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First-round preview: Pens-Isles

Updated: May 1, 2013, 3:11 PM ET
By Katie Strang | ESPNNewYork.com

You have to imagine that at least some of the excitement stemming from the New York Islanders' first playoff appearance in six years was dampened just a bit after their first-round opponent was determined at the 11th hour Sunday night. Yes, with Ottawa's win over Boston, the Islanders finished with the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference, earning them the unenviable draw against the dominant Pittsburgh Penguins.

The Pens steamrolled their way to the top of the East, with very little ...

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