FLYERS (31-18-7) at ISLANDERS (32-16-6)
7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, NBCSP, NHL.TV
The New York Islanders will try to move three points ahead of the Philadelphia Flyers in the Metropolitan Division when they play at Barclays Center on Tuesday.
New York moved into third place with a 5-3 win at the Washington Capitals on Monday. The Islanders are 4-1-2 in their past seven games and 11-0-3 in their past 14 regular-season games at Barclays Center, dating to Jan. 12, 2019. They are 6-0-3 there this season.
Philadelphia is two points ahead of the Carolina Hurricanes for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference following a 4-1 win against the Florida Panthers at Wells Fargo Center on Monday.
The Flyers, who are playing their first game at Barclays Center since April 3, 2018, are 6-1-1 in their past eight games and 8-2-1 in the past 11.
Players to watch
Flyers forward Claude Giroux has four points (two goals, two assists) in his past two games.
Islanders forward Anthony Beauvillier has a six-game point streak (five goals, three assists) and 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in his past 10 games.
They said it
"I think we have a lot of guys in here that thrive on playing those types of games and love playing in the bigger moments where the games mean, obviously, a little bit more, playing the teams that you're jockeying for position with. … I don't think we have guys that get nervous in those situations. I think those games are fun for us to play and ones you want to be in as a player." -- Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk
"They're a good hockey team. They're playing a 200-foot game and they've got some offensive weapons. They pressure you, they're a deep hockey team and they're getting good goaltending. It's no different than the club we just played. We've got to show up and play hard." -- Islanders coach Barry Trotz
Flyers projected lineup
Claude Giroux -- Sean Couturier -- Jakub Voracek
Joel Farabee -- Kevin Hayes -- Travis Konecny
James van Riemsdyk -- Scott Laughton -- Tyler Pitlick
Michael Raffl -- Connor Bunnaman -- Nicolas Aube-Kubel
Ivan Provorov -- Matt Niskanen
Travis Sanheim -- Philippe Myers
Robert Hagg -- Justin Braun
Scratched: Morgan Frost
Injured: Nolan Patrick (migraine disorder), Shayne Gostisbehere (knee)
Islanders projected lineup
Anders Lee -- Mathew Barzal -- Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Josh Bailey
Kieffer Bellows -- Derick Brassard -- Michael Dal Colle
Matt Martin -- Casey Cizikas -- Leo Komarov
Devon Toews -- Ryan Pulock
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Noah Dobson -- Scott Mayfield
Scratched: Ross Johnston, Tom Kuhnhackl, Sebastian Aho
Injured: Cal Clutterbuck (wrist), Adam Pelech (Achilles)
Neither team held a morning skate after playing Monday. … Farabee returns to the lineup after missing three games with the flu. With is return, Laughton moves from left wing to center and Frost, who centered the third line Monday, will be scratched.
It's the third of four games between the teams this season; the Islanders won the first two. … New York is 2-0-0 this season when each team played the night before. … The Islanders are 28-2-3 when they score at least three goals.