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Islanders vs. Wild, Gm 64: Johnston IN, Durandeau OUT



After dominating the Winnipeg Jets for most of the game on Sunday evening in a 4-0 victory, the New York Islanders (32-25-7) are back in action as they face the Minnesota Wild (33-21-6).

Puck drop is slated for 8 PM ET at Excel Energy Center.

The Islanders have won three of their last five games and have points in nine of their 11 games since returning from the All-Star break (6-3-2).

The Wild have won five of their last six games, with points in all six.


Jean-Gabriel Pageau did not join the team in Minnesota, as he will miss his eighth straight game with an upper-body injury.

Ilya Sorokin gets the start for the Islanders, his fifth start in the last six games.

Arnaud Durandeau is a healthy scratch for the first time in his young NHL career after playing last four games with no points.

Ross Johnston slots back in, likely due to the fact that Ryan Reaves is on the other side.

Filip Gustavsson gets the start for the Wild.


Anders Lee-Bo Horvat-Simon Holmstrom
Zach Parise-Brock Nelson-Kyle Palmieri
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Hudson Fasching
Ross Johnston-Otto Koivula-Josh Bailey

Adam Pelech-Scott Mayfield
Alexander Romanov-Ryan Pulock
Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson

Ilya Sorokin
Semyon Varlamov

*Per Andrew Gross



Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the Minnesota Wild in the second and final matchup between the two clubs this season. The Islanders
have four wins in their last six games and have collected points in eight of their 11 games in February.

The Islanders earned their league-leading seventh-team shutout of the season in their last matchup on Sunday, as they defeated the Winnipeg Jets, 4-0. They enter tonight’s matchup with points in four of their last five meetings against a Central Division team.

Minnesota is the final Central opponent the Islanders will face in their 2022-23 regular season schedule, and they will look to earn their first win over the Wild since December 29, 2019.


Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Minnesota Wild? You can get the Islanders at +120 & -215 on the reverse puck line. The Wild come in at -140 & +185 on the puck line.

The over for the contest is 5.5 at +120, with the under at -140.

Head over to DraftKings to place your bets now!


Tuesday’s contest will be available on MSGN. On the radio dial, the game can be heard on 1050 AM ESPN, 88.7 FM WRHU, and 103.9 FM LI News Radio.