NEW YORK ISLANDERS (9-6-2) VS CAROLINA HURRICANES (7-5-4)
7 P.M. - BARCLAYS CENTER - BUY TICKETS
TV: MSG+, MSG GO
RADIO: 88.7FM, AM970, 103.9FM
MILITARY APPRECIATION NIGHT
MORNING SKATE UPDATES - GAME NOTES
The Islanders are back in action after a four-day break in the schedule - their longest stretch without a game so far this season - when they host the Carolina Hurricanes.
This is the first meeting between the Metropolitan Division rivals this season and the Metro is as tight as it's been in years. As of Thursday morning, six points separate first from eighth in the division and only two points separate the fifth-place Islanders (20 points) from seventh-seeded Carolina (18 points).