Pregame 4/2/14: Islanders at Senators

After a win at home last night against the Panthers, the Islanders visit the Ottawa Senators on a quick solo game trip away from home. Despite dissapointing seasons for both teams, the Islanders have won 4 of their last 5 games and the Senators are winners of their last 3 games. This is the 2nd of 3 meetings between the teams this season, the Islanders won the first on November 1st in Ottawa.

Last Time Out

Islanders- 30-35-10, 70 points; last in Metropolitan. Defeated the Florida Panthers 4-2 last night.

Senators- 32-29-14, 78 points; 6th in Atlantic. Defeated the Carolina Hurricanes in a shootout on Monday night.

Key Opposing Players

Forwards

Kyle Turris

Ales Hemsky

Clarke MacArthur

Defenseman

Erik Karlsson

Chris Phillips

Goaltender

Craig Anderson

Islanders Keys to Victory

The Islanders have performed well away from Coliseum ice over their past 19 games with a record of 13-4-2. They look to continue that strong play here at the end of the season and find ways to keep collecting points. If they keep showing their strong play for 60 minutes as of late then this is what will determine win or loss.

-John Santamaria

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