The New York Islanders are currently tied for 11th place in the Eastern Conference with 54 points. They have a 23-23-8 record and are just eight points out of a playoff spot. They have a game or two in hand on most of the teams ahead of them.
It will be a challenge for sure, but the Islanders still have hope for the playoffs. There are still 28 games left.
But in order to achieve their goal of making the playoffs, the Islanders are going to need to do the following.