#4 Philadelphia Flyers at #15 New York Islanders
Nassau Coliseum - 2:00 PM EST - Uniondale, NY
TV: CSN HD
Radio: 610 WIP, XM 206
This is the open game thread.
Behind Enemy Lines: Lighthouse Hockey
How to clinch: The Flyers will clinch the number four seed, and home ice in the first round, If they get more points from their game against the New York Islanders than both the Carolina Hurricanes and the Pittsburgh Penguins get from their games against New Jersey and Montreal, respectively. So basically, go Devils and Habs.
Carolina faces New Jersey at home at 1 PM. It's Martin Brodeur versus Michael Leighton. Pittsburgh is in Montreal at 7 PM tonight.
The three teams jockeying for the fourth spot in the East are playing pretty good hockey right now. Nobody knows that better than the New York Islanders, who get the honor of playing all three back-to-back-to-back to close out the season. They've lost to Carolina 9-0 and Pittsburgh 6-1 in their last two games.
The Flyers need to take advantage today. They still control their own destiny, and with wins today and tomorrow, the playoffs will start in Philadelphia.
In goal, it's Martin Biron versus Yann Denis.