5 Facts to Know For Islanders-Devils

The Islanders return home looking to make it four straight.

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*Facts Courtesy New York Islanders

1 Making History

Brendan Burke and Butch Goring break down how Anthony Beauvillier and Mathew Barzal fueled the Islanders to an enormous win against the Rangers at The Garden.

Twenty-year-old rookie Mathew Barzal continues to set record after record.

After recording three points last night in Montreal, he became the first rookie in Islanders history to register eight points over a span of two games in one season.

 

2 Last Time They Met

Brendan Burke and Butch Goring look at how the Islanders rallied to beat the Devils and snap their five-game losing streak.

These teams played on Jan. 7 at Barclays Center, with the Islanders coming from two goals down to win 5-4 in a shootout

The win snapped a five-game losing streak for the Isles and was the start of their current three-game winning streak. 

3 Metro Positioning

Thanks to their three-game winning streak the Islanders (52 points) have catapulted up the Metropolitan Division Standings and with a regulation win tonight they can tie the Devils (54 points).

However, the Devils have three games in hand on the Isles. 

4 One-Sided Rivalry

The Isles have had great success against their cross-state rivals of late.

They have won their last eight home games against New Jersey and are 13-1-1 in their last 15 meetings.

5 Making a Case To Stay

Shannon Hogan chats with Anthony Beauvillier following the Isles big game against the Rangers, breaking down his great performances of late and what's been the catalyst.

Due to the Isles numerous injuries, Anthony Beauvillier was recalled from Bridgeport two weeks ago and has impressed.

In three games Beauvillier has five points (four goals, one assist) and has developed a nice chemistry with linemates Mathew Barzal and Jordan Eberle