For the Islanders Fans:
The Islanders play the sixth of a seven-game home stand tonight. This is the third of four meetings this season between these Big Apple Rivals and the first on Long Island. Thus far the season series is tied at one, with the Isles rallying for a shootout victory on Valentine’s Day in the last meeting.
John Tavares currently ranks third in the NHL in goals with 14 and seventh in points with 27. Matt Moulson meanwhile ranks second in the NHL with seven power play goals.
Tavares and Moulson have combined for 25 goals this season. Moulson has assisted on 10 of Tavares’ 14 goals this season, while Tavares has an assist on seven of Moulson’s 11.
Mark Streit is on a three-game assist streak, no Islander has compiled a four-game assist streak thus far this season.
Islestones to watch for:
Josh Bailey is 2 goals shy of 50
Travis Hamonic is 2 assist shy of 50
John Tavares is 2 goals shy of 100
Michael Grabner is 3 points shy of 200
Marty Reasoner is 3 goals shy of 100
Andrew MacDonald is four assists shy of 50
The Islanders and Rangers game is set to air on the MSG Plus 2 network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.