5 Facts to Know for Islanders-Senators

The Islanders travel to Ottawa looking for their third straight win.

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*Facts Courtesy of the New York Islanders

1 Going Back to Back

Both teams will be playing the second half a back-to-back tonight.

The Islanders are coming off a comeback overtime win in Philadelphia, while the Senators lost 5-2 in Columbus.

2 Fresh Legs

Coach Doug Weight has made a few lineup changes for tonight’s game.

Jaroslav Halak will get the start in net, while Alan Quine and Thomas Hickey enter the lineup in place of Anthony Beauvillier and Dennis Seidenberg.

3 The Kid's Alright

Mathew Barzal scored a goal Friday to extend his point streak to five games.

Barzal is now tied for the NHL rookie point lead (22) and is first in assists among all rookies (16).

4 Feeling the Jet Lag?

After sweeping the two-game set with the Avalanche in Sweden this month, the Senators have struggled on North American ice losing five in a row (0-3-2).

5 Same Face, New Place

The Islanders will get their first look at Matt Duchene in a Senators jersey tonight.

Ottawa acquired the talented center earlier this month in a blockbuster three-team trade, but so far Duchene is scoreless in seven games with the Sens.