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Saturday, November 16th (All times Eastern)

Detroit Red Wings (9-5-6) at New York Islanders (7-10-3), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The struggling New York Islanders hope to maintain their recent success over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night when the Eastern Conference residents clash on Long Island.

The Isles have won each of their past four meetings with the Red Wings, outscoring Detroit by a 17-4 margin in that span. The clubs last met on Jan. 10, 2012 in New York, with the Islanders notching a 5-1 win thanks in part to a goal and two assists by John Tavares.

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NHL Preview from The Sports Network



Saturday, November 16th (All times Eastern)

Detroit Red Wings (9-5-6) at New York Islanders (7-10-3), 7 p.m.

(SportsNetwork.com) - The struggling New York Islanders hope to maintain their recent success over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night when the Eastern Conference residents clash on Long Island.

The Isles have won each of their past four meetings with the Red Wings, outscoring Detroit by a 17-4 margin in that span. The clubs last met on Jan. 10, 2012 in New York, with the Islanders notching a 5-1 win thanks in part to a goal and two assists by John Tavares.

New York has lost five of its past six overall and failed to hold a two-goal lead in Thursday's 3-2 setback to the Los Angeles Kings. Netminder Kevin Poulin stopped all 15 shots he faced over the first 40 minutes, but ended up yielding three goals in the third and ended with 21 saves in total.

"I don't think we had the same energy in the third that we had in the first two (periods)," said Poulin. "We didn't play the way we could and that's what happened."

Casey Cizikas and Aaron Ness both scored for the Islanders, with Ness notching his first NHL goal in what was his fifth game this season and 14th of his career. Tavares had an assist to give him six points over his past four games.

Winger Thomas Vanek sat out his third game in a row with an upper-body injury and is aiming to return tonight. He has a goal and two assists in six games since coming over from Buffalo in a trade.

Poulin, who has made three straight starts, has never before faced the Red Wings, while veteran Evgeni Nabokov is 9-17-2 with a 3.44 goals against average versus them lifetime. He has not started since Nov. 9.

The Red Wings come into this clash on their longest losing streak of the season, having gone 0-1-4 in their last five outings. Each of their last four games have gone past regulation, including last night's 4-3 shootout setback to the Washington Capitals.

Johan Franzen scored twice and had an assist, while Danny DeKeyser had a goal and a helper. Still, Detroit could not hold a two-goal lead in the third period and Jimmy Howard yielded the lone shootout tally after posting 30 saves through overtime.

"We need to find a way to get one more and win the game," said Detroit head coach Mike Babcock. "That's all there is to it. You either need to keep them from getting that tying goal, or get the extra one and make it harder for them."

Forward Daniel Alfredsson was a late scratch due to a strained groin and his status for this game is unknown.

Detroit is trying to avoid its first six-game slide since an 0-4-2 skid from March 10-21, 2012. The Wings are also 0-6-1 in their past seven at home and returns to Detroit for three straight after this contest.

Jonas Gustavsson is expected to start this game for the Red Wings. He has made four appearances and three starts this season and it will mark his first action since a relief stint on Oct. 23.

Gustavsson is 3-0-0 with a 2.13 GAA this season and 2-1-1 versus the Islanders lifetime with a 1.72 GAA in four games (3 starts).

11/16 10:33:26 ET

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Standings

2013 - 2014 NHL Eastern Conference Standings
 
Atlantic Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
p-Boston 54 19 9 117 261 177 31-7-3 23-12-6 18-9-3
x-Tampa Bay 46 27 9 101 240 215 25-10-6 21-17-3 19-8-3
x-Montreal 46 28 8 100 215 204 23-13-5 23-15-3 18-8-4
x-Detroit 39 28 15 93 222 230 18-13-10 21-15-5 17-8-5
Ottawa 37 31 14 88 236 265 18-17-6 19-14-8 14-9-7
Toronto 38 36 8 84 231 256 24-16-1 14-20-7 14-13-3
Florida 29 45 8 66 196 268 16-20-5 13-25-3 13-16-1
Buffalo 21 51 10 52 157 248 13-21-7 8-30-3 7-18-5
 
Metropolitan Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Pittsburgh 51 24 7 109 249 207 28-9-4 23-15-3 20-8-2
x-NY Rangers 45 31 6 96 218 193 20-17-4 25-14-2 16-11-3
x-Philadelphia 42 30 10 94 236 235 24-14-3 18-16-7 15-11-4
x-Columbus 43 32 7 93 231 216 22-15-4 21-17-3 16-13-1
Washington 38 30 14 90 235 240 21-13-7 17-17-7 12-15-3
New Jersey 35 29 18 88 197 208 21-11-9 14-18-9 16-9-5
Carolina 36 35 11 83 207 230 18-17-6 18-18-5 15-13-2
NY Islanders 34 37 11 79 225 267 13-19-9 21-18-2 10-16-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
2013 - 2014 NHL Western Conference Standings
 
Central Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
y-Colorado 52 22 8 112 250 220 26-11-4 26-11-4 19-6-3
x-St. Louis 52 23 7 111 248 191 28-9-4 24-14-3 21-6-2
x-Chicago 46 21 15 107 267 220 27-7-7 19-14-8 13-13-3
x-Minnesota 43 27 12 98 207 206 26-10-5 17-17-7 14-12-3
x-Dallas 40 31 11 91 235 228 23-11-7 17-20-4 13-11-5
Nashville 38 32 12 88 216 242 19-17-5 19-15-7 12-13-4
Winnipeg 37 35 10 84 227 237 18-17-6 19-18-4 9-15-5
 
Pacific Division W L OTL Pts GF GA Home Away Div
z-Anaheim 54 20 8 116 266 209 29-8-4 25-12-4 22-4-3
x-San Jose 51 22 9 111 249 200 29-7-5 22-15-4 18-7-3
x-Los Angeles 46 28 8 100 206 174 23-14-4 23-14-4 16-10-3
Phoenix 37 30 15 89 216 231 22-14-5 15-16-10 14-9-6
Vancouver 36 35 11 83 196 223 20-15-6 16-20-5 12-13-4
Calgary 35 40 7 77 209 241 19-19-3 16-21-4 11-15-3
Edmonton 29 44 9 67 203 270 16-22-3 13-22-6 8-17-4
 
x= clinched playoff berth
y= clinched division title
z= clinched overall points title
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