Found May 12, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Larry Brooks of the New York Post, The path here, to the overtime of Game 6 of the first round and to accompanying accolades was actually the easy part. It’s not about being quirky anymore. It’s about solidifying. About building on a solid foundation. About getting from here to there by becoming the type of franchise that can attract marquee free agents. It won’t be about the building in Brooklyn. It will be about the organization. The Islanders have been playing with house money against the Penguins, and I bet you thought it was Charles Wang’s money. This is the last time for that. One round doesn’t quite qualify as a joy ride. But it has sure been fun. The Islanders have raised the echoes. They have raised expectations. Now comes the hard part. Now it gets serious. It’s about time. more

Casey Cizikas gets hit in throat by skate, amazingly uninjured

New York Islanders forward Casey Cizikas managed to escape a scary incident without injury in the first period of game six against the Pittsburgh Penguins.  Cizikas was forechecking on Simon Despres when he laid a hit down that caused Despres to spin like a top.  Despres was off balance and his skate came up and hit Cizikas in the throat and miraculously Cizikas was not injured...

Tracking the Playoffs: Islanders vs. Penguins Game 6

Anybody who thought the Islanders couldn't top the heartbreak of Game Three was proven wrong last night after they were eliminated from the playoffs last night by the Pittsburgh Penguins on the heels of an overtime goal by Brooks Orpik. The whole game was pretty similar to how Game Three went where the Islanders vastly outplayed the Penguins in just about every area but goaltending...

Brian Strait scores on his own team during crucial game six

At first glance it appears that Pittsburgh Penguins forward Jarome Iginla comes in and pokes in the rebound after Sidney Crosby made a few dazzling moves to get the puck to the net.  But if you watch the replay closely, New York Islanders defenseman Brian Strait clearly beats Iginla to the puck and then buries it in his own net past Evgeni Nabakov.  He was trying to clear the puck...

How Are They Still Alive?

When the playoffs began I made my predictions.  While I was expecting to be surprised in a lot of the series and to have a reasonable number of my predictions proven wrong, there are certain things I was pretty certain about.  I looked at the Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders series and saw a mismatch.  Pittsburgh is the team I think is most likely to win the Stanley...

Round One, Game Six: Penguins-Islanders Recap

The power of Christ compels you. The Penguins finally exorcised the demons otherwise known as the New York Islanders after 20 years. David Volek can now be forgotten. The demon has been passed to the side of the Islanders. And it comes in the form of………..Brooks Orpik? Yes. Brooks Orpik. It was the unlikeliest of…
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