The New York Islanders haven't been at their best at home, but their play on the road has them eying what could be their first playoff berth in six years.
The Philadelphia Flyers continue to spiral out of contention, and are in danger of missing out on the postseason for the first time in six years.
New York looks to win a fourth straight road game and send the Flyers to a fourth straight loss Thursday night in Philadelphia.
The Islanders (15-15-3) trail the New York Rangers by two points for the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference despite squandering most opportunities at Nassau Coliseum to make up ground in the standings. They suffered a 7-0 home loss to Philadelphia on Feb. 18 - their 29th defeat in the last 33 meetings - and their six home wins are the third-fewest in the league.
New York has been much better away from Nassau Coliseum, going 9-4-1, with wins in five of its last six. The power play has been much better on the road, scoring on an NHL-best 29.7 percent of...