The stakes are high. They got their mulligans against the league’s top two teams. Now it’s time for the Islanders to return to collecting points and taking names.
They’ve struggled lately (winless in four) on their own and haven’t fared well (1-4-1) against the Canadiens in recent years either. Come back soon, Casey Cizikas.
Magic # moves if we get points.— Isles Magic # is 31 (T: 40) (@IsleMagicNumber) March 3, 2020
T# moves by 1 if NYR wins and can also move by us.
The difference between the numbers will be anywhere from 6 to 11 by the end of play tonight.
Rooting guide... pic.twitter.com/LrTFK2hxnB
The expected line mix has changed again, in a curious way:
#Isles projected lines tonight vs. #Habs— Brian Compton (@BComptonNHL) March 3, 2020
Lee - Barzal - Eberle
Beauvillier - Nelson - Komarov
Dal Colle - Pageau - Bailey
Martin - Brassard - Clutterbuck
Greene - Pulock
Toews - Mayfield
Leddy - Boychuk
Hopefully the boys rise to the occasion, cherishing these last few dates at Brooklyn’s historic Barclays Center.