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New York plays Chicago on 5-game home skid

December 5, 2021 GMT

Chicago Blackhawks (8-13-2, seventh in the Central) vs. New York Islanders (5-10-4, eighth in the Metropolitan)

Elmont; Sunday, 7:30 p.m. EST

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders -158, Blackhawks +132; over/under is 5.5

BOTTOM LINE: New York takes on Chicago looking to end its five-game home skid.

The Islanders have gone 0-4-1 in home games. New York scores 1.9 goals per game, the fewest in the NHL. Brock Nelson leads them with nine total goals.

The Blackhawks are 3-8-1 on the road. Chicago is the last team in the Western Conference averaging only 3.9 assists per game. Seth Jones leads them with 18 total assists.

New York took down Chicago 4-1 in the last meeting between these teams on Oct. 19. Oliver Wahlstrom scored two goals for the Islanders in the victory.

TOP PERFORMERS: Nelson leads the Islanders with 11 points, scoring nine goals and adding two assists. Mathew Barzal has four assists over the last 10 games for New York.

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Erik Gustafsson leads the Blackhawks with a plus-one in 22 games this season. Alex DeBrincat has seven goals over the last 10 games for Chicago.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 0-8-2, averaging 1.1 goals, 1.8 assists, 4.7 penalties and 15.2 penalty minutes while giving up 3.4 goals per game with an .894 save percentage.

Blackhawks: 6-4-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.7 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while allowing 2.2 goals per game with a .930 save percentage.

INJURIES: Islanders: Brock Nelson: out (lower body).

Blackhawks: None listed.

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The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.