Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Ottawa Senators
|New York Islanders
8-11-2 (18 points – 5th in Atlantic Division, 13th in Eastern Conference)
12-7-3 (27 points - 3rd in Northeast Division, 5th in Eastern Conference)
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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.
•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).
Last 10 games
|New York Islanders projected lines
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
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey – 11 Lubomir Visnovsky
52 Joe Finley - 2 Mark Streit
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
|Ottawa Senators projected lines
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
46 Patrick Wiercioch - 55 Sergei Gonchar
3 Marc Methot - 62 Eric Gryba
4 Chris Phillips - 10 Mike Lundin
30 Ben Bishop
40 Robin Lehner
|What's Happening at the Coliseum
•Doors Open at 1:30pm