Josh Bailey, Game 1000*.
He’s been through some shit, he’s seen some shit, and he’s kept on keeping on. He’s been part of epic moments, many behind-the-scenes community efforts, and welcoming other players who’ve come into the Islanders universe.
Tonight he finds himself in a familiar setting — an Islanders squad with a precarious “Who are we?” footing in a young season, under a new coach.
They’re in Raleigh to face the 4-1-1 Carolina Hurricanes, whose 22% power play will come up against the Islanders’ yet-unblemished penalty kill.