Toronto Maple Leafs (42-18-9, second in the Atlantic Division) vs. New York Islanders (36-27-8, fourth in the Metropolitan Division)
Elmont, New York; Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Toronto Maple Leafs visit the New York Islanders after the Maple Leafs beat the Ottawa Senators 5-4 in a shootout.
New York has a 36-27-8 record overall and a 20-12-3 record on its home ice. The Islanders have gone 14-6-3 in games decided by a single goal.
Toronto is 42-18-9 overall and 17-11-4 in road games. The Maple Leafs have allowed 185 goals while scoring 236 for a +51 scoring differential.
Tuesday’s game is the third time these teams match up this season. The Islanders won 3-2 in overtime in the previous matchup.
TOP PERFORMERS: Anders Lee has scored 26 goals with 20 assists for the Islanders. Brock Nelson has four goals and three assists over the past 10 games.
Mitchell Marner has scored 26 goals with 63 assists for the Maple Leafs. William Nylander has two goals and seven assists over the past 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 6-3-1, averaging 3.1 goals, five assists, 2.9 penalties and 6.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.3 goals per game.
Maple Leafs: 6-3-1, averaging 3.4 goals, 5.6 assists, 3.9 penalties and 9.4 penalty minutes while giving up 2.9 goals per game.
INJURIES: Islanders: Josh Bailey: day to day (illness), Mathew Barzal: out (lower body), Oliver Wahlstrom: out (lower body), Otto Koivula: day to day (lower body).
Maple Leafs: Victor Mete: out (lower body), Noel Acciari: day to day (undisclosed), Nicholas Robertson: out for season (shoulder), Ryan O’Reilly: out (finger), Carl Dahlstrom: out (shoulder), Jake Muzzin: out for season (spine).
The Associated Press