SUNRISE, FLORIDA–The New York Islanders (2-3-0) are back in action Sunday night, as they face the Florida Panthers (3-1-1) for the second of a back-to-back here in Florida. Puck drop is slated for 5 PM ET at Florida Live Arena.
The New York Islanders outplayed the Tampa Bay Lightning on Saturday night, but their mistakes ended up in the back of the net as they fell 5-3.
The Islanders did not skate Sunday morning, but Lane Lambert shared that Josh Bailey will be back in the lineup after being a healthy scratch Saturday night against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Lane would not share who he was coming in for but the expectation is that it’s for Nikita Soshnikov, who played pretty poorly Saturday night.
With Ilya Sorokin playing against the Lightning, Semyon Varlamov is likely to make his second start of the young season. He turned aside 28 of 30 shots against in a 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks this past Tuesday.
The Islanders lost 3-1 in their season opener against the Florida Panthers on UBS Arena ice and now have the chance to get even with the Cats tonight.
Per Florida Panthers head coach, Spencer Knight will start in goal against the Islanders.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Anthony Beauvillier— Mathew Barzal — Kyle Palmieri
Anders Lee — Brock Nelson — Oliver Wahlstrom
Zach Parise — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Oliver Wahlstrom
Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech— Noah Dobson
Alexander Romanov — Ryan Pulock
Sebastian Aho — Scott Mayfield
TAMPA BAY LIGHTNING LINES (PROJECTED)
Carter Verhaeghe – Sasha Barkov – Sam Reinhart
Rudolfs Balcers – Sam Bennett – Matthew Tkachuk
Eetu Luostarinen –Anton Lundell – Colin White
Ryan Lomberg – Patrick Hornqvist – Nick Cousins
NEW YORK ISLANDERS NOTES
Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Florida Panthers in the second of three matchups between the two clubs this season. These teams last met just ten days ago, on October 13, in the Islanders’ home opener. Noah Dobson tallied the first Islander goal of the season at UBS Arena.
Tonight is the second game in the Islanders’ first back-to-back series this season, after they visited Tampa Bay last night. The Islanders look to earn their first win of the season against an Atlantic Division opponent.
Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Florida Panthers? You can get the Islanders at +165, -145 at +1.5. The Panthers are the home favorites at -205, +125 on the puck line.
The over for the contest is 6.5 at -110, with the over at under at -110.
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HOW TO WATCH
Sunday’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.