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.
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.
#Isles Transaction: Thomas Greiss has been activated off IR. The emergency recall status Gibson had from Greiss being on IR is now transferred to Jaroslav Halak.
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) March 30, 2018
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.
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.