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New York going for 10th straight win; Ottawa seeks fourth victory in six games

by Brian Compton @BComptonNHL / NHL.com Deputy Managing Editor

SENATORS (4-8-1) at ISLANDERS (10-3-0)

7 p.m. ET; MSG+, RDS2, TSN5, NHL.TV

 

The Game

The New York Islanders will seek their 10th consecutive victory and second-longest winning streak in their history when they host the Ottawa Senators at Barclays Center on Tuesday.

New York has won nine in a row for the first time since Dec. 31, 1989-Jan. 19, 1990. Its record winning streak is 15 games set Jan. 20-Feb. 20, 1982.

It's the first of 13 home games for the Islanders at Barclays Center. They are 6-2-0 at Nassau Coliseum.

Ottawa, concluding a three-game road trip, has won three of its past five, including a 6-2 victory at the New York Rangers on Monday, after opening the season 1-6-1. It was the Senators' first road win (1-4-1).

 

Players to watch

Senators forward Anthony Duclair has six points (four goals, two assists) in a five-game point streak.

Islanders forward Derick Brassard, who will play his 800th NHL game, has scored a goal in five straight games, the longest goal streak of his NHL career.

 

They said it

"We know it's going to be a hard game, but we're ready for the challenge. We played awesome last night, we're going to keep the ball rolling and we're going to come ready to play." -- Senators forward Nick Paul

"We're playing well right now. I think the importance of being there as a line when you're missing three guys in your lineup, I think it's huge. Our team is having success right now, and that's the only thing that matters." -- Islanders forward Derick Brassard

 

Senators projected lineup

Brady Tkachuk -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Anthony Duclair

Vladislav Namestnikov -- Chris Tierney -- Connor Brown

Tyler Ennis -- Artem Anisimov -- Bobby Ryan

Nick Paul -- J.C. Beaudin -- Mikkel Boedker

Thomas Chabot -- Nikita Zaitsev

Cody Goloubef -- Ron Hainsey

Mark Borowiecki -- Dylan DeMelo

Craig Anderson

Anders Nilsson

Scratched: Filip Chlapik, Erik Brannstrom

Injured: Scott Sabourin (upper body), Logan Brown (upper body), Colin White (groin, hip flexor)

 

Islanders projected lineup

Anders Lee -- Mathew Barzal -- Josh Bailey

Anthony Beauvillier -- Brock Nelson -- Derick Brassard

Michael Dal Colle -- Casey Cizikas -- Cal Clutterbuck

Ross Johnston -- Cole Bardreau -- Oliver Wahlstrom

Adam Pelech -- Ryan Pulock

Devon Toews -- Scott Mayfield

Noah Dobson -- Johnny Boychuk

Thomas Greiss

Semyon Varlamov

Scratched: Otto Koivula, Seth Helgeson

Injured: Jordan Eberle (lower body), Leo Komarov (illness), Tom Kuhnhackl (lower body), Matt Martin (lower body), Nick Leddy (lower body)

 

Status report

The Senators did not hold a morning skate. … Anisimov is on the trip and could return after missing five games. … Goloubef is expected to make his season debut. … Islanders general manager Lou Lamoriello said Komarov, who hasn't played since Oct. 17, has resumed skating and could rejoin the team within a week. … Martin skated for the first time Tuesday since his injury Oct. 25 and will be out at least another week-10 days. … Kuhnhackl, injured the same day, is not skating. … Eberle, out since Oct. 12, has resumed practicing. … Leddy is day to day.

 

Stat pack

New York has won its past five games against Ottawa and has scored four or more goals in each, including a 4-2 victory at Canadian Tire Centre on Oct. 25. … The Senators are 4-for-48 on the power play this season (8.3 percent, last in the NHL) but went 2-for-6 Monday. … The Islanders are 4-0-0 against the Atlantic Division. 

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