New York Islanders Three Takeaways from 4-1 Win vs. Pittsburgh Penguins

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UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - APRIL 12: Kris Letang #58 of the Pittsburgh Penguins returns to the bench as the New York Islanders celebrate a third period goal by Josh Bailey #12 of the New York Islanders in Game Two of the Eastern Conference First Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on April 12, 2019 in Uniondale, New York. The Islanders defeated the Penguins 3-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

The New York Islanders are up 3-0 in their first-round series against the Pittsburgh Penguins. What can we take away from game number three?

With a game three win in Pittsburgh, the New York Islanders are inches away from only their second playoff series win in 26 years as they lead the Penguins 3-0.

Only four teams have ever come back from a 3-0 deficit in a playoff series to win the round. The Islanders did it against the Pittsburgh Penguins back in 1975.

Jordan Eberle continues to put up points with his third goal of the series. Robin Lehner continues to build his wall brick-by-brick. And the Islanders are getting scoring from across the lineup with goals from Nelson and Komarov.

The Islanders have been dominant over the Penguins in all three games. They work as a team, don't get frustrated, and stick to the plan. And it's working.

They've now outscored the Penguins 11-5 across all three games and have left the Pens scratching their heads thinking: "Nothing is working".

As the Islanders worked their way to a 4-1 win three things were clear in the game:

  • The Coliseum is one of a kind
  • Devon Toews keeps getting better
  • Anthony Beauvillier is waking up
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