Game 40 Preview and Open Thread: Ottawa Senators @ New York Islanders

After a strong showing from Matt Murray and Tim Stützle last night at home, the Sens are making a quick trip to the Island to face off against the New York Islanders before some much needed rest over the All-Star Break.

The Sens didn’t have a game day skate today and the lines last night went through a bit of a blender so it’s tough to tell where everyone will slot in tonight.

Game Notes

  • Anton Forsberg gets the start in goal. Over his last five starts, Forsberg’s save percentage has leaped around from as low as 0.714 SV% to as high as 0.972 SV%. It remains to be seen which Forsberg will show up this evening.
  • Lassi Thomson will be a healthy scratch so Victor Mete can draw back in.
  • Tim Stützle enters tonight’s game as Ottawa’s first line centre after an incredible performance last night against the Oilers. He has two goals and an assist in his last five games./

Where to watch: TSN 5, RDS

2020 Game 40 Player Stats

Game 19OttawaSenatorsNew YorkIslanders
GoalsJosh Norris18Brock Nelson14
AssistsDrake Batherson21Mathew Barzal18
PointsDrake Batherson34Mathew Barzal27
ShotsBrady Tkachuk130Oliver Wahlstrom93
Time on Ice/GPThomas Chabot27:07Adam Pelech21:18

2022 Game 40 Team Stats

Game 20OttawaSenatorsNew YorkIslanders
Goals Against/GP3.3625th2.656th
Shots Against/GP33.46th3120th
Powerplay %18.621st17.223rd
Penalty Kill %81.214th82.310th
Corsi % (5v5 SVA)46.7528th47.0623rd
xGF % (5v5 SVA)46.2522nd4821st

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