NHL Preview from The Sports Network
Saturday, November 10th (All times eastern)
New Jersey Devils (6-7-2) at New York Islanders (8-4-0), 7 p.m.
(Sports Network) - The New York Islanders will aim for their fourth consecutive victory this evening, as they welcome the New Jersey Devils to Nassau Coliseum.
The Isles have won three straight for the first time since closing out the 2006-07 regular season on a four-game winning streak.
New York's latest triumph came Tuesday evening against the cross-town rival Rangers. Miroslav Satan scored the game-winner as the Islanders exploded for three goals in the final period to edge the visiting Rangers, 3-2.
Satan is currently on a six-game points streak, recording four goals and five assists in that run.
Ruslan Fedotenko had a goal and an assist, while Trent Hunter also scored for the Isles, who improved to 4-1-0 on a six-game homestand that concludes with tonight's game.
Rick DiPietro started in goal for the seventh straight game and stopped 28- of-30 shots, three days after he was hit in the right eye by the stick of Pittsburgh Penguins forward Sidney Crosby.
The Islanders are 6-2-0 as the host club this season and will begin a four- game road trip Monday evening in Philadelphia.
New Jersey, meanwhile, will aim for its second straight victory after downing the Philadelphia Flyers in Thursday's tilt in Newark. Karel Rachunek had a goal and an assist as the Devils defeated the Flyers, 4-1, at the Prudential Center.
Dainius Zubrus and Brian Gionta each scored for the Devils, who snapped a two- game slide. Martin Brodeur only needed to make 13 saves for the win.
Rod Pelley scored his first career goal in the game for New Jersey, which has won nine straight times when hosting Philadelphia.
The Devils will play their next two games on the road, including tonight's affair and Monday's test in Pittsburgh. Jersey is just 3-5-2 as the visiting team this season.
The Islanders recorded a home win over the Devils on October 20 for their second straight win over New Jersey after losing six straight. That win also halted a four-game series home losing streak to the Devils.
11/10 10:28:05 ET