5 Things to Know: Islanders at Red Wings

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (27-21-10) at DETROIT RED WINGS (24-25-10)
Game coverage begins at 7 PM on MSG+2

1 Where They Stand

NEWARK, NJ - FEBRUARY 18:  Johnny Boychuk #55 and Nick Leddy #2 of the New York Islanders in action against the New Jersey Devils on February 18, 2017 at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Islanders 3-2.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

  • Tonight the Islanders head to Joe Louis Arena to face the Detroit Red Wings for the third and final meeting this season
  • New York is 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • The Isles are 7-13-4 on the road in 2016-17
  • The Islanders currently sit two point behind the Boston Bruins for the final Wild Card slot in the Eastern Conference

2 Who's On Fire

  • Isles’ alternate captain, Andrew Ladd scored Sunday vs. New Jersey and now has goals (four), in three straight games
  • The first-year Islander now has 16 goals this season, leaving him only one short of last year’s total of 17
  • In 27-career games vs. Detroit, Ladd has 12 goals and seven assists for 19 points, including one goals in two games this season

3 Say What?

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“It took a lot of hard work to get back to where we’re at, but we’re still fighting for our lives. It keeps going on and we’ve got to keep finding ways to win.”

– Islanders forward, Andrew Ladd after Sunday’s 6-4 win over the Devils

4 Did You Know?

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Islanders’ forward, Alan Quine was originally drafted in the 3rd round (85th overall) of the 2011 Entry Draft by the Red Wings

5 Must See Video

Ryan Strome speaks after his three-point night in the Isles’ important win over the Devils Sunday