It's only one game, Douglas Murray reminds you, so temper the temptation to treat Game 1 of this
first-round Stanley Cup playoff series as anything but.

Not that I'd recommend disagreeing with Murray, mind you.

I mean, did you see how the New York Islanders were bouncing off the 6-foot-3, 245-pound defenseman Wednesday night in the Penguins' 5-0 victory? Even Isles left winger Matt Martin called playing against Murray “a challenge” he accepts.