New York has scored just three goals in its last three contests
and is 2-6-0 since beating Dallas on November 6.
The Islanders are coming off their third shutout loss of the
season as they managed 28 shots on goal in Wednesday's 2-0 home
loss to the Carolina Hurricanes.
New York has scored just 17 goals in its last eight games and
several key players are struggling. Alexei Yashin has no goals
in his last nine games and Michael Peca has just three points in
his last eight.
Mariusz Czerkawski leads the team with 11 goals and 17 points,
but he has just two goals and three points in his last eight
New York is 2-6-2 on the road, while Detroit is 7-3-0 at home.