HURRICANES (23-20-7) at ISLANDERS (22-18-9)
7 p.m. ET; MSG+, FS-CR, NHL.TV
Hurricanes team scope
Carolina Hurricanes goalie Eddie Lack could make his first NHL start since Nov. 6 after Cam Ward made 24 saves in a 2-1 win against the Edmonton Oilers at PNC Arena on Friday. Lack was recalled from a conditioning stint with Charlotte of the American Hockey League last Sunday; he's had two concussions this season and has been limited to four starts. "I felt really good out there. I felt like I was seeing the puck well and tracking it. My body felt good and everything," Lack told the Hurricanes website. "I'm an athlete, so I really like to compete every day. Just to get that team feel again and being part of a team was really good, and I'm ready to get back out there." Saturday marks the beginning of a three-game road trip for the Hurricanes, who have won back-to-back games after a five-game losing streak.
Islanders team scope
The New York Islanders will be without right wing Cal Clutterbuck, who sustained another lower-body injury during a 5-4 loss at the Detroit Red Wings on Friday. Clutterbuck had just returned to the lineup after missing New York's 3-2 win against the Washington Capitals on Tuesday. The Islanders will be looking to avenge a 7-4 loss at Carolina on Jan. 14, when they allowed six goals during the final two periods. "We need to be better than the last time we played them, for sure," forward Josh Bailey told MSG Network. "I think they kind of took it to us a little bit. We're going to re-evaluate [Saturday] morning and go over some video and, I keep saying it, but get ready for another one. That's the beauty of this league at times; you've got a quick turnover and get to move on quickly."
Hurricanes projected lineup
Jeff Skinner -- Derek Ryan -- Lee Stempniak
Brock McGinn -- Victor Rask -- Teuvo Teravainen
Sebastian Aho -- Jordan Staal -- Elias Lindholm
Joakim Nordstrom -- Jay McClement -- Viktor Stalberg
Jaccob Slavin -- Brett Pesce
Ron Hainsey -- Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin -- Klas Dahlbeck
Scratched: Matt Tennyson, Ryan Murphy, Ty Rattie
Injured: Bryan Bickell (illness)
Islanders projected lineup
Anders Lee -- John Tavares -- Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Ryan Strome
Andrew Ladd -- Alan Quine -- Jason Chimera
Nikolay Kulemin -- Casey Cizikas -- Shane Prince
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan -- Dennis Seidenberg
Thomas Hickey -- Adam Pelech
Scratched: Scott Mayfield, Stephen Gionta
Injured: Travis Hamonic (knee), Cal Clutterbuck (lower body)
Neither team held a morning skate Saturday. … Berube should receive his first start in exactly two weeks. He made 34 saves in a 4-2 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Jan. 21.
Aho has four goals and an assist in his past two games. Staal has two goals and an assist in the past four games. … Tavares had a goal and an assist Friday, extending his point streak to four games (one goal, six assists). Ladd has three goals and one assist during a three-game point streak. Bailey has three goals in his past four games.