New York Islanders (41-22-7, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (24-37-10, seventh in the Atlantic Division)

Detroit; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT

BOTTOM LINE: Detroit heads into the matchup with New York after losing four in a row.

The Red Wings are 13-18-5 on their home ice. Detroit scores 2.7 goals per game, the fewest in the Eastern Conference. Dylan Larkin leads them with 27 total goals.

The Islanders are 16-8-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 28.5 shots per game. In their last matchup on Dec. 15, New York won 4-3. Mathew Barzal recorded a team-high 2 points for the Islanders.

TOP PERFORMERS: Larkin leads the Red Wings with 27 goals and has totaled 62 points. Anthony Mantha has scored three goals over the last 10 games for Detroit.

Anders Lee leads the Islanders with 25 total goals and has totaled 45 points. Valtteri Filppula has three goals and three assists over the last 10 games for New York.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 6-4-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.

Red Wings: 1-8-1, averaging two goals, 3.5 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with a .891 save percentage.

Red Wings Injuries: Dylan Larkin: day to day (lower body), Mike Green: out for season (illness), Jonathan Ericsson: day to day (lower body), Justin Abdelkader: day to day (undisclosed).

Islanders Injuries: Robin Lehner: day to day (upper body), Johnny Boychuk: day to day (upper body).


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