With a 5-1-2 record in their last eight games, the Islanders are catching the eye of the national media (again?). Today, both NHL.com and, locally, the NY Post upped the Islanders in their power rankings. Chris Botta was also featured on Puck Daddy and discussed the Islanders.
NHL.com has the Islanders at #16:
The Post also had the Islanders at 16:
The Islanders were ahead of the Rangers in both rankings.
Things could change quickly depending on how this week goes. The Islanders have three home games against three tough foes: Pittsburgh, Ottawa and Montreal.