Ottawa Senators (23-38-5) at New York Islanders (37-21-7)
Tuesday 7 p.m. Nassau Coliseum
Tv: TSN5, RDS
RADIO: TSN1200, Special 94,5 FM
Senators: PP 20.8% (14th) PK 78.5% (24th)
Islanders: PP 16% (25th) PK 80.4% (14th)
Islanders: Matt Martin
SENATORS Sport 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 Sport 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 seems previous Senator Robin Lehner is reaching his potential at the age of 27 with a Vezina-type year as a first-yr Islander. Lehner was pulled right after offering up three ambitions on 13 pictures from the Flyers Sunday, but must be supplied the prospect to straighten himself out from the Senators, from whom he has a history of 7–3, with a 1.61 ambitions from ordinary and .949 help you save proportion.
2. Respiratory easier
The Senators last but not least shed the large weight of a getting rid of streak off their shoulders when they stopped theirs at seven online games Sunday in Florida with a 3-2 victory. This a person must be a small easier for them to enjoy, if only due to the fact must have tiny bit of confidence from the W.
3. A person that issues
These are playoff online games for the Senators, who with again-to-again online games can have a say on no matter if the Islanders make it to write-up-year match. In getting rid of their past two online games and 5 of their past seven, the Islanders can see the Columbus Blue Jackets in their rear check out mirror.
4. Milestone for Smith
Zack Smith will grow to be just the ninth player (and sixth ahead) to enjoy 600 online games for the Senators when they make their first return to Uniondale and Nassau Coliseum in almost four yrs. Coincidentally, it is also the making where by Smith performed his first match, a 4-2 Senators loss, on Nov. 29, 2008. Unnecessary to say, he’d like a diverse outcome tonight
5. Good old days
The Senators have gained only a person of the past four online games between the teams but they do have a sturdy previous with Islanders. Their in general history from them is 53-24-11-6, when Ottawa has a dominant 27-12-6-3 history when viewing the Islanders.
Mathew Barzal vs Thomas Chabot
Good close friends and previous roommates at Staff Canada’s planet junior camp, they’ll take pleasure in the problem of participating in from every single other. Chabot is struggling of late. In his past seven online games he has just a person point, an guide, and is minus-13. In three occupation online games compared to Islanders, Chabot has a aim and four factors.
Barzal, who had two ambitions and three factors in the Islanders 6-3 victory more than Ottawa earlier this year, has been silent of late. In his past seven online games the has no ambitions and two helps.
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