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Game Preview: Islanders vs Blues

The Islanders host the Blues in a Columbus Day matinee (1 p.m., MSG+ MSG GO)

by Cory Wright WrightsWay / New York Islanders

NEW YORK ISLANDERS (1-1-0) VS ST. LOUIS BLUES (2-0-0)

1 P.M., BARCLAYS CENTER - BUY TICKETS

TV: MSG+, MSG GO

RADIO: 88.7FM WRHU, AM970 The Answer, 103.9FM LI News

GAME NOTES


The New York Islanders are going for their second win of the season when they host the St. Louis Blues in a matinee action (1 p.m., MSG+, MSG GO). The Islanders picked up their first win of the season on Saturday night against the Buffalo Sabres. 

Monday is Kids Day at Barclays Center. The first 2K kids age 13 and under will receive a tin Sparky lunch box. 

LINEUP NOTES: 

UPDATE: Thomas Greiss will start in goal. Same lineup from Saturday's win. 

Cal Clutterbuck is day-to-day with a lower-body injury and missed Saturday's win against Buffalo. Clutterbuck skated during Sunday's practice, but his status is unknown for Monday's game. Andrew Ladd assumed Clutterbuck's spot on the penalty kill against Buffalo, while Doug Weight shuffled his third and fourth lines. 

Doug Weight's Pregame Press Conference 

Alan Quine also skated at Sunday's light practice, but is not ready to return to the Islanders lineup. Weight has yet to announce his goalie for Monday's matinee. 

ISLANDERS PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
ANDERS LEE JOHN TAVARES JORDAN EBERLE
ANDREW LADD MATHEW BARZAL JOSH BAILEY
ANTHONY BEAUVILLIER CASEY CIZIKAS JOSH HO-SANG
NIKOLAY KULEMIN BROCK NELSON JASON CHIMERA
DEFENSE
NICK LEDDY JOHNNY BOYCHUK
CALVIN DE HAAN ADAM PELECH
THOMAS HICKEY SCOTT MAYFIELD
BY THE NUMBERS:

237 - goals for John Tavares, eighth all-time in Islanders history. Tavares moved into sole possession of eighth - passing Bobby Nystrom - with two goals on Saturday and the captain is one goal shy of tying Bob Bourne for seventh on the franchise list. 

498 - points for Andrew Ladd, who is two shy of 500. Ladd picked up an assist on Casey Cizikas' shorthanded goal on Saturday for his first point of the season. 

3-1-0 - the Islanders record against the Blues in their last four contests, including two wins at Barclays Center. 

THE OPPOSITION:

The Blues are 2-0-0 to start the season, picking up wins over the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars. 

Alex Pietrangelo (2G, 2A), Brayden Schenn (1G, 3A) and Jaden Schwartz (1G, 3A) are tied for the team lead in points. Schenn was the Blues marquee offseason acquisition, sending Jori Lehtera, a 2017 1st-round pick and a 2018 conditional pick to the Flyers on draft night. Schenn centered the Blues' second line against the Stars on Saturday. 

Jake Allen has started both of the Blues first two games and is the likely starter on Monday. 

Tage Thompson, son of Bridgeport Sound Tigers coach Brent Thompson, made the Blues roster out of training camp and made his NHL debut last Wednesday vs Pittsburgh. 

BLUES PROJECTED LINES:

FORWARDS
LEFT WING CENTER  RIGHT WING
VLADIMIR SOBOTKA PAUL STASTNY VLADIMIR TARASENKO
JADEN SCHWARTZ BRAYDEN SCHENN DMITRIJ JASKIN
MAGNUS PAAJARVI OSKAR SUNDQVIST TAGE THOMPSON
SCOTTIE UPSHALL KYLE BRODZIAK CHRIS THORBURN
DEFENSE
JOEL EDMUNDSON ALEX PIETRANGELO
CARL GUNNARSSON COLTON PARAYKO
VINCE DUNN ROBERT BORTUZZO

*Projections based off of nhl.com/blues

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