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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
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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

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STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 82 38 48 5 86
K. Okposo 60 18 33 -8 51
R. Strome 81 17 33 23 50
F. Nielsen 78 14 29 8 43
B. Nelson 82 20 22 6 42
A. Lee 76 25 16 9 41
J. Bailey 70 15 26 3 41
N. Leddy 78 10 27 18 37
J. Boychuk 72 9 26 15 35
T. Hamonic 71 5 28 15 33
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 38 17 4 .914 2.43
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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