The Islanders are going to be waiting a while to find out who their next opponent is.
They know for the second round of the Stanley Cup playoffs that they'll play the winner of the Washington-Carolina series, but that series is guaranteed to go until at least Monday night after the Hurricanes defeated the Capitals Thursday night in Game 4 to tie the series at 2-2. The home team has won each game, and Washington will host Game 5 on Saturday before the series shifts back to Raleigh Monday for Game 6. Had Washington won Thursday, they could've won the series on Saturday.
So it will be more than a week between games for the Isles, who clinched a sweep of the Penguins on Tuesday in Pittsburgh.