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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators
Isles begin March with a home tilt against the Ottawa Senators
New York Islanders
8-11-2 (18 points – 5th in Atlantic Division, 13th in Eastern Conference)
2-8-1 home
Ottawa Senators
12-7-3 (27 points - 3rd in Northeast Division, 5th in Eastern Conference)
3-6-1 road
3:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

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


Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (0-1-0)
The Islanders lost the lone matchup between the two teams 3-1 on Feb. 19 by a 3-1 margin, despite outshooting the Senators 38-26. Travis Hamonic scored his second goal of the season, but Craig Anderson made 37 saves for Ottawa.

The Islanders and the Senators will meet again at Nassau Coliseum on March 19.

Feb. 19, 2013: OTT 3, NYI 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Senators player to watch
Daniel Alfredsson - Right Wing
At 40-years-old, the Senators Swedish captain is still going strong, ranking second on the team with 11 points (four goals, seven assists). One of the steadiest players since entering the league in 1995, Alfredsson will be counted on more now that the Senators are without several key players due to injury. Alfredsson earned an assist the last time the two teams met on Feb. 19.
 
Islanders Storylines
•The Isles have scored four first-period goals in their last three games after scoring only seven first-period goals in their first 18 games.
•By forcing overtime on Feb. 28 vs. Toronto, the Isles earned their seventh point of the season in a game that they trailed by two goals (with previous wins at TOR, at NYR and at MTL).
On Feb. 28, Josh Bailey, Lubomir Visnovsky and Andrew MacDonald each scored their first goals of the season, while Kyle Okposo scored three points (1g/2a).
The Matchup
Islanders
23.5% (19/81)
84.9% (62/73)
61
73
4-5-1
    

 
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

 
 
  
Senators
15.8% (12/76)
89.2% (74/83)
50
41
6-3-1
 
 
 
 
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 - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald
17 Matt Martin - 16 Marty Reasoner - 36 Eric Boulton

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

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Ottawa Senators projected lines
Forwards
33 Jakob Silfverberg - 7 Kyle Turris - 11 Daniel Alfredsson
59 Dave Dziurzynski - 15 Zack Smith - 25 Chris Neil
23 Kaspars Daugavins - 13 Peter Regin - 18 Jim O'Brien
22 Erik Condra - 14 Colin Greening - 93 Mika Zibanejad

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

Goaltenders
30 Ben Bishop
40 Robin Lehner

What's Happening at the Coliseum

•Doors Open at 1:30pm
Lower Lobby Opens at 1pm
Spongebob Squarepants Celebration Day Meet and Greet (1:30-3pm): Squidward – Gate 3; Spongebob – Gate 20; Patrick – Lower Lobby
Team Store Offer: Spend $100 and receive a NY Islanders fleece, or spend $150 and receive 2 tickets to a select future game
50/50 Raffle & Chuck-A-Puck
St. Patrick’s Jersey Auction – Ends today!
Sticks and Steaks

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYI 66 42 21 3 211 185 87
3 TBL 66 40 20 6 217 173 86
4 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 66 35 21 10 194 164 80
8 BOS 63 31 22 10 168 165 72
9 FLA 65 28 23 14 159 185 70
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 65 26 34 5 175 199 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 66 31 36 5 67
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 66 14 28 22 42
B. Nelson 66 18 20 8 38
F. Nielsen 66 11 26 13 37
A. Lee 60 22 13 14 35
J. Bailey 54 13 20 13 33
J. Boychuk 56 7 25 15 32
N. Leddy 66 9 19 17 28
T. Hamonic 56 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 34 13 1 .911 2.48
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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