Red Wings enter matchup with the Islanders on losing streak
Detroit Red Wings (28-24-9, seventh in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Islanders (31-25-8, fifth in the Metropolitan Division)
Elmont, New York; Saturday, 12:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The Detroit Red Wings, on a four-game losing streak, play the New York Islanders.
New York is 31-25-8 overall and 18-11-3 at home. The Islanders have a +13 scoring differential, with 184 total goals scored and 171 allowed.
Detroit has a 28-24-9 record overall and a 13-12-5 record in road games. The Red Wings have allowed 198 goals while scoring 184 for a -14 scoring differential.
The matchup Saturday is the third time these teams square off this season. The Red Wings won 3-0 in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brock Nelson has 27 goals and 33 assists for the Islanders. Noah Dobson has two goals and six assists over the past 10 games.
Lucas Raymond has scored 15 goals with 18 assists for the Red Wings. Pius Suter has five goals and one assist over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 4-3-3, averaging three goals, 4.9 assists, 3.8 penalties and nine penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
Red Wings: 5-4-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.6 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.2 goals per game.
INJURIES: Islanders: Jean-Gabriel Pageau: out (upper-body), Mathew Barzal: out (lower body), Pierre Engvall: out (visa issues), Cal Clutterbuck: out (upper body).
Red Wings: Michael Rasmussen: out (lower body), Mark Pysyk: out (achilles).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.
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