What Isles must do

New York Islander Fan Central | 2/14/2008 10:21:00 AM | |
The article on the Leafs game had this on the Buffalo Sabres.

On Jan. 23, the Sabres sat in 14th place in the East with 46 points, six points out of the final playoff spot. The Sabres have now plucked 18 of a possible 20 points to climb all the way from 14th place in the NHL's Eastern Conference standings to seventh in a matter of three weeks.

NYI Fan Central Comments:
If the New York Islanders want to get into the playoffs this is what they are going to have to do. A year ago they lost only three of twenty games which brought them from a club a game over five hundred on 1/31/07 into playoff position.

We all know that's not the case this year.

For those wondering even with the Isles win against Philadelphia several games since have been three point games among the teams Isles are battling with for a playoff spot. So many head to head games where there will be games Isles have to win simply to keep pace.

That Islander schedule which see's them play inside the division most of March also see's the same situtation for Carolina-Atlanta-Florida-Tampa-Washington.

Team---Games Played---Points
7. Buffalo Sabres 57 64
8. Boston Bruins 57 63
9. New York Rangers 59 63
10. Carolina Hurricanes 59 60
11. Atlanta Thrashers 59 60
12. Florida Panthers 59 58
13. New York Islanders 57 57
14. Toronto Maple Leafs 58 55
15. Tampa Bay Lightning 57 54

And we all know they have to do it without Sillinger, Campoli, Witt, Gervais, Sim, Simon and Bates.