Isles try to lock up last Eastern playoff spot
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New York drew closer to the playoffs on Wednesday, as
If the Isles land a playoff spot, their three straight berths would come on the heels of seven miserable years out of the postseason field. Coincidentally, Laviolette, who will coach the
New York will finish the regular season Sunday against visiting Philadelphia.
Carolina, meanwhile, is merely trying to play spoiler at this point, and has lost two straight. On Tuesday the Canes dropped a 3-2 decision Boston at the RBC Center.
Carolina failed on three attempts on the power play and has not scored on its last 26 tries with the extra skater.
Carolina is 2-1 against New York this season.