5 Things to Know: Islanders at Hurricanes

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (38-29-12) @ CAROLINA HURRICANES (35-30-14)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+2

The Islanders need a win tonight to sat alive in the playoff hunt.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

RALEIGH, NC - MARCH 14: Calvin de Haan #44 of the New York Islanders shoots the puck during an NHL game against the Carolina Hurricanes on March 14, 2017 at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

  • The Isles are 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 17-17-5 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

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  • Isles’ forward, Josh Bailey picked up an assist on the overtime winning goal in Tuesday’s 2-1 win over the Nashville Predators
  • The 2008 first round pick (9th overall) has now reached 40 assists for the first time and has a career-high 53 points in 79 games this season
  • Bailey has a goal and three assists in an average of 17:20 of ice-time in four meetings with the Hurricanes

3 SAY WHAT?

“I’m proud for a couple of hours, but we have to get back to work.”

 — Islanders’ coach, Doug Weight after defeating Nashville Tuesday, and looking forward to tonight’s tilt with Carolina

4 DID YOU KNOW?

RALEIGH, NC - MAY 06: Dennis Seidenberg #4 of the Carolina Hurricanes clears the puck out of the Canes defensive zonethe Boston Bruins during Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs against on May 6, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)
RALEIGH, NC – MAY 06: Dennis Seidenberg #4 of the Carolina Hurricanes clears the puck out of the Canes defensive zone on May 6, 2009 at RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. (Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via Getty Images)

Islanders’ defenseman Dennis Seidenberg played parts of three seasons with the Carolina Hurricanes (2006 through 2009), accumulating six goals and 45 assists.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch Thomas Hickey score a huge overtime goal to keep the Islanders alive in the postseason chase.