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Five on Three: December 22nd - Is There A Doctor in the House?

Mumps continue to plague the NHL, but that's not the only surprise this season.

In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Martin McCormack and Brendan Bowers look at the mumps outbreak in the NHL, the Florida Panthers' solid play thus far and review the Rangers', Islanders' and Devils' last two weeks of games.

Islanders Put the Panic Button Away

Statement win over Chicago breaks three-game slide

It says something about the way the New York Islanders started the 2014-2015 season that a loss on Saturday night would have led to the team’s first four-game losing streak of the season. After giving up 17 goals in three straight loses and three goal leads in two of those three games, Saturday night’s showdown with the Blackhawks, winners of eight straight, could have been another step towards an early season collapse that Islander fans are used to seeing. Instead, it was another example of this team’s newfound resiliency.

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