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Islanders: Metropolitan Division Playoff Picture Update

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the New York Islanders scores at 17:04 of the second period against the New York Rangers at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on February 25, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - FEBRUARY 25: Jean-Gabriel Pageau #44 of the New York Islanders scores at 17:04 of the second period against the New York Rangers at NYCB Live's Nassau Coliseum on February 25, 2020 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The New York Islanders fell out of a playoff spot with Carolina moving up to 79 points as well. The Rangers also trail by just three points.

If the season ended today, the New York Islanders would be on the outside looking in on the playoff picture. With their recent struggles, the Carolina Hurricanes are now in the second Wild Card spot.

Both teams have 79 points in 67 games, a pace of 97 over a full 82 game season, but the Hurricanes have the tiebreaker with 26 regulation wins to the Isles 24.

Ahead of both the Islanders and Canes is Columbus who has 81 points in 70 games. They are just two points ahead and with three extra games played. Pittsburgh has 84 points (just 2-8 in their last 10 games) and is in third followed by Philadelphia and Washington who both have 89 points.

Philly is 9-1 in their last 10 and quickly gunning for that top spot in the Metropolitan Division. Regardless, the Isles 2-5-3 record in their last 10 isn’t going to be enough to get them in the playoff picture.

With 15 games left, they are going to have to find a way to start scoring goals and stringing some wins together. There are seven teams in the mix in the Metropolitan Division and of the bottom four, it’s anyone’s game.

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