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Facing Off Against Philly, Gm 23: Islanders vs. Flyers, Projected Lines, Betting Odds & More

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New York Islanders goaltender Ilya Sorokin
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MARCH 22: Philadelphia Flyers Right Wing Travis Konecny (11) takes a shot on goal with New York Islanders Goalie Ilya Sorokin (30) making the save and New York Islanders Defenseman Adam Pelech (3) defending during the third period of the National Hockey League game between the New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers on March 22, 2021, at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire)

After a Friday night 3-2 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets, the New York Islanders (14-8-0) host the Philadelphia Flyers (7-9-5) at 7:30 PM at UBS Arena.

The Islanders did not hold a skate Saturday morning as head coach Lane Lambert will speak to the media at 4:45 PM.

With Ilya Sorokin starting the last three contests for New York, the expectation is that Semyon Varlamov will be between the pipes. He’s 4-3-0, with a 2.97 GAA, and a .915 SV%.

Simon Holmstrom played in his second career game Friday, earning his first career point. Kyle Palmieri, who Holmstrom is filling in for, did not make the trip to Columbus and is still considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. We will get a status report on him when we speak to Lambert.

The Philadelphia Flyers also played Friday night, as they fell 4-1 to their in-state rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins. Netminder Carter Hart was pulled after allowing four goals on 21 shots in 33:37 minutes. Felix Sandstrom came in as relief, stopping all eight shots that came his way.

We do not know yet which netminder will get the start against the Islanders, but it is likely Sandstrom.

If he is in the lineup tonight for Philadelphia, Kieffer Bellows will be facing his former team for the first time since being claimed off waivers on Oct. 27.

The Flyers have lost nine straight games.

NEW YORK ISLANDERS LINES (PROJECTED)

Simon Holmstrom-Mat Barzal-Oliver Wahlstrom
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-Jean-Gabriel Pageau-Josh Bailey
Matt Martin-Casey Cizikas-Cal Clutterbuck

Sebastian Aho-Noah Dobson
Robin Salo-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield

Semyon Varlamov
Ilya Sorokin

PHILADELPHIA LINES (PROJECTED)

DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER

Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Philadelphia Flyers? You can get the Islanders at -240, +115 on the puck line. The Philadelphia Flyers come in at +200, -135 on the reverse puck line.

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

Head over to DraftKings to place your bets now!

HOW TO WATCH

Saturday’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 Radi

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