Detroit; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders will attempt to build upon a five-game win streak with a victory over the Detroit Red Wings.
Detroit had a 32-40-10 record overall and an 18-16-7 record in home games last season. The Red Wings scored 227 goals while giving up 310 for a -83 goal differential last season.
New York had a 37-35-10 record overall and a 17-19-5 record on the road last season. The Islanders committed 3.5 penalties per game and served 8.9 penalty minutes per game last season.
Saturday's game is the fourth time these teams square off this season. The Islanders won the previous matchup 5-2.
LAST 10 GAMES: Red Wings: 5-3-2, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.7 assists, 4.4 penalties and 8.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
Islanders: 7-3-0, averaging four goals, 6.1 assists, 3.6 penalties and 8.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.
Islanders: None listed.
The Associated Press