Here are some notes for those fans who are getting ready to watch the New York Islanders (24-17-6) who are on the road getting ready to wrap up the regular season against the Buffalo Sabres (20-21-6) in NHL action tonight.
New York and Buffalo have split the first two of a three-game season series, as the Islanders are looking to end the regular season on a winning note. The guys are 21-13-5 in their final game of the regular season and 19-16-4 in their final road game of the season.
John Tavares scored his 28th goal of the season and Kevil Poulin stopped 28-of-30 shots, but the Islanders fell 2-1 to the Philadelphia Flyers on 4/25. The loss marks the Islanders first regular season defeat since March 30 at Pittsburgh.
Still Road Warriors:
The New York Islanders are still on pace for the best road winning percentage in franchise history. A point tonight will help the guys make history in making this year the best point percentage on the road.
Evgeni Nabokov has been in the cage for the Islanders for 40-of-47 games this season. He is one win shy of the league lead with 23. With 335 career victories Nabokov ranks third among active goalies and 18th on the all-time wins list.
The Islanders and Sabres game is set to air on the MSG Plus Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.