The New York Islanders are riding high after two straight wins over top-level opponents n the New York Rangers and the Carolina Hurricanes. But on the second of a back-to-back, New York faces the Colorado Avalanche, a pissed-off Avalanche team, who just fell 1-0 to the surging New Jersey Devils.
Puck drop is slated for 7:30 PM ET at UBS Arena.
New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert will speak with the media at 5 PM to give updates.
With Ilya Sorokin playing last night, the belief is that Semyon Varlamov will get the start in goal. Varlamov spent eight seasons as a member of the Avalanche and is 1-1-0, with a 2.53 GAA and a .917 SV% in two starts this season.
Pavel Francouz started for the Avalanche on Friday night, as former New York Rangers netminder Alexandar Georgiev (4-0-1, 2.56 GAA, .921 SV%) is likely to start against the Islanders.
In 11 career starts against the Islanders, he is 8-3-0, with a 1.96 GAA and a .935 SV% with two shutouts.
Former New York Islanders defenseman Devon Toews faces the Islanders for the second time in his career, and has two goals and two assists over that span.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Josh Bailey — Mathew Barzal — Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee — Brock Nelson — Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Kyle Palmieri
Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech— Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov — Noah Dobson
Sebastian Aho — Scott Mayfield
COLORADO AVALANCHE LINES (PROJECTED)
#Avs lines against New Jersey
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DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER
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The over for the contest is 5.5 at -120, with the under at +100.
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Tonight, the New York Islanders host the Colorado Avalanche in the first of two meetings between the two clubs this season.
Both teams enter tonight’s game on the back-end of a back-to-back series, as the Islanders defeated the Hurricanes last night in Raleigh, and the Avalanche fell to the New Jersey Devils in Newark.
Tonight is the Islanders’ first contest against a Central Division opponent this season. They finished 2021-22 with a 7-7-2 record vs. Central Division opponents.
HOW TO WATCH
Saturday’s contest will be available on MSGSN. On the radio dial, the game can be heard on 1050 AM ESPN, 88.7 FM WRHU, and 103.9 FM LI News Radio.