As the Islanders await their matchup against the West Conference-leading Golden Knights, they are only focused on their game out in Sin City.
The Islanders had a day off on Tuesday in Las Vegas, and though the city has its guilty pleasures, no one appeared to falter at practice on Wednesday. The team realizes they are going up against a great Golden Knights squad on their home ice, and being out of the playoff picture back East, they need to steal a win.
"Especially at hom, they've been virtually perfect," Cal Clutterbuck told Newsday's Arthur Staple. "Just another test for us. I don't think we'll do anything differently. The other stuff, there's lots going on but having three days here, you get that out of your system, go do what you're going to do and then from 11 today to game time is a regular road routine. Go for a good meal, hit the hay and give 'em hell tomorrow."