Will it be the Boston Bruins or the Washington Capitals?
That’s the burning question the Islanders and their fans will find out this afternoon. The Bruins and Capitals will close out the Round Robin playing one another, with the winner securing the third seed and facing the Islanders in the First Round.
The Islanders will be watching the noon faceoff between the two teams with great interest.
In the meantime, the Islanders had a day off yesterday. The team did meet and started to plan out some of its strategy for the First Round. Still, with no known opponent yet it’s a little difficult to do fully.
Since there were no on-ice workouts, Islanders coach Barry Trotz did not have an update on Johnny Boychuk, but did say that the two had spoken and that Boychuk was feeling much better.
The Pittsburgh Penguins season is over, but there is a silver lining from their Game 4 loss. Tristan Jarry showed that he can handle the big stage. (Pittsburgh Hockey Now)
The Boston Bruins have struggled through the Round Robin to begin the 2020 postseason. Despite that, Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy isn’t worried about his squad. (Boston Hockey Now)
The Colorado Avalanche will face the Arizona Coyotes in the First Round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Adrian Dater believes that matchup works out better for Colorado than if they had to play Chicago. (Colorado Hockey Now)
Rourke Chartier is seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. He spoke with Sheng Peng about dealing with concussions over the last 39 months with the San Jose Sharks organization. (San Jose Hockey Now)
Around the Island
The Islanders were refocused when their series with the Florida Panthers began. (Newsday)
More on the waiting game the Islanders are playing while Round Robin games wrap up. (NY Post)
A champion has been crowned in the Islanders ping pong tournament. (NHL.com)