Bubble Teams: Eastern Conference

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New York Islanders

Where They’re At:

The New York Islanders are currently sitting in 7th place with 51 points. The Islanders have a 23-16-5 record this season. They are behind the 6th place Ottawa Senators by 1 point and trail the 5th place Toronto Maple Leafs by 2 points. The Islanders have a 1 point lead on the 8th and New York Rangers and a 3 point lead on the Winnipeg Jets. The Islanders have 4 games remaining on their schedule.

Recent Schedule:

The Islanders are 7-0-2 this month. Their only losses have come from the scorching hot Washington Capitals and the New York Rangers. The Islanders offense has  been playing well and are averaging 3.2 goals this month. They’ve scored 10 in their last two games. The Islanders have outscored their opponents this month 29-15. The Islanders play the rest of their games on the road.

Upcoming Schedule:

The New York Islanders have four games remaining in their season. All four games are on the road, in Winnipeg on Saturday, Carolina on Tuesday, Philadelphia on Thursday, and finally they close out their season in Buffalo on Friday. Winnipeg and Buffalo are both battling for playoff spots and will be tough wins. Carolina hasn’t been playing well, and the Flyers haven’t done anything extraordinary.

Wrap Up:

The Islanders are playing well right now. They’re finishing their season on the road, but there’s no reason they shouldn’t be able to win 3 of 4 and get a better spot in the playoffs. They’re only sitting 2 points out of 5th place and they just beat the 5th place Toronto Maple Leafs. It all starts in a huge game in Winnipeg on Saturday night.


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