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Central Division-leading Stars take on the Islanders

New York Islanders (23-20-14, sixth in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Dallas Stars (35-16-8, first in the Central Division)

Dallas; Monday, 8 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The Central Division-leading Dallas Stars host the New York Islanders.

Dallas is 35-16-8 overall and 17-8-3 at home. The Stars rank third in NHL play with 213 total goals (averaging 3.6 per game).

New York has a 23-20-14 record overall and a 10-12-5 record in road games. The Islanders have a 7-8-7 record when they serve more penalty minutes than their opponent.

Monday's game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Islanders won the last matchup 3-2 in overtime.

TOP PERFORMERS: Roope Hintz has 23 goals and 26 assists for the Stars. Wyatt Johnston has scored five goals with three assists over the last 10 games.

Bo Horvat has 22 goals and 27 assists for the Islanders. Mathew Barzal has five goals and seven assists over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Stars: 5-3-2, averaging 3.2 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and 6.7 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.

Islanders: 3-4-3, averaging 2.9 goals, 4.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 8.4 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game.

INJURIES: Stars: Tyler Seguin: out (lower body), Evgenii Dadonov: out (lower body), Jani Hakanpaa: day to day (upper body), Nils Lundkvist: out (concussion).

Islanders: Casey Cizikas: day to day (hand), Hudson Fasching: out (illness), Scott Mayfield: day to day (lower-body), Robert Bortuzzo: out (lower body).

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

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