Less than 24 hours after holding off the New Jersey Devils for a 6-4 win at The Rock, the New York Islanders host the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday night. The Islanders will be debuting their Fisherman Reverse Retro uniform, with puck drop slated at 7:30 PM At UBS Arena.
The New York Islanders did not skate Saturday morning, but with Semyon Varlamov getting the start in goal on Friday night, Ilya Sorokin will get the nod for New York.
On the injury front, Cal Clutterbuck should be good to go after being head-butted in Friday’s win, leading to him missing most of the first period and returning with a bloody face and a full cage.
Anthony Beauvillier, who left in the first period with what seemed to be a lower-body injury, did not return, and head coach Lane Lambert had no update on his status following the game. We will try to get an update today.
If Beauvilier cannot go Saturday, it is likely that Hudson Fasching gets back in the lineup. He had a goal back in Tuesday’s 7-4 loss to the St. Louis Blues and has played a strong, responsible game over his three contests with New York.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Josh Bailey-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Hudson Fasching
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Simon Holmstrom
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck
Robin Salo-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
CAROLINA HURRICANES LINES (PROJECTED)
Seth Jarvis-Paul-Stastny-Martin Necas
Andrei Svechnikov-Jesperi Kotkaniemi-Teuvo Teravainen
Jordan Martinook-Jordan Staal-Jesper Fast
Stefan Noesen-Jack Drury-Derek Stepan
Jaccob Slavin-Brent Burns
Brady Skjei-Brett Pesce
Calvin De Haan-Jalen Chatfield
Tonight, the New York Islanders host the Carolina Hurricanes in the second of four matchups between the two teams this season. These
teams last met on October 28 in Raleigh, when Mathew Barzal, Anthony Beauvillier, and Brock Nelson each recorded multi-point games in a 6-2 Islander win.
The Islanders enter tonight’s game on the back end of their fifth back-to-back series of the season after they defeated New Jersey last night on the road.
Tonight’s matchup is the Islanders’ final home game before a five-game road trip, their longest of the season,
begins next week.
DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER
Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Carolina Hurricanes? You can get the Islanders at +125 & -145 on the reverse puck line. The Carolina Hurricanes come in at -145, +180 on the puck line.
The over for the contest is 5.5 at -120, with the under at +100.
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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