ISLANDERS (19-6-2) at STARS (16-11-3)
9 p.m. ET; FS-SW, MSG+ 2, NHL.TV
The Dallas Stars will go for their ninth win in 10 home games when they host the New York Islanders at American Airlines Center on Saturday.
The Stars are 8-1-0 at home since Oct. 29 and 10-4-1 at home this season. Their 10 home victories are the most in the Western Conference.
The Islanders, who begin a three-game road trip, are 3-3-0 in their past six games after setting a team record with a 17-game point streak (15-0-2). They defeated the Vegas Golden knights 3-2 in overtime on Thursday. Ryan Pulock scored the game-winning goal and Semyon Varlamov made 31 saves.
Dallas ended a four-game winless streak (0-3-1) with a 3-2 overtime win at home against the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday. Joe Pavelski scored the winning goal and Ben Bishop made 36 saves.
Players to watch
Islanders forward Josh Bailey has five assists in a four-game point streak.
Bishop is 7-1-1 with a 1.90 goals-against average and .941 save percentage in his past 10 starts.
They said it
"I think Dallas is playing very well. There's a similar trend in all of the teams we're going to see with Dallas, Florida, and Tampa Bay. They've got high-end forwards and a very active defense. The teams that we play can turn nothing into something very quickly. We have to make sure that we're managing pucks, being on the right side of people, and playing smart hockey." -- Islanders coach Barry Trotz on the upcoming three-game road trip
"When you have a team that defends like that, you know you're not going to get a ton of great scoring chances. You have to be patient and not get frustrated with the game because that's what we try to do. We stick with it defensively for 60 minutes and it frustrates the other team's top players. We can't let that get to us. We have to work to get to their net, make them defend harder than usual, and maybe it will work to our advantage to tire them out defensively." -- Stars forward Jason Dickinson on the Islanders
Islanders projected lineup
Ross Johnston -- Mathew Barzal -- Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Leo Komarov
Anders Lee -- Derick Brassard -- Jordan Eberle
Matt Martin -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech -- Ryan Pulock
Devon Toews -- Scott Mayfield
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Scratched: Michael Dal Colle, Noah Dobson
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Mattias Janmark
Joe Pavelski -- Roope Hintz -- Alexander Radulov
Andrew Cogliano -- Radek Faksa -- Blake Comeau
Denis Gurianov -- Jason Dickinson -- Corey Perry
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Jamie Oleksiak -- Miro Heiskanen
Andrej Sekera -- Roman Polak
Scratched: Justin Dowling, Taylor Fedun
Injured: Stephen Johns (post-traumatic headaches)
The Islanders sent center Otto Koivula to Bridgeport of the American Hockey League on Friday. … Radulov will play after being a healthy scratch on Thursday.
Barzal has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past four games. … The Stars are 5-for-16 (31.3 percent) on the power play in their past six games.