Islanders Host Golden Knights: Get Much Needed Stop Home
The New York Islanders host the Vegas Golden Knights Thursday night. It’ll be only the Isles second home game in the last seven contests.
The New York Islanders are coming off a 4-2 loss to the Montreal Canadiens Tuesday night. Thursday will be the Islanders’ first game at the Nassau Coliseum since a 5- 4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on November 13th.
Since that win over the Leafs, the Isles have been a well-traveled. They’ve played seven road games, and have had two stops at the Barclays Center.
Entering Thursday’s game the Isles are 7-2-0 at the Coliseum this season. In welcoming the Vegas Golden Knights, the blue and orange will have to make the most of their brief stop home, as they’ll play the next three on the road.
Islanders Short History vs Golden Knights
The Isles have played the Golden Knights four times so far in their brief shared history. They have split those games 2-2. The Islanders swept the Knights in 2017-18, and the Knights returned the favor last season.
The most lopsided game in their brief history against each other, was a
Islanders win at the Barclays Center.
led the game with three points and will look for more of the same tonight.
The Isles have been able to bounce back from losses fairly well under Barry Trotz. They’ll be looking to come out firing on all cylinders after their lackluster performance in Montreal.
The Islanders are coming off of a back to back Monday and Tuesday, with Monday being a win in Detroit. The Knights are also coming off of a back to back, as they beat the Rangers and Devils both Monday and Tuesday.
A stop at the Coliseum could be just what the doctor ordered for the New York Islanders. They could use a “Coli effort” to forget their Montreal loss and get them going to head back on the road.