After a 3-0 shutout victory over the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday, the New York Islanders are back in action Friday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Puck drop is slated for 8 PM ET at Nationwide Arena.
This is a first of a back-to-back for both teams as the Islanders host the Flyers Saturday, with the Blue Jackets taking a trip to Nashville to face the Predators.
The New York Islanders held an optional morning skate, with two players missing in Kyle Palmieri (day-to-day, upper-body) and Adam Pelech (undisclosed).
Palmieri missed the contest on Wednesday, as Simon Holmstrom made his NHL debut.
New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert shared that Palmieri did not make the trip to Columbus and that Pelech took his option. The expectation is that Pelech will play tonight.
Although nothing has been shared regarding an injury to Pelech, he has not looked quite like himself this season.
Ilya Sorokin, fresh off a 49-save shutout over the Oilers was the first goaltender off the ice as he will make his 15th start of the season. He’s 2-1-0, with a 1.98 GAA and a .930 SV% and one shutout in three career games against Columbus.
For Columbus, head coach Brad Larsen told the media that Joonas Korpisalo would be in goal against the Islanders. The last time these two teams met, Korpisalo allowed four goals on 46 shots in the Islanders’ 4-3 overtime win.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Simon Holmstrom-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Josh Bailey
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
Robin Salo-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
COLUMBUS BLUE JACKETS LINES (PROJECTED)
— Mark Scheig (@mark_scheig) November 25, 2022
Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Columbus Blue Jackets in the second of four matchups between the two clubs this season.
These teams last met 13 days ago, on November 12. Zach Parise scored in overtime to help the Islanders earn a 4-3 win at UBS Arena. The Islanders are 4-1-0 against Metropolitan Division opponents so far this season, and are 4-0-1 in their last five meetings with Columbus.
The last time they visited Nationwide Arena was March 29, a 4-3 Islander win.
DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER
Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Columbus Blue Jackets? You can get the Islanders at -190, +140 on the puck line. The Blue Jackets come in at +160, -165 on the reverse puck line.
The over for the contest is 6 at -115, with the under at -105.
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HOW TO WATCH
Friday’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