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Islanders vs. Hurricanes 4/23/13

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 (24-16-5) who are on the road getting ready to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (18-24-3) in NHL action tonight.

New York will enter into tonight’s contest having beaten 13 of their 14 Eastern Conference opponents this season. Carolina has won the first two games in the season series, but the Isles have been a team on fire as of late.

The Islanders were last in action on 4/20, defeating the Winnipeg Jets by the score of 5-4 using the shootout format to earn another big W. John Tavares scored the deciding goal in the frame to help New York extend their point streak to 10-straight games.

Road Warriors:

New York holds a 14-5-2 (.714) record on the road, and are still on pace for the best road mark in franchise history. The Isles need to earn two points in their final three road games to set a new franchise record for point percentage on the road.

Close Games:

The Islanders have been tied or ahead in the third period 39-of-45 games (24-10-5).

Team Leaders:

Matt Martin leads the league with 218 hits, while Andrew MacDonald leads the NHL with 119 blocked shots.

The Islanders and Hurricanes game is set to air on the MSG Plus 2 network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.

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