The New York Islanders (2-1-0) are back in action Thursday night as they face off against the New Jersey Devils (1-2-0) for the final game of their season-opening homestand.
“It’s a good opportunity to continue this momentum that we started a little bit and, have a good night. We’re trying to build every day,” Anders Lee said following Thursday’s optional morning skate. “So it’s no different coming into this evening.”
The New York Islanders did not run lines at morning skate. Ilya Sorokin (1-1-0, 1.52 GAA, .941 SV%) was the first goaltender off the ice, but Lambert would not verify that he was between the pipes.
“This is a big game for our team. We know that,” New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert said. “They’re a good hockey team, and so we’re preparing to play our game.”
The New Jersey Devils did not hold a morning skate on Thursday.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Anthony Beauvillier— Mathew Barzal — Kyle Palmieri
Anders Lee — Brock Nelson — Oliver Wahlstrom
Zach Parise — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Josh Bailey
Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck
Adam Pelech — Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov — Noah Dobson
Robin Salo — Scott Mayfield
NEW JERSEY DEVILS LINES (PROJECTED)
— Amanda Stein (@amandacstein) October 19, 2022
The New York Islanders finish their four-game home stand tonight, as they host their Metropolitan Division rival, the New Jersey Devils.
The last time these teams met was April 3, when Jean-Gabriel Pageau scored a hat trick, Kyle Palmieri scored a goal and two assists, and Adam Pelech recorded a career-high three assists to help the Islanders earn a 4-3 win at Prudential Center.
Tonight’s game is the first Metropolitan matchup of the season for the Islanders, who finished 2021-22 with a 15-9-2 record vs. division opponents.
Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the New Jersey Devils on home ice? You can get the Islanders at -150, +175 on the puck line. The Devils are the road underdogs at +130, -205 at +1.5.
The over for the contest is 6 at -120, with the over at under at +100.
Former New Jersey Devils forward and current Islander Zach Parise scored in the Islanders’ last game. Can he do it again?
He s +2200 to score the contest’s first goal and +340 to score in the game.
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HOW TO WATCH
Thursday’s contest will be available on ESPN+. On the radio dial, the game can be heard on 1050 AM ESPN, 88.7 FM WRHU, and 103.9 FM LI News Radio.