2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs thread

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Islanders have some tough odds to overcome!

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Last game was Tampa’s first OT loss in this postseason

Yup, Tampa is too fast and big for the Isles’ forwards or defense and they’ve executed their attacks perfectly.

The islanders’s team defense has been their biggest strength, but Tampa has them running around in their own end for most of each game. Some of the long islands steadier defenseman, like Toews and Mayfield, have been just throwing the puck haphazardly out of the zone when under any kind of pressure. They’re shook, understandably. But, it’s infuriating to watch as a fan.

The Islanders losing cizikas is a huge problem for them. They don’t have a viable fourth centerman to replace him. Trotz moved pageau to cizikas’ spot and had him take 43 of the game’s 76 face offs! He was on the ice multiple times for two second shifts.

Even though the islanders dominated Philly, the Flyers showed how to combat their defensive exits- by attempting to clog up the boards. But, the Lightning have executed far better than the flyers because they’re faster and bigger. Plus, Hedman is absolutely terrifying.

Anyway, the Isles aren’t out of it. They can definitely beat the better team on Thursday. All they need to do is pray that Point remains injured and play perfectly. I hope they do,too.

If the Isles advance to the cup final, they won’t have to face lehner and deal with the shame of letting him go.

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Tampa vs Islanders is on NBCSN.  Islanders only have 6 shots throughout the first 32 minutes of the game!  That’s over half the game! 

Tanpa is sitting at 26 shots.  Varlamov is keeping the Isles in this.

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this graphic was before game 5, Khudobin now has 551 saves.

Sometimes it’s about riding a hot goalie all the way to the cup. 

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Tampa vs Dallas is going to be interesting!

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VinegarStrokes -
knockoutfighter -

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this graphic was before game 5, Khudobin now has 551 saves.

Sometimes it’s about riding a hot goalie all the way to the cup. 

Exactly!  

Go Bolts!!!

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Go Bolts!!!

They look great, and they’re without Stamkos!

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game 1 is on Saturday

either team is good... I'm gonna pull for the old

guard on Big D! benn, pavelski, perry with seguin and radulov 

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Stars taking it to Tampa, didn't see that coming. Haven't been watching but gonna tune in for the 3rd.

At this point I'm rooting for Dallas

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We were tired.

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this guy has been amazing!!!

Stars only had 4 shots in the last 23 minutes of the game, and 3 of them went in!  

Dallas looked great but they will need to increase their shots on goal.  

Game 1 highlights 

https://youtu.be/c1gul-Z-qfA

really hating Dallas right now.

First they took away Colorado/Vegas

Then they took away Vegas/Tampa

Now they won game 1.

Fuck off Dallas.

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