The New York Islanders host the Toronto Maple Leafs at Barclays Center on Monday at 7 p.m. ET.
According to STATS:
- The Islanders beat the Maple Leafs, 5-1, in the first meeting between these teams this year back on October 30. It was the Islanders' biggest win against the Leafs since December 17, 1993 (6-2).
- New York lost in overtime to Carolina, 5-4, on Saturday. It was the seventh straight home game in which the Islanders have earned at least one point. The last time they had a longer streak at home was January and February of 2004 (nine straight).
- Josh Bailey has scored four goals in his last five games after scoring just six goals in his first 45 games of 2016-17. Bailey's goal against Pittsburgh came on the power play, his 10th power-play point of the season. The only season he has tallied more power-play points was his rookie year in 2008-09 (11 power-play points).
- This is the last game of a six-game road trip for Toronto, who beat Boston on Saturday, 6-5. It was the first time this season the Maple Leafs had allowed at least five goals and still won the game.
- The Maple Leafs have scored six or more goals in six games this season; only Pittsburgh (eight) and Washington (seven) have more. It is the most such games in a season by Toronto since 2008-09 (seven).
- William Nylander scored three goals against the Bruins, his first career hat trick. At 20 years and 279 days old, Nylander was the second-youngest Leafs skater in the last 15 seasons to record a hat trick (Auston Matthews scored four goals on October 12, 2016 at 19 years and 25 days old).