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Game 14 Preview & Open Thread: Ottawa Senators @ New York Islanders

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The Sens hop across the East River to wrap up a New York back-to-back

NHL: New York Islanders at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

After romping all over the Rangers last night, the Senators pop over to Brooklyn for the second half of their back-to-back tonight.

With no injuries and coming off of a dominant effort you probably would expect the same lineup outside of the crease, but DJ Smith said before yesterday’s game that Erik Brannstrom would be out tonight and Cody Goloubef would be in, and Artem Anisimov’s return to health makes Filip Chlapik a healthy scratch. Craig Anderson gets the start.

Tkachuk - Pageau - Duclair
Paul - Tierney - C. Brown
Anisimov - Beaudin - Ennis
Boedker - Namestnikov - Ryan

Chabot - Zaitsev
Goloubef - Hainsey
Borowiecki - DeMelo

Anderson (starter)
Nilsson

Game Notes

  • How are the New York Islanders on a league high nine game winning streak?
  • Two power play goals last night pad the success rate a bit, but we’re still waiting on the Sens PP to actually look good for an extended stretch
  • Brady Tkachuk really managed to get under the Rangers skin last night, drawing four penalties. With those four added in, he leads the league in drawn penalties so far this season. Every other team in the Eastern conference is going to hate him and it will be absolutely amazing
  • Nick Paul has been a beast in the faceoff circle. 69% last night, and the only game he was below even was his season debut in Vegas
  • Connor Brown has a seven point, six game streak going right now
  • It’s a 7pm start on TSN5, RDS2 and on the radio with TSN1200

Stats (via NHL.com and NaturalStatTrick.com):

Team Stats

Ottawa Senators New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators New York Islanders
# Rank # Rank
Goals/GP 2.85 20th 3.00 17th
Goals against/GP 3.31 21st 2.23 3rd
Shots/GP 31.1 15th 27.0 31st
Shots against/GP 34.7 28th 31.4 17th
Powerplay % 8.3 31st 22.7 11th
Penalty Kill % 78.9 22nd 83.8 10th
Corsi % (5v5, Score and Venue Adjusted) 46.00 29th 45.02 30th
Fenwick % (5v5, SVA) 47.53 24th 46.68 28th

Player Stats

Ottawa Senators New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators New York Islanders
Category Player # Player #
Goals Anthony Duclair / Jean-Gabriel Pageau / Valdislav Namestnikov 5 Mathew Barzal 6
Assists Connor Brown 10 Anthony Beauvillier / Brock Nelson / Devon Toews / Johnny Boychuk / Josh Bailey 6
Points Connor Brown 12 Mathew Barzal / Josh Bailey 11
Shots Brady Tkachuk 51 Brock Nelson 38
Time On Ice Thomas Chabot 26:20 Adam Pelech 21:29