The Islanders made a statement on Thursday night. In fact, they made such a big statement, that most of their fourth line spent a good part of the game serving penalty time.
Four games are in the books and the Islanders could’ve conceivably won all of them. Nevertheless, they find themselves neck-and-neck with the Capitals heading into Thursday’s Game 5.
Which team has the best playoff atmosphere in its building? Let’s find out.
In honor of their first-round playoff series with Washington, here are the previous six Islanders-Capitals series.
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.
Monday marks the home opener for the Mets, in a season that’s already begun with a sense of optimism and hope for the future (PED suspensions aside).
Despite all the Islanders have accomplished this season, they are not ready. They are not in sync, nor are they consistent or building any sort of momentum heading into the postseason.
Matt Harvey is set to make his first regular-season mound appearance in over 500 days, and to celebrate his return, we gloss over his seven best performances.
There have been eight teams who’ve won both the Presidents’ Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same year (and the Rangers are actually one of them). We’ve written them down for you.
You want to become an elite contender? Go out and get a proven coach. Capuano’s done lots of good things with this club, but this is about as far as he can take them.
Nostalgia is in the air!
It’s very important to remain cognizant of the fact that the Isles are still a young team. I recognize that people get tired of hearing that, but it’s true nonetheless.
New Jersey’s own Johnny Gaudreau leads all NHL rookies in points, which is what inspired me to make this list. He’s just the latest hotshot to come out of the region, and there are more coming.