The Islanders need this. that is all. And in the other goal, the Tampa Bay Lightning, having played last night, will start Brian Elliott and his sub-.900 save percentage.
I hesitate to even mention it (and he still has a winning record) but man, this should be doable. But the Lightning have their way of frustrating the Isles, so here goes.
In addition to Cirelli, Brandon Hagel will not play tonight either, so that means 11 and 7 for #GoBolts #TBLightning https://t.co/gc2Re38F1h— Lightning Insider (@Erik_Erlendsson) April 6, 2023
Pierre Engvall sounds okay to go for the Isles. Josh Bailey will fall short of a franchise milestone.
Simon Holmstrom is taking warmups, Josh Bailey is not.— Andrew Gross (@AGrossNewsday) April 6, 2023
Bailey, with 1,056 career games, now will be unable to tie Denis Potvin for second most games in #Isles franchise history (1,060) this season.