5 Things to Know: Islanders at Maple Leafs

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (25-19-10) at TORONTO MAPLE LEAFS (25-18-11)

1 Where They Stand

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  • Tonight, the Islanders head to Toronto to face the Maple Leafs for the final game of their season series.
  • New York is 6-2-2 in their last 10 games.
  • The Isles are 7-11-4 on the road in 2016-17.
  • The Islanders currently sit one point behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference.

2 Who's on Fire?

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3 Say What?

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“I never ever thought they weren’t a good team. I don’t think anyone really thought that. I mean they have an elite, elite center in John Tavares. They have good players. Now they seem to have gotten excited and got it going.”

–Leafs coach, Mike Babcock on the New York Islanders

4 Stat of the Day

The first game between these clubs took place on Jan. 10, 1973 with the Maple Leafs picking up a 4-2 win at Maple Leaf Gardens.

5 Must-See Video

Coach Doug Weight praises J.F. Berube.