FLYERS (8-9-4) at ISLANDERS (11-7-2)
7 p.m. ET; MSG+, NBCSP+, NHL.TV
The New York Islanders will look to remain the only team in the NHL without a regulation loss at home when they face the Philadelphia Flyers at Barclays Center on Wednesday.
With a win, the Islanders would have 16 points through nine home games to match the best start in their history (seven wins, two ties in 1978-79; eight wins in 1984-85). They are 6-0-2 at home.
The Flyers will be looking to end a five-game losing streak that was extended with a 5-2 loss to the Vancouver Canucks at Wells Fargo Center on Tuesday.
Wednesday is the first of a home-and-home series between the Flyers and Islanders; they will play again in Philadelphia on Friday.
Players to watch
Flyers forward Jakub Voracek has two goals and three assists during a three-game point streak. He leads Philadelphia with 26 points (six goals, 20 assists) in 21 games this season.
Islanders defenseman Nick Leddy has had three multipoint games in his past four (two goals, four assists).
They said it
"Right now, we're a frustrated team. We just need to get out of this and we'll be fine. It's just we're going through a tough stretch right now. We just need to figure out our stuff and we're going to start winning again." -- Flyers captain Claude Giroux
"We definitely want to come out hard. We're not worried about Philly's frame of mind or how they're playing. They're a darn good team. They're going to be a desperate hockey team today, so we're going to look to put our best on the ice and have a good start for sure." -- Islanders coach Doug Weight
Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek
Jordan Weal -- Nolan Patrick -- Wayne Simmonds
Michael Raffl -- Valtteri Filppula -- Travis Konecny
Taylor Leier -- Scott Laughton -- Danick Martel
Ivan Provorov -- Robert Hagg
Brandon Manning -- Shayne Gostisbehere
Travis Sanheim -- Samuel Morin
Scratched: Dale Weise, Jori Lehtera
Injured: Andrew MacDonald (lower body)
Suspended: Radko Gudas
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 -- Dennis Seidenberg
Adam Pelech -- Scott Mayfield
Scratched: Alan Quine, Thomas Hickey, Ryan Pulock
Injured: Nikolay Kulemin (upper body), Shane Prince (ankle)
The Flyers did not hold a morning skate after playing Tuesday. … Forward Matt Read cleared waivers and was sent to Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League along with defenseman Mark Alt. Philadelphia recalled Martel and Morin on Wednesday. … Clutterbuck will return after missing the past two games with an illness.
Philadelphia has won four straight at Barclays Center. … This will be the Flyers' first game against an Eastern Conference opponent since Oct. 28; they've played 10 straight against the West. … The Islanders are 11-2-0 when they score at least three goals and 0-5-2 when they score fewer than three.