May 1, 2013; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Penguins left wing Chris Kunitz (left) battles for the puck against New York Islanders defenseman Thomas Hickey (right) during the second period in game one of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at CONSOL Energy Center. The Pittsburgh Penguins won 5-0. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Penguins-Islanders, Stanley Cup playoffs featured on the Gospel of Hockey

The Stanley Cup playoffs are underway, and the Gospel of Hockey is back to talk about all eight first-round series.

Of course Penguins-Islanders is first on tap for co-hosts Matt Gajtka and Larry Snyder, who welcome frequent show contributor Carmine Vetrano to give the Isles’ side of the story.

Vetrano, who has broadcast games for New York’s AHL affiliate and currently does voiceover work for the NHL, discusses how the Islanders might bounce back after the Penguins dominated Game 1. How does Carmine see this series developing, especially as it shifts to Long Island?

The guys will also take a glance at the other seven matchups and project how they might finish, including which series could most likely produce a surprising outcome. Who might be most likely to challenge Pittsburgh and Chicago in their respective sides of the Stanley Cup bracket?

Plus, the Local Hockey Report is loaded this week, with the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins and the Youngstown Phantoms still alive in their respective postseason brackets. Matt and Larry also deliver an update on the World Under-18 Championships, which were recently concluded in Sochi, Russia.

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Tags: 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs New York Islanders Pittsburgh Penguins Podcast

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