The Islanders are not blind to the obvious. They are not mathematically eliminated from the playoffs, but their season will end on April 7. “I think the realistic part of it is, obviously, the odds are stacked against us,” said captain John Tavares, perhaps playing his last three weeks with the franchise that picked him first overall in 2009. “I think you always play no matter what, you never know what can happen. But trying to think about winning 10, 11 games in a row is kind of tough to grasp in just a single thought. Mostly, we’ve just got to prepare for tomorrow. We just want to get back in the win column.” The Islanders, swept in a home-and-home series by the Capitals, are in last place in the Metropolitan Division and in a 1-6-4 slide. They face the Hurricanes at Barclays Center on Sunday at 5 p.m.
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