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New York City: Islanders Look to Take Game 5 Over Lightning in Stanley Cup Playoffs

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Islanders showed grit and intensity to keep the win in Game 4 over the Tampa Bay Lightning.

June 21, 2021
Source: Twitter.com/New York Islanders
Source: Twitter.com/New York Islanders

๐Ÿ’Islanders: The Isles have grit galore, and it was on full display in their Game 4 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday. Our boys headed into the third period with a 3โ€“0 lead, but the Lightning struck back, quickly notching two goals and hungry for the equalizer. 

  • Enter: Ryan Pulock. In the frenzied final seconds of the game, the defenseman made this desperate save to stop a buzzer-beater and seal the win. Chills.
  • As they return to Tampa, the Isles need to keep the intensity up and build an early lead over the Lightning. Puck drops on Game 5 tonight at 8 p.m. ET. See you at The Barn

๐Ÿ€Nets: The Netsโ€™ buzzer-beater story didnโ€™t have as happy an ending. The finalรฉ of their series with the Milwaukee Bucks was absolutely wild, with the two heavyweights of the Eastern Conference going blow-for-blow โ€™til the bitter end. Kevin Durant played out of his mind, sinking an almost game-winner that instead sent the teams to OT. Our hearts are still pounding.

  • But you can only hit so many game-saving shots in one night; without much help (read: literally zero points) from his bench, KD and the squad fell 115โ€“111 to the Milwaukee Bucks in a Game 7 heartbreaker.  
  • While weโ€™re enjoying #hotgirlsummer, we hope the injury-plagued Nets get some desperately-needed R&R. The Big 3 barely played together, but they gave us a taste of what we hope to see next year. KD, if we catch you poolside, drinks are on us. 

๐Ÿ”ข Box scores: ๐Ÿ€The Liberty beat the LA Sparks 76โ€“73 in Sundayโ€™s celebration of the Wโ€™s Inaugural Game; โšฝ๏ธGotham FC drew the league-best Orlando Pride 1โ€“1.