5 Things to Know: Devils at Islanders

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (27-35-14) @ NEW YORK ISLANDERS (35-29-12)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+2

The Devils look to get back in the win column as they visit the rival Islanders.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • The Devils are 2-6-2 in the last 10 games
  • New Jersey is 12-20-6 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

  • Devils’ forward, Taylor Hall scored a goal in 19:29 of ice time in Tuesday’s 4-3 shootout loss to the Winnipeg Jets
  • The first-year Devil enters tonight’s game with five goals and five assists in 14 games in March
  • Hall takes the ice tonight with 19 goals and 32 assists for 51 points this season, including a goal and two assists in three games vs. the Isles

3 SAY WHAT?

“I don’t envy the ref’s position. They have to make so many hard choices throughout the game so sometimes they see something that maybe they look at on video and see another thing after the game. I don’t know. You just want to see some consistency. I would have loved to have a penalty shot to win.”

 — Taylor Hall on the penalty shot not awarded in OT Thursday vs. Winnipeg

4 DID YOU KNOW?

UNIONDALE, NY - 1992: Pierre Turgeon #77 of the New York Islanders celebrates with teammate Tom Fitzgerald #14 after a win circa 1992 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY – 1992: Pierre Turgeon #77 of the New York Islanders celebrates with teammate Tom Fitzgerald #14 after a win circa 1992 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils’ Assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald was drafted by the Islanders in the first round (17th overall) in the 1986 NHL Draft and spent five seasons (1988-93) on Long Island.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch 24-year-old Stefan Noesen’s nifty finish, scoring his seventh goal of the season Tuesday vs. Winnipeg.