The Islanders' 10-game win streak came to an end last week, but another big game is on the horizon.
On Wednesday, the Islanders will welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Coliseum, meaning that former Isles captain John Tavaras will once again be returning to the venue he called home for nine seasons.
Islanders head coach Barry Trotz isn't expecting this year's return to be anywhere as meaningful as Tavares' first trip back, which came last season.
"I think just like anything, it probably wouldn't have the bite it probably did the first time," Trotz said on Tuesday.
"It's no different than myself going back to Nashville for the first time. The second time around, it seems like old news already."