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Islanders Anxiety - Episode 270 - The Race is Developing

That’s what we get for feeling confident.

On the first day of 2024, Mike and Dan recap two losses to Pittsburgh and one complete win over Washington, which left the Islanders in a precarious place as they head out west.

Despite the fanbase (aka “us”) brimming with confidence going into their games against the Penguins, the Islanders fell on their faces both times - once in a 7-0 disaster and again in a 3-1 loss featuring a number of strange coaching decisions. A feel good victory over the Caps was one step forward, but the team keeps taking two steps back. While around them, a mini-league of teams vying for the same playoff spots is forming, which is what’s truly terrifying.

With daunting places to play this week including Colorado and Vegas, the Islanders need to get back to picking up points to make sure they’re still in the race when they return home.

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