Six of the remaining New York Islanders in the IIHF World Tournament are heading to the Semi-Finals as Canada and USA advance in the tournament.
It’s been over a month since we’ve seen the New York Islanders lace em up and play as a team. Due to that, we’ve been forced to follow the IIHF World Tournament extremely close just to get our dose of Islanders hockey.
Team Canada has five New York Islanders including the Beauvillier – Barzal – Eberle line that Canada decided to keep intact. As for Team USA, they have the best forward in the game, Anders Lee, manning the front of the net.
Both Canada and the US, won yesterday to advance to the Semi’s. Canada beat Russia 5-4 in overtime. Ryan O’Reilly scored the game-winner for Canada, punching their ticket to the next round. Jordan Eberle was the lone Islander with a point for Canada.
Canada will play Switzerland on Saturday at 1:15 pm.
As for Team USA, they went on to win 3-2 over the Czechs. Anders Lee was held off the scorecard but he had a special visitor which made it worthwhile for the Islanders forward.
Now, all we can do is hope for a USA vs Canada gold medal game. Both teams are one win away from making this happen.
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