After Islanders head coach Doug Weight showed his team 20 clips from their 5-0 loss to the Maple Leafs, the players reacted with a hard practice.
Weight says they were embarrassed by what they saw on film and was impressed with how the team responded.
"They saw themselves making mistakes and [it] embarrassed them," Weight said, via Cory Wright of the Islanders official site. "[They] responded with a vocal, competitive practice with life, with energy and execution. It can go two ways and we all have been a part of it, but I like how we responded."
Anders Lee echoed what Weight said, adding that they have to move forward from their recent poor run of form. Before losing to the Maple Leafs, they lost to the Panthers 4-1.
"We've been pretty disappointed and pissed off with the last couple of games and we showed it in practice," Lee said. "We can't dwell on the past anymore, we have to move forward and learn from these last two games."
Despite all the doom and gloom, the Islanders are just two points off overtaking the Flyers for the final wild-card spot. Weight trusts his team to fight for the playoffs over their final 30 games.
"We're two points out. A couple teams have some games in hand and we have some work to do, but we're right there," Weight said. "There's time. I trust the group, I'm not selling out, but we have to compete."
The Islanders will look to get back to winning ways against the Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. on Saturday night.