NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 30: Thomas Greiss #1 of the New York Islanders makes the second period save against the Pittsburgh Penguins at the Barclays Center on November 30, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: Biggest Game of the Season for Isles Tonight in Toronto

So far, The Islanders have taken advantage of their games in-hand on opponents, and tonight they can take another huge step when they face off against the Toronto Maple Leafs. If the Islanders can beat the Leafs tonight, they leapfrog the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto and put themselves in the last Wild Card spot in the East.

Players up and down the lineup are contributing, the powerplay is clicking, and the goaltending has been dependable. The question from here is – can they sustain their great play to maintain the 2nd, and possibly move into the 1st, Wild Card position? The team is 8-2-2 since Doug Weight took over as Head Coach on January 17th.

More notes from Arthur Staple:

Islanders Links:

Recap of the last game – Islanders Offense Explodes in 5-1 Win over Colorado | Insight

Ryan Pulock named AHL Player of the Week | AHL 

Mathew Barzal name WHL Player of the Week | WHL

Coach Weight on Hockey Central| Sportsnet

Capellini: Islanders About To Enter The Make-Or-Break Zone | WFAN

Individual change moves Islanders forward under Weight | IPB

Tavares flourishing for reborn Islanders | The Score

Around the NHL:

Jake Allen credits 5-year-old boy with save | NHL

Rangers defeat Blue Jackets for sixth straight win | NHL

Mike Smith makes 36 saves, Coyotes blank Flames | NHL

Evgeni Malkin could return for Penguins on Tuesday | NHL

Atlantic Division notebook | NHL

Mike Ilitch mourned, thanked by Detroit residents | NHL

Gustav Nyquist, Player Safety to have phone hearing | NHL

Matt Duchene, Gabriel Landeskog focused on game | NHL

Ducks GM not interested in rentals | NHL

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Jon grew up on Long Island and is a die hard Islander fan currently living in Syracuse, New York. Despite starting his fan-hood in the mid-90s-fishstick-Milbury-era, his love for the Islanders continued to develop to what can only be referred to as an unhealthy relationship with the team.

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