"What a difference a year makes."
The old adage seemingly applies to the New York Islanders' turnaround this season.
The Islanders play host to the scorching hot Tampa Bay Lightning at Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Sunday night as both Eastern Conference teams comes off games the day before.
The big difference this season for the Islanders, who have won 10 of their last 13 games?
Under first-year coach Barry Trotz, the Islanders (24-15-4) have tightened up the gaps, and the numbers supporting the Islanders' rise in the standings are as obvious as the flashing red light each time a goal is scored in the Brooklyn arena -- though it hasn't lit up behind New York's goal very often of late. >> Read More
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