5 Things to Watch: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils

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Nov 22, 2014; Uniondale, NY, USA; New York Islanders center John Tavares (91) celebrates with right wing Kyle Okposo (21) after scoring a goal against the Pittsburgh Penguins in the third period at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The Islanders won 4-1. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

  1. Can Devils Slow Down 1st Line of Islanders?

The Devils will certainly have their hands full with the talented first line of the Islanders led by John Tavares and Kyle Okposo. Tavares and Okposo are neck and neck in scoring for the Islanders this season, as Tavares is leading the team with 36 points, and Okposo is right behind him has 35.

As mentioned before, the Devils’ leading scoring is Jagr at just 25 points this season, as their style of play tries to slow the game down, and they will need to do that against the dynamic duo of Tavares and Okposo.

Cory Schneider was in net for the Devils on Thursday night so it very well could be New York native Keith Kinkaid getting the start against the Islanders on Friday.

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