5 Things to Know: Devils vs. Islanders

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW JERSEY DEVILS (28-38-14) vs. NEW YORK ISLANDERS (39-29-12)
Coverage begins at 5:30 PM on MSG

Patrik Elias with skate with the Devils one last time before tonight’s game.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

Devils Introduced at Home Opener (10/18)

  • The Devils are 2-6-2 in the last 10 games
  • New Jersey is 16-16-8 on home ice in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

  • Devils’ forward, Kyle Palmieri scored a goal and tallied an assist in Thursday’s 7-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins
  • The Devils’ leading goal scorer now has 26 goals and 27 assists for 53 points in 78 games this season
  • Palmieri has notched a goal and an assist in three games vs. the Isles this season

3 SAY WHAT?

Boucher & Palmieri React to Devils' Victory Over Blue Jackets (3/20)

“Tonight on the offensive side, we did some pretty good things, but we left Schneids out to dry there. Five or six of those were back-door tap-ins. He had no chance and you can’t do that.”

— Devils’ forward Kyle Palmieri after the Devils allowed seven goals Thursday to the Pittsburgh Penguins

4 DID YOU KNOW?

2003 Season: Alain Nasreddine of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)
2003 Season: Alain Nasreddine of the New York Islanders. (Photo by Bruce Bennett Studios/Getty Images)

Devils’ assistant coach, Alain Nasreddine spent two seasons, 2002-2004, with the Islanders organization, and skated in three NHL games with the club in the 2002-03 season.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Stan Fischler talks to Devils’ goalie, Cory Schneider about Thursday’s loss to Sidney Crosby and the Pittsburgh Penguins.