Islanders vs. Sens: Odds, Pageau’s Return, Lineups, TV and more
The New York Islanders and Jean-Gabriel Pageau travel to Ottawa to take on the Senators at 7:30 p.m. Here’s everything to know about the matchup.
The New York Islanders are in desperate need of a win tonight after dropping their past four games (0-2-2). Last time out, the blue and orange had a poor showing in their 6-2 loss against Montreal at the Barclays Center.
To make matters worse, the Isles have dropped their past five road games (0-4-1). Their last road win came on February 10th against the first placed Capitals in Washington, where the Isles won 5-3.
The Isles have a great chance tonight to fix their road woes and win a game! They come up against the 29th placed team in the NHL, the Ottawa Senators.
The Sens are 2-2-1 in their last five and last time out they lost to the Penguins 7-3 in Pittsburgh.
The Season Series
The season series has been fun to watch if you are an Islander fan.
The first time these teams met was on October 25th in Ottawa. Tyler Ennis gave the Sens a 1-0 lead almost eight minutes into the game. The Islanders answered back with two Nick Leddy goals, one backhander and one penalty shot goal.
In the second, Matt Martin and Derick Brassard scored to put the Isles up 4-1. The third only had one goal, which was scored by Ennis. Thomas Greiss was awarded the 4-2 win.
The last time they met was on November 5th at the Barclays Center. The now Islander, Jean Gabriel Pageau started the scoring to put the Senators up 1-0. Less then a minute later, Cal Clutterbuck tied the game up. After that it was all Isles:
In the Second period, Cole Bardreau scored his first career goal on a penalty shot and the second ended 2-1 Islanders. Watch the goal below:
Both Casey Cizikas and Josh Bailey put the icing on the cake to give the Islanders a 4-1 win.
Interesting stat between these teams: Both times these teams have played, the Islanders have been awarded a penalty shot and scored both times. Will we see another Isles penalty shot tonight?
The Isles go for the season series sweep tonight!
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Tale of the Tape
The Islanders come into tonight as favorites, courtesy of the Action Network.
The Islanders are clearly the better team as shown by the tale of the tape. Also, they have dominated the season series. They should have a great chance to sweep the season series and take both points from the Senators!