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:
#Isles now have a +1 goal differential (59-58) in third periods this season. Also have not lost consecutive regulation games since 12/13-15.
— Arthur Staple (@StapeNewsday) February 13, 2017
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