Red Wings take on the Islanders on 4-game slide
Detroit looks to break its four-game losing streak when the Red Wings play New York. Saturday's meeting will be the third of the season for the two teams. The Islanders won the last matchup 4-3
By The Associated Press
Saturday, March 16, 2019
New York Islanders (41-22-7, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Detroit Red Wings (24-37-10, seventh in the Atlantic Division)
Detroit; Saturday, 1 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Detroit heads into the matchup with New York after losing four in a row.
The Red Wings are 13-18-5 on their home ice. Detroit scores 2.7 goals per game, the fewest in the Eastern Conference. Dylan Larkin leads them with 27 total goals.
The Islanders are 16-8-1 against opponents from the Metropolitan Division. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 28.5 shots per game. In their last matchup on Dec. 15, New York won 4-3. Mathew Barzal recorded a team-high 2 points for the Islanders.
TOP PERFORMERS: Larkin leads the Red Wings with 27 goals and has totaled 62 points. Anthony Mantha has scored three goals over the last 10 games for Detroit.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 6-4-0, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.2 assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.9 penalty minutes while giving up 2.2 goals per game with a .928 save percentage.
Red Wings: 1-8-1, averaging two goals, 3.5 assists, three penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with a .891 save percentage.
Red Wings Injuries: Dylan Larkin: day to day (lower body), Mike Green: out for season (illness), Jonathan Ericsson: day to day (lower body), Justin Abdelkader: day to day (undisclosed).
Islanders Injuries: Robin Lehner: day to day (upper body), Johnny Boychuk: day to day (upper body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by HERO Sports, and data from Sportradar.