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The Islanders’ Next Opponent is... [Capitals-Hurricanes Game 7 thread]

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Scout the Islanders’ next opponent with everything on the line.

Washington Capitals v Carolina Hurricanes - Game Six
Will it be an old friend, or an old foe?
Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images

The New York Islanders have been awaiting their next opponent for what feels like an ungodly, longer-than-All-Star-plus-bye-break length of time.

Their next opponent will finally resolve itself tonight.

Here’s a thread for watching and talking up Game 7 between the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes, who get going at 7:30 p.m. EDT in D.C.

Oh, and by the way, do you have a preference? Here’s a poll, you can discuss your reasons in comments.

Poll

Who would you rather the Islanders face in the second round?

This poll is closed

  • 14%
    Capitals
    (49 votes)
  • 57%
    Hurricanes
    (202 votes)
  • 28%
    I am indifferent.
    (99 votes)
350 votes total Vote Now