The Islanders head to Detroit and look to keep their point streak going in a matchup with the Red Wings at 7:30 p.m.
According to STATS...
- The Islanders beat the Capitals, 3-2, at home on Tuesday, their third consecutive win and seventh consecutive game picking up at least one point (6-0-1). Their .708 winning percentage in January was the fourth-best in the league.
- The Red Wings fell to the Devils, 4-3, on Tuesday in Detroit, their fifth consecutive loss and third consecutive game allowing four goals. Through 50 games, the Wings have just 49 points, their lowest since they had the same amount in the 1990-91 season.
- The Red Wings picked up a 4-3 win in Brooklyn when these teams met on December 4, as Mike Green scored twice. Detroit has won four of the last six between the teams, scoring at least four goals in five of those.
- Since January 13, John Tavares has 14 points (8G, 6A) in nine games, second only to Brad Marchand (16 points) in the league in that timespan. The 1.56 points per game is a significant jump from the 0.69 he had in his first 39 games of the season.
- Henrik Zetterberg picked up his 10th goal of the season in the loss to New Jersey. He has now scored at least ten goals in every season he's been in the league, dating back to 2002-03. His 14 straight seasons trail only Patrick Marleau (19) and Marian Hossa (18) among active streaks that have extended into this season.
- The Red Wings should have the edge on faceoffs in the attacking zone -- they've won 54.5 percent of their faceoffs there, third-highest in the league. Meanwhile, the Islanders have only won 46.5 percent of their defensive zone draws, third-lowest in the league.
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