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Islanders fall to Flyers, 5-2, draw Panthers in first round

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Flyers upend the Islanders on Sunday, as New York rests most of its starters. Bring on Jaromir Jagr and the Panthers for the Islanders, and Sidney Crosby and the rolling Penguins once again for the Rangers. ...

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Red Wings’ Datsyuk plans to retire from NHL after playoffs

Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images Pavel Datsyuk has one year remaning on his contract with the Red Wings. DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk is expected to retire from the NHL after the playoffs. Dan Milstein, his ...

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Isles fall to Sabres in OT, will learn playoff fate Sunday

Frank Franklin II/AP The Islanders’ game against the Flyers Sunday night will determine their matchup. Hold off on those Florida plans, Islanders fans, at least for another day. The Isles would have sealed the first playoff matchup in franchise history ...

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Rangers win finale, but lose Eric Staal against Red Wings

Frank Franklin II/AP Eric Staal goes down in the second period Saturday afternoon. The Rangers couldn’t get through Saturday afternoon’s regular season finale without losing another starter to an injury that could impact their playoff lineup for next week’s first ...

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Girardi likely back for playoffs, but Rangers rely on Skjei

Bruce Bennett/Getty Images The Rangers would like to see more of Brady Skjei’s solid defense, but it may have to be in place of Ryan McDonagh. Dan Girardi should be ready to return for the Rangers when the NHL playoffs ...

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Anders Lee suffers broken left leg, will miss playoffs

Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports The Islanders will be without Anders Lee for the remainder of the season and the playoffs. Just when Anders Lee was starting to pick up his offensive production with the Islanders, his season is over. Lee ...

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Rangers fall to Isles, drop to 3rd in Metropolitan Division

Florida Panthers co-owner Doug Cifu told SiriusXM NHL Wednesday that he’d prefer to face the Islanders in the first round of the playoffs because of the Rangers’ “great, world-class goalie.” The Blueshirts’ intimidating postseason reputation persists despite frequent setbacks this ...

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Islanders not trying to avoid Penguins, Capitals in playoffs

Geoff Burke/USA Today Sports John Tavares says the Islanders are not trying to manipulate the standings, and their playoff seeding, down the stretch. The chatter used to take place around bars and water coolers, but now it’s generally seen around ...

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Rangers get one last shot at Islanders before playoffs start

No, the Rangers and Islanders will not meet in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. But with both teams officially qualified and looking to ascend heading into the tournament, Thursday’s tilt between the rivals at the Garden should ...

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Tax break saves MSG chairman Dolan $48.5M this fiscal year

Andrew Burton/Getty Images It seems unlikely that the Knicks and Rangers would leave NYC, especially after MSG’s expensive renovation, so the tax break doesn’t make sense anymore. Nothing in life is certain except death and taxes … unless you’re James ...

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