"I don't believe you can hope to be somewhere that's not an easy place to get to," said forward Matt Moulson, who is coming off a pair of 30-goal seasons.
Islanders talking big game and playoffs →
"Maybe we'll look back on that streak we had where we didn't get many wins," Moulson said. "All we had during that time was guys inside this room. It made us closer as a team."