The Islanders go for three in a row tonight at Barclays Center against the Coyotes.
Complete coverage starts at 6:30 PM on MSG+ & MSG GO.
Captain John Tavares broke out of his five-game pointless streak in a big way Saturday, recording three points in the Islanders win. With the big night, Tavares passed Isles legend Bob Bourne on the all-time franchise list in assists and points and tied him in goals. A goal tonight would not only pass Bourne, but also tie him with John Tonelli for 7th place on the franchise all-time points list.
So far this young season, three goals has been the magic number for the Islanders. They’re 4-0-0 when they score three or more and 0-3-1 when they don’t.
With a 4-3-1 record, the Isles are over NHL-.500 for the first time this season. Last year, it took them until December 8 to get over NHL-.500. A win tonight would put them two games over, a feat which they didn’t accomplish until January 21 last season.