The New York Islanders stemmed a crisis and steadied their Eastern Conference playoff positioning with a narrow win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday night.
The Islanders' reward? A date with one of the hottest teams in the NHL.
The Islanders will look to win their second straight game Monday night when they host the red-hot Nashville Predators at Barclays Center.
The Islanders stopped a two-game losing streak when they came back from two one-goal deficits to edge the visiting Blue Jackets 4-3.
The host Predators won their second straight -- and for the eighth time in 10 games -- on Saturday with a 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers.
The Islanders (26-22-5) escaped a tie for last place in the Metropolitan Division with the Rangers and moved into a deadlock for the final wild-card spot in the East with the Philadelphia Flyers. >> Read more
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