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Who has the edge: Breaking down the Lightning-Islanders series

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Who wins? The New York Islanders have John Taveres. The Tampa Bay Lightning have Victor Hedman. The Lightning won their first round in five games. The Islanders won three overtime games, two that went to double overtime. These teams play at Amalie Arena tonight (7 p.m.) and Saturday (3 p.m.) before traveling to the Islanders. So which team has the advantage? Forwards The Islanders have Taveres, who will be the most talented man on the ice. He led the Islanders…

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Lightning to face Islanders in next round of NHL Playoffs

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There will be no Sunshine series in the NHL Playoffs. Instead, the Tampa Bay Lightning will have to face a team that, frankly, has given it a hard time. The New York Islanders eliminated the Florida Panthers Sunday in double overtime and move on to face Tampa Bay. Games 1 & 2, still undecided, will be at Amalie Arena. Three and four will be in New York. If the teams need it, Games 5 and 7 will be in Tampa.…

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