AVALANCHE (8-5-0) at ISLANDERS (7-5-1)
6 p.m. ET; MSG+, ALT, NHL.TV
The Colorado Avalanche are seeking their fourth straight win when they visit the New York Islanders at Barclays Center on Sunday.
Colorado made it three in a row with a 5-4 shootout win at the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday. The Avalanche have won four of their past five games.
Goalie Thomas Greiss will make his first start for New York since a 6-4 loss at the Minnesota Wild on Oct. 26.
The Islanders are 4-0-1 at home this season.
Players to watch
Avalanche center Nathan MacKinnon had two assists Saturday. He has seven points (two goals, five assists) during a three-game point streak.
Islanders forward Josh Bailey has the longest active streak in the NHL with a point in eight consecutive games. He has two goals and 12 assists during the streak.
They said it
"There's definitely a different feeling, we've talked about that a lot. I hate to keep going back to last year because it is what it is and it's in the past. We're early in the season here and it's a long season. It's a marathon, not a sprint. I've said it before, the work just begun but I do like the way our guys are digging in and trying to build an identity and get more consistent in what we do." -- Avalanche coach Jared Bednar
"Obviously they played [Saturday] night, so it's a situation we get to rest here at home and catch them on a back-to-back. It's something you want to take advantage of. I think when you're on the other side of things, it's tough to do the travel and then travel to the next city and get ready for another game. We want to use that to our advantage and try and have a good start and establish the pace to the game." -- Islanders forward Josh Bailey
Avalanche projected lineup
Gabriel Landeskog -- Nathan MacKinnon -- Mikko Rantanen
Nail Yakupov -- Matt Duchene -- Sven Andrighetto
Gabriel Bourque -- Carl Soderberg -- Blake Comeau
A.J. Greer -- Alexander Kerfoot
Mark Barberio -- Erik Johnson
Patrik Nemeth -- Tyson Barrie
Nikita Zadorov -- Anton Lindholm
Scratched: Chris Bigras
Injured: Rocco Grimaldi (illness), Matt Nieto (illness), J.T. Compher (hand), Tyson Jost (lower body), Colin Wilson (hip)
Islanders projected lineup
Anders Lee -- John Tavares -- Josh Bailey
Andrew Ladd -- Mathew Barzal -- Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Jason Chimera
Nikolay Kulemin -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan -- Scott Mayfield
Dennis Seidenberg -- Ryan Pulock
Scratched: Thomas Hickey
Injured: Adam Pelech (upper body), Shane Prince (ankle)
Grimaldi and Nieto were both ill Saturday and could not play, forcing the Avalanche to go with 11 forwards and seven defensemen. They did not have a morning skate. … Pelech skated Sunday morning but will miss his second straight game. He is day to day.
The Avalanche have lost nine of their past 10 games against the Islanders. … Rantanen has four goals in his past three games. … Lee has a seven-game point streak (six goals, seven assists). … New York is 24-4-4 all-time at Barclays Center against Western Conference opponents. … Tavares has 10 goals in his past six games.