New York Islanders: 5 Reasons They’ll Win The Stanley Cup

By RobSabo
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Jan 6, 2015; Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN; New York Islanders forward Ryan Strome (18) skates against the Vancouver Canucks during the first period at Rogers Arena. The Vancouver Canucks won 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Anne-Marie Sorvin-USA TODAY Sports

3. Clutch

Over the past couple weeks fans have been taken to the edge and back.

It’s an uncanny skill to possess, but when a team nails it down they become oh so dangerous.

It that of being clutch.

A couple weeks ago against the Washington Capitals young Ryan Strome displayed it as he hammered home a late minute goal to give the Isles a point and send it to overtime.

Then, against the Dallas Stars, with those pesky New York Rangers breathing down their necks, Anders Lee scored with only a second and change left on the clock in Dallas. This gave the Isles a much needed road point and snatched victory from the jaws of defeat.

To have this quality means teams will always fear that late-minute goal.

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