NEW YORK ISLANDERS (35-29-12) vs. NEW JERSEY DEVILS (27-35-14)
Coverage begins at 6:30 PM on MSG+
The Islanders will try and snap their skid as they host the rival Devils.
Johnny Boychuk reacts after the Isles gave up five goals in the first period and talks about how he felt on the ice in his first game back from injury.
“It was just an awful period. We have to be ready every period of every game this time of year. We’re fighting for the playoffs. At the end of the day, we can’t give up five goals. The whole team has to be ready for the puck drop and we weren’t.”
— Islanders’ defenseman, Johnny Boychuk on last night’s first period effort
Devils’ Assistant GM Tom Fitzgerald was drafted by the Islanders in the first round (17th overall) in the 1986 NHL Draft and spent five seasons (1988-93) on Long Island.