We’re not even talking about playoff spots. That’s just moving up a single spot in the standings. To move off of the basement of the division. The Isles are seven points out of a wild-card spot for those who were wondering.
Hopefully, Anthony Beauvillier and John Tavares can start clicking on that top line. Beauvillier has yet to record a point since getting top line honors. Maybe if Beauvillier played with Tavares more frequently on the ice it might.
The Sharks were the recipients of Beaeuvillier’s first NHL goal. Maybe, lightning strikes twice?
The San Jose Sharks have themselves been on a roll since losing to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup finals. Accumulating an 11-8-1 record. As a fan, it’s hard to see a scenario where the Islanders actually take the two points here.
Two points the team could desperately use to keep chase with the rest of the division.
New York Islanders Lineup:
Bailey-Tavares-Beauvillier Leddy-Hamonic Kulemin-Nelson-Strome Hickey-Boychuk Ladd-Cizikas-Clutterbuck/Prince de Haan-Pelech Lee-Quine-Chimera Griess (Berube)
#Isles on the ice at SAP Center. Greiss has the solo net, so assume he starts tomorrow afternoon. Everyone except Pulock skating.