Seattle visits New York following overtime win
Seattle Kraken (14-25-4, eighth in the Pacific) vs. New York Islanders (15-15-6, sixth in the Metropolitan)
Elmont; Saturday, 2 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Seattle visits the New York Islanders after the Kraken knocked off Pittsburgh 2-1 in overtime.
The Islanders have gone 8-8-3 in home games. New York averages 9.8 penalty minutes per game, the eighth-most in the NHL. Zdeno Chara leads the team serving 64 total minutes.
The Kraken are 5-11-2 in road games. Seattle averages 9.1 penalty minutes per game, the seventh-most in the Western Conference. Jeremy Lauzon leads the team serving 51 total minutes.
The matchup Saturday is the first meeting this season between the two teams.
TOP PERFORMERS: Adam Pelech leads the Islanders with a plus-10 in 32 games this season. Mathew Barzal has four goals and six assists over the last 10 games for New York.
Jared McCann leads the Kraken with 17 goals and has 26 points. Marcus Johansson has three goals and five assists over the last 10 games for Seattle.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 7-3-0, averaging 2.8 goals, 5.4 assists, 2.6 penalties and 5.8 penalty minutes while giving up 1.8 goals per game with a .933 save percentage.
Kraken: 4-6-0, averaging 2.1 goals, 3.7 assists, 4.2 penalties and 9.3 penalty minutes while allowing 2.9 goals per game with an .893 save percentage.
INJURIES: Islanders: Sebastian Aho: out (covid-19).
Kraken: Brandon Tanev: out for season (lower body), Jaden Schwartz: out (upper body).