As a franchise, the Isles have a long history of winning Game 6 at home to force a Game Volek.
For Game 5, the Isles must adjust without Andrew MacDonald, the Penguins make a couple of lineup adjustments that should improve their chances.
After splitting the first two games in Pittsburgh, the Islanders will look to their star center to lead them to a home victory in Game 3.
The Islanders have the ability to knock off the Penguins, but it would require the hockey gods smiling upon the underdog.
In the final regular season game for both teams, Buffalo tries to please its home fans while the Isles try to get a better playoff seed. We think.
The Islanders have clinched and will rest a couple of bodies, but this game still has important stakes.
The New York Islanders and Toronto Maple Leafs face off on the eve of their first playoffs since one and two lockouts ago, respectively.
The Islanders have the chance to sweep the Lightning for the first time since 2001-02, which was a rather fun playoff year.
Roster-wise, it's a busy, busy time for the NHL and the New York Islanders, but the Isles also have two more games to play before the trade deadline.
On the last weekend of March 2013, the New York Islanders franchise approaches some key mileposts in its rebuild.
The reconstituted Patrick Division doesn't get off the ground until 2013-14, but might as well get a head start and battle the Caps for old time's sake.
Licking their wounds after three third-period losses on this homestand, the Islanders try to get two back against the 15th-place Florida Panthers.
Tonight the New York Islanders must somehow heed the call to "out-will" their opponent while turning their "battle level" up to 11. Best scratch Thomas Hickey then.
The Ottawa Senators visit as the Isles kick off a homestand. Still missing several of their best players, Paul MacLean has the Senators still humming along.