The New York Islanders have reached do or die as they enter the fourth game in their best of seven set down zero to three against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Islanders have surprised the lot of the hockey world by getting this far, but they’ll have to accomplish something that hasn’t been accomplished but for five times in the history of major North American sports leagues if they don’t want it to come to a close. They’ll start tonight in Carolina as they attempt to get the series back to Barclays Center.
Cal Clutterbuck might miss tonight’s contest in favor of Michael Dal Colle due to injury. Beyond that, no lineup changes are expected. Robin Lehner has played in every game this post-season for the Islanders, but that may end tonight as Thomas Greiss might draw in. Barry Trotz stated that the goalies know who will start, but is leaving it obscure to give the Hurricanes something to think about.
Game time is at 7:00 P.M. E.S.T.