5 Facts to Know for Islanders-Avalanche

The Islanders end 2017 tonight in Colorado, as they take on the Avs.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Islanders

1 The Last Time They Met ...

The Isles will be looking to sweep the season series tonight after beating the Avs, 6-4, on Nov. 5 in Brooklyn.

Mat Barzal made history, becoming the first Islander rookie to record five assists in a game.

2 Ringing in the New Year


The Islanders are 10-0-1 in their last 11 games played on Dec. 31 and have a 16-7-1 overall record on the final day of the year.

3 Red-Hot Lee

Anders Lee scored both of the Islanders goals in their 4-2 loss to Winnipeg Friday, giving him 24 or the season which is tied for the NHL lead. 

To date, Lee has scored 44 goals during 2017 calendar year.

4 We're Going Streaking

Josh Bailey is currently riding a career-long 10-game point streak (six goals, 12 assists).

Not far behind him is John Tavares, who is on a nine-game streak himself (four goals, 14 assists).

Bailey and Tavares each have 49 points, which is second in the NHL behind only Nikita Kucherov.  

5 Iron Man


Nick Leddy has played in 115 consecutive regular-season games for the Isles.

He is one of 14 Isles defensemen in franchise history to play in 100 consecutive regular-season games.