Here are some notes as the New York Islanders (32-37-11) are in Newark, NJ to take on the New Jersey Devils (34-29-17) in NHL action on Friday night.
4/10/14: NYI 2 at MTL 0
Evgeni Nabokov earned the Islanders’ first-ever shutout in Montreal, as the Isles blanked the Canadiens 2-0 Thursday night at Bell Centre. Nabokov made 19 saves and added an assist, while Ryan Strome and Brock Nelson scored a pair of power-play goals late in the second period to propel the Islanders to the win.
The Islanders continue their season-ending three game road trip tonight in New Jersey. It’s the fifth-and-final game of the season series; the Isles are 2-2-0 against the Devils this season.
Road Warriors: The Isles are 15-5-2 in their last 23 road games.
Back-To-Backs: The Islanders finish their 18th set of back-to-back games tonight. The Isles are 7-8-2 record in the second game of back-to-backs.
Career Wins: Evgeni Nabokov’s 350 career victories rank 18th on the NHL all time wins list. Nabokov ranks 18th all time in shutouts with 59.
The Islanders and Devils game is set to air on the MSG Plus 2 Network, with face-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.
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