Detroit plays New York, seeks 5th straight victory
New York Islanders (5-10-3, eighth in the Metropolitan) vs. Detroit Red Wings (12-9-3, third in the Atlantic)
Detroit; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Red Wings -102, Islanders -119; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit will try to build upon its four-game win streak with a victory against New York.
The Red Wings are 6-6-2 in conference play. Detroit ranks seventh in the Eastern Conference averaging 4.9 assists per game, led by Moritz Seider with 0.6.
The Islanders are 1-8-1 in Eastern Conference play. New York scores 1.8 goals per game, the fewest in the league. Brock Nelson leads them with nine total goals.
The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.
TOP PERFORMERS: Dylan Larkin leads the Red Wings with 10 goals and has 21 points. Lucas Raymond has four goals over the last 10 games for Detroit.
Nelson has 11 total points while scoring nine goals and totaling two assists for the Islanders. Anders Lee has three goals over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 5-4-1, averaging 2.3 goals, four assists, 2.8 penalties and 5.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game with a .917 save percentage.
Islanders: 1-8-1, averaging one goal, 1.6 assists, 4.4 penalties and 13.8 penalty minutes while allowing three goals per game with a .904 save percentage.
INJURIES: Red Wings: Joe Veleno: day to day (upper body), Tyler Bertuzzi: day to day (health protocols).
Islanders: Brock Nelson: out (lower body).