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Game 68 Preview: New York Islanders @ Ottawa Senators

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These guys again?

NHL: Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

No roster changes for the Senators skaters going into tonight’s game, but Anders Nilsson will get the start over Craig Anderson. Christian Jaros is out with a tweaked hamstring.

Smith - White - Ryan
Gibbons - Lindberg - Boedker
Tkachuk - Pageau - Duclair
Balcers - Tierney - Paajarvi
Chabot - DeMelo
Wolanin - Ceci
Borowiecki - Harpur

Nilsson (starter)
Anderson

Game Notes

  • Poor Robin Lehner. Left Tuesday’s game after Brady Tkachuk was pushed into him, and didn’t travel with the Isles to Ottawa. No official word on his status, but the concern is obviously another concussion.
  • Almost time to make it official - it depends on some other games, but the Sens could be mathematically eliminated tonight with a regulation loss
  • On the flip side, the Islanders need the two points, and could still finish anywhere from first in the division to out of the playoffs.
  • A bit of talk about Duclair not being on the ice late in the game. He’s been playing well since coming to Ottawa, but he, along with Oscar Lindberg and Mikkel Boedker did not have a great game on Long Island.

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

Team Stats

Ottawa Senators St. Louis Blues
Ottawa Senators St. Louis Blues
Category Value Rank Value Rank
Goals/GP 2.93 18th 2.87 19th
Goals Against/GP 3.71 31st 2.75 7th
Shots/GP 29.9 23rd 31.6 16th
Shots Against/GP 36.0 31st 28.6 3rd
Powerplay % 20.0 14th 20.4 13th
Penalty Kill % 79.4 22nd 80.8 13th
Corsi (5v5, Score & Venue Adjusted) 44.49 31st 51.61 9th
Fenwick (5v5, SVA) 45.01 31st 52.36 9th

Player Stats

Ottawa Senators St. Louis Blues
Ottawa Senators St. Louis Blues
-- Player # Player #
Goals Brady Tkachuk 16 Vladimir Tarasenko 28
Assists Thomas Chabot 36 Ryan O'Reilly 41
Points Thomas Chabot 49 Ryan O'Reilly 67
Shots Brady Tkachuk 170 Vladimir Tarasenko 235
TOI/GP Thomas Chabot 24:03 Alex Pietrangelo 23:51