Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders: 5 Observations of a Close Series

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Pittsburgh Penguins vs. New York Islanders: 5 Observations of a Close Series
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Penguins celebrate goal in Game 1

Looking to advance past the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the first time in 3 years, the Penguins were off to a good start against the New York Islanders with a 5-0 win in Game 1, failed to protect a 3-1 lead in Game 2 and lost 4-3 and won a hard fought Game 3 by a score of 5-4.

Since the Penguins have proven capable of both blowing leads and also salvaging a win as they did in overtime of Game 3, it would too difficult to predict the outcome of the series.

However, some definite trends have emerged thus is this hard fought series which may offer a glimpse into how the rest of the series may go.

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