5 Things to Know: Islanders vs. Blue Jackets

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (33-26-11) @ COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (45-18-6)
Coverage begins at 12:30 PM on MSG+

1 Where They Stand

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2 Who's Hot

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  • Isles’ defenseman Nick Leddy gained an assist in 22:44 of ice time against Winnipeg Thursday.
  • The product of Eden Prairie, Minnesota has a goal and three assists in his past five games, and two goals and five assists in nine games for the month of March.
  • Leddy has an assist in three tilts against the Blue Jackets this season and is approaching his career high in points (40), as he has 11 goals and 28 assists for 39 points on the season.

3 Say What?

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“We didn’t execute well and they are a dangerous team. We dug ourselves a hole. It’s hard to do that game in and game out this time of year.”

— Islanders’ captain John Tavares said after Thursday’s 4-2 loss to the Jets.

4 Did You Know?

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  • Isles forward Jason Chimera accumulated 62 goals with 74 assists for 136 points in 331 games as a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets (2005-09).

5 Must-See Video

John Tavares hopes the Isles eliminate their sloppy play after falling to Winnipeg.