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Islanders vs. Jets 4/20/13

The Islanders' first logo, used from 1972-95.

The Islanders’ logo. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Islanders (23-16-5) who are on the road getting ready to take on the Winnipeg Jets (23-19-2) in NHL action this afternoon.

New York continues its five-game, regular-season-ending road trip in Winnipeg, with the Isles and Jets split in the season series. The Islanders have earned points in nine-straight games (7-0-2) and are 10-1-2 in their last 13. They’re on their longest point streak since the ’01-’02 season when they opened it up with a 9-0-1-1 record.

Road Warriors:

The Islanders are 13-5-2 (.700) on the road, which puts the team on pace for the best mark in franchise history. Their top road winning percentage before this season was .662, set in ’76-’77 and in ’80-’81 (25-12-3). New York needs to earn four points in their final four road games to set a new franchise record for point percentage on the road.

NHL Goals Race:

John Tavares‘ 26 goals rank third in the NHL, he also ranks ninth in the league in points (45) and second in the league in power-play goals (nine).

Director of Homeland Security:

Evgeni Nabokov has been in the cage for 38-of-44 Islanders games this season. He is one shy of the league lead in wins with 22. Nabokov ranks third among active goalies (behind Brodeur and Luongo) and 19th on the all-time wins list. Nabokov’s 55 shutouts rank 19th all-time and third among active goalies.

Islestones to Watch For:

Marty Reasoner is three goals shy of 100

The Islanders and Jets game is set to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

 

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