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.

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

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

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.

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.

5 Must-See Video

Watch the Islanders gain a shootout win in Pittsburgh last night.