PHILADELPHIA–After a 5-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers (7-10-5) at UBS Arena Saturday, the New York Islanders (15-8-0) have a rematch on Broad Street. Puck drop is slated for 7:30 PM at Wells Fargo Center.
This is the New York Islanders only home-and-home of the season.
The Islanders had an optional morning skate, with just eight skaters and both goaltenders. We will find out their lineup during warmups.
Ilya Sorokin, fresh off being named NHL’s First Star of the Week (3-0-0, .963 SV%, 1.32 GAA, 1 SO), was in the starter’s crease at the Islanders’ morning skate and was the first goaltender off the ice.
He will make his 16th start of the season.
In nine career games against Philadelphia, Sorokin owns a 7-1-1 record, with a .938 SV% and a 1.72 GAA with one shutout.
Simon Holmstrom will likley play in his fourth career game Tuesday as Kyle Palmieri is still day-to-day (upper-body) and did not make the trip to Philadelphia. Ross Johnston is not expected to be in.
Brock Nelson will skate in his 700th career NHL game.
“Obviously, it’s not a major one, but I mean it’s still something,” Nelson said. “It means you’ve been around for a bit, been able to play, and fortunate to be around the group, being in the NHL, which has always been a dream. So maybe just a reminder [to] cherish every day.”
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
Adam Pelech-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Scott Mayfield
PHILADELPHIA LINES (PROJECTED)
Owen Tippett-Morgan Frost-Kieffer Bellows
Kevin Hayes-Sedlak-Joe Farabee
Nick Deslauriers-Noah. Cates-Zach MacEwen
Maxwell Willman-Tanner Laczynski-Patrick Brown
Ivan Provorov-Rasmus Ristolainen
Trevor Sanheim-Justin Braun
Egor Zamula-Nick Seeler
Tonight, the New York Islanders complete their home-and-home series with the Philadelphia Flyers as they visit Wells Fargo Center in the first
of two trips they will make to Philadelphia this season.
The Islanders and Flyers last met just three days ago on November 26, when Zach Parise and Anthony Beauvillier each recorded multi-point games to help the Islanders capture their fourth straight victory.
The Islanders have collected points in five of their last six road matchups against the Flyers, and enter tonight’s game with six consecutive wins against Metropolitan Division teams.
DRAFTKINGS BETTING CORNER
Do you think the New York Islanders will beat the Philadelphia Flyers? You can get the Islanders at -190, +140 on the puck line. The Philadelphia Flyers come in at +160, -165 on the reverse puck line.
The over for the contest is 5.5 at -110, with the under also at -110.
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HOW TO WATCH
Tuesday’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