The Islanders return home from a five-game (eight day road trip) on a high with a 3-1-1 record. New York will now play nine-games in the New York/New Jersey Area (January 31-Feb 18). The guys are looking to win consecutive games against New Jersey for the first time in over 26 years.
New York is on a three-game point streak (2-0-1), while keeper Evgeni Nabokov is on a five-game point streak (4-0-1). The Islanders have gone 5-for-6 on power players over the last two games and 6-for-8 over the last three.
Guys going Streaking:
John Tavares is on a three-game goal scoring streak, with four goals over that stretch. While Frans Nielsen is on a three-game assist streak, with five helpers over that stretch.
Tavares-to-Moulson still Magic:
Tavares has earned assists on 2 of Matt Moulson’s four goals this season. Tavares has been on the ice for 64 consecutive Moulson goals, earning assist on 42 of them (dating back to a Moulson goal on Nov. 17, 2010).
Islestones to watch for:
Marty Reasoner is three goals shy of 100
Josh Bailey is three goals shy of 50
Kyle Okposo is five assists shy of 100
Andrew MacDonald is six assists shy of 50
The Islanders and Devils are scheduled to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 3:00 p.m.