5 Things to Know: Islanders at Red Wings

By David Kolb

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (22-17-9) at DETROIT RED WINGS (20-21-9)
Coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG+

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  • Tonight the Islanders travel to Detroit to face the Red Wings for the second time this season
  • New York is 7-2-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Isles are 6-9-4 on the road in 2016-17
  • The Islanders currently lead the Red Wings by four points in the standings in the Eastern Conference

CORRECTS TO SECOND PERIOD NOT FIRST Detroit Red Wings' goalie Petr Mrazek (34) of the Czech Republic makes a save as Red Wings' center Frans Nielsen (51) of Denmark fends off New York Islanders' left wing Anders Lee (27) during the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

DID YOU KNOW?

The Isles are 2-3-1 in their last six games against the Red Wings

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  • Thomas Greiss will start in goal on Friday night against the Red Wings
  • The German netminder is 5-0-1 in his last six games and hasn’t lost in regulation since Jan. 14
  • Greiss is 15-7-3 this season with a 2.24 goals against average and a .928 save percentage

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DID YOU KNOW?

Greiss has allowed two goals or less in 12 of his last 14 games

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“It’s a funny game, you never think you’ll play that long in the league. I owe a lot to hockey, hockey has treated me so well.”

–Islanders forward, Jason Chimera

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DID YOU KNOW?

Chimera made his NHL debut on Dec. 9, 2000 and actually scored his first career goal against the Islanders (Dec. 18, 2001)

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Only 308 NHLers have played in 1000 career games, and Jason Chimera will be the 309th when he takes his first shift tonight.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Denis Seidenberg will also achieve a milestone tonight, as he will skate in his 800th career game.

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