LIGHTNING (6-4-2) at ISLANDERS (8-3-0)
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The New York Islanders will try to extend their longest winning streak in 30 seasons when they host the Tampa Bay Lightning at Nassau Coliseum on Friday.
The Islanders, who have won seven consecutive games, outscoring opponents 24-14, are on their longest winning streak since they won nine straight from Dec. 31, 1989-Jan. 19, 1990. They haven't played since defeating the Philadelphia Flyers 5-3 on Sunday.
The Lightning, coming off a 7-6 overtime win at the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday, are playing their last game before leaving for Stockholm, where they will play two games against the Buffalo Sabres (Nov. 8-9) in the 2019 NHL Global Series.
Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman will miss his second straight game with a lower-body injury for Tampa Bay, 2-2-1 in its past five games after going 4-2-1 to open the season.
Players to watch
Lightning center Brayden Point has five points (one goal, four assists) in a three-game point streak.
Islanders forward Derick Brassard has scored a goal in three straight games.
They said it
"If you look at our penalties; offensive zone penalties, trips, holds. I mean, it's not like we're taking roughing penalties because someone ran our goalie or boarding because you hit the guy too hard. They're on us as players. No one is going to fix that but us. We know we can't continue to take five or six a game." -- Lightning captain Steven Stamkos
"We've practiced really well. That's always the first indicator. If a team is getting full of themselves they don't practice very well. They start cheating. They start not executing. I can't say that with this group. They haven't done that." -- Islanders coach Barry Trotz
Lightning projected lineup
Alexander Volkov -- Steven Stamkos -- Nikita Kucherov
Ondrej Palat -- Brayden Point -- Tyler Johnson
Alex Killorn -- Anthony Cirelli -- Mathieu Joseph
Yanni Gourde -- Cedric Paquette -- Luke Witkowski
Mikhail Sergachev -- Kevin Shattenkirk
Ryan McDonagh -- Erik Cernak
Jan Rutta -- Luke Schenn
Scratched: Braydon Coburn, Carter Verhaeghe
Injured: Victor Hedman (lower body), Pat Maroon (upper body)
Islanders projected lineup
Anders Lee -- Mathew Barzal -- Josh Bailey
Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Derick Brassard
Michael Dal Colle -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck
Ross Johnston -- Cole Bardreau -- Oliver Wahlstrom
Nick Leddy -- Johnny Boychuk
Adam Pelech -- Ryan Pulock
Devon Toews -- Scott Mayfield
Scratched: Noah Dobson, Otto Koivula
Injured: Tom Kuhnhackl (lower body), Matt Martin (lower body), Leo Komarov (illness), Jordan Eberle (lower body), Andrew Ladd (knee)
Cooper said Cernak is a game-time decision, but he participated in the morning skate and it's likely he will play after missing the game Wednesday with a lower-body injury. Coburn will be scratched if Cernak plays. … Beauvillier will play after missing practice Thursday because of an illness.
The Lightning have allowed four power-play goals in the past three games (10-for-14, 71.4 percent). They are 29th in the NHL on the penalty kill (71.1 percent). … Stamkos, who is two goals shy of 400 in the NHL, has 36 points (14 goals, 22 assists) in 34 games against the Islanders. … Greiss is 3-0-0 with a 1.99 goals-against average and .934 save percentage in his past three starts.