New York hosts New Jersey after Cizikas’ 2-goal game
Uniondale, New York; Thursday, 7 p.m. EST
The Islanders are 7-3-1 against Metropolitan Division teams. New York is last in the NHL shooting 28.6 shots per game.
The Devils are 3-5-1 in division games. New Jersey averages 10.3 penalty minutes per game, the fifth-most in the league. P.K. Subban leads the team serving 42 total minutes.
The teams face off Thursday for the first time this season.
LAST 10 GAMES: Devils: 5-4-1, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.9 assists, 4.9 penalties and 12.8 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game with a .919 save percentage.
Islanders: 6-3-1, averaging 3.2 goals, five assists, 4.7 penalties and 12.9 penalty minutes while giving up 3.1 goals per game with a .900 save percentage.
INJURIES: Islanders: Cal Clutterbuck: out (wrist).
Devils: None listed.