ISLANDERS (1-1-1) at DUCKS (1-1-1)
10 p.m. ET; PRIME, MSG+, NHL.TV
The New York Islanders will try to extend their four-game winning streak against the Anaheim Ducks when they begin a four-game road trip at Honda Center. The Islanders swept the two-game series from the Ducks in each of the past two seasons and won their most recent visit to Anaheim 3-2 in a 14-round shootout on Nov. 22. It's the third-longest shootout in NHL history.
The Islanders will try for their first road win this season when they open a four-game trip in Anaheim. It's first of three games against California teams.
The Ducks have led for 3:30 of the 180:44 they've played in their first three games. Center Ryan Getzlaf made his season debut in a 2-0 loss to the Calgary Flames on Monday and forward Patrick Eaves (lower-body injury), who has yet to play this season, will be a game-time decision.
Players to watch
Islanders forward Josh Bailey has six points (three goals, three assists) and is plus-5 in during New York's winning streak against the Ducks. He scored the overtime goal in a 3-2 win against Anaheim at Barclays Center on Oct. 16, 2016.
Ducks defenseman Cam Fowler has 12 points (three goals, nine assists) in 11 career games against the Islanders, the only NHL team he averages at least one point a game against.
They said it
"We've got to be good both at home and on the road to be a playoff team and have success in this league." -- Islanders captain John Tavares
"That's been our Achilles heel in these last three games. We haven't had a start we could be proud of." -- Ducks coach Randy Carlyle on giving up the first goal in each of the first three games.
Islanders projected lineup
Anders Lee -- John Tavares -- Jordan Eberle
Andrew Ladd -- Mathew Barzal -- Josh Bailey
Nikolay Kulemin -- Brock Nelson -- Jason Chimera
Anthony Beauvillier -- Casey Cizikas -- Joshua Ho-Sang
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan -- Adam Pelech
Thomas Hickey -- Scott Mayfield
Scratched: Dennis Seidenberg, Ryan Pulock
Injured: Cal Clutterbuck (lower body)
Ducks projected lineup
Patrick Eaves -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry
Jakob Silfverberg -- Rickard Rakell -- Andrew Cogliano
Derek Grant -- Antoine Vermette -- Chris Wagner
Logan Shaw -- Dennis Rasmussen -- Jared Boll
Cam Fowler -- Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin -- Brandon Montour
Korbinian Holzer -- Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Jaycob Megna, Giovanni Fiore
Injured: Ryan Miller (upper body), Nick Ritchie (lower body), Ondrej Kase (upper body)
Clutterbuck is on the trip, which continues Saturday at the San Jose Sharks and Sunday at the Los Angeles Kings, but will miss his third straight game. … Kase left in the first period against the Calgary Flames on Monday.
The Islanders have scored two shorthanded goals and the Ducks one, but each team is seeking its first power-play goal of the season. The Ducks are 0-for-11 with the man-advantage; the Islanders are 0-for-10 and have allowed two shorthanded goals.