DEVILS (25-23-10) at ISLANDERS (26-21-10)
6 p.m. ET; MSG, MSG+, NHL.TV
Devils team scope
The New Jersey Devils are four points behind the Boston Bruins for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. The Devils will look to complete a home-and-home sweep of the New York Islanders after a 3-2 win against their Metropolitan Division rivals at Prudential Center on Saturday. The Devils have won their past six road games and have points in the past nine away from home (8-0-1). Goalie Keith Kinkaid will start for the Devils after Cory Schneider made 40 saves in his season-high eighth straight start. Kinkaid is 0-0-2 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .921 save percentage in three games against the Islanders. "Saturday was a playoff-type atmosphere," Hynes said. "It was a hard game against a team that's fighting. This is where we're trying to grow our team and grow our organization and learn how to play in these games and be a team that can contend." Travis Zajac had a shorthanded goal and an assist on Saturday. "We've been good after poor games, have bounced back and had some outstanding games, but we have to do it over and over again and have to be disciplined in how we play," Zajac said. "We can't get away from it [Sunday] and hope it will just happen. We need to come out with the right mindset and get ready to grind. You have to do things that make you uncomfortable on the ice, that's how you win this time in the season."
Islanders team scope
New York is two points behind the Bruins for the second wild card in the East. The Islanders outshot the Devils 42-21 on Saturday, including 20-8 in the second period, but couldn't score until the third. "[Schneider] played really well; they certainly have a team that works and they're well coached," coach Doug Weight said. "But I felt like we deserved better. Nothing is easy this time of year. They got the two points and we didn't, so it's a huge game for us [Sunday]." Defenseman Calvin de Haan, who had an assist, three shots on goal, two hits and three takeaways Saturday, said the Islanders need to match the Devils' intensity from the opening faceoff. "We know what we have to do," he said. "We just have to bounce back here and the good thing about the back-to-back is that you can get right back to it." Goaltender Jean-Francois Berube has never played against the Devils. After hosting New Jersey, the Islanders will play nine straight road games and 17 of their final 24 games away from Barclays Center. The Islanders are tied with the Carolina Hurricanes and Dallas Stars for fewest road wins this season (7-13-4).
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Travis Zajac -- Kyle Palmieri
Beau Bennett -- Adam Henrique -- PA Parenteau
Pavel Zacha -- Jacob Josefson -- Stefan Noesen
Miles Wood -- Joseph Blandisi -- Devante Smith-Pelly
Andy Greene -- Ben Lovejoy
Jon Merrill -- Steven Santini
John Moore -- Damon Severson
Scratched: Michael Cammalleri, Seth Helgeson
Injured: Kyle Quincey (upper body)
Islanders projected lineup
Anders Lee -- John Tavares -- Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Ryan Strome
Andrew Ladd -- Casey Cizikas -- Nikolay Kulemin
Jason Chimera -- Alan Quine -- Stephen Gionta
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan -- Dennis Seidenberg
Thomas Hickey -- Scott Mayfield
Scratched: Adam Pelech
Injured: Travis Hamonic (knee), Cal Clutterbuck (lower body), Shane Prince (upper body)
The Devils and Islanders did not have morning skates. ... Cammalleri is a healthy scratch for the second consecutive game. He has 30 points (10 goals, 20 assists) in 51 games this season. ... Quincey, listed as day to day, missed his fifth straight game Saturday.
Ladd has nine points (seven goals, two assists) in his past 11 games. ... Zacha has five points (four goals, one assist) in his past seven games.