It’s been a tough start to the New York Islanders season as they sit at 1-2-1 through the first four games of the season. Now, their road trip takes them out west where they will take on Arizona for the first time since 2020.
In their last five matchups, the Islanders are 3-1-1 with the lone loss coming on the road in Arizona. These two teams actually were trade partners in the offseason so we will likely see former friend Andrew Ladd who has been playing on the Coyotes’ second line with Johan Larsson and Ryan Dzingel.
On July 17, the Islanders sent Andrew Ladd, a 2021 2nd, a 2022 conditional second, and a 2023 conditional 3rd to Arizona for cap relief. Ladd has played in four games for Arizona and has two points (1 goal, 1 assist).
Arizona is off to a worse start than New York, as they sit at 0-3-1 through their first four games of the year. They rank 28th in goals for and last in the league in goals allowed with 22 (an average of 5.5 per game).
We’ll see if Barry Trotz shakes up the lines, as he was critical of the second line recently and we’ll also keep an eye on JG Pageau who was out with an illness on Thursday.
Arizona Coyotes Projected Lineup
Crouse – Schmaltz – Keller
Ladd – Larsson – Dzingel
Eriksson – Boyd – Kessel
Fischer – Beagle – Jaskin
Chychrun – Stralman
Gostisbehere – Soderstrom
Lyubushkin – Timmins
New York Islanders Projected Lineup
Lee – Barzal – Palmieri
Beauvillier – Nelson – Bailey
Parise – Pageau – Wahlstrom
Martin – Cizikas – Clutterbuck
Pelech – Mayfield
Chara – Pulock
Greene – Dobson
Where to Catch the Game?
Since the Islanders are out west, the start time is pushed back to 9:00 pm eastern time instead of the normal 7:00 pm start time that we’re used to. You can watch or listen to the action here:
TV: MSG+, ESPN+, MSG Go
Radio: 88.7 FM,103.9 FM,1050 AM