The Islanders look to make it three straight wins when they take on the Kings at 7 p.m. at Barclays Center.
According to STATS:
- The Kings lost to the Sharks, 3-2, in Los Angeles on Wednesday, as they wrapped up a seven-game homestand, going 3-4-0. L.A. now hits the road for nine of their next 10 games, with the lone home game on February 1 against Colorado.
- The Islanders beat the Stars, 3-0, in Brooklyn on Thursday, picking up a win in Doug Weight's debut as the team's head coach. It was also their second consecutive shutout, the first time they've posted back-to-back shutouts since November 8 and 11, 2014.
- The Kings picked up a 4-2 win when the Islanders came to Los Angeles in November, when they scored three third-period goals in a span of 44 seconds. Those were the fastest three goals by one team since Tampa Bay scored three in 42 seconds on March 11, 2008, also against the Islanders.
- Alec Martinez is second on the Kings in points with 25, behind Jeff Carter's 40. The last Kings defenseman to finish in the top two in points was Drew Doughty in 2009-10, and prior to that, it was Lubomir Visnovsky, who led the Kings with 67 points in 2005-06.
- John Tavares had two goals against the Stars, giving him seven in his last four games, the most he's ever scored in a four-game span. He had scored six in four games on three separate occasions, most recently from December 31, 2013 to January 6, 2014.
- The Islanders have struggled to get wins this season when falling behind -- they have just four comeback wins, the fewest in the league. However, they have rallied from a deficit to tie a game 22 times this season, tied for the third-most in the league.
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