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Frans Nielsen may play in Game 6

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12:36 PM ET 05.11 | New York Islanders forward Frans Nielsen is the best defensive forward on the club, and likely one of the best in the league. Nielsen sat out much of the third period in Game 5 of the Isles' Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series with the Penguins. He suffered a lower-body injury during the Islanders 4-0 loss. However, he said on Thursday night that he will try to play on Saturday, and signs appear likely that he's going to give it a go. Nielsen participated in the Islanders morning skate on Saturday. Though most morning skates in the playoffs are optional, much of New York's compliment of players took part in it, which could be a sign that Nielsen will play. When asked after the skate how he felt, he told reporters that he felt good, but that it was up to the doctors and coaches whether or not he'll take the ice on Saturday night. So he is questionable for Game 6. The Islanders could certainly use him in the lineup to force a Game 7. Rookie Brock Nelson skated for the Islanders Saturday morning, though it isn't expected that he would take Nielsen's place if he cannot go.

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May 11, 2013  12:48 PM ET

I'd love to see this go to Game Seven.

May 11, 2013  01:14 PM ET

Something, something, Nielsen ratings...

May 11, 2013  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'd love to see this go to Game Seven.

Much like TO-ON town - it just ain't a-gonna happen. G.Ari'll do just a-boot any-ting to screwdown HNUC / CXC. Oh yeah... and Canardia, and Canarduckians in general. Guess that visit from Omnibus Prime and Brer Baird just didn't do it, for the little fallah. So SJ gets the B'hocks, if Winkies lose and the LA if they win, out in four - behind both doors. Awe Shucks.

May 11, 2013  01:30 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'd love to see this go to Game Seven.

And the Islanders getting the upset.

May 11, 2013  01:42 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Much like TO-ON town - it just ain't a-gonna happen. G.Ari'll do just a-boot any-ting to screwdown HNUC / CXC. Oh yeah... and Canardia, and Canarduckians in general. Guess that visit from Omnibus Prime and Brer Baird just didn't do it, for the little fallah. So SJ gets the B'hocks, if Winkies lose and the LA if they win, out in four - behind both doors. Awe Shucks.

Nice to see you OT. Your Jets were in the hunt all year. If Ovie hadn't of woken up they would still be playing. The Jets have some talent and will be heard from next year.

May 11, 2013  02:18 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Nice to see you OT. Your Jets were in the hunt all year. If Ovie hadn't of woken up they would still be playing. The Jets have some talent and will be heard from next year.

They may have a shot because they will have two less teams competing for a playoff spot in their new conference...

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May 11, 2013  03:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Which is totally fair to the Eastern teams.Fun thought of the day: Boston, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Detroit are all going to share a division next year.Four of those teams were worthy playoff teams. The other has a Norris and Calder candidate.

Toronto Montreal and Ottawa wouldn't have made the playoffs if they played in the West.

May 11, 2013  03:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Which is totally fair to the Eastern teams.Fun thought of the day: Boston, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Detroit are all going to share a division next year.Four of those teams were worthy playoff teams. The other has a Norris and Calder candidate.

Nice dig! Very Leaf fan-ish! Lol

May 11, 2013  03:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

They may have a shot because they will have two less teams competing for a playoff spot in their new conference...

They do have a shot. The 7th and 8th spots are up for grabs.

May 11, 2013  04:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

And the Islanders getting the upset.

That would be something:)

May 11, 2013  05:21 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

That would be something:)

It would be great. Almost as big as the upset that happened in the first round in 06 :-)

May 11, 2013  05:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#7):

Fun thought of the day: Boston, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Detroit are all going to share a division next year.Four of those teams were worthy playoff teams. The other has a Norris and Calder candidate.

That's 4 of the original 6 right there....me like.

May 11, 2013  07:47 PM ET

Two to one NYI after one. good game so far.

May 11, 2013  10:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'd love to see this go to Game Seven.

Alas - it was not meant to be.

May 11, 2013  10:45 PM ET

Whewwwwwwwwwwwwww!

May 11, 2013  10:54 PM ET

WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

May 11, 2013  10:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#18):

WOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!

Allen wins Game 7 3-2 in Overtime!!!!!


CHAMPS!!!!

May 12, 2013  10:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Whewwwwwwwwwwwwww!

Congrats BF on moving to rd 2

 
May 12, 2013  10:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#20):

Congrats BF on moving to rd 2

R U ready for tonight?

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