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Five on Three: February 25th - Trouble in Chi Town

Kane injury and expanding playoffs highlight the week's stories.

In this edition of Five on Three, Anthony Pucik, Matt Moro and Brendan Bowers discuss the injury to Patrick Kane and how it'll affect the Blackhawks, and also about the possibility of expanding the playoffs to 20 teams. They also look at the three local teams: the Rangers' recent success without Lundqvist, the Isles thriving through their youngsters and the Devils possibly making the playoffs? 

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.

Stanley Cup Breakdown with NBC Sports Network's Russ Thaler

Which team has the edge in Game 5?

After only 12 goals, in the prior 3 games, Game 4’s 11-goal overtime thriller may have launched this Stanley Cup Finals into history. In what NBC Sports Network’s Ross Thaler called an “unpredictable” series on Saturday, he chimed in on One on One, to talk the rejuvenation of the ‘Hawks offense, a potential bounce back of Tuukka Rask, and much more.