They can clinch a playoff spot with a win over the Flyers. A single point will also do the trick for the Islanders or if they lose then a regulation loss by the Ottawa Senators will also give the Isles a postseason birth.
The Washington Capitals have a one point lead in the standings on the Islanders, so a win tonight over Philly would also move the Isles back into second place in the Metropolitan Division. The Capitals are off tonight, but they will play the Boston Bruins on Wednesday night.
In action tonight are the Pittsburgh Penguins, who are fighting for the playoff lives. They face the red hot Ottawa Senators in Canada's capital city. With the Senators two points out a wild card spot, you can bet they will be giving it everything they've got against the Penguins. Pittsburgh can clinch a playoff spot if they win in regulation.
A regulation loss against Ottawa -- and an Islander win -- would put finishing ahead of the Islanders out of reach for Pittsburgh.
The Detroit Red Wings are also in action against the Carolina Hurricanes. Detroit could also clinch a playoff spot with a win.
Games to Watch
New York Islanders at Philadelphia Flyers, 7 p.m. on MSG Plus 2
Pittsburgh Penguins at Ottawa Senators, 7:30 p.m.
Detroit Red wings at Carolina Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m.