Game Preview: New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators

Friday, 11.1.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / 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 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
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
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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