5 Things to Know: Islanders vs. Jets

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (33-25-11) @ WINNIPEG JETS (30-33-7)
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1 Where They Stand

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  • Tonight the Islanders host the Winnipeg Jets for their second meeting this season.
  • The Isles are 5-4-1 in their last 10 games.
  • New York is 20-9-6 on home ice in 2016-17.
  • The Islanders currently sit in the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference.

2 Who's Hot

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  • Rookie Josh Ho-Sang scored a goal and notched an assist in the Isles’ 3-2 overtime win over the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday.
  • After skating his first three NHL games without a point, No. 66 now has points in four of his past five games.
  • Ho-Sang now has six points (three goals, three assists) in his first eight NHL contests.

3 Say What?

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“Every time you get lit up or you don’t have the best game, you want to get back out there right away.”

— Islanders’ goalie Thomas Greiss on his bounce back performance against Carolina.

4 Did You Know?

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  • Jets’ General Manager Kevin Cheveldayoff is a former draft pick of the New York Islanders, 16th overall in the 1988 NHL Entry Draft.
  • The Islanders’ Andrew Ladd was the captain of the Jets from 2011-2016 before being traded to the Chicago Blackhawks last season

5 Must-See Video

John Tavares buries the overtime winner against the Carolina.