NEW YORK ISLANDERS (28-21-10) at MONTREAL CANADIENS (32-20-8)
Game coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG+
1 Where They Stand
2 Who's on Fire?
• Captain John Tavares scored Tuesday against Detroit and now has goals in two straight games.
• No. 91 has 22 goals and 28 assists this season and is projected to finish close to the 33 goals and 37 assists he compiled last season in 78 games.
• In the first two games of the season series with the Habs, Tavares has a goal and two assists, and was a plus-1, in an average of 20:23 time on ice.
3 Say What?
“It’s huge to win this game. We got two tough tests coming. We got Montreal and Columbus. It doesn’t get easy. Detroit just won two in a row against the best two teams in the league.”
—Doug Weight after Tuesday’s important 3-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.
4 Stat of the Day
• Current Montreal Canadiens’ GM, Marc Bergevin skated for the Islanders as a defenseman in parts of the 1988-89 season along with the 1989-90 campaign, compiling two goals and 17 assists in 76 games.