Instead of crushing their playoff hopes, a nine-game road trip served as a useful test for the New York Islanders.
While they probably deserve a B more than an A+ (5-3-1 during that span), it’s another example of this team really excelling under Doug Weight. Now they get to host a team Weight won a Stanley Cup with in the Carolina Hurricanes on NBCSN tonight.
This begins a back-to-back set between the two teams. While the Hurricanes aren’t quite where they want to be, there are signs of a possible breakthrough coming in the future, so look out for young talents like Sebastian Aho as they face John Tavares & Co.
Lucas Wallmark also looks to debut for Carolina tonight:
You can watch online and also via the NBC Sports App. Click here for the livestream.