At this late stage of the NHL season, there are a few teams who have found themselves dragged into rather uncomfortable situations, some of which have come as a surprise given how cozy things looked just a couple of weeks ago. The New York Islanders are a prime example of that, as they have now slipped into the first Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference, and are only 4 points ahead of the chasing pack. They looked like a lock for a playoff spot just a couple of weeks back, but a late surge from the Pittsburgh Penguins has forced the Islanders down the Metropolitan Division and into the precarious position they find themselves in now. Things could get even nervier for them on Friday night, as they have to head to Tampa to face a Lightning team that is currently leading the way, albeit by the slimmest margin possible, in the Atlantic Division. This is a game with a ton of playoff implications, and you can wager on it at MyBookie online sportsbook.
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