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.
NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)
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
OTTAWA SENATORS LINES (PROJECTED)
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
Tonight, the New York Islanders begin a four-game road trip as they visit the Ottawa Senators, in the first of three matchups between
the two clubs this season.
The last time these teams met was March 22, when Brock Nelson, Scott Mayfield and Anders Lee each recorded multi-point games in a 3-0 Islander win.
Tonight’s game is the Islanders’ first visit to Canadian Tire Centre since December 7, 2021, a 5-3 Islander decision. Entering tonight’s matchup, the Islanders have an 8-2-0 record in their last ten games and look to capture their first win of the season against an Atlantic Division opponent.
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HOW TO WATCH
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.