5 Things to Know: Islanders vs. Avalanche

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (24-19-10) vs. COLORADO AVALANCHE (15-35-2)
Coverage begins at 5:30 on MSG+

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  • New York is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games
  • The Isles are 17-8-6 at Barclays Center on the season

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DID YOU KNOW?

Doug Weight has a 7-4-0 record since taking over as head coach for the Islanders.

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  • Defenseman Johnny Boychuk has registered assists in two of his past three games
  • The 33-year-old scored the lone Islanders’ goal against the Avalanche in their first meeting
  • The Edmonton, Alberta native has six goals and 11 assists for 17 points this season, including two game-winning goals

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DID YOU KNOW?

Over the span of his entire career, Boychuk has netted eight game-winning goals.

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“You have games like that, but give credit to their goaltender. We probably could have done a better job getting more pucks toward the net, but I think there’s a lot of things that we liked about our game.”

–Islanders forward Andrew Ladd after Saturday’s loss to Ottawa.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Ladd, the Alternate Captain for the Isles hails from Maple Ridge, Canada

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Johnny Boychuk was drafted in the second round (61st overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft by the Colorado Avalanche.

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DID YOU KNOW?

Boychuk played for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League before beginning his career in the NHL

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Doug Weight identified what went wrong Saturday  and looks forward to tonight’s tilt