The last time the New York Islanders hosted the Florida Panthers, the Islanders harbored legitimate wild-card hopes and the Panthers appeared to be the longest of long shots to reach the playoffs.
But the roles will be reversed Monday night when the Panthers visit the Islanders at Barclays Center.
The Islanders continued their skid out of the playoff picture Saturday when they fell to the visiting Chicago Blackhawks 3-1.
The host Panthers kept up their late-season charge Saturday when they scored four goals in the third period to come back and beat the Arizona Coyotes 4-2. >> Read more
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