Islanders News: Desert dwelling, power play putzing

The return match looms...
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The New York Islanders have landed in Arizona, where they’ll be returning to college and also facing off with a real NHL team.

The Coyotes and their fantastically named temporary home, Mullett Arena, await the Isles. The Coyotes are 9-14-4 — they are who you thought they are — but are not a pushover as they’ve beaten some good teams this season.

And, of course, the Isles have laid some eggs against weaker opponents this year...including their 2-0 home loss to the Coyotes in early November.

Puck drop is 9:30 Eastern tomorrow.

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