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Game Preview: New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators

Friday, 11.01.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
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Game Preview: New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators
Islanders head to Canada for the first time this season to face the Ottawa Senators (7:30 p.m., MSG PLUS, WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM)
New York Islanders
4-5-3 (11 points – 2nd in Metropolitan Division, 8th in Eastern Conference)
2-2-0 road
Ottawa Senators
4-6-2 (10 points - 6th in Atlantic Division, 10th in Eastern Conference)
1-3-0 home
7:30 p.m.
Canadian Tire Centre
Ottawa, ONT
 
 
Television: MSG PLUS
Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring


Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
2012-13 season series (1-2-0)
The Islanders went 1-2-0 against Ottawa last season, dropping the last contest 5-3 at Nassau Coliseum. Josh Bailey (one goal, one assist) and Kyle Okposo (two assists) each had multi-point efforts as the Islanders took a 3-1 lead to the second intermission. Lubomir Visnovsky scored on the power play and the Islanders outshot the Senators 29-23, but four unanswered Senators goals in the third period sealed the contest. The teams will meet two more times in April.
 
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Senators player to watch
Erik Karlsson - Defenseman

Karlsson is tied for the league lead among defensemen with 11 points (three goals, eight assists), including nine points in his last seven games. After missing most of the 2012-13 campaign to injury, the Landsbro, Sweden native has averaged 27:40 of ice time this season, good for third in the NHL. Karlsson took home the Norris Trophy, awarded to the league's top defenseman, after the 2011-12 season.

 
 
 
Islanders Storylines
• Frans Nielsen is tied for seventh in the NHL scoring race with 15 points (7g/8a). John Tavares is tied for 13th with 13 points (4g/9a).
• Newly-acquired left wing Thomas Vanek will play inhis 600th NHL game tonight. In 599 career NHL games (598 with Buffalo), Vanek has 497 points (254 goals, 243 assists).
• The Islanders have scored at least two goals in every game this season. Chicago and St. Louis are the only other teams to have done so.
The Matchup
Islanders
25.6% (2nd)
81.1% (17th)
37
39
3-5-2


   
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10
    
   

 
Senators
20.0 (17th)
84.2% (8th)
35
38
3-6-1
       
 
  

New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard - 51 Frans Nielsen - 12 Josh Bailey
40 Michael Grabner - 16 Peter Regin - 15 Cal Clutterbuck
29 Brock Nelson - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald - 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey - 7 Matt Carkner
46 Matt Donovan - 4 Radek Martinek

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
Ottawa Senators previous game lines
Forwards
9 Milan Michalek - 19 Jason Spezza - 6 Bobby Ryan
16 Clarke MacArthur - 7 Kyle Turris - 93 Mika Zibanejad
25 Chris Neil - 15 Zack Smith - 89 Cory Conacher
22 Erik Condra - 14 Colin Greening - 57 Derek Grant
 
 
 
Defensemen
2 Jared Cowen - 4 Chrip Phillips
3 Marc Methot - 65 Erik Karlsson
46 Patrick Wiercioch - 77 Joe Corvo

Goaltenders
41 Craig Anderson
40 Robin Lehner
Quote Of The Day:

Islanders forward Peter Regin

"I expect Ottawa to come out hard. They've lost three in a row and I know from being there, it's not a place where they accept losing. It's going to be special going into a rink where I lived and trained every day for four years. I'm excited to go there and to get the two points would be really special."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 22 16 5 1 61 52 33
2 TBL 22 14 6 2 77 60 30
3 PIT 19 13 4 2 69 44 28
4 NYI 20 14 6 0 68 57 28
5 BOS 22 13 9 0 57 54 26
6 DET 20 10 5 5 55 49 25
7 TOR 21 11 8 2 67 63 24
8 OTT 19 9 6 4 52 50 22
9 WSH 20 9 8 3 56 54 21
10 NJD 21 9 9 3 53 61 21
11 FLA 18 7 5 6 40 47 20
12 NYR 19 8 7 4 52 58 20
13 PHI 19 8 9 2 57 60 18
14 CAR 20 6 11 3 48 62 15
15 CBJ 20 6 12 2 49 72 14
16 BUF 21 6 13 2 36 70 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 20 8 12 -4 20
B. Nelson 20 10 9 5 19
K. Okposo 20 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 20 4 11 9 15
J. Boychuk 19 2 11 7 13
F. Nielsen 20 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 20 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 20 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 17 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 12 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 9 4 0 .918 2.42
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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