The Islanders eventually loss 4-2 to fall behind in the series 3 games to 1. They play for their lives Friday evening. In other news FIs accounted for a lone assist. In Tampa Bay the New Jersey Devils evened the series with a 4-3 OT win over the Lightning to knot the series up at 2. In San Jose the Sharks skimmed by the Nashville Predators 3-2 to grab a commanding 3 to 1 series lead. Here is the one FI happening of the night:
- Martin Straka assisted on the Rangers' first goal of the game, a powerplay tally 7:57 into the first period. The Rangers eventually won the game 4-2 to sweep the opening round series over the Atlanta Thrashers. The sweep allowed the Rangers to celebrate on home ice. The regular season 70 point scorer now has 3 points, all assists, in 4 games this postseason.
4 games are on the schedule tonight with 3 games having the possibility to wrap up completely. Stay tuned to FIW for all the hottest playoff action.