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Islanders Game 32: A Chance to Bounce Back vs. Golden Knights

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New York Islanders Mathew Barzal

PHOENIX, AZ– After a disappointing 5-4 loss the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night, the New York Islanders (17-13-1_ are back in action as they face the Vegas Golden Knights (22-9-1). Puck drop is slated for 7:00 PM PST at T-Mobile Arena.

The Islanders did not hold a morning skate as head coach Lane Lambert will be speaking with the media at 4:30 PST.

Semyon Varlamov will get the start as Ilya Sorokin played Friday night.

Late in the contest against the Coyotes, Kyle Palmieri was hit up high by Nick Ritchie, forcing him into concussion protocol. He did return to the contest, and he is expected to play tonight.

Forward Cal Clutterbuck left the contest in the third and did not return.

Defenseman Alexander Romanov blocked a shot off the no-no area and was helped off the ice. He stayed in the game but did receive medical treatment following as we do not yet know his status for the game.

On the Vegas side of things, Logan Thompson will get the start in goal. The Islanders will be facing a right-glove netminder for the second straight contest after facing Karel Vejmelka on Friday.

Defenseman Alex Pietrangelo will return to the lineup after missing significant time due to personal reasons.

Jack Eichel and Brett Howden are eligible to return from their injuries (lower body), but they will not play.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)

Anders Lee-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Josh Bailey-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Kyle Palmieri
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck

Robin Salo-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
Semyon Varlamov
Ilya Sorokin

VEGAS GOLDEN KNIGHTS LINES (PROJECTED)

Phil Kessel- Chandler Stephenson- Mark Stone (c)
Reilly Smith- William Karlsson- Jonathan Marchessault
Jonas Rondbjerg- Jake Leschyshyn- Michael Amadio
William Carrier- Nicolas Roy- Keegan Kolesar

Ben Hutton- Alex Pietrangelo
Alec Martinez- Nicolas Hague
Brayden McNabb- Daniil Miromanov

Logan Thompson
Adin Hill

ISLANDERS NOTES

Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Vegas Golden Knights in the first of two matchups between these clubs this season. The Islanders
and Knights last met on December 19, 2021, when Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored, and Oliver Wahlstrom recorded two assists to help
the Islanders collect a point in the shootout.

The Islanders finish their sixth back-to-back series of the season tonight after they visited the Arizona Coyotes on Friday. Tonight’s matchup is the Islanders’ first visit to T-Mobile Arena since October 24, 2021, a 2-0 Islander win.

They enter tonight’s matchup with a 4-0-0 record against Pacific Division opponents so far this season.

DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER

Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Vegas Golden Knights? You can get the Islanders at +145 & -175 on the reverse puck line. The Golden Knights come in at -170 & +150 puck line.

The over for the contest is 6 at +100, with the under at -120.

Head over to DraftKings to place your bets now!

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

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