Sitting just 4 points above last place in the NHL on December 17th, the New York Islanders knew things had to change. And while they’re recent success has pulled them back into the playoff race with a still 2 and half months to go, the fate of their season may be instead decided in these next two weeks.
The New York Rangers have been one of the hottest teams in the NHL lately. Over their last ten games they are 7-2-1 and are the winners of three in a row after a 4-1 victory over the Washington Capitals Sunday night. As a result of their recent winning, they find themselves second in the Metropolitan Division.
It has been four years since the United States lost to Canada in overtime of the gold medal game of the Winter Olympics in Vancouver. Now, the time has come for all the hockey countries of the world to reconvene in Sochi, Russia to attempt to achieve Olympic gold in 2014.