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New York Islanders

Venue: Nassau Coliseum | Coach: Jack Capuano
Conference Team RankingsGF AverageGA AveragePower Play
Islanders2.952.6719.40%
Eastern3rd11th9th
Power Rankings
DateRankingPrevious
03/24/201587
The Islanders have dealt with key injuries, which allowed the Rangers to zoom past and build a commanding Metro lead. It's looking like the Isles are set up for a first-round date with the Penguins, but they're still fighting for home ice in the first round.
03/17/201576
The Islanders have lost their grip on the Metropolitan Division lead and could have a tough time getting it back from the Rangers. They've lost six of their last eight and face a tough schedule down the stretch.
03/10/201566
The Islanders have their New York neighbors breathing down their necks for the top spot in the Metropolitan Division, but they should get a boost with Kyle Okposo back soon. Meanwhile, John Tavares has taken over the league scoring lead with 72 points in 68 games.
03/03/201566
Garth Snow only made minor moves, but they were effective ones. Tyler Kennedy is a solid fourth-liner with Stanley Cup experience. Michal Neuvirth is a better No. 2 than Chad Johnson was. Those are deals that help now and going into the postseason.
02/24/201567
The Isles have gone 7-4-1 in the month of February and could be getting forward Kyle Okposo back sooner than later. Recent injuries could challenge them further, but this club continues to impress.
02/17/201578
Their four-game winning streak may have grinded to a halt at the hands of the rival Rangers, but the Isles still have a slight lead on the Metropolitan Division and have recovered well from a recent swoon.
02/10/201586
The Islanders have been able to maintain their lead in the Metropolitan Division despite some recent stumbles. The race is pretty tight, though, with the Penguins trailing by just one point.
02/03/201563
The Islanders have lost two straight without second-leading scorer Kyle Okposo in the lineup. They're still one of the six teams at the top of the league with 32 wins this season. Four straight games against Eastern foes could help them gain some ground.
01/27/201533
The Islanders are about to experience some serious adversity without top winger Kyle Okposo for the next two months. We'll get a pretty good idea of just how ready the Islanders are for this long grind pretty quick here.
01/20/201534
The Isles have been scoring a ton with at least four goals in each of their last three games. The dynamic duo of John Tavares and Kyle Okposo has looked unstoppable at times this season with a combined 89 points.
 
Preseason Power Rankings
DateRankingPrevious
10/14/201412-
A pair of wins over the injury-depleted Hurricanes isn't going to sell anyone on this team quite yet, but this Islanders roster pretty clearly is much deeper than last year.
 
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