Feb 18, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Feb 18, 2016; Brooklyn, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates his goal against the Washington Capitals with teammates during the first period at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Predictions

Metropolitan Predictions:

  1. Pittsburgh Penguins
  2. New York Islanders
  3. Washington Capitals
  4. New York Rangers
  5. Philadelphia Flyers
  6. Carolina Hurricanes
  7. New Jersey Devils
  8. Columbus Blue Jackets

Opening Night Lineup Predictions:

Ladd – Tavares – Barzal
Lee – Nelson – Bailey
Chimera – Beauvillier– Strome
Kulemin – Cizikas – Clutterbuck

Leddy – Hamonic
Hickey – Boychuk
deHaan – Seidenberg

Halak
Greiss
Berube


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Grew up a diehard Islanders and Mets fan based out of Northern New Jersey. Concluding my Broadcast Communications degree at William Paterson University. WP Sportsdesk member, Stan Fischler correspondent, music buff and total Star Wars freak. Follow my social media handles to learn more. Matt Di Giacomo is a Staff Writer for the Islanders on Elite Sports NY. He encourages team discussion. Tweet him @mdigiacESNY and check out his reviews on YouTube.