1. Stealing masked man’s thunderThe Islanders played their 1A goalie Thomas Greiss in all four games against Carolina in the regular season, winning three of them, but they’re riding Robin Lehner now. The Masterton trophy finalist gave up six goals in the four-game sweep of Pittsburgh, three in the last three games. He had a .956 save percentage.2. Team depth issueThe Islanders roll four lines with their titular No. 4 of Casey Cizikas, Cal Clutterbuck and Matt Martin often starting the games. They were used against Sidney Crosby in the Penguins series and stifled him with Cizikas and Clutterbuck averaging 16 minutes each.3. Handling Canes’ back endTheir blue line is the engine to their offence. Dougie Hamilton and Justin Faulk are two premier right-shot D and the pair of Jaccob Slavin and Brett Pesce is one of the NHL’s top-10 best tag-teams. Slavin had nine assists in the seven games against Washington.4. Getting people healthyThe Canes survived the Caps without Andrei Svechnikov and Micheal Ferland but will need both, and soon. Svechnikov, who made the mistake of fighting Alex Ovechkin, and Ferland, who provides board work and muscle, could be back for game one or two. Svechnikov and Ferland missed the last four Caps’ games.5. New Fernando PisaniCanes’ Warren Foegele only had 10 goals all season but had four against the Capitals, bringing back memories of the Oilers winger Pisani in their 2006 playoff run where he had 14 goals. Foegle got more ink for hitting T,J. Oshie which broke Oshie’s clavicle, but he had six points in round one.