Ottawa Senators (23-38-5) at New York Islanders (37-21-7)
Tuesday 7 p.m. Nassau Coliseum
Television set: TSN5, RDS
RADIO: TSN1200, Distinctive 94,5 FM
Senators: PP 20.8% (14th) PK 78.5% (24th)
Islanders: PP 16% (25th) PK 80.4% (14th)
Islanders: Matt Martin
SENATORS Video game Working day Traces:
Brady Tkachuk – Colin White – JG Pageau
Rudolfs Balcers – Chris Tierney – Bobby Ryan
Anthony Duclair – Brian Gibbons – Mikkel Boedker
Zack Smith – Oscar Lindberg – Magnus Paajarvi
Thomas Chabot – Dylan DeMelo
Ben Harper – Cody Ceci
Christian Wolanin – Christian Jaros
ISLANDERS Video game Working day Traces:
Anders Lee – Brock Nelson – Jordan Eberle
Anthony Beauvillier – Mathew Barzel – Josh Bailey
Andrew Ladd – Valtteri Filppula – Leo Komarov
Ross Johnston – Casey Cizikas – Cal Clutterbuck
Nick Leddy – Johnny Boychuk
Adam Pelech – Ryan Pulock
Scott Mayfield – Devon Toews
1. The Lehner
It appears previous Senator Robin Lehner is reaching his likely at the age of 27 with a Vezina-style season as a to start with-yr Islander. Lehner was pulled soon after providing up three targets on 13 pictures in opposition to the Flyers Sunday, but should be presented the opportunity to straighten himself out in opposition to the Senators, in opposition to whom he has a file of 7–3, with a 1.61 targets in opposition to normal and .949 help save proportion.
2. Respiratory less difficult
The Senators last but not least get rid of the major body weight of a getting rid of streak off their shoulders when they stopped theirs at seven game titles Sunday in Florida with a 3-2 victory. This one particular should be a minimal less difficult for them to play, if only since should have very small little bit of self confidence from the W.
3. 1 that issues
These are playoff game titles for the Senators, who with back again-to-back again game titles can have a say on whether the Islanders make it to submit-season event. In getting rid of their very last two game titles and five of their very last seven, the Islanders can see the Columbus Blue Jackets in their rear check out mirror.
4. Milestone for Smith
Zack Smith will come to be just the ninth player (and sixth ahead) to play 600 game titles for the Senators when they make their to start with return to Uniondale and Nassau Coliseum in just about four decades. Coincidentally, it’s also the developing where by Smith played his to start with recreation, a 4-2 Senators loss, on Nov. 29, 2008. Needless to say, he’d like a unique result tonight
5. Great aged times
The Senators have gained only one particular of the very last four game titles between the groups but they do have a sturdy previous with Islanders. Their all round file in opposition to them is 53-24-11-6, whilst Ottawa has a dominant 27-12-6-3 file when checking out the Islanders.
Mathew Barzal vs Thomas Chabot
Great friends and previous roommates at Workforce Canada’s globe junior camp, they’ll appreciate the obstacle of participating in in opposition to every other. Chabot is battling of late. In his very last seven game titles he has just one particular point, an guide, and is minus-13. In three occupation game titles versus Islanders, Chabot has a goal and four points.
Barzal, who had two targets and three points in the Islanders 6-3 victory in excess of Ottawa before this season, has been tranquil of late. In his very last seven game titles the has no targets and two helps.
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