NEW YORK ISLANDERS (4-3-0) AT COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS (3-3-1)
7 PM | NATIONWIDE ARENA
TV: MSG+ | MSG GO
RADIO: 88.7FM | 103.9FM | 1050AM
The Islanders close out a two-game road trip at Columbus' Nationwide Arena on Friday evening, their first multi-game trip of the season. The Isles are riding a three-game win streak, in which they've rallied from behind to win in all three games. With a win over Winnipeg on Thursday, the Isles are over NHL .500 for the first time this season.
The Blue Jackets are coming off of a 3-2 overtime loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, snapping a two-game winning streak. The Blue Jackets led 2-1 in the third period, but Chicago's Alex DeBrincat scored a power-play goal to send the game to overtime as Jonathan Toews sealed the Blackhawks victory with 46 seconds remaining in the extra period. Blue Jackets rookie goalie Elvis Merzlikins made 30 saves in his second NHL game.
Last season against the Blue Jackets, the Islanders went 3-1-0 against their Metropolitan Division rivals. Thomas Greiss had shutouts in two of the Isles games, while Columbus' sole win was a 4-0 blanking on March 26.