Islanders bring losing streak into home matchup against the Canadiens

Montreal Canadiens (16-22-3, eighth in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Islanders (22-17-3, sixth in the Metropolitan Division)

Elmont, New York; Saturday, 7 p.m. EST

BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders come into a matchup against the Montreal Canadiens after losing four straight games.

New York has a 22-17-3 record overall and a 12-7-1 record in home games. The Islanders have gone 21-5-1 when scoring three or more goals.

Montreal is 8-11-3 in road games and 16-22-3 overall. The Canadiens have committed 190 total penalties (4.6 per game) to rank fourth in NHL play.

The teams meet Saturday for the first time this season.

TOP PERFORMERS: Anders Lee has 15 goals and 15 assists for the Islanders. Mathew Barzal has scored seven goals with three assists over the last 10 games.

Nicholas Suzuki has 15 goals and 19 assists for the Canadiens. Cole Caufield has scored six goals over the last 10 games.

LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 4-5-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.1 assists, 3.4 penalties and 7.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.

Canadiens: 2-7-1, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.6 assists, 5.2 penalties and 15 penalty minutes while giving up 4.4 goals per game.

INJURIES: Islanders: Adam Pelech: out (upper body), Kyle Palmieri: out (upper body).

Canadiens: Sean Monahan: out (foot), Brendan Gallagher: out (lower body), Carey Price: out (knee), Emil Heineman: out (thumb), Kaiden Guhle: out (leg), Paul Byron: out (hip), Michael Matheson: out (lower-body).

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