5 Things to Know: Islanders at Predators

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (37-29-12) @ NASHVILLE PREDATORS (40-28-11)
Coverage begins at 7:30 PM on MSG+2

The Islanders continue their playoff push tonight in Nashville.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

NASHVILLE, TN - MARCH 17: Brock Nelson #29 of the New York Islanders skates against the Nashville Predators during an NHL game at Bridgestone Arena on March 17, 2016 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

  • The Isles are 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 16-17-5 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

  • Isles’ forward, Anders Lee scored two goals in Sunday’s 4-2 win over the Buffalo Sabres
  • The St. Paul, Minnesota native has cracked the 30-goal plateau for the first time in his career, and now sits with 31 goals entering the final four games of the season
  • Lee has 48 points this season, including 24 points on the road, eight power play goals and six game-winning goals

3 SAY WHAT?

“Obviously, when you’re missing Johnny, it’s a tough scenario. But the guys kind of bought into what we were talking about and everybody’s got to pick up the slack.”

– Islanders’ coach, Doug Weight on how the Isles’ must overcome the loss of John Tavares down the stretch

4 DID YOU KNOW?

NASHVILLE, TN - OCTOBER 12: Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators lines up a shot in front of Lubomir Visnovsky #11 and teammate goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at Bridgestone Arena on October 12, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN – OCTOBER 12: Matt Cullen #7 of the Nashville Predators lines up a shot in front of Lubomir Visnovsky #11 and teammate goalie Evgeni Nabokov #20 of the New York Islanders at Bridgestone Arena on October 12, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)

The Predators have fired at least 31 shots in each of the last eight meetings with the Islanders.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch forward, Josh Ho-Sang’s highlight reel breakaway goal vs. the Sabres in Sunday’s 4-2 win.