5 Things to Know: Islanders at Oilers

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (30-23-11) @ EDMONTON OILERS (35-22-8)
Coverage begins at 8:30 PM on MSG+2

After losing in Calgary on Sunday, the Islanders head north to Edmonton to battle the Oilers.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

Islanders Leddy Road 102116

  • The Isles are 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 10-15-5 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

  • Islanders’ forward, John Tavares scored a goal on five shots on net Sunday vs. the Calgary Flames
  • The Isles’ captain now has 24 goals and 30 assists for 54 points, including two goals and two assists in his past five games
  • Tavares tallied an assist and was a plus-1 on Nov. 5 vs. the Oilers at Barclays Center in 23:42 of ice-time

3 SAY WHAT?

“We just really shot ourselves in the foot. When you give up four goals like that, it’s hard to win in this league.”

— Islanders’ captain, John Tavares reflecting back to the Flames four-goal first period in Sunday’s 5-2 loss in Calgary

4 DID YOU KNOW?

UNIONDALE, NY - DECEMBER 10:  Right wing Trent Hunter #7 of the New York Islanders celebrates after scoring the game-winning goal in a shootout against goalie Jussi Markkanen #30 of the Edmonton Oilers at the Nassau Coliseum on December 10, 2005 in Uniondale, New York. The Isles defeated the Oilers 3-2 after a shootout.  (Photo by Andy Marlin/Getty Images)

The Oilers 4-3 shootout win in Brooklyn earlier this season was only the second shootout between these clubs all-time. The Islanders won the first shootout, winning 3-2 over Edmonton Dec. 10, 2005.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Butch Goring and Brendan Burke look back at the Isles 5-2 loss, in Calgary last Sunday