4 Facts to Know for Islanders-Kings

The Islanders return home to host the Kings.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Islanders

1 Leader of the Pack

Josh Bailey took over the Isles’ team lead in points Thursday after recording his first career hat trick in the Isles’ 6-4 loss to the Blue Jackets. Bailey is just the 11th player in franchise history to tally a hat trick in a losing effort.

Bailey has 8 goals and 30 assists for 38 points this season.

2 Advantage, Isles

The schedule plays to the Islanders’ advantage tonight. The Kings will be playing on the back end of a back-to-back set against the Rangers and Isles. The Isles are 4-0-0 when they are rested and the opposing team is not this season.

3 Five is the Magic Number

The Isles are 7-1-0 at home when scoring five goals or more and 11-1-0 when scoring five overall.

4 Ho-Sang Loaned

Josh Ho-Sang was loaned to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers on Friday.

The rookie forward has 12 points (2 goals, 10 assists) in 22 games for the Isles this season.