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Islanders need to improve on special teams to make playoff run

Posted on AllSides April 17th, 2024
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If the Islanders lose in the first round to Carolina for the second straight season, the likely culprit will be special teams. There was a major hint of encouragement in that department for the Islanders on Monday night, when the penalty kill was 3-for-3 against a Devils power play that had its number in the first three meetings between the teams this season. The power play got off an 0-for-12 hump thanks to Kyle Palmieri’s first-period tip-in. But the season-long picture paints a stark issue for the Islanders outside of...

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