5 Things to Know: Islanders at Blues

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (32-23-11) @ ST. LOUIS BLUES (34-27-5)
Coverage begins at 7:30 PM on MSG+

The Islanders conclude their nine-game road trip in St. Louis.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • The Isles are 6-3-1 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 12-15-5 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

  • The Islanders’ 2008 first round pick has six assists in five games in the month of March in an average time on ice of 18:15
  • Through 66 games this season Bailey owns career-highs in assists with 37 and in points with 49 and has his eyes on his career-best 16 goals set in 2009-10

3 SAY WHAT?

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“It wasn’t a great game. They came out hard. They’re playing desperate and threw everything at us. We did a good job of giving ourselves an opportunity to win.

— Islanders’ captain, John Tavares on Thursday’s win over Vancouver

4 DID YOU KNOW?

ST. LOUIS - DECEMBER 13: Doug Weight #39 of the St. Louis Blues looks on during a break in NHL game action against the Pittsburgh Penguins on December 13, 2005 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis, Missouri. The St. Blues defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-0. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Islanders’ head coach, Doug Weight played for the Blues from 2001 to 2006. He then won a Stanley Cup as a rental in June of 2006 with the Carolina Hurricanes before returning to the Blues the following fall to play another season-and-a-half in St. Louis.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

See Andrew Ladd score the game-winner in overtime Thursday in the Isles’ 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks