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Seriously, you've seen this all before.

It's a Bettman Point. I'm sure that's just as good.
It's a Bettman Point. I'm sure that's just as good.
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When last we checked in, the Islanders were dropping in opinion polls and our own rankings alike, and for good reason. This past week, they did nothing to change the perception that they're in a slump right at the time when they ought to be peaking.

Weekly Roundup of Opinion Polls

Site Updated New Ranking Prior Ranking Comments
CBS 3/29/2016 13 14 The Islanders have lost five of their last seven games and look like they'll have to settle for a wild-card spot, barring some wild swings late. It seems they miss Jaroslav Halak quite a bit.
ESPN 3/28/2016 13 14 The Islanders have scuffled of late and entered Saturday's game with four losses in their previous five, but New York posted a 4-3 win over the Hurricanes. The Islanders remain in the first wild-card spot in the East.
TSN 3/29/2016 13 7 The Isles have three wins (two in regulation) in the past 10 games, and backup ‘tender Jean-Francois Berube, who has started five games in his NHL career, has won two of the three.
THN 3/23/2016 17 11 Isles in the "Mushy Middle" section. "John Tavares likely won’t recall his 500th NHL game fondly. The Islanders lost 4-1 and he was scoreless, marking his fifth game without a goal. The Islanders have four goals in their past four games."
SI 3/29/2016 17 17 The Isles took two of three last week to pull out of a potentially devastating slide, but they have to be concerned about their goaltending heading down to the wire. Thomas Greiss is 1-5-1 in his past seven starts and has allowed at least three goals five times. J.F. Berube struggled mightily in a win against the Hurricanes on Sunday, allowing a pair of brutal goals. Time for one of them to step up or the Isles could be sitting out the postseason.
Average 14.6 12.6 The goaltending is great until it isn't.

There is nothing to add to accurate statements. Onward.

LHH Power Rankings

Games through 3/29/16.

(6) (4) (3) (2) (0)
Reg OT OT Reg LHH LHH
GP W W SO L L Pts Rating
1 Washington Capitals 75 43 7 5 4 16 309 123.2
2 Dallas Stars 77 38 6 4 7 22 278 115.9
3 St. Louis Blues 77 34 7 9 5 22 269 112.3
4 New York Rangers 76 36 4 4 7 25 258 110.0
5 Chicago Blackhawks 77 34 9 3 5 26 259 109.1
6 San Jose Sharks 77 35 5 6 3 28 254 108.7
7 Los Angeles Kings 76 32 11 4 3 26 254 108.6
8 Florida Panthers 76 34 1 10 6 25 250 108.4
9 Pittsburgh Penguins 76 34 5 8 4 25 256 108.1
10 Anaheim Ducks 75 35 4 7 6 23 259 106.2
11 New York Islanders 75 32 5 9 4 25 247 106.2
12 Tampa Bay Lightning 76 34 7 6 2 27 254 106.0
13 Philadelphia Flyers 75 25 10 10 5 25 230 103.0
14 Minnesota Wild 77 34 1 5 9 28 241 102.5
15 Nashville Predators 77 34 1 5 12 25 247 102.2
16 Boston Bruins 77 31 5 4 7 30 232 100.6
17 Colorado Avalanche 77 33 2 4 4 34 226 100.2
18 Detroit Red Wings 77 27 9 7 6 28 231 98.7
19 New Jersey Devils 77 26 9 8 2 32 220 98.3
20 Carolina Hurricanes 77 24 8 6 11 28 216 95.1
21 Buffalo Sabres 77 26 3 9 4 35 203 91.7
22 Montreal Canadiens 77 27 3 8 3 36 204 91.5
23 Winnipeg Jets 76 27 2 5 4 38 193 90.3
24 Arizona Coyotes 76 28 5 2 6 35 206 90.2
25 Ottawa Senators 76 22 6 12 3 33 198 90.0
26 Toronto Maple Leafs 76 20 2 12 5 37 174 86.4
27 Calgary Flames 76 21 9 5 3 38 183 86.3
28 Columbus Blue Jackets 76 23 1 10 4 38 180 86.2
29 Vancouver Canucks 76 19 4 8 9 36 172 83.3
30 Edmonton Oilers 79 20 7 5 5 42 173 81.0

The Isles are still above average for the year, but drop a spot as they lost to their only quality opponent (Tampa), beat the 25th ranked team in regulation, and had to go to overtime (worth less than a regulation win) and a shootout (worth even less) against the 20th ranked team.

Again, nothing really to add. Nothing's new. Carry on. There are two weeks left before all comes to a head.