5 Things to Know: Islanders vs. Devils

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (35-29-12) vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (27-35-14)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+

The Islanders will try and snap their skid as they host the rival Devils.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • The Isles are 3-6-1 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 20-12-7 in home ice in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • Isles’ forward, Andrew Ladd scored Thursday in the Islanders 6-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers
  • No. 16 has two goals and is a plus-3 in two games vs. the Devils this season
  • After a slow start to the season, Ladd has produced his first 20-goal season since 2014-15, as he’s tallied 21 goals in 72 games

3 SAY WHAT?

“It was just an awful period. We have to be ready every period of every game this time of year. We’re fighting for the playoffs. At the end of the day, we can’t give up five goals. The whole team has to be ready for the puck drop and we weren’t.”

 — Islanders’ defenseman, Johnny Boychuk on last night’s first period effort

4 DID YOU KNOW?

UNIONDALE, NY - 1992: Pierre Turgeon #77 of the New York Islanders celebrates with teammate Tom Fitzgerald #14 after a win circa 1992 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)
UNIONDALE, NY – 1992: Pierre Turgeon #77 of the New York Islanders celebrates with teammate Tom Fitzgerald #14 after a win circa 1992 at the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. (Photo by B Bennett/Getty Images)

Devils’ Assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald was drafted by the Islanders in the first round (17th overall) in the 1986 NHL Draft and spent five seasons (1988-93) on Long Island.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Cal Clutterbuck expresses his frustration after the Isles 6-3 loss to the Flyers Thursday.