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Fourth-line is Islanders’ X-factor


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Cal Clutterbuck gets up close and personal with Matt Murray. - MATT SUNDAY / DKPS

CRANBERRY, Pa. -- Thanks to Lou Lamoriello's grooming etiquette for hockey players, the left winger's shoulder-length coif has been cropped and the right winger's signature 'stache has been shaven. But, make no mistake, that is still Matt Martin and that is still Cal Clutterbuck. And the guy in the middle of them is still Casey Cizikas.

Combined, they are known as the "CCM Line" or New York's longest, but not-continuously-running, off-Broadway hit. They are arguably the best fourth-line in hockey. And they just might be the biggest X-factor for the Islanders in their first-round series against the Penguins which gets under way Wednesday night on Long Island.

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