UNIONDALE, NEW YORK - MAY 08: Semyon Varlamov #40 of the New York Islanders skates in warm-ups prior to the game against the New Jersey Devils at the Nassau Coliseum on May 08, 2021 in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
A regulation win could have put the New York Islanders into third place for the playoffs. Home-ice was already not an option, but maybe, they could have had it in the second round. But with an OT loss, that won’t be the case.
The Islanders are locked into the fourth spot in the MassMutual East Division with a 32-17-7 record (71 points).