Columbus takes on New York on 3-game losing streak
New York Islanders (28-27-9, sixth in the Metropolitan) vs. Columbus Blue Jackets (32-29-5, fifth in the Metropolitan)
Columbus, Ohio; Tuesday, 7 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: Columbus will try to break its three-game losing streak when the Blue Jackets play New York.
The Blue Jackets are 17-20-1 in Eastern Conference games. Columbus is ninth in the Eastern Conference with 30.0 shots per game and is averaging 3.2 goals.
The Islanders are 7-6-2 against opponents from the Metropolitan. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 29.1 shots per game.
In their last meeting on March 10, New York won 6-0. Anders Lee recorded a team-high 3 points for the Islanders.
TOP PERFORMERS: Patrik Laine has 49 total points for the Blue Jackets, 25 goals and 24 assists. Oliver Bjorkstrand has four goals over the last 10 games for Columbus.
Mathew Barzal leads the Islanders with 30 total assists and has 42 points. Brock Nelson has nine goals and five assists over the last 10 games for New York.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blue Jackets: 4-4-2, averaging 2.9 goals, 5.3 assists, 4.4 penalties and 9.1 penalty minutes while giving up four goals per game with an .879 save percentage.
Islanders: 6-3-1, averaging 3.1 goals, 5.4 assists, 3.2 penalties and seven penalty minutes while allowing 2.5 goals per game with a .929 save percentage.
INJURIES: Blue Jackets: Joonas Korpisalo: out for season (hip), Elvis Merzlikins: day to day (back), Zach Werenski: day to day (upper-body).
Islanders: Scott Mayfield: out (lower-body), Cal Clutterbuck: out for season (shoulder).