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New York Islanders: Breaking Down 5-2 Game Four Loss (Highlights)

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 03: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes reacts after scoring a goal against Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders in the first period of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena on May 03, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA - MAY 03: Sebastian Aho #20 of the Carolina Hurricanes reacts after scoring a goal against Robin Lehner #40 of the New York Islanders in the first period of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena on May 03, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /
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RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 03: Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes knocks Tom Kuhnhackl #14 of the New York Islanders off the puck in the second period of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena on May 03, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – MAY 03: Dougie Hamilton #19 of the Carolina Hurricanes knocks Tom Kuhnhackl #14 of the New York Islanders off the puck in the second period of Game Four of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2019 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at PNC Arena on May 03, 2019 in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images) /

The New York Islanders were swept in the second round of the playoffs after a 5-2 loss in game four. Here’s how it happened period by period.

It was the New York Islanders most important game of the season. Lose and you go home. Win and you stay alive for a few more days. They needed the team to play the best games of their season to hopefully be able to do it again a few days later.

They played well for about four minutes in the game. Just because Carolina won game two with a strong 48-second shift in the third period doesn’t mean the Islanders could mimic that with a four-minute effort.

It was a tough end to the series (and the season). The Islanders played well in the first two games and then just melted away in the next two.

It was an incredible season that ended sooner than we would have liked, but much later then we expected at the start of the season.

We’re all sad and disappointed it’s over this year, but there are good things coming in the years to come.

Here’s a breakdown of the New York Islanders final game of the 2018-19 NHL season.

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