Here are some notes as the New York Islanders ( 22-28-8) are getting ready to host the Calgary Flames (21-28-7 ) in NHL action at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
2/4/14: NYI 1 at WSH 0
Evgeni Nabokov posted his second shutout of the season, as the Islanders held on for a 1-0 win over the Washington Capitals on Tuesday night at Verizon Center. Nabokov made 22 saves and Andrew MacDonald scored the game-winner2:16 into the third period.
The Islanders and Flames meet for the first time since 2011 tonight, kicking off their two-game season series. It will be the first game between the teams since a 3-1 Islanders win at the Coliseum on December 29, 2011. The Isles are 5-1-0 in their last six games against Calgary.
Killers: The Islanders have gone five games without giving up a power-play goal, killing 14-for-14 over that stretch. The Isles have killed 23-of-25 penalties over their last nine games.
Road Warriors: The Isles are 10-3-0 in their last 13 road games.
Career Wins: Evgeni Nabokov’s 345 career victories rank 18th on the NHL all time wins list. Nabokov ranks 18th all time in shutouts with 57, tied with Clint Benedict.
Kyle Okposo – 4 goals shy of 100
The Islanders v Flames game is set to air on the MSG Plus Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.