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.
Kevin Schultz, Islanders Point Blank:
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.