In this edition of Potvin’d, Jeff Clutterbuck provides five reactions to the New York Islanders Game 3 victory over the Florida Panthers.

*Named for the legendary defenseman and captain of the Islanders dynasty teams of the 1980’s, ‘Potvin’d’ will highlight five concerns, questions, thoughts, and opinions about the New York Islanders and the NHL.

By Jeff Clutterbuck

The New York Islanders welcomed the Barclays Center to playoff hockey in heart-stopping fashion on Sunday night, defeating the Florida Panthers 4-3 on a Thomas Hickey goal at 12:31 of overtime.

It marked not only Hickey’s first career playoff goal, but the first postseason victory in the Islanders new home in Brooklyn.

For this initial edition of Potvin’d, we take a look at some of the factors that went into the Islanders victory, and what fans should expect to see in Game 4.


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Jeff Clutterbuck resides just outside of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, but has inherited a passionate fandom for the New York Yankees and New York Islanders from the Long Island-based side of the family. Jeff has been a long time member of the music review site The Daily Vault, but recently decided to experiment with sports writing, and express all of the frustrations and joy of being a New York sports fan!