UNIONDALE, NY - OCTOBER 15: Kyle Okposo #21 of the New York Islanders hits Brian Boyle #22 of the New York Rangers at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on October 15, 2011 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
The Islanders get three hot team at home this week with a chance to start a win streak of their own.
The New York Islanders have a shot at reversing their ever-expanding losing streak with three consecutive home games this week. But the Islanders have their work cut out for them with visits from the Rangers, Canadiens and Bruins, three hot teams who should be favored against New York.
The Islanders have lost three straight and nine of their last ten games. Last week New York got blown out by Boston and Vancouver. New York has not won a road game this season.
The Game of the Week is against the Rangers on Tuesday at 7 p.m. ET. The Islanders topped their Manhattan-dwelling rivals 4-2 in the first meeting of the season between the teams. Of course, the Islanders have won just one game since then. Meanwhile, the Rangers ride into this contest as winners of their last six games, shooting up into second place in the Atlantic Division. The game will be televised on MSG+.
The Bruins and Canadiens are also riding hot streaks that have erased poor starts to the season. The Islanders host Montreal on Thursday and Boston on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for 7 p.m. ET and will be televised on MSG+. Perhaps the Islanders can catch whatever momentum these teams have used to win as of late.