5 Things to Know: Islanders at Devils

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (26-20-10) AT NEW JERSEY DEVILS (24-23-10)

1 Where They Stand

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  • Tonight the Islanders head to New Jersey to face the Devils for the first time this season.
  • New York is 6-3-1 in the last 10 games.
  • The Isles are 7-12-4 on the road in 2016-17.
  • The Islanders currently sit one point behind the Toronto Maple Leafs for the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference.

2 Who's on Fire?

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3 Say What?

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“Every team goes through it, you’ve got to win on the road, so it’s a challenge for us. We’ve got to find a way to bottle that home feeling we’ve had. Everybody has road trips. I remember we used to have the rodeo in Edmonton; we were gone for 23 days every single year the same time.’’

— Islanders coach Doug Weight on the prospects of playing ten of their next eleven games on the road.

4 Stat of the Day

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  • Stephen Gionta spent 10 seasons with the Devils organization (AHL and NHL combined) and was a member of their 2012 Eastern Conference Championship team.
  • Devils’ forward P.A. Parenteau skated in 161 games for the Islanders from 2010-2012.
  • Islanders’ goaltending coach Mike Dunham spent five seasons with the Devils from 1993-1998 and won the AHL Calder Cup with the Albany River Rats in 1995.

5 Must-See Video

Stan Fischler talks to Thomas Greiss after beating the Rangers.