4 Facts to Know for Islanders-Bruins

The Islanders wrap up their road trip in Boston.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Islanders

1 Shipping Up to Boston

The Islanders have been average on the road this season (8-8-1), but always seem to play well in Boston.

They have won 5 of the last 7 and 6 of the past 9 meetings in Boston.

2 Leaning on Leddy

Nick Leddy tallied an assist on Thursday for the fourth straight game, giving him 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) in 28 games this season.

He’s now tied with Drew Doughty and John Klingberg for most points among all defensemen.

With Johnny Boychuk still sidelined, Leddy becomes even more important to this Islanders squad.

3 The Most Important Goal

They say the first goal in the most important and that has certainly been true for the Islanders thus far this season.

The Islanders have scored first 10 times this season and are 10-0-0 when they do.

However, they have allowed the first goal in each of their past four games and have a 1-2-1 record in those games.

4 Eyes on the PK

Part of their struggles the past four games has been the penalty kill.

They have allowed at least two power play goals in each game and 10 in their last six games, bringing their penalty kill percentage down to 73.3% (30th in NHL).

They will look to fix it against the Bruins, who rank in the middle of the pack with the man advantage but have converted in each of their last two games.