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New York Islanders Players To Watch In Round Two

By Paige Mallory
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With round 2 of the playoffs set to start, a list of players for the New York Islanders and their fans to watch as the playoffs continue.

Now Islanders fan can say that they witness history being made in Brooklyn. The Islanders haven’t won a round one since 1993. With the help of unlikely heroes in the first round, the New York Islanders are set to play the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second round.

One of the players to watch for the second round is New York Islanders Goalie Thomas Greiss. Coming from Fussen, Germany, he was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in 2004.

Thomas Griess, who is the 30-year-old back-up goalie is being asked: ” have you even seen a backup goalie make 41 saves in a must-win game?” I wouldn’t think so.

Thomas Greiss had stepped up for the Islanders when  Jaroslav Halak was injured during the regular season. Every since he took over the role of number one goalie for the playoffs, Geiss has been on fire.

His save percentages had decreased since the first game of the playoffs.

The second player to watch for the New York Islanders is Alan Quine. Quine a 23-year-old kid from Canada and making his mark in the NHL by stepping up and playing with the first line with the captain himself.

Alan Quine Since being called up he has had just two goals and one assist. That doesn’t mean anything to anyone who watched Game 2 of the Playoffs against Florida Panthers. Quine scored the game-winning goal for the Islanders in overtime.

Not only do Islanders fans have to worry about one of their own, but fans have to worry about what Tampa Bay has to offer.

One of the players the Islanders fans have to watch is Ben Bishop.

The 29-year-old goalie from Denver, Colorado has been on fire for the Lightning for the 2016 playoffs.

Bishop has recorded 36 saves in the last game against the Detriot Red Wings. With a save percentage of .944. Bishop ended the 2016 regular season with 21 games played, 35 wins and 21 loss.

Three more players the Islanders and the fans need to watch as we enter round two are the Triplets, Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat, and Nikita Kucherov.

Tyler Johnson, who is only 25 years-old, has been noticed for having 14 goals, 24 assists, and 38 points at the end of the regular season. During the playoffs, Johnson recorded a game-winning goal against Detriot in game four.

Ondrej Palat, who is also 25 years old, has been recognized for having ended the regular season with 16 goals, 24 assists, and 40 points. Palat as well as Johnson scored a game-winning goal, but in game two.

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Nikita Kucherov is part of the triplet line. Kucheroz has recorded 30 goals, 36 assist and 66 points at the end of the regular season. Kucheroz scored five goals overall during the first round of the playoffs.

Both teams are ready and up for the challenge.

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