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NY Islanders at Arizona
When: 9:00 PM ET, Monday, January 22, 2018
Where: Gila River Arena, Glendale, Arizona

The New York Islanders got off to a rousing start on a three-game road trip and look to continue their recent success away from home Monday as they visit the Arizona Coyotes. New York posted its third straight road win following a seven-game slide in opposing arenas when it rolled past Chicago 7-3 on Saturday.

Rookie defenseman Ryan Pulock led the charge for the Islanders, recording a goal and four assists for his first career performance with more than two points. Arizona is kicking off a three-game homestand after ending its five-game slide (0-1-4) in strong fashion on Saturday. Christian Dvorak scored twice to end his 10-game drought as the Coyotes halted their 12-game losing streak against St. Louis with a 5-2 road victory. Arizona is tied with Buffalo for last in the NHL with 31 points, but has earned one in three of its last four games at home (1-1-2).

TV: 9 p.m. ET, MSG Plus (New York), FS Arizona Plus

ABOUT THE ISLANDERS (24-20-4): Anthony Beauvillier scored two power-play goals Saturday to become the seventh member of the team to reach double digits in tallies (10). The 20-year-old forward has recorded seven of his goals over his last nine games, a stretch that includes a pair of two-goal performances. Pulock is the first rookie defenseman in franchise history - and eighth in NHL history - to record a five-point effort and just the fourth blue-liner in team annals to notch five points in a contest, joining Denis Potvin (five times), Stefan Persson and Uwe Krupp.

ABOUT THE COYOTES (11-28-9): Rookie Clayton Keller registered a pair of assists against the Blues to increase his team-leading total to 36 points but has gone seven games without a goal. The 19-year-old center had gone two contests without a point and has not been kept off the scoresheet for three straight games since Dec. 7-10. Brad Richardson has collected three points in his last five contests and is two shy of 200 for his career.

OVERTIME

1. Islanders captain C John Tavares leads the league in goals (14) and points (26) recorded in the third period.

2. Arizona G Antti Raanta has allowed fewer than three goals in six of his last eight outings.

3. New York C Mathew Barzal has recorded 49 points in his first 50 career games, the most in that span since Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin notched 59 in 2006-07.

PREDICTION: Islanders 4, Coyotes 2
Stats and Records
Team Comparison
  W/L Strk Home Away Day Night Div
NY Islanders 24-20-3-1 W1 13-7-2-1 11-13-1-0 4-1-0-1 20-19-3-0 7-7-1-0
Arizona 11-28-5-4 W1 5-14-1-2 6-14-4-2 1-1-1-0 10-27-4-4 1-7-4-1
Last Meeting
NY Islanders Arizona
Date Away Home Shots Saves PP Shots Saves PP
10/24/17 ARI 3 NYI 5 25 32 1-3 35 20 1-3
Player Stats
Previous Matchup
Total Points Player  
NY Islanders J. Tavares 4
Arizona C. Keller 2
Goals Player  
NY Islanders J. Tavares 3
Arizona N. Cousins 1
Assists Player  
NY Islanders A. Pelech 3
Arizona C. Keller 2
Saves Player  
NY Islanders J. Halak 32
Arizona L. Domingue 20
Season
Total Points Player  
NY Islanders J. Tavares 58
Arizona C. Keller 44
Goals Player  
NY Islanders A. Lee 29
Arizona C. Keller 17
Assists Player  
NY Islanders J. Bailey 41
Arizona C. Keller 27
Saves Player  
NY Islanders J. Halak 958
Arizona A. Raanta 694
Quickchart Matchup
NY Islanders Off vs  Arizona Def
3.44 GF
3.42 GA
31.3 Shots
31.9 Shots
32 PP
25 PK
Arizona Off vs  NY Islanders Def
2.35 GF
3.65 GA
30.1 Shots
34.7 Shots
25 PP
39 PK