Pregame 1/25: Islanders vs. Blues

The Islanders continue their 4 game home stand in an afternoon matchup against the St. Louis Blues. This is the second and final meeting between the two teams this season as the Blues defeated the Islanders 5-1 in St. Louis in early December.

Last Time Out

Islanders (21-25-7); 49 points, last in Metropolitan: Lost 6-4 on Thursday night at home against the Penguins.

Stars (34-11-5); 73 points, 2nd in Central: On Thursday they defeated the Rangers 2-1 at Madison Square Garden. The Blues have lost 3 of their last 5 games.

Key Opposing Players

Forwards

David Backes

T.J. Oshie

Brenden Morrow

Defensemen

Kevin Shattenkirk

Jay Bouwmeester

Goaltender

Jaroslav Halak

Brian Elliott

Islanders Key to Victory

The Islanders tough stretch of games continues and the Blues will be another test for them if they want to stay in the playoff hunt. This is a team with very good goaltending and to win they need to control the time of possession and have a strong defensive game.

Today’s game can be seen on MSG Plus and on the radio at 88.7 FM or 103.9 FM.

-John Santamaria

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