Islanders Podcast Preview: The Return and Standings Update

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The New York Islanders are returning to play tomorrow...maybe! We're back for episode 230 of the Eyes on Isles podcast and this week, we have a couple of things to get into. First, not a lot has changed, since they haven't played since January 1, but we will update you on the upcoming games.

With three out of their next four against the New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia Flyers the Isles have a good chance to begin their climb. We'll also give an update on the standings situation.

The Islanders are currently 14 points out of a playoff spot with four games in hand on Boston. Pittsburgh is the first Wild Card at 47 points but they have played seven more games than the Islanders have. The moral of the story, work has to be done but they have a ton of games to make it up.

Here's what you can expect from episode 230:



We'll go over the upcoming schedule against some division rivals and how they can make up some ground in the standings.


An updated look at the Metropolitan and Wild Card standings and how much ground the Islanders have to make up.

Down on the Farm

Mitch will update us on all things prospects in this segment.


On the quiz, Mitch will pick a random player in Islanders history and I have to try to guess who that player is based on five clues. It’s usually a blast.


In the social segment, we’ll answer questions and talk about the biggest stuff from Isles Twitter this past week.

If you missed last week’s show you can catch up on it right here. Also, be sure to follow along with us on social media @EyesonIslesFS on Twitter and on Facebook as well.