The Islanders (43-23-4) have lost their previous two games, but had recorded points in four consecutive games prior to that. The Canadiens (42-19-7) have struggled as of late going 1-2-2 in their last five games. They are also coming off a loss to the Ottawa Senators, who beat the Islanders on Friday night.
The Canadiens are 2-0-0 against the Islanders this season; they defeated the Isles at Nassau Coliseum 3-1 in December and 6-4 at the Bell Centre in January.
Carey Price will start in net for the Canadiens and Michal Neuvirth will be in goal for the Islanders. Matt Donovan will play for Lubomir Visnovsky and Frans Nielsen will take Ryan Strome's spot in the lineup.