Individual Playoff Surprises & Disappointments – Eastern Conference

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New York Islanders – The New York Islanders Team

May 7, 2013; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders defenseman Mark Streit (2) celebrates his goal with teammates during the second period against the Pittsburgh Penguins in game four of the first round of the 2013 Stanley Cup playoffs at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

With so many members of the Islanders making their playoff debut, they almost pulled the upset of the Penguins, forcing the supposed powerhouse to 6 games.  It was a good learning experience for the young club and they might have ruined Marc-Andre Fleury in the meantime.