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Up in Ottawa, Gm. 17: Islanders vs. Senators, Line Combos, Betting Odds & More



New York Islanders, Jean-Gabriel Pageau
New York Islanders centerman Jean-Gabriel Pageau celebrating a goal against the New Jersey Devils on Apr. 3 at the Prudential Center (Photo-via New York Islanders Instagram)

We have an early start today, as the New York Islanders (10-6-0) face the Ottawa Senators (5-8-1) at 5:30 PM at Canadian Tire Center. The start time is early because the Hockey Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony is at 7:30 PM ET and with former Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson being inducted, the team wanted to give their fans an opportunity to watch it. The ceremony will be played on the scoreboard folloing the game.

The New York Islanders, who are 8-2-0 in their last 10 games, did not practice Monday morning, as Lane Lambert will speak with the media around 3 PM.

At Sunday’s practice, everyone was accounted for. Ilya Sorokin (7-4-0, 2.17 GAA,.932 SV% 1 SO) was the first goaltender off and is the likely starter against the Ottawa Senators.

As Lambert has done before, he has adjusted a few of his lines, staying with the same group that finished the game on Saturday night, a come-from-behind win yet again, this time over the Columbus Blue Jackets. Zach Parise had the overtime winner on Hockey Fights Cancer Night.

The New York Islanders will be facing a former teammate in Travis Hamonic, who donned the blue and orange from 2010 to 2017 after being drafted 53rd overall in 2008.

Current New York Islanders forward Jean-Gabriel Pageau was drafted bt the Senators in the fourth round (96th overall) of the 2011 NHL Draft, and spent his first eight year with Ottawa.

For the Ottawa Senators, star defenseman Thomas Chabot will be out at least a week after suffering a concussion against the Philadelphia Flyers after a hit by Travis Konecny in a 4-1 win. That victory snapped a five-game losing sttreak.

The Senators have not named a starting netminder, but the expectation is that Cam Talbot (1-2-0, 2.35 GAA, .925 SV%) will get the start.


Zach Parise— Mathew Barzal — Oliver Wahlstrom

Anders Lee — Brock Nelson — Anthony Beauvillier

Josh Bailey — Jean-Gabriel Pageau — Kyle Palmieri

Matt Martin — Casey Cizikas — Cal Clutterbuck

Adam Pelech— Ryan Pulock

Alexander Romanov — Noah Dobson

Sebastian Aho — Scott Mayfield

Ilya Sorokin

Semyon Varlamov


Brady Tkachuk — Tim Stützle — Claude Giroux

Alex Debrincat — Shane Pinto — Drake Batherson

Tyler Motte — Derick Brassard — Matheiu Joseph

Parker Kelly — Mark Kastelic — Austin Watson

Jake Sanderson — Travis Hamonic

Jacon Bernard-Docker — Erik Brannstrom

Nick Holden — Jacob Larsson

Camon Talbot

Anton Forsberg


Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Ottawa Senators? You can get the Islanders at -120, +215 on the puck line. The Senators come in at +100, -260 on the reverse puck line

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

Head over to DraftKings to place your bets now!


Monday’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.