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The Islanders host the Washington Capitals in (potentially) the last hockey game to be played at Nassau Coliseum. NBC will have the broadcast. WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will carry the radio feed.

The Islanders are trying to stave off elimination this afternoon, when the Capitals visit Nassau Coliseum for Game 6 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Head coach Jack Capuano will make a few lineup changes for the critical game. Matt Donovan will play on the team's banged up blue line, and Ryan Pulock or Scott Mayfield will also enter the lineup. Calvin de Haan, who left Thursday's game in the third period, will be scratched and Griffin Reinhart will also sit.

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The Islanders are back in the nation's capital for Game 5 against the Washington Capitals. The game will be carried on MSG Plus on local television and CNBC will broadcast it nationally. WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will have the radio broadcast.

The Islanders were still fuming over the events of Game 4 during Wednesday's practice on Long Island, but the team now has to turn their attention to beating the Capitals and returning to Uniondale with a series lead. The Isles will have to try to deal with the loss of Lubomir Visnovsky, who is out indefinitely after Tuesday's hit by Tom Wilson, according to Newsday. Islanders' Head Coach Jack Capuano is choosing between Griffin Reinhart and Ryan Pulock to fill the void. Both players will take part in warmups before a decision is made.

The visiting Islanders will have a player return to the lineup, as well. Mikhail Grabovski will?appear in his first game since February 19 against the Nashville Predators. Capuano was not sure who would come out of the lineup, but reports suggest that Brock Nelson will be scratched tonight.

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The Islanders and Capitals duke it out tonight at the Verizon in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Quarter Finals. The game will be carried locally on MSG Plus and on radio on WRHU 88.7 FM, and LI News Radio 103.9 FM. Nationally, the game can be viewed on NBCSN.

New York leads the series 1-0 after beating the Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 on Wednesday. Ryan Strome, Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson scored their first career playoff goals in the victory. Marcus Johansson was the lone Washington goal scorer on Wednesday.

Jaroslav Halak will be the Islanders starter once again and?Philipp Grubauer will start in Braden Holtby's place for the Capitals. Holtby did not take part in morning skate because he was not feeling well. Washington will have Tom Wilson back in their lineup for tonight's game. The Islanders lineup is unclear, since head coach Jack Capuano did not make any announcements regarding his lineup for tonight.

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The Islanders and Washington Capitals kick off their first round series tonight at the Verizon Center. The game will be broadcast on MSG Plus inside the New York Market and outside of it USA Network will have TV rights. WHRU ?88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will have the radio broadcast.

Jaroslav Halak will be back in net to open up the series against Washington. He is 2-0 against the Capitals this season. Braden Holtby will start between the pipes for the Caps. He is 41-20-10 this season in 72 regular season appearances, with a 2.22 goals against average and .923 save percentage.

Head coach Jack Capuano did not give much of an update on the lineup up when he addressed reporters this?Morning in Annapolis, Maryland. The defensemen that appeared in Saturday's regular season finale will appear in tonight's contest. For Calvin de Haan, it will be his NHL playoff debut. Anders Lee and Ryan Strome will also be making their debut in the postseason.

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The Islanders host their second to last regular season game at Nassau Coliseum tonight. The Sabres will face the Isles one final time in Nassau County. The game is available on MSG Plus, as well as WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.

Tonight will be the final time the Sabres and Isles meet this season. The Islanders are 1-0-1 against Buffalo this season, having lost in overtime in December and winning 3-2 in February.The Sabres have won two of their last three games and Brian Gionta has scored eight points in the last 10 outings.

Buffalo will start Andrey Markarov in net tonight, which will be his NHL debut.

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The Islanders travel to Columbus to take on the Blue Jackets. The game can be seen on MSG Plus. It is also available on radio on WRHU 88.7 FM and LI New Radio 103.9 FM.

Two important points are on the line when the Islanders meet the Blue Jackets tonight at Nationwide Arena.

After tonight the Islanders (45-27-5) have four games remaining in the regular season. Their magic number to clinch a playoff spot sits at six, so a combination of a win tonight and a loss by the Ottawa Senators will push them closer to their goal. Although defeating the Blue Jackets will be no easy task.

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The Islanders are back in action as they host the Detroit Red Wings. Today's game will be televised on MSG Plus and the radio broadcast will be on WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.

Today the Islanders will look to snap a seven-game home losing streak and end a skid that has dropped the team to third in the division.

The Detroit Red Wings (40-22-12) are third in the Metropolitan Division and are coming off a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Saturday. They are also 2-2-1 in their last five outings.

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The Islanders are back in action this afternoon hosting the Anaheim Ducks. The game will be televised on MSG Plus and can be heard on WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.

Home cooking just hasn't been the same for the New York Islanders as of late. The Islanders have failed to win in their last six home contests and have dropped six of their last seven games.

They have managed to catch a break with the Pittsburgh Penguins going through a slump of their own, keeping the Islanders in second place in the Metropolitan Division.

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The Islanders host the Los Angeles Kings for the final time this season. The game will air on MSG, instead of MSG Plus. The radio broadcast will air on WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.

Like many other teams, this will be the Kings final trip to Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders and Kings have not seen one another since November, when the Islanders beat LA 2-1 in the shootout. New York has been victorious in three of their last five contests against the defending Stanley Cup Champions.

The Kings will be playing desperate hockey tonight. They enter the game on a two-game winning streak and are fighting to make the postseason out west. The Isles will need to match that as they fight for seeding in the east.

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The Islanders host the Minnesota Wild tonight at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. The game will be presented on MSG Plus, as well as WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.

Tonight will be the first time that Thomas Vanek returns to Nassau Coliseum since being traded last season. The Wild forward told reporters earlier in the day that he was close to re-signing with the Islanders, but the team's move to Brooklyn "scared him away."

The Wild (41-25-7) have are hot coming into tonight's game. The Wild are 8-3-0 in the month of March and have two straight. The Islanders (44-25-4) snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday in New Jersey and scored multiple goals in a game for the first time since March 9 in Toronto.

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The Islanders host the Montreal Canadiens at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. Tonight's game will be a nationally broadcast game on NBCSN and on City TV in Canada. WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio will have the radio broadcast.

The Islanders (43-23-4) have lost their previous two games, but had recorded points in four consecutive games prior to that. The Canadiens (42-19-7) have struggled as of late going 1-2-2 in their last five games. They are also coming off a loss to the Ottawa Senators, who beat the Islanders on Friday night.

The Canadiens are 2-0-0 against the Islanders this season; they defeated the Isles at Nassau Coliseum 3-1 in December and 6-4 at the Bell Centre in January.

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The Islanders host the Ottawa Senators tonight at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. MSG Plus will have the Isles television broadcast, while WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will have the radio call.

The Islanders (43-22-4) kick off a packed weekend tonight when they take on the Ottawa Senators.

The Senators (31-244-11) are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday and are trying to stay in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs. Ottawa is 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, which includes wins over Los Angeles, San Jose and Anaheim. Their only loss came at the hands of the Boston Bruins.

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The Islanders will host the New York Rangers at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. MSG Plus will have the television broadcast and WHRU 88.7 FM, along with LI News Radio 103.9 FM, will cary the radio call.

The "Battle of New York" will commence one final time during the regular season tonight.

The Islanders (43-21-4) enter tonight's game clinging to a three point lead in the Metropolitan Division and have gotten points in their last four games, which includes a win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night. The Rangers (40-17-7) have been winners in four of their last six games.

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The Islanders play the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final time this season on Monday at 7:30 p.m. at Air Canada Center. MSG Plus will have the TV broadcast and WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio will have the radio call.

Monday's game holds significant importance to the Islanders if they're hoping to stay atop the Metropolitan Division.

The Islanders (42-21-4) are ahead of the New York Rangers by one point in the Metro. A win over the struggling Maple Leafs (26-35-5) would put them back ahead by three points in the standings heading into Tuesday night's game against the Blueshirts.

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The Islanders begin a four game road trip in Dallas tonight to battle the Stars. MSG Plus 2 will have the television broadcast, while WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will have the radio coverage.

The madness of the trade deadline is over and the Islanders will get back to work tonight.

The Islanders (41-21-2) are making their final trip of the season to American Airline Arena to face the Dallas Stars. The Isles hold an edge over their Western Conference foe, going 4-1-1 in their last six trips to the Lone Star State. The Islanders haven't seen the Stars since October, when they defeated them 7-5 at Nassau Coliseum.

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The Islanders will host the Calgary flames at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. The game will be broadcast on MSG plus 2, along with WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.

Tonight will be the first game of a back-to-back for the Islanders. Up first is the Calgary Flames (33-24-4).

The Islanders (40-20-2) have gone 3-1-0 in their last four games against the Flames at the Coliseum. The Islanders defeated Calgary earlier in the year in a 2-1 victory in January. John Tavares scored twice in the win.

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The Islanders will look to get back into the win column tonight when they host the Arizona Coyotes at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. MSG will carry the game on television, while WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will have the radio broadcast.

After dropping a tough game to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, the Islanders will try to right the ship tonight against the Arizona Coyotes.

The Islanders (39-20-2) did not play a bad game on Sunday and Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said that he was happy with the effort. Capuano said he would even take another performance like the one the Isles had on Sunday.

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The Islanders will host the Vancouver Canucks at 6 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. MSG Plus will carry the television broadcast, and WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will have the radio call.

Jarsolav Halak will be in goal for the Islanders and Lubomir Visnovsky will be back in the lineup. The Islanders' defenseman will take the place of Brian Strait, while the rest of the team's lineup will remain the same.

The Islanders will face the Canucks for the second and final time this season. In early January, the Isles fell 3-2 to the Canucks in the Western Canadian city. The trip will also serve as the Canucks final trip to Nassau Coliseum.

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The Islanders are in the nation's capital to take on the Washington Capitals at 12:30 p.m. at the Verizon Center. MSG Plus will have the the television broadcast, while WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will be the radio home for today's game.The Islanders (39-19-1) will head to Washington D.C. in hopes of locking up their third straight win.

To do so they will have to beat the Washington Capitals (32-17-10), who look to gain ground in the Metropolitan Division standings. Today will be the final time the Isles and Caps will see one another during the 2014-15 regular season and the Islanders have won two of the three meetings they have had against Washington.

The Caps have found success at home recently, earning 13 points in their last 15 games at Verizon Center. They have also had a knock for beating Eastern Conference opponents. The Capitals are 21-8-7 against the East this year.

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The Islanders host the Predators in their one and only visit to Nassau Coliseum tonight. MSG will have the television broadcast, while WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will carry the radio broadcast.?To be the best, you have to beat the best and tonight the Islanders (38-19-1) will try to beat the best team in the National Hockey League.

The Predators (39-12-6) are atop the NHL standings with the most wins and points (84). They have won six straight games entering tonight's contest with the Islanders. This will serve as the one and only meeting between the Islanders and Predators at Nassau Coliseum.

Pekka Rinne will start in net for Nashville. He is 34-7-2 in 43 games, with a 1.94 save percentage and a .932 goals against average. Rinne made a season-high 42 saves on Tuesday in Nashville's win over the San Jose Sharks. Jaroslav Halak will be back in net for the Islanders and will once again look for his franchise record tying 32nd win this season.

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It's the battle of New York at the Nassau Coliseum, as the Islanders host the New York Rangers. The home broadcast can be found on MSG Plus. WRHU 88.7 FM and 103.9 LI News Radio has the radio call. ?The Islanders (37-18-1) will battle the rival New York Rangers in the fourth meeting of the season. It also the second game between these two teams at the Coliseum.

The Rangers (33-16-5) have won six of their last 10 games and are four points behind the Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Blueshirts have not won any of their three meetings with the Isles this season and in each game surrendered three or more goals.

The Islanders would like to keep up their strong play against their rival and know that they will need to work hard to get the win.

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The Islanders host the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7 p.m. at Nassau Coliseum. MSG Plus will have the television broadcast, while WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will carry the radio broadcast.?The Islanders (35-18-1) will try to keep the Toronto Maple Leafs woes going tonight when they host them in Uniondale.

The Maple Leafs (23-28-4) have won just twice in their last 17 games dating back to January 2. They fell to the New York Rangers on Tuesday at the Air Canada Center. The loss prompted Leafs head coach Peter Horachek to tell reporters that his team's "give a [expletive] meter needs to be higher."

Despite Toronto's struggles, the Islanders aren't taking them lightly.

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The Islanders return to Nassau Coliseum for a date with the Edmonton Oilers. MSG Plus will have the television broadcast tonight, while WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM will carry the game on radio.?The Islanders (34-18-1) begin a stretch tonight that will see them play nine of their next 11 games at Nassau Coliseum.

Up first is the struggling Edmonton Oilers (15-30-9), who are coming off a win the previous night in New Jersey. The Oilers are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and are in the middle of a six game road trip. Edmonton has been without star forward Taylor Hall, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, and Benoit Pouliot. Ben Scrivens will also be out.

The oilers recalled?forward Ryan Hamilton and goalie Richard Bachman.

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From Boston to Buffalo, the Islanders are in upstate New York to take on the Sabres. The contest will be broadcast on MSG Plus, as well as on WHRU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.?The Islanders (33-18-1) will try to keep from dropping five of their last six games tonight. To do so, they will have beat the Buffalo Sabres (16-34-3).

The Sabres are coming off a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. The win snapped a six game losing streak. The Islanders have only faced the Sabres once this season and it resulted in 4-3 overtime loss at First Niagara Center. New York has also struggled against Atlantic Division opponents, despite having success against Metro opponents.

The Islanders will start Jaroslav Halak in net tonight. Earlier in the day Michael Grabner was placed on IR, and the Isles called up ?Colin McDonald and Harry Zolnierczyk. Both will play against the Sabres.

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The Islanders travel to Boston to take on the Bruins at 7 p.m. at TD Garden. The game will be broadcast on MSG Plus 2,?and on WRHU 88.7 FM and LI News Radio 103.9 FM.?After snapping a three game losing streak on Tuesday in Philadelphia, the Isles are looking to make it two wins in a row.

The Islanders (33-17-1) will try to recapture first place in the Metropolitan Division and put some space between themselves and the Washington Capitals, who are a one point behind them in the standings. The team's three game skid allowed the Metro to tighten up.

To do all of that the Islanders will need to beat the Bruins (27-17-6). Boston had been on a four game point streak, before it was snapped on Wednesday against the New York Rangers. ?The Bruins have gone 9-5-2 against Metro opponents, while the Islanders have faired a record of 7-7-1 against Atlantic Division opponents.

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BB&T Center -- Sunrise, FL

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