5 Things to Know: Islanders at Blue Jackets

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (29-21-10) at COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (37-16-5)
Game coverage begins at 4:30 PM on MSG2

The Islanders continue their season-long road trip against Cam Atkinson and the Columbus Blue Jackets.

1 Where They Stand

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  • Tonight, the Islanders head to Nationwide Arena to face the Columbus Blue Jackets for the third time this season.
  • New York is 7-3-0 in its last 10 games.
  • The Isles are 9-13-4 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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·      John Tavares scored a goal and recorded an assist in Thursday’s 3-0 win over the Montreal Canadiens.

·       The Isles’ captain has 23 goals and 29 assists this season, including three goals and three assists in his past five games.

·      Through the first two games of the season series vs. Columbus, Tavares has a goal and two assists along with a plus-2 rating.

3 Say What?

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“Pretty good from the drop of the puck. We didn’t give them a lot.”

— Tavares after Thursday’s 3-0 shutout over Montreal

4 Stat of the Day

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In 34 starts, Thomas Greiss has recorded 22 quality starts this season.

5 Must-See Video

Relive Anthony Beauvillier’s memorable night in Montreal