4 Facts to Know for Islanders-Lightning

The Islanders continue their four-game road trip tonight in Tampa Bay.

Live coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG+2 MSG GO. Download free.

*Facts Courtesy of the New York Islanders


1 Going Back to Back

The Islanders are playing the second half of a back-to-back tonight after defeating the Panthers 5-4 in a shootout Monday. The Isles are 3-2-0 in the second half of back-to-back sets this season.

Meanwhile, the Lightning has not played since defeating the Sharks 5-2 on Saturday.

2 Last Time They Met

Brendan Burke and Butch Goring look at how the Isles were able to hold off a furious three-period charge by the Lightning to hang on for a 5-3 win in Tampa.

These teams met last month with the Islanders emerging with a 5-3 victory behind two goals from Anders Lee.

The Isles are looking to win consecutive regulation games in Tampa for the first time since 2002.

3 Goals Galore

Get ready to watch some offense tonight.

The Isles and Lightning rank first and second in the NHL in scoring, averaging 3.73 (Isles) and 3.62 (Lightning) goals per game.

Since being shut out by Dallas, New York is averaging 4.3 goals in their last 10 games.

4 The Kid Does It Again

What can’t Mathew Barzal do?

In his first career shootout, the 20-year-old rookie scored the game-winning goal.

He has 24 points (six goals, 18 assists) in 26 games and is considered one of the early favorites for the Calder Trophy.