Two competing elements for today's tilt--the last game of the season for the Islanders as they host the defending Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins: Pride and Draft Position.
Witnessing the disappointment after last night's rout, I can assure you the team is much more concerned with redeeming themselves after the past two games than appeasing fans for a higher draft pick this June.
A day after his Bridgeport Sound Tigers clinched a playoff spot, Joel Rechlicz (AKA the Wrecker) is up for the season finale...could be a fun fourth line if he skates with fellow tough guys Trevor Gillies and Micheal Haley.
*In addition to their playoff berth, Bridgeport has another cause for celebration. They'll be honoring captain Mark Wotton's 1,000th game today.