Game 68 Preview: New York Islanders @ Ottawa Senators

These guys again?

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)

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 and

Team Stats

OttawaSenatorsSt. LouisBlues
Goals Against/GP3.7131st2.757th
Shots Against/GP36.031st28.63rd
Powerplay %20.014th20.413th
Penalty Kill %79.422nd80.813th
Corsi (5v5, Score & Venue Adjusted)44.4931st51.619th
Fenwick (5v5, SVA)45.0131st52.369th

Player Stats

OttawaSenatorsSt. LouisBlues
GoalsBrady Tkachuk16Vladimir Tarasenko28
AssistsThomas Chabot36Ryan O'Reilly41
PointsThomas Chabot49Ryan O'Reilly67
ShotsBrady Tkachuk170Vladimir Tarasenko235
TOI/GPThomas Chabot24:03Alex Pietrangelo23:51

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