4 Facts to Know: Islanders at Golden Knights

The Islanders travel to Las Vegas, where they’ll take on the Golden Knights.

Coverage begins at 9:45 PM on MSG+ & MSG GO. Download Free.

*Facts Courtesy of the New York Islanders


1 The Last Time They Met ...

John Tavares scored twice and Josh Bailey dished out three assists back on Oct. 30, as the Isles routed the Golden Knights in their first-ever meeting, 6-3, in Brooklyn.

They’ll look to sweep the season series tonight in Sin City.

2 Beau Knows

Anthony Beauvillier scored twice in the Isles’ OT loss to help his team secure a point in the desert.

The young forward has tallied five goals in his last five games.

3 50 for Barzal

Mathew Barzal has 50 points (16 goals, 34 assists) – good for third most on the team – in just 49 games this season.

The rookie is in esteemed company. Since the 1996-97 season, there are only three other rookies to have 50 points in their first 53 games: Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin and Evgeni Malkin.

4 Knights Golden at Home

The Golden Knights are currently the best team in the Western Conference with 68 points and have a dominant record on home ice.

Vegas is an NHL-leading 19-2-2 at home this season.