5 Things to Know: Islanders at Devils

BY: DAVID KOLB

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

The Islanders need a win tonight to keep their playoff chances alive.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • The Isles are 6-3-1 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 18-17-5 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • The 26-year-old is having a career-year and takes the ice tonight needing only one point to gain 50-points for the first time in his NHL career
  • Lee begins the night with a goal and an assist in three games vs. New Jersey this season

3 SAY WHAT?

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“Obviously, we’re in a tough situation where we have to rely on other things to happen outside of our games, but we’re a resilient group and we’ve fought out of a lot of stuff this year, and we’re not going to go down easy,”

 — Anders Lee, after the Isles’ blanked the Hurricanes 3-0 Thursday

4 DID YOU KNOW?

2000 Season: New Jersey goaltender Mike Dunham gets a pad on scoring attempt by New York Islander Niklas Andersson. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
1997 Season: New Jersey goaltender Mike Dunham gets a pad on scoring attempt by New York Islander Niklas Andersson. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Islanders’ goalie coach, Mike Dunham spent five seasons with the Devils’ organization from 1993 to 1998 and won the AHL Calder Cup with the Albany River Rats in 1995.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Coach, Doug Weight talks about his team’s quick start and special teams vs. Carolina in Wednesday’s 3-0 win.