The View from New York


Arthur Staple: Kyle Okposo, Frans Nielsen score in shootout as Islanders beat Kings, 2-1

“Despite going to OT the night before, the Islanders looked fresher in Thursday night’s OT. Their defensemen were active and Lubomir Visnovsky nearly ended it in the opening minute but was denied by Quick while alone in the slot.”


Recap: Islanders 2 – Kings 1 (SO)

“The Islanders power play struggled scoring just once on five opportunities. The penalty kill, on the other hand, was a perfect 4-for-4 on the night.”


Dominik: New York Islanders 2*, Los Angeles Kings 1 (*SO): SoCal sweep for suddenly stingy Isles

“The Islanders did not look like a team playing a back-to-back, using its fourth line sparingly. The Kings did not look like a team that took the Isles and their schedule lightly. Checking was tight, skating routes were thorough, passing was quick but generally safe.”

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