The New York Islanders were laser-focused on the task in front of them on Saturday when they met for the team’s final practice before Game 1 of their First Round matchup against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
However, plenty of questions remain for the Islanders, who stumbled to the finish line during the regular season. The Islanders team that started the year did not look like the same one that finished it. There were flashes of that team from time to time, but now we will see just which Islanders club shows up for Game 1.
Here are three questions facing the New York Islanders ahead of the opening game of their series with Pittsburgh.