The Islanders face the Ottawa Senators on the road Friday at 7:30 p.m.
According to STATS...
- The Islanders lost, 2-1, in a shootout with the Canucks at Barclays Center five days ago, taking at least one point from their third straight tilt in the process (2-0-1 record). New York has participated in six shootouts this season (3-3 record) -- tied for third most in the league (behind Ottawa and Toronto -- 8).
- Ottawa was pummeled, 6-3, by the Devils at Prudential Center last night, snapping its two-game win streak with the setback. The Sens are just 2-6-0 (.250) in the second of back-to-back tilts this year -- tied for third worst in the league.
- The Senators took the first meeting of the season with the Isles, 3-2, in overtime at Canadian Tire Centre on December 5. Dating to the beginning of 2012-13, these clubs have played 10 times, and each has skated off with five wins.
- Ryan Strome scored the Isles' lone goal in last Sunday's setback, lighting the lamp for the second time in his last three skates (had three goals in first 31 games of the season). Including Strome (5), the Isles have 11 different players with 5+ goals in 2015-16 -- tied for second most of any Eastern Conference club.
- Mike Hoffman lit the lamp last night, giving him 21 markers on the season -- second most of any Eastern Conference skater (Ovechkin -- 28). Including one this year, Hoffman has two goals in five career skates vs. the Islanders.
- The Isles have killed 94.0 percent (63/67) of their opponents' power-play opportunities in the last 23 games -- best of any team in the league since Thanksgiving. Ottawa's penalty-kill percentage is just 72.0 since Turkey Day (third worst in hockey).