New York plays Tampa Bay, seeks 7th straight home win
Tampa Bay Lightning (40-18-6, third in the Atlantic) vs. New York Islanders (28-26-9, sixth in the Metropolitan)
Elmont; Sunday, 2 p.m. EDT
FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Islanders +129, Lightning -152; over/under is 5.5
BOTTOM LINE: New York hosts Tampa Bay trying to prolong its six-game home winning streak.
The Islanders are 15-14-4 in Eastern Conference games. New York is last in the Eastern Conference shooting 29.2 shots per game.
The Lightning are 12-6-1 against opponents from the Atlantic. Tampa Bay ranks fourth in the Eastern Conference recording 8.8 points per game, averaging 3.3 goals and 5.5 assists.
In their last meeting on Nov. 15, Tampa Bay won 4-1.
TOP PERFORMERS: Brock Nelson leads the Islanders with 30 goals, adding 15 assists and totaling 45 points. Anthony Beauvillier has nine assists over the last 10 games for New York.
Steven Stamkos leads the Lightning with 69 points, scoring 29 goals and collecting 40 assists. Victor Hedman has six goals and two assists over the last 10 games for Tampa Bay.
LAST 10 GAMES: Islanders: 7-2-1, averaging 3.6 goals, 6.4 assists, 3.1 penalties and 6.5 penalty minutes while giving up 2.1 goals per game with a .938 save percentage.
Lightning: 4-6-0, averaging 2.5 goals, 4.2 assists, 5.4 penalties and 11.6 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .922 save percentage.
INJURIES: Islanders: Scott Mayfield: out (lower-body), Cal Clutterbuck: out for season (shoulder).
Lightning: Ryan McDonagh: out (upper-body).