Helene St. James Detroit Free Press Published 7:00 AM EST Dec 8, 2018 Detroit Red Wings (13-12-4, 30 points) vs. New York Islanders (13-11-3, 29 points) When: 7 p.m. Where: Little Caesars Arena. TV: Fox Sports Detroit. Radio: WXYT-FM (97.1; other radio affiliates). Island living: The Wings are riding a confidence high after being tested by some of the best teams in the NHL, most recently beating Toronto in overtime on Thursday. Even as high-powered opponents have chipped away at leads, the Wings have looked composed. The Islanders had a great start to their season with winning six of their first eight games, but they’ve lost four of their last five games. More on Wings: Gustav Nyquist on scoring surge with Anthony Mantha out Sizing up the opponent: The Islanders average 2.89 goals per game and allow an average of 2.93. Their power play (14.6 percent) ranks 27th in the NHL and their penalty kill (77.6 percent) ranks 20th. Anders Lee leads the team with 11 goals and is tied with Josh Bailey with a team-high 22 points. Former Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula has seven goals and 16 points. Winged wheel watch: The Wings held an optional practice Friday. Tyler Bertuzzi will rejoin the lineup after serving a two-game suspension. … Defensemen Danny DeKeyser (hand) and Trevor Daley (lower body) and forwards Anthony Mantha (hand) and Darren Helm (shoulder) are out. Contact Helene St. James: [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @helenestjames. Twitter updates Live updates for mobile users.