LOS ANGELES — Less than 24 hours after dropping their game against the Los Angeles Kings 5-1, the New York Islanders (34-27-8) face off against the Anaheim Ducks (22-35-10). Puck drop is slated for 10 PM ET at Honda Center.
The New York Islanders are 7-4-1 in the second legs of back-to-backs this season, and after shooting themselves in the proverbial foot on Tuesday, the hockey gods give them a prime chance to redeem themselves against league bottom-feeders.
There’s no morning skate for New York as head coach Lane Lambert will talk at 7:30 PM ET.
The expectation is that Semyon Varlamov will get the nod after Ilya Sorokin played against the Kings. Varlamov was in goal for the 5-1 loss to the Washington Capitals last Saturday, stopping 22 of 27 shots.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Anders Lee-Bo Horvat-Josh Bailey
Zach Parise-Brock Nelson-Kyle Palmieri
Pierre Engvall-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Hudson Fasching
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech-Scott Mayfield
Alexander Romanov-Ryan Pulock
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
ANAHEIM DUCKS LINES (PROJECTED)
Max Jones-Mason McTavish-Troy Terry
Ryan Strome-Trevor Zegras-Brock McGinn
Frank Vatrano-Isac Lundestrom-Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois-Derek Grant-Brett Leason
Cam Fowler-Scott Harrington
Simon Benoit-Kevin Shattenkirk
Colton White-Nathan Beaulieu
Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Anaheim Ducks in the second and final matchup between the two clubs this season. The last time these teams met was October 15, 2022 at UBS Arena, when six Islanders recorded multi-point games.
Anders Lee recorded a season-high three assists, and Scott Mayfield scored two goals for the first time in his career in a 7-1 Islander win.
Tonight, the Islanders cap off their 13th back-to-back series of the season, after visiting the Los Angeles Kings last night.
The Islanders will also look to earn their fourth straight win against Anaheim in tonight’s matchup.
FANDUEL BETTING CORNER
Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Anaheim Ducks? You can get the Islanders at -196 & +130 on the puck line. The Ducks come in at +162 & -156 on the reverse puck line.
The over for the contest is 5.5 at -128, with the under at +104.
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HOW TO WATCH
Wednesday’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.