Game 4 in the Eastern Conference final: Everyone in a “Win this one and we can...” mode. For the New York Islanders, it’s “make this a new series” if they manage to tie it at 2-2. For the Tampa Bay Lightning, it’s “give ourselves three chances to get to the Cup final.”
On the other side, the Stars already have the Knights in a 3-1 hole, despite an impressive effort from Vegas in Game 4.
Scrap, claw, block, lunge for the extra inch...that’s every game from here on out.
The big lineup questions for both teams remain the same: the Lightning might not have Brayden Point again, while the Islanders may go a second game without Casey Cizikas, which would put Leo Komarov at center again.
If Cizikas can go, Michael Dal Colle likely goes back to the scratch list.
Game time is 3 p.m. EDT.
Have a fun afternoon. Let’s go Islanders!