The New York Islanders have a tall order ahead of them, needing to win two consecutive games against the Tampa Bay Lightning, who haven’t lost two consecutive playoff games since #TheColumbusIncident.
But the first order of business, and what would be some sort of consolation if they’re going to end up losing this series, is to make one more good memory at Nassau Coliseum, which will see its final playoff game tonight if the Islanders don’t pull off the task to advance to the Stanley Cup final.
They have to put the ugly Game 5 behind them and get the job done.
Barry Trotz, talking about erasing that one and getting back to what’s made them successful:
“Our game is what? Having good structure and real good work ethic. Go to the net hard. Force turnovers. Play good defense. Stay disciplined and play 200 feet and have a lot of battle in our game.”
Make it happen, boys. Let’s. Go. Islanders.