After staying over to practice at the alma mater of several Gopher Islanders (and rival rink for one Brock Nelson), the New York Islanders are in Boston tonight to close out 2013, a year that saw a very fun spring and playoff series, followed by a miserably disappointing first half to 2013-14.
Tonight's game concludes that first half. The first-place Bruins and last-place Islanders bring a nice symmetry into this contest: Boston has a +33 goal differential, the Isles have a minus-33. But who's counting?
- Final 2013 NHL Power Rankings: For the Islanders, out with the old. Please.
- [Gameday Bits] Should old acquaintance be forgot?
- Zeitgeist: John Tavares is Top NHLer in ESPN's 'Poor Guy' Poll
- [Bits] Who is "The Nigerian Prince" and what is his stance on water bottles?
- Recap - New York Islanders 5, Minnesota Wild 4: Kyle Okposo completes comeback on insane St. Paul night