Ottawa Senators (15-18-4) vs New York Islanders (18-13-4) Live | NHL Hockey on Friday, December 28, 2018 at 7:00 pm in Barclays Center.
The New York Islanders have not seen any improvement over their defensive performance this season. They expect this trend to continue as the Ottawa Senators head to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Friday night. The Islanders were the last in the league in goals (3.57 per game) in 2017-18, but they finished third in the NHL Christmas week (2.71) this season after a 3-1 in Dallas on Sunday.
“We’ve stayed true to the game plan,” New York rookie Barry Trotz told reporters after the victory. “We paid a lot of attention to the details and the commitment he needs to win and I thought we had won in a team (on Sunday).” We take a team of the high-octane type and close it. most of the time. “The Islanders have assigned a goal to the three victories on their four-game trip before the break. And they are trying to take advantage of the fading senators, who are the last in the league at scoring goals (3, 89) after conceding nine goals by losing the last two games Ottawa has been 3-6-1 since defeating San Jose on December 1, defeated San Jose and will be without goalkeeper Craig Anderson, who suffered a concussion before the break.
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Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders: Odds Line
The Line: New York Islanders -225 / Ottawa Senators +180 — Over/Under: 6
Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders: News
THE SENATORS (15-18-4):
The right-wing Mark Stone has been a constant force in the offense this season and leads the team with 16 goals and 40 points, including five goals and seven assists. In the last 11 games. Thomas Chabot scored 37 points for the defenders, while he was second in the league. Duchene is 36 years old and needs two assistants to reach 300 points of his career. Mike McKenna (1-3-1, .902 with a saving percentage) will probably get most of the work between Anderson and Anderson and goalkeeper Marcus Hogberg of Belleville of the American Hockey League.
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THE ISLANDERS (18-13-4):
The Casey Cizikas Center scored on Sunday to match their nine-goal career record (2014-15) in 28 games this season. “You have to love Casey,” Trotz told reporters. “You’re talking about an island identity, that’s all, you are correcting your reputation (next to) Islander’s identity, he comes to work every night and plays very hard, he has improved better and better every year”. New York needs more production from its top scorers, as Mathew Barzal leads the team with 29 points, one better than striker Josh Bailey, who has six assists in the last eight games but has not scored goals in 13 games.
Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders: Betting Line
- New York, Jordan Eberle, Jordan RW Eberle, suspended for rigidity and will be reevaluated on Friday.
- Ottawa D Cody Ceci (four goals, nine points) scheduled to play his 400th NHL game on Friday.
- The Islanders D Johnny Boychuk, who missed Sunday’s game because of the birth of his son, should return to training on Friday.
Ottawa Senators vs New York Islanders: Prediction
Islanders 5, Senators 2