5 Things to Know: Islanders at Canadiens

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (28-21-10) at MONTREAL CANADIENS (32-20-8)
Game coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG+

1 Where They Stand

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• Tonight the Islanders head to Bell Centre to face the Montreal Canadiens for the third and final time this season.
• New York is 6-3-1 in the last 10 games.
• The Isles are 8-13-4 on the road in 2016-17.
• The Islanders currently own the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference.

2 Who's on Fire?

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• 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?

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“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

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• 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.

5 Must-See Video

John Tavares on starting the Isles huge road trip on the right foot.