The New York Islanders (8-5-0) mounted a come-from-behind win on Monday night to defeat the Calgary Flames 4-3 in overtime. Less than 24 hours later, the Islanders hit the ice to take on the rival New York Rangers (6-4-3), with Semyon Varlamov slated to be between the pipes after Ilya Sorokin played Monday.
On the season, Semyon Varlamov owns a 2-2-0 record, with a 2.90 GAA and a .909 SV%.
Over his last four starts at Madison Square Garden, the results have been the same for Varlamov and the New York Islanders–shutout victories. He has not allowed a goal in 239:25 on Madison Square Garden ice.
Although New York Islanders head coach Lane Lambert said following Monday’s skate that success against certain opponents does not really play a part in his goaltending plan, the fact that Varlamov has owned the Rangers at MSG likley played a role in Ilya Sorokin starting Monday against the Flames.
The Islanders did not skate Tuesday morning, but Lambert spoke to the media at 4:15. He gave no update on Cal Clutterbuck and did not share who would be in goal.
The New York Rangers have lost two straight games, blowing a two-goal lead to the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday. Adam Fox did not skate Monday as he took a maintenance day. His status for game time is unknown
Igor Shersterkin (6-1-2, 2.41 GAA, .916 SV%) is expected to make his 10th start of the season against the Islanders.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
Josh Bailey — Mathew Barzal — Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee — Brock Nelson — Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Kyle Palmieri
Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Ross Johnston
Adam Pelech— Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov — Noah Dobson
Sebastian Aho — Scott Mayfield
NEW YORK RANGERS LINES (PROJECTED)
#NYR practice lines
— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) November 7, 2022
Tonight, the New York Islanders visit the New York Rangers in the second of three matchups between the two clubs this season. These teams last met just thirteen days ago, on October 26, when Jean-Gabriel Pageau, Adam Pelech, and Kyle Palmieri each recorded multi-point games, in a 3-0 Islander win at UBS Arena.
The Islanders enter tonight’s game on the back end of their third back-to-back series of the season, as they defeated the Calgary Flames in overtime last night.
The Islanders have collected victories in their last two Metropolitan Division matchups.
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HOW TO WATCH
Tuesday’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.