Ottawa Senators at New York Islanders, 3:00pm ET
Uniondale, NY — Nassau Coliseum — MSG+
Update, 2:55pm: John Tavares is in. Lines are as follows:
Moulson – Tavares – Boyes
Bailey – Nielsen – Okposo
Grabner – Reasoner – Ullstrom
Martin – Cizikas – McDonald
MacDonald – Hamonic
Visnovsky – Hickey
Streit – Finley
Aucoin, Martinek, Boulton
2:20pm: John Tavares is a game time decision, Evgeni Nabokov will start in net. Defensive pairs are anticipated to be the same as Thursday.
As for the Senators, they’re coming in on the second half of back-to-backs. The Senators lost last night 2-1 in Philadelphia. Ottawa’s backup Ben Bishop made 39 saves in the loss, and has been starting since Craig Anderson injured his ankle. The 26-year old Bishop could be a late blooming hope for the Senators’ future in net. He’s got a .938 save percentage in six starts this season, after posting a .930 mark in the AHL last season. The Senators are still missing Erik Karlsson and Jason Spezza.