5 Things to Know: Islanders vs. Bruins

BY: DAVID KOLB

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (35-26-12) vs. BOSTON BRUINS (38-30-6)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+

The Islanders host the Bruins in a crucial battle for playoff positioning.

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

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  • The Isles are 5-4-1 in the last 10 games
  • New York is 20-10-7 at home 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

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  • No. 91 now has points in each of his past five games (two goals, four assists) and has 12 points in 12 games in March
  • Tavares has scored 35 points in 37 games at Barclays Center this season, while potting 27 goals and 37 assists for 64 points this season in 73 games this season

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?

“Anytime you win a game, it’s always great. I think it’s more special right now after being called up and playing my first game right now in this late stage of the season.”

 — Islanders’ goalie, Jaroslav Halak after gaining his first win for the Islanders since Dec. 27.

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?

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Four Islanders have played in all 73 games this season including, Josh Bailey, Jason Chimera, Calvin de Haan and John Tavares.

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 the Islanders gain a shootout win in Pittsburgh last night.

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.