Streaking Islanders host Washington
(AP) — The New York Islanders are riding high with the best 21-game start to a season in franchise history. They’ll try to improve on that when they host Washington tonight. The Isles have won four in a row and nine of their last 10 to improve to 15-6. That has them tied with Pittsburgh for the lead in the Metropolitan Division of the NHL.
The high-scoring Penguins will try to keep pace when they host refocused Toronto. The Maple Leafs have won back-to-back contests after a three-game skid in which they were outscored 17-5. The Maple Leafs are 8-4-1 in their last 13.
There are nine games in the NHL tonight.