3 Facts to Know: Islanders At Blackhawks

The Islanders hit the Windy City where they will take on the Blackhawks at United Center.

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1 Breaking a Windy City Hex

The Isles begin a three-game road trip tonight in Chicago, a place they have struggled in recent times.

The Islanders’ last win in the Windy City was back on March 15, 2009, and their last win against the Blackhawks was back on Dec. 13, 2014, at Nassau Coliseum.

2 A Rarity

Thursday’s loss to the Bruins was only the third defeat in 19 games for the Islanders when they’ve scored first this season.

3 The Kid is All Right


Mat Barzal recorded his 32nd assist of the season in Thursday’s game against the Bruins and leads all NHL rookies in assists.

Barzal is just eight assists shy of the Isles’ single-season record for assists for rookies. Brian Berard tallied 40 assists during the 1996-1997 campaign.