Grudge Match on the Island

Real Kyper & Bourne

Mar 21 2023 • 1 hr 44 mins

Nick Kypreos, Justin Bourne and Sam McKee begin with Sam's grievance of a Montreal Canadiens mural in Toronto before teeing up tonight's Leafs' game against the New York Islanders. They discuss the 12-6 lineup going into the game, Pierre Engvall's revenge game and the odd combinations on defence. They are joined by four-time Stanley Cup winner, MSG Network's Butch Goring (20:46), who breaks down the Islanders' postseason outlook, how Bo Horvat has been the catalyst for the team's turnaround, why the powerplay has struggled and the ill-will Islanders' fans still hold against John Tavares. Then, NHL on Sportsnets' David Amber looks at the playoff push around the league, why some teams are limping to the line and the Flames' season-long struggle (40:51). Finally, Penguins' writer for the Athletic Rob Rossi talks about Pittsburgh falling out of a playoff spot, if the owership group is at risk and the future for the team's stars if they fail to make the postseason (1:06:09).

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