New York Islanders

Venue: Nassau Coliseum | Coach: Jack Capuano
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You could say the Islanders have been playing for nothing but it's encouraging to see a lineup littered with rookies rattle off a seven-game points streak. Nothing more, though.
It really is just like the Islanders to lose and fall out of the playoffs only to finish the season strong as they have earned seven of the past eight points available.
There's not much, but the season hasn't been a total loss for the Islanders. Kyle Okposo has had a terrific season, and it has continued even without John Tavares.
Two wins in three games while out of it? Normally that would be so Islanders of them but the lower the draft pick this summer the better if they turn it over to Buffalo.
Dear fans: We're sorry we got your hopes up in the short season with a playoff berth; we're still the team with defensive issues ... and management issues. Signed, the Islanders.
For giving up four goals in the third period against Florida, they earn the bottom this week. Two wins in 11 games (1-2 last week) don't help either.
A span that has seen the Islanders lose seven of eight games all but guarantees we will see a pretty different team when the trade deadline comes and goes; time to sell.
Over the past five games the Islanders picked up only one point, a stretch that should pretty much squash the playoff hopes that had built back up. They must address the goaltending.
The offense is certainly ready for center stage at Yankee Stadium but the defense and goaltending continue to be porous. Hard to imagine they won't play the Rangers again after Friday.
The Islanders are in a key stretch with seven of nine against Metro teams. They lost the first one to Philly but if they want to climb back, these are crucial points.
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Two games, two shootouts. At least they're getting points every game but they gotta hold onto two-goal leads at home against division foes.
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