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Which Islanders need to play big to beat Boston?

The New York Islanders are tied 1-1 with their rivals, the Boston Bruins, in the second round of the 2021 NHL playoffs.

As we mentioned in our series recap, the Islanders upset the Pittsburgh Penguins in six games in the first round, thanks to a lot of heart and perseverance, incredibly poor goaltending by Pittsburgh’s Tristan Jarry, and an impressive showing from their rookie netminder, Ilya Sorokin.

The Bruins humiliated the Washington Capitals in their own first series and the Islanders wouldn’t have the luxury of relying on shoddy goaltending from them or lucking into poor performances by their top players, as was the case against Pittsburgh.