Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators

Sunday, 03.3.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / 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 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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