Game Preview: New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators 2/19/13

Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 12:00 AM
Travis Betts
New York Islanders
6-9-1 (13 points – 5th in Atlantic Division, 11th in Eastern Conference)
4-2-1 road
Ottawa Senators
8-6-2 (18 points - 4th in Northeast Division, 7th in Eastern Conference)
5-1-2 home
7:30 p.m.
Scotiabank Place
Ottawa, ON

Television: MSG+
Howie Rose: Play-by-play, Butch Goring: Color

Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (2011-12)
The Islanders went 1-3-0 against the Ottawa Senators in 2011-12, losing the final three matchups. In the last matchup, on April 1, Mark Streit scored first but the Senators countered with five unanswered goals en route to a 5-1 win. John Tavares and Matt Moulson earned assists on Streit's goal.

Apr. 1, 2012: OTT 5 NYI 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Senators player to watch
Kyle Turris - Center
Senators center Kyle Turris appears to be in the midst of a breakout season. After setting career-highs in goals (12), assists (17) and points (29) last season, the 23-year-old leads the team with 12 points (four goals, eight assists), and has registered at least 17:00 of ice time in each of the last 13 games.
Islanders Storylines
•The Islanders begin a three-game road trip Tuesday at Ottawa, with stops at Montreal and at Philadelphia before returning to New York
•With a goal and three assists on Feb. 16 vs. New Jersey, Matt Moulson has 14 points (5-9-14) in his last 11 games.
•If he dresses for tonight's game, Matt Moulson will tie Denis Potvin for third on the franchise all-time leader board with 262 consecutive games played
The Matchup
Islanders
25.4 (16/63)
84.3 (43/51)
45
54
4-6-0

    

 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

  

Senators
15.8% (9/57)
90.2% (55/61)
37
31
4-5-1
 
 
 
New York Islanders projected lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 10 Keith Aucoin - 41 David Ullstrom
17 Matt Martin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
3 Travis Hamonic - 47 Andrew MacDonald
14 Thomas Hickey - 11 Lubomir Visnovsky
2 Mark Streit - 52 Joe Finley

Goaltenders
39 Rick DiPietro
20 Evgeni Nabokov
Ottawa Senators projected lines
Forwards
33 Jakob Silfverberg - 7 Kyle Turris - 11 Daniel Alfredsson
22 Erik Condra - 14 Colin Greening - 24 Stephane Da Costa
59 Dave Dziurzynski - 15 Zack Smith - 25 Chris Neil
23 Karpars Daugavins - 57 Derek Grant - 22 Erik Condra

Defensemen
4 Chris Phillips - 10 Mike Lundin
46 Patrick Wiercioch - 55 Sergei Gonchar
3 Marc Methot - 62 Eric Gryba

Goaltenders
41 Craig Anderson
30 Ben Bishop


Quote of the Day

“I think everybody knows what kind of performance we put on the ice. We have to turn the page quickly. It was a terrible game on our part, from start to finish, but it’s a quick turnaround. We have a game in Ottawa tomorrow, and then a big week against Montreal and Buffalo. We can’t drop our heads here. We just have to play better tomorrow.”

Islanders captain Mark Streit,
following Monday's loss against Philadelphia

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