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.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

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

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

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

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

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

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

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.

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

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

The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.