October 18, 2017 Governor Wolf’s Statement on House Finance Committee’s Shale Tax Approval Budget News, Press Release, Severance Tax Harrisburg, PA – Governor Wolf provided the following statement on the House Finance Committee’s approval of a shale tax:“I urge House leadership to bring the severance tax to a vote on the floor as soon as they return to Harrisburg next week.“This is a fair and commonsense proposal that will address our structural budget deficit. Pennsylvania is the only natural gas producing state without a severance tax and the vast majority of the tax would be paid out of state.“I want to thank the bipartisan members of the General Assembly who worked to find common ground on the severance tax proposal.” SHARE Email Facebook Twitter
Our #Isles STARS of game 4️⃣!⭐️ @RobinLehner⭐️⭐️ @jeberle_7⭐️⭐️⭐️ @Bnelson pic.twitter.com/dXDp4wwpLi— x – New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) April 17, 2019“We have come a long way,” Islanders captain Anders Lee said postgame. “Obviously, nobody predicted this.”Forward Jake Guentzel set the tempo early, scoring the Penguins’ first goal just 35 seconds into the game. However, much like the rest of the series, the Islanders wasted no time in tying the game as Jordan Eberle scored 1:34 later to tie the game at 1-1.Eberle scored one goal in each of the series four games and his six points are the fourth-most in the postseason, trailing Mark Stone and Paul Stasny (eight) and Matt Duchene (seven).Jordan Eberle of the @NYIslanders is the third player in the last seven years to score in each of his team’s first four games of a postseason.The others to do so since 2012: Sean Monahan (w/ CGY in 2017 vs ANA) and Patrick Marleau (w/ SJS in 2013 vs VAN). #NHLStats #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/vvND91tGUI— NHL Public Relations (@PR_NHL) April 17, 2019Later in the opening period, Brock Nelson tallied his third goal of the series, giving the Islanders a lead they would not relinquish. Josh Bailey added an empty-net insurance goal with 38 seconds left in the game to seal the win.The Islanders limited the Penguins to just six goals in series, a byproduct of goalie Robin Lehner’s solid play. Pittsburgh only got 6 pucks past @NYIslanders netminder @RobinLehner! #NHLTonight #StanleyCup pic.twitter.com/5eFF5d4Hnq— NHL Network (@NHLNetwork) April 17, 2019The series-clinching win was not without its setbacks as the Islanders lost a pair of defensemen to injury. Johnny Boychuk took a Marcus Pettersson slap shot off his left leg seven minutes into the second period. Cal Clutterbuck left the game later in the period after he checked Penguins winger Bryan Rust. Neither man returned to the game, forcing the Islanders to hang on to their lead in the third period shorthanded. For the first time since they clinched the 1983 Stanley Cup, the New York Islanders have swept a postseason series.New York defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-1 at PPG Paints Arena Tuesday night to continue their improbable run. Not expected to compete for a postseason spot this season — much less complete a sweep of the team that has won two of the last three Stanley Cups — the Islanders became the first team to sweep Pittsburgh out of the playoffs since the Blackhawks in 1972. Islanders head coach Barry Trotz could not provide an update on either player postgame. However, now that the Islanders have advanced, they will face either the Carolina Hurricanes or the Washington Capitals in the next round.If the Capitals can build on a 2-1 series and advance, that sets the stage for Trotz to coach against the team he led to the Stanley Cup last season.“I know Washington quite well,” Trotz said.