The New York Islanders find themselves in a spot that they haven’t all playoffs; The brink of elimination.
Yes, Game 7 in the Second Round they were in danger of being eliminated, but not like this. The Islanders currently trail the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-1 in the Eastern Conference Final following Sunday’s 4-1 loss in Game 4. At the moment, things are not looking good.
Brock Nelson scored the Islanders goal on Sunday to give them a 1-0 lead that lasted only a few seconds. Semyon Varlamov made 32 saves in his sixth loss of the playoffs.
Below are three takeaways from Game 4: