5 Things to Know: Islanders at Blackhawks

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (30-22-10) at CHICAGO BLACKHAWKS (40-18-5)
Game coverage begins at 8 PM on MSG+

After a thrilling win last night, the Islanders continue their nine-game road in Chicago.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 3: Nick Leddy #2 and Anders Lee #27 of the New York Islanders celebrate a goal against the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center on March 3, 2017 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Glenn James/NHLI via Getty Images)

  • Tonight the Islanders travel to United Center to face the Chicago Blackhawks for the second time this season
  • The Isles are 6-4-0 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 10-14-4 on the road in 2016-17
  • The Islanders currently own the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • The Mississauga, Ontario native now has two three-point games within the past five tilts, giving him 12 goals and 16 assists for 28 points this season

3 SAY WHAT?

“They get two good chances and we’re down by two, and it doesn’t look good. “But (we) came out a confident hockey club. Really big on the road to come out with a third like that.”

— Islanders coach, Doug Weight following last night’s comeback win in Dallas

4 DID YOU KNOW?

DETROIT, MI - MAY 23: Nick Leddy #8 of the Chicago Blackhawks skates with the puck during Game Four of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Detroit Red Wings during the 2013 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena on May 23, 2013 in Detroit, Michigan. The Wings won 2-0 (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)

On October 4, 2014, Nick Leddy was traded to the New York Islanders from the Chicago Blackhawks for Ville Pokka, T. J. Brennan, and Anders Nilsson.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Revisit last night’s three-goal third period, as the Islanders defeated the Dallas Stars 5-4