ISLANDERS (19-7-2) at LIGHTNING (14-10-3)
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Tyler Johnson will not play for the Tampa Bay Lightning against the New York Islanders at Amalie Arena on Monday because of a lower-body injury.
There is no timetable for how long Johnson will be sidelined, though Lightning coach Jon Cooper said the forward will likely miss the next few games. Johnson scored two goals in a 7-1 win against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
The Islanders are 3-4-0 in their past seven games after a team record 17-game point streak (15-0-2) from Oct. 12 to Nov. 23. They began a three-game trip with a 3-1 loss at the Dallas Stars on Saturday and are 1-4-1 in their past six on the road.
Players to watch
Islanders center Mathew Barzal has five points (three goals, two assists) in his past five games.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman has seven points (three goals, four assists) during a five-game point streak.
They said it
"If you look at the way we way play, I think it works pretty hard against high-skilled teams that like the move the puck around. We like to keep the puck to the outside and limit the high-danger chances. We can keep the puck out of the middle and away from their goal scorers." -- Islanders defenseman Scott Mayfield
"[He] is somebody I've watched grow right from his first development camp to here today. One thing he's blessed with is the ability to skate. … If he's just got that going, tonight is going to be an asset for us." -- Lightning coach Jon Cooper on forward Mitchell Stephens making his NHL debut
Islanders projected lineup
Ross Johnston -- Mathew Barzal -- Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Michael Dal Colle
Anders Lee -- Derick Brassard -- Jordan Eberle
Matt Martin -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck
Noah Dobson -- Johnny Boychuk
Adam Pelech -- Ryan Pulock
Devon Toews -- Scott Mayfield
Scratched: Leo Komarov
Injured: Nick Leddy (lower body)
Lightning projected lineup
Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Nikita Kucherov
Carter Verhaeghe -- Steven Stamkos -- Yanni Gourde
Alex Killorn -- Anthony Cirelli -- Cory Conacher
Pat Maroon -- Cedric Paquette -- Mitchell Stephens
Victor Hedman -- Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan McDonagh -- Erik Cernak
Mikhail Sergachev -- Luke Schenn
Scratched: Jan Rutta, Mathieu Joseph
Injured: Braydon Coburn (lower body), Tyler Johnson (lower body)
Leddy is day to day. … Johnson is likely to miss a couple of games. … Conacher was recalled from Syracuse of the American Hockey League for the fifth time in 40 days.
The Islanders are 17-0-1 this season, and 53-2-3 under coach Barry Trotz, when scoring at least three goals in one game. They are 2-7-1 when they do not. ... The Lightning have scored at least seven goals four times this season, second to the Pittsburgh Penguins (five).