Islanders Head to Left Coast Hoping to Get Back on Track

November 9th, 2010 by Chris Leyden Leave a reply »
The Islanders had me hooked seven games into the season. They were 4-1-2, and in that span had defeated the cross-town rival New York Rangers, ended any talks of an undefeated season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, and their only loss in regulation came to last year's President Trophy winners, the Washington Capitals.

I thought that this season was going to be much better than what everyone had predicted. Then the Islanders managed to lose six in a row, and I came back down to earth.

Now the Islanders are off to the West Coast, where they will play the Ducks, Sharks and Kings.

The Ducks have been hot of late, winning three in a row as of Monday. They should also be tired when they face the Islanders, as they will have played the Sharks the night before. Meanwhile, the Islanders have not played since Saturday, and should be well rested. This game seems like a good opportunity for the Isles to get back to their winning ways.

The Islanders will then play the Sharks on Thursday, a team that has been all over the place so far. The Sharks have a roster that has been primed to succeed the last few years, but they have constantly underachieved. ...

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