1 Tough Challenge
Playing the second half of a back-to-back, the Islanders now have to face the Western Conference-leading St. Louis Blues, who are on a three-game winning streak. New York has struggled in St. Louis, winning only one of their past six there. These teams met in Brooklyn on Columbus Day, with the Blues winning in a shootout.
2 The Greiss Is Right
3 Get On the Board First
The Isles have allowed the first goal in 12 of 16 games this season and have been outscored 17-11 in the first period. However, in four games where they have scored first, they are 4-0-0.