GDT: #13|New York Islanders @ Ottawa Senators|November 1st |This Is The End| F S/O 5-4

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  1. MattMartin

    MattMartin Judas Tavares

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    This Is The End!!!



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    The New York Islanders and Ottawa Senators are struggling to stop opponents.

    Both have lost four of five, with the Islanders (4-5-3) allowing at least three goals in each and the Senators (4-6-2) surrendering 11 goals over back-to-back losses. Each club permits 3.1 goals per game, ranking near the bottom of the league.

    New York's penalty kill has been lacking, allowing opponents to convert 3 of 7 chances in consecutive defeats, including two goals on four opportunities in Tuesday's 3-2 loss to the Rangers. The Islanders also went scoreless on six power plays in those two losses after going 7 for 18 in their previous five games.

    Mediocre goaltending lately from Craig Anderson has hurt the Senators. He's allowed 11 goals on 69 shots in losses to San Jose and Chicago, including a hat trick to Jonathan Toews in Tuesday's 6-5 loss to the Blackhawks.

    But Anderson, who had gone 4-2-2 with a .930 save percentage in his first eight starts, also pointed to the defense in front of him. The Senators surrendered 40 shots to the Blackhawks, and are allowing an NHL-worst 37.0 per game.

    Seeking his first goal as an Islander will be Thomas Vanek, who didn't record a point against the Rangers after being acquired from Buffalo on Sunday in exchange for Matt Moulson and two draft picks. Vanek was slotted on the team's top line alongside Kyle Okposo and John Tavares, who had a 10-game point streak snapped.

    Vanek is without a point in his last five meetings with Ottawa.

    Jason Spezza has eight points in his last six games against the Islanders.



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  2. IslesNorway

    IslesNorway Registered User

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    This one is winnable! Go Isles!
     
  3. Ho Sang Clan

    Ho Sang Clan Abused Fan

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    Please win this. PLEASE.

    And for the love of me, get Bouchard out and put in Nelson. PMB was dreadful against the Rags.
     
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    luki here Registered User

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    pls move grabs to 2nd line to get him going.

    pls bench pmb and give nelson a shot.

    pls don't send carkner out on the pk.

    Good game everyone!
     
  5. crashthenet

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    Nelson not playing would be a joke.
     
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    I predict a Carktrick :cool:
     
  7. steveat

    steveat Registered User

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    Weiss du was.....I think there is a reason they put Grabs on the 3rd line. IF Grabs is on the second or first lines, he will play a ton of minutes, but I'm thinking they put him on third line to prop it up and make it better while playing less time for 5 on 5 and having more energy for the PK.

    That way they can put people like PMB on second to give him more minutes so he can start producing.

    That's the only thing I can think of for putting him there, because he sure doesn't deserve it.
     
  8. slovakia18

    slovakia18 English? I can't.

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    today comes vanek first Point i think 2 Assist both for Tavares...
     
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    Of goals against right?:naughty:
     
  10. Strummergas

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    Another chance to right the ship. Let's go! :handclap:
     
  11. luki here

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    As an aside: Grabs is the islander forward receiving the 3rd most SH TOI/game with 02:07. Cizikas is receiving the most SH TOI/game with 02:55.

    However, Grabs is leading the isles forwards in SH TOI/goal against with 21:19 while Martin (who receives more SH TOI than Grabner) is 3rd among isles forwards with 08:28.

    If Grabs were carrying the pk i would agree. However Cizikas/Martin are receiving slightly more SH TOI than Nielsen/Grabner. Either give Grabs more SH TOI or more ES TOI. Not doing one or the other smells a bit like Capuano punishment to me, and Grabs didn't really deserve that.
     
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    Echoing everyone's wish to bench Bouchard and start Nelson, move Bails up to 1st line and drop Okposo. With that being said, I am hoping our defense can hold up and worked on positioning and outlet skating/passing over the last few days. I know our offense will get it together but I am scared straight (or Strait if you prefer) of what our back line will do. They aren't big enough to physically match up so hopefully Thompson has worked with these guys on how to overcome this. Sens/Bruins back to back could be very uplifting or disastrous. Since we are on the road tonight, I am slightly more upbeat about today's game.

    C'mon boys come with the fire you showed vs the Pens in the playoffs !!!

    Go Isles !!! :handclap:
     
  13. SI90

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    tram similar to us....They have lost 3 in a row, lets make it 4....I hope Vanek and Johnny have been getting better and working during these last few days off...
     
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    {MOD EDIT- removed QP}

    Love to hear what everything thinks the Islander muster up tonight. I swear, if I see guys passing up obvious shots tonight to be too cute, I just might lose the remaining mind I still have. I am hoping for 30+ shots tonight.
     
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  15. KnishOfTheCrease

    KnishOfTheCrease Isles/GoldenKnights

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    Pass Shoot Score

    Islanders 9
    Senators 1
     
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    Cappy seemed like he was beside himself with how the defense played after the rags game. Talking about a possible call-up....im assuming he was blowing smoke at this point, has anyone heard anytging in regards to a call up? And i do not watch the bridge, who should be the call up?



    Go Isles! Hope we right the ship tonight!!!!
     
  17. 19NYSports91

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    Take PMB out of the lineup, put Nelson on the 3rd line with Cizikas and Clutterbuck. Put Grabs on the 2nd line playing with Bailey and Nielsen. If Okposo doesn't play well, switch Bailey and Okposo. 4th line should be Martin-Regin-McDonald.

    Hit the net on the great scoring chances please.

    Don't chase the puck.

    Reduce the turnovers.

    If they lose, I'm changing my avatar again.
     
  18. Wedregast

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    My hope is the team practiced how to pass the puck properly to their linemates, instead of to the opponent or to open ice.

    I won't make a prediction since we lost the last 2 games I did that. :(
     
  19. IslandersFan17

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    My expectations are high considering we were a heck of a road team last year.
     
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    So who do u guys think is struggling more, us or them?
     
  21. SDIsles34

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    Are they purposefully screwing with Brock Nelson or what?

    Tuesday lines vs NYR
    Vanek-Tavares-Okposo;
    Bouchard-Nielsen-Bailey;
    Grabner-Regin-Clutterbuck;
    Nelson-Cizikas-Martin

    NYIslanders ‏@NYIslanders 30 Oct
    #Isles lines at practice:
    Vanek-Nelson-Tavares-Okposo;
    Bouchard-Boulton-Nielsen-Bailey;
    Grabner-Regin-Clutterbuck;
    Martin-Cizikas-McDonald

    NYIslanders ‏@NYIslanders 31 Oct
    #Isles lines at practice:
    Vanek-Tavares-Okposo;
    Bouchard-Nelson-Nielsen-Bailey;
    Grabner-Regin-Clutterbuck;
    Martin-Boulton-Cizikas-McDonald

    NYIslanders ‏@NYIslanders 37m
    Capuano: Nabokov back in goal and no lineup changes tonight from Tuesday's game. #Isles
     
  22. Islanders1932

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    No changes to the lineup? Oh man it really sucks that our defensive prospects aren't ready. Cause we could really use some players on the bench, but problem is that there is no one to even call up. Our defensive depth is terrible right now.
     
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    Nice job MM!

    No lineup changes. Finally! If it ain't broke don't fix it. Err.. if it's not... bad, don't change... uhh.. fooled me once.... shame on... you. We lose we can't lose again!
     
  24. enigmatic

    enigmatic Fire me please

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    what a joke, how is there no call up? not that it is guaranteed to help, but it cant be much worse

    if anything it could give a little spark
     
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    xECK29x Moderator Sponsor

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    Ottawa has had an interesting year thus far, they have very high expectations for this team and they have been in a downfall as of late. They had a players only meeting and the lines have been completely changed. If we beat Ottawa tonight they may make some trades to shake up the team.
     

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