What do the Islanders, flapjacks, Lebron James and fish all have in common?

Like a flapjack on the griddle, like sandals on a beach, like Lebron with a ref in sight, the Islanders like to flop. They just do. Great series, no excuses, hats off and all that, but there’s no reason we can’t call it the way it is: they flop like a white flag fluttering over a French army.

Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy: “They sell a narrative over there … It’s more like the New York Saints, not the New York Islanders. Maybe we need to sell them more, flop, but that’s not us. They’ve done a great job selling that narrative, that they’re clean.”

Sure, coaches gotta game the refs like this. But if you’ve watched any of these games, it’s outrageous.

The Islanders were the third lowest in the league, during the regular season, when it came to drawing penalties. But now is apparently Academy Award season for the NHL. We haven’t seen this kind of flopping since Lebron was briefly in the playoffs.

Brian Vic, the fine sports writer from Queens, will probably beg to differ. Well, I’ll wager a Sam Adams Lager that tomorrow night we see an embellishment call. Probably against the Bruins, of course. Their acting skills need some work.

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