Game Preview: NY Islanders at Seattle Kraken 1/1/2023

Seattle Kraken v New York Islanders
Seattle Kraken v New York Islanders / Steven Ryan/GettyImages

The NY Islanders look to start 2023 on a good note and extend their winning streak as they visit Jordan Eberle and the Seattle Kraken at Climate Pledge Arena on Sunday night. Seattle has a 9-8-2 record at home this season.

Last Game(s)

The Isles enter tonight's game riding a three-game winning streak following Thursday's 2-1 win vs the Columbus Blue Jackets. Meanwhile, the Kraken are going in the opposite directing, having lost three straight, including being blown out 7-2 by the Edmonton Oilers in their last game. Overall, the Kraken have lost 8 of their last 11.

Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders
Columbus Blue Jackets v New York Islanders / Bruce Bennett/GettyImages

Historical Matchup

This will be the first meeting of the season between the Islanders and the second-year Kraken. Last year, the teams meant twice, both in February with the road team winning each game. The Kraken came to UBS Arena and shutout the Isles 3-0 in the first ever meeting between the two teams on Feb. 2. New York got even on Feb. 22 with a 5-2 win, Zach Parise scored twice in the victory.

Player to Watch

Andre Burakovsky has 10 goals and 18 assists for the Kraken. Daniel Sprong has six goals over the last 10 games. How about former Islanders forward Jordan Eberle? The 32-year-old Eberle has had a solid season playing on the Kraken's top line; he's currently second on the team in points with 27, just one behind Burakovsky with 8 goals and 19 assists.

Edmonton Oilers v Seattle Kraken
Edmonton Oilers v Seattle Kraken / Steph Chambers/GettyImages

Projected Lines 


Josh Bailey-Mathew Barzal-Casey Cizikas
Anders Lee-Brock Nelson-Anthony Beauvillier
Zach Parise-JG Pageau-Hudson Fasching
Matt Martin- Aatu Räty-Ross Johnston

Parker Wotherspoon-Ryan Pulock
Alexander Romanov-Noah Dobson
Sebastian Aho-Scott Mayfield

Ilya Sorokin
Cory Schneider

*Lines via Daily Faceoff

Seattle Kraken

Andre Burakovsky-Matthew Beniers-Jordan Eberle
Jaden Schwartz-Alexander Wennberg-Jared McCann
Eeli Tolvanen-Yanni Gourde-Oliver Bjorkstrand
Branden Tenev-Morgan Geekie-Daniel Sprong

Adam Larsson-Vince Dunn
Jamie Oleksiak-Justin Schultz
Carson Soucy-William Borgen

Philipp Grubauer
Martin Jones

*Lines via DailyFaceoff