Here are some notes as the New York Islanders (27-35-9 ) are on the road getting ready to take on the Carolina Hurricanes (31-31-9) in NHL action on Tuesday.
3/23/14: NYI 2 vs. CBJ 0
Evgeni Nabokov made 41 saves, including 17 in the final frame, for his 58th career shutout and third this season as the Islanders defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets 2-0 Sunday at Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders penalty kill was a perfect six-for-six, while Cal Clutterbuck and Travis Hamonic scored the game’s only goals.
After wrapping up a four-game homestand with a 2-2-0 mark, the Islanders begin a two-game road trip tonight in Carolina. These teams have met three times this season; Carolina won each game by a single goal.
Road Warriors: The Isles are 12-4-1 in their last 17 road games.
Hot Hands: Kyle Okposo has eight points (2g/6a) in his last six games. Frans Nielsen has six points (3g/3a) in the last five games. Anders Lee has five points (2g/3a)in the last five games.
Clutterbuck Hits 10: Cal Clutterbuck scored his 10th goal of the season Sunday afternoon. Clutterbuck has scored double-digit goals in each of his five full NHL seasons.
Sundstrom: Johan Sundstrom picked up his first NHL point – an assist – on Sunday afternoon.
Kyle Okposo – 1 goal shy of 100
The Islanders v Hurricanes game is set to air on the MSG Plus Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:00 p.m.