Islanders Have to Deal With Adversity for First Time in Postseason

After winning four straight games to sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins, the Islanders find themselves in a situation they haven't been in so far these playoffs.  The Isles are in a 1-0 series deficit and are looking to tie it on home ice Sunday.  Sure, the playoffs are young, and the Islanders have been through adversity …

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Season Recap: Islanders Vs. Hurricanes

Both the New York Islanders and Carolina Hurricanes were looked at as “underdogs” in their respective series'. The Islanders swept the notorious Pittsburgh Penguins and the Hurricanes defeated the reining champion Washington Capitals in seven games. The Islanders will have home ice in this series, which will be played in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. …

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Sound Tigers vs Hershey Bears Series Preview

For the first time since 2016, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers are headed to the Calder Cup Playoffs. It will be the third time that the club heads to the playoffs under Brent Thompson and the ninth time in 18 years. The Sound Tigers will open the playoffs in the first round against the Hershey Bears. …

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Game of the Month 4/10/19: Game 1 Pittsburgh Penguins @ New York Islanders Preview

We are just hours away from game one of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals as the Islanders get set to host the Penguins for a best of seven series. It is the first time since 1988 that the Islanders clinched home-ice advantage for the first round of the playoffs. Also, within the past 13 years, the …

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2019 Bridgeport Sound Tigers Booster Club Awards Dinner Recap

I had the chance to go to Monroe, CT at Whitney Farms to be apart of the Sound Tigers Booster Club Awards Dinner. Many of the team's staff and players were at this event. I will recap the dinner from my view and go over the winners of each award. The event returned to Whitney …

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Both Greiss and Lehner Making Cases to Start Game 1

The Islanders are back in the playoffs for the first time since they bowed out in the second round to the Lightning in 2016.  A lot has changed since then.  The Islanders have a very different first line.  John Tavares, Frans Nielsen, and Kyle Okposo have moved on.  Their defense includes 4 first or second …

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Introducing the Islanders Offseason Database!

The crew at drive4five are continuing to celebrate the Stanley Cup Playoffs birth by the New York Islanders last night, but we are also hard at work bringing you guys more content than ever! Attached below is my biggest project yet... the New York Islanders offseason database! This spreadsheet includes contract information, draft pick history, …

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Game of the Month 3/11/19: Columbus Blue Jackets @ New York Islanders Preview

Tonight, the Islanders take on the Blue Jackets for the third time this season.  The Isles won both games these two teams met (3-2 and 3-0).  This game should have a playoff atmosphere for the players as both teams are fighting to keep their playoff hope alive. As of late, the Isles have not been …

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Hockey World Disappointed at Islanders Fans After Tavares’ Return, But Is It Justified?

Last Thursday was an Islanders fan's dream.  Tavares came back to Long Island and he and his team were embarrassed in front of a capacity Coliseum crowd.  It was a great atmosphere from before puck drop.  Fans crowded the Leafs side of the ice and began taunting Tavares during warmups.  His first shift came 18 …

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Sound Tigers Meet and Greet: Season 2, Episode 2 with Matt Lorito and Kyle Burroughs

Welcome back to another edition of the Drive 4 Five Meet & Greet series. This episode we have Matt Lorito and co-captain Kyle Burroughs, who both joined us in the Harbor Club following the 7-3 win over Charlotte. Lorito is in his first season with Bridgeport, while Burroughs is in his fourth. Lorito won a …

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