Game Preview: NY Islanders (7-6-5) at Ottawa Senators (8-7-0)

Ottawa Senators v New York Islanders
Ottawa Senators v New York Islanders / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

8-7-0. 91. 106. MSGSN, MSG+, ESPN+. Nov. 24, 2023. Isles Sens Preview. . 7:30 PM ET. 7-6-5


The New York Islanders (7-6-5) are coming off a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday night at UBS Arena. The win the the team's second straight after a seven-game winless streak. Brock Nelson scored twice and Ilya Sorokin made 32 saves Cal Clutterbuck skated in his 1,000th game; the team will honor him during a pre-game ceremony on Saturday night.

As for Ottawa, the Senators (8-7-0) are winners of three straight, having picked up a 2-1 shootout win against the Minnesota Wild in Stockholm, SWE on Saturday. Erik Brannstrom had the lone goal of the game for the Sens while Josh Norris scored the game-deciding goal in the shootout. Anton Forsberg made 24 saves in the win for Ottawa, who has played just once since Nov. 16.


The Isles beat the Senators 3-2 back on Oct. 26 at UBS in the team's first matchup of the season, in a game that saw Ilya Sorokin make a season-high 45 saves. Noah Dobson had the game-winning goal in the third period. The Islanders have won six of their last eight games in Ottawa and 13-3-1 in the last 17 matchups with the Sens.


Anders Lee has goals in two of his last three games. After an awful stretch of the season, the perennial 20+ goal scorer will try to keep things going.

Projected Lineups


Mat Barzal - Bo Horvat - Simon Holmstrom
Pierre Engvall - Brock Nelson - Kyle Palmieri
Anders Lee - JG Pageau - Oliver Wahlstrom
Hudson Fasching - Casey Cizikas - Cal Clutterbuck

Adam Pelech - Noah Dobson
Alexander Romanov - Ryan Pulock
Sebastian Aho - Scott Mayfield

Semyon Varlamov
Ilya Sorokin


Brady Tkachuk - Josh Norris - Vladimir Tarasenko
Mathieu Joseph- Tim Stutzle - Claude Girioux
Dominik Kubalik - Roby Jarventie - Drake Batherson
Matthew Highmore - Rourke Chartier - Parker Kennedy

Jake Sanderson- Artem Zub
Jakob Chychrun - Jacob Bernard-Docker
Erik Brannstrom - Travis Hamonic

Anton Forsberg
Mads Soogard