John Tavares of the New York Islanders skates with the puck in the first period against the Washington Capitals during a game at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Dec. 29, 2014 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Friedman: Which Islanders Will We Get In The Playoffs, Jekyll Or Hyde?

If we get the team that blew multiple leads and played poor defense against Columbus (twice) and Philadelphia, this is going to be a very short series.

04/15/2015

Henrik Lundqvist of the New York Rangers tends net against the New York Islanders at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Jan. 27, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Lundqvist On WFAN: Rangers Have A Lot Of Work To Do To Get Back To The Final

Henrik Lundqvist told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Tuesday afternoon that he’s in a good place physically as the Rangers ready for their opening round playoff series against Pittsburgh.

04/14/2015

Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Islanders’ Boychuk: The Past Is The Past — What We Do Now Is All That Matters

Compared to other teams, the Islanders are short on playoff experience. But Johnny Boychuk sure sounds like he can make up the difference.

04/14/2015

Martin St. Louis #26 of the New York Rangers throws a T-shirt to fans following a 3-0 loss to the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Hartnett’s NHL Playoffs Predictions: Will Rangers Lift The Cup?

The Presidents’ Trophy-winning Rangers were kings of the regular season, but will this finally be the year that King Henrik raises Lord Stanley?

04/14/2015

John Tavares #91 of the New York Islanders returns to the bench following a shootout goal against the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Captains Ovechkin, Tavares Get Set For Capitals-Islanders Matchup

The 24-year-old Tavares enters his second career playoff series after finishing fourth to Ovechkin with 38 goals and second in the league — two spots ahead of Ovechkin — with 86 points.

04/14/2015

Following the end of the season, Damon Severson of the New Jersey Devils packs up his equipment at the Prudential Center on April 13, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Dark Days In Jersey As Devils Pick Up The Pieces After Uncharacteristically Bad Season

The New Jersey Devils have developed a new trend when it comes to the playoffs.

04/13/2015

Scott Gomez #21 of the New Jersey Devils looks on against the New York Rangers during a game at Madison Square Garden on April 4, 2015. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Schwei’s Devils Notebook: Little-Known Facts, Odd Stats And Strange Records

The New Jersey Devils ended the 2014-15 season on a sour note, going just 1-7-3 over their last 11 games to finish with 78 points, their fewest in a season of 80-or-more games since 1988-89, when they had just 66.

04/13/2015

Jaroslav Halak #41 of the New York Islanders makes the save on Artem Anisimov #42 of the Columbus Blue Jackets at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on April 11, 2015 in Uniondale, New York. This is the last regular season game to be played in the building as it stands now. The team will relocate to the Barclay's Center in the Brooklyn borough of New York City starting in the 2015-16 season. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Blue Jackets Beat Islanders In SO At Last Regular Season Game At Nassau Coliseum

Cam Atkinson and Alexander Wennberg scored in the shootout to lead the Columbus Blue Jackets to a wild 5-4 win over the New York Islanders on Saturday night in the last regular season game at Nassau Coliseum.

04/11/2015

Former Devils forward Jaromir Jagr (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Jagr Leads Panthers Past Devils 3-2

Jaromir Jagr had a goal and an assist, and the Florida Panthers beat the New Jersey Devils 3-2 on Saturday night in the season finale for each team.

04/11/2015

Nassau Coliseum (Photo: Peter Schwartz)

Islanders Fans Bid Farewell To Nassau Coliseum At Last Regular Season Game In Uniondale

Saturday night marks the last regular season game for the Islanders at Nassau Coliseum before they move to Barclays Center next season.

04/11/2015

at Verizon Center on March 11, 2015 in Washington, DC.

Rangers Complete Stellar Regular Season, Defeat Capitals 4-2

Kevin Hayes and Dominic Moore each had a goal and an assist, Henrik Lundqvist stopped 22 shots and the New York Rangers capped their stellar regular season with a 4-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Saturday afternoon.

04/11/2015

John Tavares (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Tavares Breaks Stalemate, Isles Skate To 3-1 Win Over Penguins

The Pittsburgh Penguins have spent the majority of the Sidney Crosby era treating the regular season as an 82-game exhibition until the playoffs start.

04/10/2015

John Tavares and the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum on March 24, 2015. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Finally Clinch Playoff Berth With Help From Panthers

The Isles, facing a chance to get back to the postseason for the second time in three years, had been flirting with an epic collapse. But the slate is now wiped clean.

04/10/2015

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Bobby Ryan #6 of the Ottawa Senators celebrates a goal that was later called back because of a goaltender interference call against Mika Zibanejad #93 during the first period at Madison Square Garden on April 9, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Senators Skate Past Presidents’ Trophy-Winning Rangers

Clarke MacArthur and Kyle Turris scored in a 1:04 span late in the second period and the Ottawa Senators’ continued their dazzling playoff push behind goaltender Andrew Hammond with a 3-0 victory.

04/10/2015

Keith Kinkaid #1 of the New Jersey Devils makes a save in the third period against the Florida Panthers at Prudential Center on January 31, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Johnson Goal Lifts Lightning Over Devils In OT

Tyler Johnson scored his second goal, an overtime power play effort, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the New Jersey Devils 4-3 on Thursday night.

04/10/2015