Definitely not a must win. Why do people use that term so freely? This team has won 3 of the last 5 and 4 of the last 6...and this game, game #10 is a must win? What's in the water around here?
That said, a win would be nice. Time to start playing some Rangers hockey!
After a 1-3 start, getting over .500 is important. Stringing more good games together. It doesn't look bad except they lost division games, which are 4 point games when it comes to the standings. Islanders are supposed to be the bottom team in the Atlantic. Beating them is a must. Cannot lose to a team that is supposed to, and still is, the bottom team in the division.
It'd be like losing to the Caps if we played in the SE currently. Cannot happen.
I'm thinking 3-1 win. Islanders offense is good, but IMO Hank is getting better and better. He plays well at home vs the Islanders too. Expect Nash and Kreider to be our best forwards. Isles D is small. They should be able to take advantage of that. Hickey, Streit, Strait, and MacDonald are not physical. Must take advantage of that. Boyle gets on the board this game.