Mar 1, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; the New Jersey Devils celebrate a goal against New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) during the second period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Preview: Devils At Islanders (Sound Tigers?)

Devils (31-28-14) at Islanders (28-35-10)

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Last 10: New Jersey 4-5-1; New York 5-3-2
The New Jersey Devils and New York Islanders will meet for the fourth time this season and the third and final time at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in 2013-14. New Jersey is winning the season series 2-1 with the most recent victory coming on March 1st in Uniondale, NY.

Mar 1, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) allows a goal by New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) during the first period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mar 1, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders goalie Evgeni Nabokov (20) allows a goal by New Jersey Devils center Adam Henrique (14) during the first period of a game at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports


Big Story: The Devils currently sit four points out of the eighth spot in the Eastern Conference. Four teams are tied for that spot with 80 points.

Team Scope:

Islanders - The Islanders are having a subpar season to say the least. They have lost their best player, John Tavares, due to a knee injury in the Sochi Olympics. However, they have been playing some solid hockey as of late, going 5-3-2 in their last 10 games.

Devils - The Devils are coming off their ninth shootout loss of the season on Thursday to the Phoenix Coyotes. The Devils are in need of two points as they sit four points behind the pack of teams tied at 80. If the Devils win tonight they still have a chance to make a great run at the postseason. The Devils need to capitalize on tonight’s game as they take on the Bridgeport Sound Tigers… I mean New York Islanders tonight. The Isles have a large amount of injuries and a lot of the Bridgeport team is in the lineup tonight.

Who’s Hot:
Adam Henrique has 15-points in his last 14-games. Islanders forward Ryan Strome has three points in his last two games.

Injury Report:
Devils forward Tim Sestito (upper-body) and defenseman Anton Volchenkov (lower-body) are both questionable for tonights game. Islanders forward Kyle Okposo (lower-body) is questionable. Forward Michael Grabner and defenseman Lubomir Visnovsky are out with concussions. Tavares is out with a knee injury. Defenseman Brian Strait is out with a broken hand.

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