After beating Carolina Saturday night, the Islanders are one of five teams within six points of eighth place in the NHL’s Eastern Conference. The Sens are currently in seventh place, and with three more meetings on the schedule, and two games in hand, a regulation win in Monday’s game could start to turn the tide even more in favor of the Islanders. P-A-Plus:
After reuniting for a complete game with John Tavares
& Matt Moulson
, PA Parenteau
picked up another two assists, further improving his career-high helpers to 41. When the season began, not many spectators expected him to stand among the top-five playmakers in the NHL, but 58 games down and he’s right behind Daniel Sedin, Claude Giroux, Pavel Datsyuk and Erik Karlsson – pretty impressive company. Teetering between the wings of John Tavares
and Frans Nielsen
this season, Parenteau just as surprisingly is shooting almost 10 percent, finding twine on approximately every 10 shots he takes. Good Afternoon:
Monday’s Presidents Day 1 p.m. tilt is a tradition in Nassau Coliseum - as is the Washington Nationals Presidents Race that the team will host once again. The Islanders often play host on this holiday and a number of others throughout the season, including Columbus Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Black Friday. They also hold their fair share of weekend games during the daylight hours and this year, the Isles have given the day-going fans something to cheer for with a 5-3 record in afternoon matchups.