DiPietro gives Islanders hope
Rick DiPietro's stellar play has Islanders followers wondering if he can be the key to playoff success.
Rick DiPietro stopped 17 shots Tuesday night in New York's 3-0 victory over Washington as the 22-year-old recorded his second consecutive shutout and pulled the Islanders (35-27-10-4) closer to clinching their third consecutive playoff appearance.
"He probably sees the puck as a big balloon coming at him right now," Islanders defenseman Kenny Jonsson told Newsday.
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