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Islanders vs. Maple Leafs 4/18/13

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Islanders (22-16-5) who are on the road getting ready to take on the Toronto Maple Leafs (24-14-5) in NHL action tonight.

The Islanders begin a regular-season-ending five-game road trip against Toronto, with New York looking for their third straight victory in Toronto for the first time since 12/11/91-2/3/93. They are 2-0-2 in their last four games overall vs. the Leafs.

Isles Recap:

Michael Grabner scored twice and the Islanders built a three-goal lead in the first period before cruising to a 5-2 victory over the Florida Panthers on 1/16 at Nassau Coliseum.

Team on Fire:

The Islanders have earned points in eight-straight games (6-0-2) and are 9-1-2 in their last 12.

Cap Moving on Up:

Jack Capuano recorded his 82nd head-coaching victory on Tuesday, which passes Terry Simpson for second place on the Islanders’ all-time wins list (Al Arbour ranks first with 740).

Road Warriors:

The Islanders are 12-5-2 (.684) on the road, and are on pace for the best mark in franchise history. Their top road winning percentage before this season was .663, set in 1976-77 (23-10-7) and in 1980-81 (25-12-3).

The Islanders and Maple Leafs game is set to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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