With fewer than 30 games remaining, the New York Islanders are tied with the Philadelphia Flyers for the second wild-card spot. Both teams have 57 points, but the Flyers have one game in hand. The Islanders are right in the thick of things, and getting better goaltending from Jaroslav Halak. There’s just one problem, though.
We are now well over the halfway point in the 2017-18 New York Islanders season. Through the first 47 games there have been some high points, but plenty of lows. Offensively, the team is a juggernaut in which their top-six forwards are playing extremely well. On the defensive side, it’s the complete opposite. Injuries, inexperience
After 29 games, the New York Islanders stand at 16-10-3, which is good enough for fourth place in the Metropolitan Division. However, there is no room to rest. While the Islanders hold the first wild-card spot, the Pittsburgh Penguins and the New York Rangers are right behind them. Coming into the season, not many people
Through 13 games, the New York Islanders are 7-5-1, coming off a brutal loss in the last few minutes to the Washington Capitals. That 4-3 loss was highlighted by the poor play of goaltender Jaroslav Halak, who made only 15 saves on 19 shots in a game the Islanders dominated. It was the third game
Watching Joshua Ho-Sang develop as player in 20 games with the New York Islanders this season was a blast. Dynamic, creative and energetic, Ho-Sang has the tools to be a 40-assist guy at the NHL-level one day. While Islanders head coach Doug Weight was one of the best playmakers in the NHL during his playing