The Islanders return from the break and conclude their homestand against the Sabres.
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1. HATS OFF
Barzal leads all rookies in points with 35 and was named the NHL’s 2nd Star of the Week.
What does he have in store for an encore?
2. LAST TIME THEY MET
These team played back in the beginning of the season on Oct. 7, with the Islanders winning 6-3 in their home opener.
3. JARO IN NET
After starting the team’s last two games before the break, Jaroslav Halak will once again be in goal for the Isles tonight.
Halak has struggled somewhat in December, going 3-3-2 with a 3.25 GAA and .909 SV%.
4. OPPOSITE ENDS
The Islanders are second in the league in scoring, averaging 3.56 goals per game.
Meanwhile, the Sabres rank last averaging just 2.17 goals per game. However, the Islanders allow the most goals per game (3.50).