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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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Mar 22, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) looks on during the third period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 22, 2016; Glendale, AZ, USA; Edmonton Oilers center Connor McDavid (97) looks on during the third period against the Arizona Coyotes at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports /

Nov. 3rd: The Edmonton Oilers are back at the Barclays

The last time the Edmonton Oilers were in the Barclays Center they got stomped 8-1 by the Isles. It was one of those performances that Oilers wish hadn’t happened, or that they could have ended early.

The game was all but over by the halfway mark of the second period when Josh Bailey scored his ninth goal of the season and made the score a tilted 6-1. Connor McDavid was the lone Oiler on the score sheet that night. As in, he was only one to get a point that night.

For the Isles, there were five different goal scorers: Johnny Boychuck, John Tavares, Nikolay Kulemin, Josh Bailey, Cal Clutterbuck, and Kyle Okposo who scored a hat-trick and added an assist on Kulemin’s goal.

Both Tavares and Leddy had three point nights as the Isles went on to dominate the night.

Since then, Oilers GM Peter Chiarelli has sought to change the mentality in Edmonton, dealing former first overall pick Taylor Hall to the New Jersey Devils for Adam Larsson. Then he brought in free agent Milan Lucic on a four-year deal worth $24 million.

The Oilers are going to be a different team to play against so expecting another 8-1 victory while outstanding would be improbable. But with Connor McDavid at the helm and the other host of attacking talents, this game should be a great swashbuckling affair and a high-scoring one at that.

Next: Detroit Comes to Brooklyn

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