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Game Preview: Islanders at Ducks

The Islanders kick off a California road trip against the Ducks (10 p.m., MSG+ MSG GO)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (1-1-1) AT ANAHEIM DUCKS (1-1-1)

10 P.M. HONDA CENTER

TV: MSG+ MSG GO

RADIO: 88.7 FM - WRHU, AM970 The Answer, 103.9FM LI NEWS

GAME NOTES PROJECTED LINES/MORNING SKATE UPDATES

The New York Islanders kick off a three-game California road trip against the Anaheim Ducks (1-1-1) on Wednesday night at Honda Center (10 p.m., MSG+, MSG GO). 

The Islanders have won four straight games against the Ducks, including a 14-round shootout win last season at Honda Center. 

The Islanders enter Wednesday's game after picking up a hard-earned point in a shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Monday, rallying out of a 2-0 hole with under seven minutes to play in the third period. Andrew Ladd and Anders Lee scored in the late rally, each netting their first goals of the season.

John Tavares and Casey Cizikas lead the Islanders with three points this season. 

LINEUP NOTES: 

Jaroslav Halak will start on Wednesday, as Doug Weight continues to alternate his two goalies. Halak won his first start of the season, making 26 saves in a 6-3 win over the Buffalo Sabres. The 32-year-old goalie was also the top goalie in preseason and stopped all 11 shots in relief in the Islanders season opener. 

The Islanders had an off day on Tuesday, so their lineup has not been set for Wednesday's contest. Cal Clutterbuck made the trip to California and is still considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury. 

Weight will release his lineup at 2:45 p.m. eastern time. 

BY THE NUMBERS:

4 - straight wins for the Islanders over the Ducks, including a … 

14 - round shootout in their last meeting at Honda Center. Nick Leddy scored the game-decider in the longest shootout in Islanders history. 

499 - points for Andrew Ladd, who is one point shy of 500 for his career. Ladd has two points in the past two games. 

Video: NYI@ANA: Leddy caps an Isles win in 14-round shootout

THE OPPOSITION:

The Ducks are 1-1-1 to start the season and enter Wednesday's game on the heels of a 2-0 loss to Calgary on Monday. 

Ryan Getzlaf returned to the lineup on Monday, but Ryan Kesler, Patrick Eaves, Nick Ritchie, Hampus Lindholm and Sami Vatanen are all out with injury. 

Corey Perry (2G, 1A), Andrew Cogliano (1G, 2A) and Rickard Rakell (1G, 2A) all lead the Ducks with three points this season. 

John Gibson is expected to start in goal for the Ducks. Gibson has started all three of the Ducks games this season. 

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