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The New York Islanders host the Philadelphia Flyers at 7 p.m. with some of their top guns eyeing career milestones as 2017-18 comes to a close.

The Philadelphia Flyers will continue to fight for playoff positioning Monday against the New York Islanders as members of the Blue and Orange continue to chase personal records.

Milestone Watch

Anders Lee needs one more goal for his first 40-goal season, which would also be his 62nd point of the year. John Tavares sits at 47 assists for the season, just three away from his personal best and sits just five points away from his career-high total in 2014-2015.

Josh Bailey is sitting on a career-high 18 goals this season and is closing in on what would be his first-ever 20-goal season.

Mathew Barzal’s next point will be his 80th, and he’s one assist away from reaching 60 as well. Barzal’s excellent rookie campaign and Anthony Beauvillier’s newfound production are the silver linings that will emerge from an otherwise underwhelming 2017-18 campaign.

Three-Goalie System Returns?

When Thomas Greiss was activated off the IR, an interesting change was made that went largely unnoticed.

It doesn’t come as much of a surprise, but the anticipation is that Jaroslav Halak has likely played his last game as a member of the Islanders. Unless something changes in the offseason, the Islanders goaltenders are going to be Chris Gibson and Greiss for the long-term so in theory, they’re beginning to see what that combination would look like sooner than later.

The Isles were off for the Easter holiday, and the trio of Beauvillier, Adam Pelech, and Scott Mayfield was spotted at yesterday evening’s New York Mets game directly behind home plate.

Big win.. good buddies.. Happy Easter!

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Other Isles News, Stories

  • Michael Fornabaio of The Connecticut Post discusses Sebastian Aho’s successful return to the AHL.
  • James Duffy of Gotham Sports Network gives you five reasons to keep watching Isles games this season.
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.