5 Facts to Know for Islanders-Avalanche

The Islanders return home to Brooklyn tonight to take on Matt Duchene and the Avalanche.

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*Facts Courtesy New York Islanders

1 Home-Ice Advantage

Barclays Center has been a fortress for the Islanders this season. Heading into tonight’s contest against the Avs, the home side is 4-0-1 this season.

2 First Strike

The all-important first goal is especially important for the Islanders’ fortunes. New York is 3-0-0 when it scores first and 4-5-1 when the opposition scores first.

3 The Captain Leads

John Tavares is the first Islander player with 12 goals in the first 13 game since Mark Parrish had 12 in 2001-02.

4 Scoring Spree

The Islanders have scored a goal in 14 straight periods and have scored a second-period goal in nine straight games.

5 Besting the Avs in Brooklyn

The Isles have won their last three games against the Avalanche at home by a combined score of 16-4.