All of the NHL experts had the Islanders and Rangers finishing in the top three of the Metro. If the regular season ended as I finished writing this article, the rivals would face each other in the first round of the playoffs. All kidding aside, the first game of their season series is big. The Rangers are 7-2-1 in their last 10. Not to be outdone, the Islanders are 6-2-2. Dan Petriw and I preview the matchup.
We discuss the struggles of Anthony Beauvillier and Nick Leddy, who have four points between them.
Some injury news to discuss, both Andrew Ladd and Casey Cizikas missed Wednesday’s practice. Could reinforcements from Bridgeport be on the way?
Speaking of the Sound Tigers, their five-game winning streak was snapped this morning at the hands of the Hartford Wolf Pack.