5 Things to Know: Islanders vs. Hurricanes

By David Kolb

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (22-18-9) vs. CAROLINA HURRICANES (23-20-7)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+

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  • Tonight the Islanders host the Hurricanes for the second game vs. Carolina this season
  • New York is 7-2-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Isles are 16-8-5 on home ice in 2016-17
  • The Islanders currently are tied with the Hurricanes in the standings with 53 points in the Eastern Conference

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  • Andrew Ladd scored his 11th goal of the season Friday vs. Detroit
  •  Ladd has three goals in his last three games
  • The former Hurricane has scored eight of his 11 goals on home ice this season

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“It’s sour because we’ve been rolling.”

 –Islanders coach, Doug Weight following last night’s last minute loss to the Detroit Red Wings

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 19:  Doug Weight of the New York Islanders looks on from the bench during his first game as head coach against the Dallas Stars at the Barclays Center on January 19, 2017 in Brooklyn borough of New York City. New York Islanders defeated the Dallas Stars 3-0.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/NHLI via Getty Images)

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The Carolina Hurricanes have two New York born players on their roster. Lee Stempniak hails from West Seneca, New York while defenseman, Brett Pesce comes from Tarrytown, New York.

RALEIGH, NC - DECEMBER 30:  Lee Stempniak #21 of the Carolina Hurricanes is congratulated by teammate Brett Pesce #22 after scoring a first period goal during an NHL game against the Chicago Blackhawks on December 30, 2016 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.  (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

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Weight On Last Night’s Loss