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NBCSN's Kathryn Tappen pokes fun at analyst Mike Milbury between periods of Game 3 of the Islanders-Panthers series. 

By Dan Marrazza
April 18, 2016

Throughout his career in hockey, NBCSN analyst Mike Milbury has been called a lot of things. Occasionally, unpopular has been one of those things.

Any hockey fan who has ever held that sentiment about the former Boston Bruins and New York Islanders player and executive likely would have enjoyed how NBCSN's Kathryn Tappen poked some fun at Milbury between periods of Islanders/Panthers Game 3. 

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The exchange started when Tappen asked Milbury about Panthers goalie Roberto Luongo’s improvement in the series since a poor showing in Game 1.

​“Well, he stopped the puck more often. That’s obvious,” Milbury said.

That was all the opening that Tappen needed to have some fun with her response to Milbury.

This isn’t the first time Milbury has found himself in the crosshairs of an exchange of this manner since joining NBC.

TSN’s Bob McKenzie, an occasional guest on NBC segments, also hit Milbury with quite a barb about his lack of success as the Islanders’ general manager.

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