14 @ 8:43 PM ET
It's not my system. Besides, who's to say which matchup is harder? Columbus is looking like world beaters against Tampa.
- JohnScammo

I get that but it should always be the highest vs lowest and then reset for the next round. I hate this system
Jethro09
New York Islanders
Location: NJ
Joined: 08.16.2007

Apr 14 @ 8:48 PM ET
It’s amazing what coaching does for a team. The isles are so well coached that any deficiency in their roster is easily managed. It could easily be argued that the pens have more on-ice talent, but the isles have been the better team all series so far. Too bad it took 11 years to get s good coach in here
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Apr 14 @ 9:05 PM ET
It’s amazing what coaching does for a team. The isles are so well coached that any deficiency in their roster is easily managed. It could easily be argued that the pens have more on-ice talent, but the isles have been the better team all series so far. Too bad it took 11 years to get s good coach in here
- Jethro09


The structure's come a hell of a long way since

nyisles7
New York Islanders
Location: Lamoriello Shat Signings, NY
Joined: 01.20.2009

Apr 14 @ 9:09 PM ET
I get that but it should always be the highest vs lowest and then reset for the next round. I hate this system
- Upstate_isles


Me too. Just doesn’t make sense to me
Cptmjl
New York Islanders
Joined: 11.05.2011

Apr 14 @ 9:11 PM ET
The structure's come a hell of a long way since


- UIF

😂😂😂

I remember this one and it’s honestly the best depiction of this teams defense for the entire snow tenure. 😂

Those teams over the years made watching hockey painful. (frank)ing Capuano
JohnScammo
New York Islanders
Location: Now I can sell you a bridge AND a team in Brooklyn
Joined: 10.14.2014

Apr 14 @ 9:13 PM ET
The structure's come a hell of a long way since


- UIF

I love that Brian Strait, he of the heavy game, is on top of the pile.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Apr 14 @ 9:14 PM ET
Me too. Just doesn’t make sense to me
- nyisles7


Sorry, man...I flagged this on accident.

I'm probably one of the few out there who likes the idea of having to get out of your own division in the playoffs. The wildcard format kind of screws with that as you can have some other-division party crasher creating havoc.
UIF
New York Islanders
Location: NY
Joined: 01.09.2009

Apr 14 @ 9:15 PM ET
I love that Brian Strait, he of the heavy game, is on top of the pile.
- JohnScammo


Okposo probably got yelled at when he got to the bench for still being on his feet. Lack of commitment!
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