ISLANDERS (10-6-2) at LIGHTNING (15-2-2)
7 p.m. ET, SUN, MSG+, NHL.TV
The Tampa Bay Lightning will try to extend their winning streak to six games when they host the New York Islanders at Amalie Arena on Saturday.
Lightning forward Steven Stamkos leads the NHL with 35 points (10 goals, 25 assists); linemate Nikita Kucherov is first in goals with 17.
The Islanders have won back-to-back games and are 3-1-1 in their past five. Center John Tavares is tied with Alex Ovechkin of the Washington Capitals for second in the NHL with 13 goals and has 11 goals in his past 11 games.
Players to watch
Islanders center Mathew Barzal has 14 points (three goals, 11 assists) in his past nine games.
Lightning goalie Andrei Vasilevskiy leads the NHL with 14 wins and has allowed a total of seven goals in his past four starts.
They said it
[Saturday] isn't going to be who scores the most goals. It's going to be who plays well defensively. We have to be ready to do that." -- Islanders forward Jordan Eberle
"We aren't satisfied yet. We don't want to get complacent. We're a team that wants to keep improving. The Islanders are going to be a good test. They are a fast team that is playing well." -- Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman
Islanders projected lineup
Anders Lee -- John Tavares -- Josh Bailey
Andrew Ladd -- Mathew Barzal -- Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Joshua Ho-Sang
Jason Chimera -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Calvin de Haan -- Adam Pelech
Thomas Hickey -- Ryan Pulock
Scratched: Alan Quine, Scott Mayfield, Dennis Seidenberg
Injured: Nikolay Kulemin (upper body), Shane Prince (lower body)
Lightning projected lineup
Vladislav Namestnikov -- Steven Stamkos -- Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Yanni Gourde
Alex Killorn - Tyler Johnson
Chris Kunitz - J.T. Brown -- Ryan Callahan
Victor Hedman -- Jake Dotchin
Mikhail Sergachev -- Anton Stralman
Braydon Coburn -- Dan Girardi
Scratched: Gabriel Dumont, Slater Koekkoek
Injured: Cedric Paquette (upper body)
Islanders coach Doug Weight said a final decision on the lineup would be made after warmups. ... Hedman took part in an optional morning skate after taking a maintenance day Friday.
The Lightning (4.00) and Islanders (3.61) rank first and second in goals per game. ... Including the 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs, the Lightning have won the past seven games against the Islanders.