So, the Islanders are officially out of the playoffs. It was inevitable given how the season’s gone, but it still stings. It’ll be the first time the Islanders will miss the playoffs under Barry Trotz, and after two consecutive trips to the semifinals, it’s a complete letdown.
At least there are some positives to build on, with Noah Dobson taking strides as an elite young defenseman, and Ilya Sorokin establishing himself as a true #1 goaltender for the team. But there will need to be some changes, and hopefully management will make the right ones to get the team back on track and back into the playoffs.