Potvin’d Predicts:

Islanders fans have to be wondering if they’re seeing double, because so far this series has been a near carbon copy of their bout with the Washington Capitals last season, down to the Game 3 overtime winner.

So if the Islanders are following suit, Wednesday night will see many a dejected fan heading home on the LIRR.

But the hope coming out of that 7 game defeat last season was that the players would have learned what it takes to win a playoff series. They had experienced the highest of highs in Game 6, and then reached new lows with their poor performance in the concluding game.

So, Wednesday night at the Barclays Center will go a long way towards showing what this version of the Islanders can do. Will it be a defeat that deadlocks the series at 2 games a piece?

Potvin’d is predicting that the Islanders have learned from the past, and will take one more step towards their first playoff series victory since 1993.