OILERS (4-8-1) at ISLANDERS (8-5-1)
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New York Islanders forward Jordan Eberle and Edmonton Oilers center Ryan Strome each will face his former team for the first time when the Oilers visit the Islanders at Barclays Center on Tuesday.
Eberle and Strome were traded for one another on June 22. Eberle was a five-time 20-goal scorer with Edmonton; he has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 14 games for New York. Strome, the No. 5 pick in the 2011 NHL Draft, has five points (two goals, three assists) in 13 games for the Oilers.
Goaltender Thomas Greiss will make his second straight start for the Islanders, 5-0-1 at Barclays Center this season. It's their best home start since 1982-83 (6-0-0).
Edmonton, which is beginning a four-game road trip, has lost three of its past four games.
Players to watch
Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past five games.
Islanders center Mathew Barzal had five assists in a 6-4 win against the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday, and has 10 points (two goals, eight assists) in a five-game point streak.
They said it
"They're playing extremely well, in my opinion. Their power play's been a weapon for them lately, it's been very hot. They seem to have an offensive confidence right now that's very high." -- Oilers coach Todd McLellan on the Islanders
"I think they've got a player on that team you don't want to play open ice with. He's the best player on the planet, so we've got to really watch him. At the same time, we'll try to play our game. But yeah, he's pretty good." -- Islanders center Mathew Barzal on Oilers center Connor McDavid
Oilers projected lineup
Patrick Maroon -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Anton Slepyshev
Jussi Jokinen -- Ryan Strome -- Drake Caggiula
Iiro Pakarinen -- Mark Letestu -- Zack Kassian
Darnell Nurse -- Adam Larsson
Oscar Klefbom -- Matt Benning
Kris Russell -- Eric Gryba
Scratched: Yohann Auvitu, Jujhar Khaira, Brad Malone
Injured: Andrej Sekera (knee)
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
Thomas Hickey -- Ryan Pulock
Scratched: Dennis Seidenberg
Injured: Adam Pelech (upper body), Shane Prince (ankle)
Slepyshev returns to the Oilers lineup after missing a 4-0 loss against the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday because of an undisclosed injury. … Edmonton assigned forward Kailer Yamamoto to Spokane of the Western Hockey League and recalled Malone from Bakersfield of the American Hockey League on Monday.
New York is 9-0-1 in its past 10 home games against Edmonton. … The Oilers are 1-6-1 when allowing the first goal, and 0-6-0 when trailing after the first period. … Bailey has 16 points (two goals, 14 assists) in a nine-game point streak, the longest active streak in the NHL.