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Islanders Like Their Chances

from Katie Strang of ESPN,

Following a Game 1 rout in which the Isles were easily dispatched 5-0, they have rebounded well with a win in Game 2 and a strong performance in Game 3, despite falling in overtime.

But it's not just about their ability to compete with the top-seeded Penguins. The Islanders believe they can pull off the upset.

"We know we can beat them," said second-line center Frans Nielsen. "We want this to go as far as possible. This series, we've felt they have a lot of guys on their team that can't skate with us. So we want this one to go to seven, because we want to get [it] as tough as possible."

Nielsen said speed has been the Islanders' biggest advantage.

"I think when we're moving our feet, they've got guys up front, on the [defense] that we can see are struggling a little bit," he said. "We've gotta skate with 'em. If we stop skating, we don't have a chance.”

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Evilpens's avatar

so lets see here, The Pens Played like Dog Shit in Games 2,3 & the Isles won 1 of them, How much longer do they think the Pens are going to play like Dog Shit

Posted by Evilpens on 05/07/13 at 04:41 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

Welp they played Like Dog Shit again !!  I want this Clown Fart of a coaching staff fired & at this moment they could fire Shero & wouldn’t blink an eye ! Bylsma is such an egomaniac it is scary

Posted by Evilpens on 05/07/13 at 08:42 PM ET

SYF's avatar

You sound like the Angry Habs Fan, Sal, EP.

Posted by SYF from Twerkin' with Anastasia Ashley on 05/07/13 at 08:49 PM ET

WingsFanInBeanLand's avatar

That was one of the worst officiated games I’ve ever seen.  The pens were getting away with blatant holds, trips, and interference all night.  Figures they would have to goon it up at the end again.  Par for the course with Gary’s model franchise.

Posted by WingsFanInBeanLand from where free agents no longer dare. on 05/07/13 at 09:16 PM ET

Evilpens's avatar

OH yes I understand completely wuith the Pens winning the last 4 SC ....................... wait ..................... what ??? they Haven’t?? See Ya Douche

Posted by Evilpens on 05/07/13 at 09:32 PM ET

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