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New York Islanders Schedule: Ten Games You Need to Watch

Apr 7, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Shane Prince (11) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with teammates during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 7, 2016; New York, NY, USA; New York Islanders center Shane Prince (11) celebrates his goal against the New York Rangers with teammates during the second period at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 7, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (39) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 7, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Toronto Maple Leafs right wing William Nylander (39) celebrates with teammates after scoring a goal against the Philadelphia Flyers during the first period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports /

Oct. 30th: The Toronto Maple Leafs come to Barclays

On October 30th the New York Islanders welcome the Toronto Maple Leads to the Barclays Centre with former Isles Matt Martin in tow. This is going to be the first time Martin returns to Brooklyn since leaving on the opening day of free agency.

It’s going to be odd seeing ‘Martin’ blazoned across a blue and white sweater and not the blue and orange of the New York Islanders. Martin brought so much to this squad, he was a heart and soul player for this team. And will certainly continue doing so in Toronto.

Expect a number of “Welcome Back Matt” signs all over the pre-game skate. But once the puck drops the niceties are going to be put aside for 60 minutes.

Aside from his outstanding character Matt Martin is best known for being a heavy hitter on the ice. Over the last five seasons, Martin lead the league in total hits, averaging 342 hits a season and 4.71 hits per game. Don’t expect him to hold back against us. [Numbers courtesy of SportingCharts]

This game is going to be physical, on both sides of the ice. Don’t miss it, there’s going to be a replay-worthy hit at some point in this contest.

Next: A Seven-Point Victory Again?

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