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NHL : ATS Matchup
Sunday 3/3/2013Line$ LineOU LineScore



OTTAWA (12-7-0-3, 27 pts.) at NY ISLANDERS (8-11-0-2, 18 pts.)
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Sunday, 3/3/2013 3:05 PM
Board OpeningLatest
57OTTAWA+125Ov 5,-130+140Ov 5,-145
58NY ISLANDERS-145Un 5,+110-160Un 5,+125
OTTAWA - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games12-10-0+2.112-10+2.14-162.332.51.933.3
Team Stats (Road Games)3-7-0-3.23-7-3.22-81.833.42.332.9
Last 5 Games3-2-0+1.43-2+1.40-
OTTAWA Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)2250112412347147.0%761215.8%80
Team Stats (Road Games)10183104123345.4%36513.9%28
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)510242221616.2%14214.3%14
Stats Against (All Games) 4115914337325.6%83910.8%71
Stats Against (Road Games) 23967123297.0%4249.5%39
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 9143101944.6%18316.7%17
OTTAWA - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
CRAIG ANDERSON (All Games)151545943795.2%49-6+2.99-6-0+33-11
CRAIG ANDERSON (Road Games)6617916893.9%22-4-22-4-0-21-5
CRAIG ANDERSON (Last 4 Games)4411711094.0%12-2+0.22-2-001-2
BEN BISHOP (All Games)7622521193.8%03-3+0.23-3-001-4
BEN BISHOP (Road Games)331029492.2%01-2-0.21-2-001-2
BEN BISHOP (Last 4 Games)4312712094.5%02-1+1.12-1-0+10-2
ROBIN LEHNER (All Games)11464495.7%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
ROBIN LEHNER (Road Games)11464495.7%00-1-10-1-0-10-1
ROBIN LEHNER (Last 4 Games)11464495.7%00-1-10-1-0-10-1

NY ISLANDERS - Current Season Performance
 Straight UpAgainst SpreadTeamOpponent
All Games8-13-0-4.88-13-4.813-82.930.03.530.1
Team Stats (Home Games)2-9-0-8.42-9-8.47-42.330.13.827.2
Last 5 Games2-3-0-1.32-3-1.33-
NY ISLANDERS Team Statistics
 Scoring    Shots On GoalPower Plays 
Team Stats (All Games)2161112621326299.7%811923.5%100
Team Stats (Home Games)11256109003317.6%50918.0%46
Team Stats (Last 5 Games)5154551014610.3%14321.4%25
Stats Against (All Games) 731724302663211.6%731115.1%127
Stats Against (Home Games) 42614211529914.0%32618.7%75
Stats Against (Last 5 Games) 164831215810.1%17211.8%27
NY ISLANDERS - Goalie Statistics
 Goalie StatisticsTeam's record in starts
RICK DIPIETRO (All Games)33837185.5%00-3-3.20-3-0-32-1
RICK DIPIETRO (Home Games)11302583.3%00-1-1.20-1-0-11-0
RICK DIPIETRO (Last 4 Games)33837185.5%00-3-3.20-3-0-32-1
EVGENI NABOKOV (All Games)171751646489.9%08-9-0.48-9-0010-7
EVGENI NABOKOV (Home Games)9923720887.8%02-7-62-7-0-55-4
EVGENI NABOKOV (Last 4 Games)4412911891.5%02-202-2-002-2
KEVIN POULIN (All Games)11272488.9%00-1-1.30-1-0-11-0
KEVIN POULIN (Home Games)11272488.9%00-1-1.30-1-0-11-0
KEVIN POULIN (Last 4 Games)11272488.9%00-1-1.30-1-0-11-0
Average power rating of opponents played: OTTAWA 3.06,  NY ISLANDERS 3.17
OTTAWA - Schedule
2/5/2013BUFFALO4-3W0, -145W5.5 unO
2/7/2013CAROLINA2-3L0, -130L5.5 unU
2/9/2013WINNIPEG0-1L0, -165L5.5 ovU
2/12/2013BUFFALO2-0W0, -140W5.5 unU
2/13/2013at PITTSBURGH2-4L0, +160L5.5 unO
2/16/2013at TORONTO0-3L0, +115L5.5 unU
2/18/2013at NEW JERSEY2-1W0, +175W5 evU
2/19/2013NY ISLANDERS3-1W0, -125W5.5 unU
2/21/2013NY RANGERS3-2W0, +125W5 unP
2/23/2013TORONTO3-2W0, +100W5 ovP
2/25/2013MONTREAL2-1W0, +110W5 unU
2/28/2013at BOSTON1-2L0, +175L5 ovU
3/2/2013at PHILADELPHIA1-2L0, +145L5 ovU
3/3/2013at NY ISLANDERS 
3/6/2013at TORONTO 
3/8/2013at NY RANGERS 
3/13/2013at MONTREAL 

2/5/2013PITTSBURGH2-4L0, +125L5.5 ovO
2/7/2013at NY RANGERS1-4L0, +140L5.5 unU
2/9/2013BUFFALO2-3L0, -120L5.5 ovU
2/11/2013CAROLINA4-6L0, -115L5.5 ovO
2/14/2013at NY RANGERS4-3W0, +135W5.5 unO
2/16/2013NEW JERSEY5-1W0, -105W5.5 unO
2/18/2013PHILADELPHIA0-7L0, -110L5.5 ovO
2/19/2013at OTTAWA1-3L0, +105L5.5 unU
2/21/2013at MONTREAL4-3W0, +130W5.5 unO
2/23/2013at BUFFALO4-0W0, +105W5.5 ovU
2/24/2013CAROLINA2-4L0, -130L5.5 ovO
2/26/2013BOSTON1-4L0, +135L5.5 unU
2/28/2013TORONTO4-5L0, -140L5.5 evO
3/7/2013NY RANGERS 
3/10/2013at PITTSBURGH 
3/14/2013at TAMPA BAY 

LAST SEASON: 41-31-10, 92 points. Lost to New York Rangers 4-3 in first round

COACH: Paul MacLean, 2nd season with Senators and NHL, 41-31-10.

ADDED: RW Guillaume Latendresse, D Marc Methot, D Mike Lundin.

LOST: LW Nick Foligno, C Zenon Konopka, LW Nikita Filatov, D Matt Carkner, D Filip Kuba.

PLAYER TO WATCH: D Erik Karlsson's continued emergence as the NHL's top play-making defenseman. The 22-year-old Swede won his first Norris Trophy in only his second NHL season after leading all blue-liners with 78 points (19 goals, 59 assists).

OUTLOOK: A surprising run to the playoffs led to captain Daniel Alfredsson's decision to put off retirement for at least one more season. The Senators have the capacity to build on last year under the firm direction of MacLean, the longtime Red Wings' assistant, who had an impressive debut as a first-time head coach.


LAST SEASON: 34-37-7, 79 points. Missed the playoffs by finishing 14th in the Eastern Conference.

COACH: Jack Capuano, 3rd season with Islanders, 60-66-21; 3rd overall in NHL.

ADDED: D Lubomir Visnovsky, D Matt Carkner, RW Brad Boyes, LW Eric Boulton, D Radek Martinek.

LOST: RW P.A. Parenteau, G Al Montoya, C Micheal Haley.

PLAYER TO WATCH: John Tavares. Fresh off his first 30-goal season in the NHL, the 22-year-old center is already establishing himself as a star heading into his fourth year with the Islanders. Tavares has increased his goal and point totals each season, topping out at 31 goals and 81 points in 2011-12 while playing in all 82 games.

OUTLOOK: With veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov behind them, the Islanders could surprise some people in a short season. With young talent up front, led by Tavares, the up-and-coming club could hang around and perhaps sneak into a playoff spot in the sprint to the finish.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER HOCKEY PREVIEW (OTTAWA-NY ISLANDERS) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

*Senators-Islanders Preview* ============================

Ottawa (12-6-3) at New York (8-11-2), 3:00 p.m. EDT

The Ottawa Senators continue to struggle to score while the New York Islanders continue to let in too many goals.

The Senators are out to avoid their first three-game slide Sunday when they face an Islanders team that is winless through three games of a seven-game homestand.

Ottawa (12-7-3) is scoring 2.1 goals per game for one of the NHL's worst marks. The Senators finished with 34 shots in Saturday's 2-1 loss at Philadelphia, as defenseman Marc Methot had the lone tally.

"We had our chances," forward Kaspars Daugavins said. "We just need to focus a little bit more to score."

Daugavins has yet to score in his 15 games while Kyle Turris, who has a team-high 12 points, has not scored in his last 18.

Ottawa has won four straight over New York (8-11-2), which dropped the first two games of this homestand in regulation before Thursday's 5-4 overtime defeat to the Maple Leafs. The Islanders rallied from a two-goal deficit in the third period to salvage a point, but fell to 2-8-1 at home.

"We know we've got to be better at home and it started in that third period," right wing Kyle Okposo said. "It felt good to get a point but obviously we need two points now."

Okposo ended an 18-game goal drought with his second of the season and added two assists. John Tavares and Matt Moulson, who have combined for 48 points, were held without any.

Offense, however, has not been a problem for the Islanders, whose goaltenders have allowed 3.48 goals per game - one of the league's worst marks.

Evgeni Nabokov will likely face the Senators for the first time this season. He has a lowly save percentage of .899 and has faced 516 shots for one of the league's highest totals.

Neither team will have the goalie it used when Ottawa won 3-1 at home over New York on Feb. 19 in the lone matchup this season. Rick DiPietro has been banished to the minors for the Isles while Craig Anderson appears likely to miss his fifth straight game with a sprained ankle.

Ottawa's Ben Bishop made 39 saves Saturday, and has faced the Isles once in his career. Coach Paul MacLean's other option is Robin Lehner, who was recalled from the minors Feb. 22 and is 2-0-0 with a 3.00 GAA in two starts against New York.

The Senators have scored three power-play goals in their last 43 chances, going 0 for 5 against the Flyers.

"At times, we had a tough time setting up in their end and that does kill momentum, but I saw signs of improvement," said veteran Daniel Alfredsson, who was ejected in the third period for cross-checking Zac Rinaldo.

It's unclear if Alfredsson may face a suspension after what was only the second major penalty of his career.

The Senators play in the afternoon for the second straight day and will return home before they resume this five-game trip Wednesday in Toronto.

"I think that's a good thing," Methot said. "I think that we can just put this behind us, we're playing in roughly less than 24 hours from now again. So it's an opportunity to get back on our feet and keep going, and it'd be nice to finish up this little trip with two points."

Last Updated: 4/24/2018 9:43:18 AM EST

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