New York Islanders Can’t More Up In Metropolitan Power Ranking

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Andrew Ladd
NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 01: Andrew Ladd /
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NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 01: New York Islanders Andrew Ladd /

The New York Islanders road trip costs them a few points and a spot in our Metropolitan Division power ranking. Hopefully, they can string together some points at home, and this division can maybe, please, stop being so ridiculously good?

The New York Islanders only picked up three points point in a five-game road trip. We know their strength was playing at home, losing only one game in regulation at the Barclays Center. But picking up points on the road would have built upon that impeccable home record and established them as the top team in the division and maybe even the league.

They’re second at least, but there isn’t any separation here to imply that this is a comfortable landing spot for the New York Islanders right now. Not in this Metropolitan Division.

The Capitals are even on points, the Isles are ahead thanks to the fewer games played tiebreaker. The Devils are justs a point back with a game in hand, and both the Rangers and Penguins are only two points back.

It’s still really tight in the Metro.

Thankfully, the New York Islanders return to the Barclays Center for seven of their next eight engagements. The only road game is a date with Columbus as the Isles return the scene of their 5-0 opening night blowout.

But for now, the New York Islanders stay at third in our Metropolitan Division power ranking.