5 Things to Know: Islanders at Sabres

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (36-29-12) @ BUFFALO SABRES (32-33-12)
Coverage begins at 2:30 PM on MSG+

The Islanders will try to keep their playoff hopes alive with a win in Buffalo.

1 WHERE THEY STAND

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  • The Isles are 4-5-1 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 15-17-5 on the road in 2016-17

2 WHO'S HOT

  • Isles’ forward, Anders Lee scored Friday in the Islanders 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils
  • The St. Paul, Minnesota native has 29 goals and 46 points this season –- both new career-highs
  • Lee is looking for his first point of the season vs. Buffalo tonight and is averaging 17:19 of ice time in the three games against the Sabres

3 SAY WHAT?

“We needed to win tonight and we bounced back in a good way. We played a strong 60 minutes.”

 — Islanders’ forward, Anthony Beauvillier said after scoring a goal in the Isles win vs. New Jersey Friday

4 DID YOU KNOW?

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 09: Adam Pelech #50 of the New York Islanders dumps Sam Reinhart #23 of the Buffalo Sabres during the first period at the Barclays Center on April 9, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)

Isles defenseman, Adam Pelech skated with Sabres’ forward, Sam Reinhart for Team Canada at the 2014 World Junior Championships.

5 MUST-SEE VIDEO

Watch captain, John Tavares suffer a lower-body injury in Friday’s 2-1 win over the Devils.