Elmont, New York; Saturday, 7:30 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: The New York Islanders enter a matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes after losing three straight games.
New York is 23-19-4 overall with a 9-4-1 record in Metropolitan Division games. The Islanders have gone 21-5-2 when scoring three or more goals.
Carolina is 28-9-8 overall with a 12-3-1 record against the Metropolitan Division. The Hurricanes are 24-4-4 when scoring at least three goals.
Saturday's game is the third meeting between these teams this season. The Islanders won 6-2 in the last matchup.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 2-5-3, averaging two goals, 3.5 assists, 2.9 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.8 goals per game.
Hurricanes: 5-3-2, averaging 3.6 goals, six assists, 4.7 penalties and 10.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.7 goals per game.
The Associated Press