For the Isles, it’s all about the next move — and I don’t mean the one to Brooklyn, though that will help, too.
All season I’ve stated the Islanders needed 54 points to make the playoffs. They have used a 7-0-3 run to get there. But where they are now can be attributed to many more factors, all of which had to happen.
Kyle Turris scored Phoenix’s third goal of the shootout and the Coyotes rallied to beat the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday night.
Rick DiPietro turned aside all 29 shots he faced and the New York Islanders ended a 14-game winless streak by shutting out the New Jersey Devils 2-0 on Friday.
Jon Sim and Jesse Joensuu scored for New York (0-4), which sent its ‘B’ team here without top players like John Tavares, Matt Moulson and Josh Bailey. They played in the club’s other game, a 2-1 win at home against New Jersey.