Here are some notes for those fans getting ready to watch the New York Islanders (4-5-3) take on the Ottawa Senators (4-6-2) in NHL action on Friday night. The Islanders will be on the road for one night before heading back to the Coliseum on Saturday.
10/29/13 NYI 2 vs. NYR 3
The New York Islanders scored late in the second period to take a 2-1 lead, but were unable to hold on, falling 3-2 to the New York Rangers in front of a sellout crowd Tuesday at Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders out-scored the Rangers at even strength, but allowed a pair of power-play goals and went 0-for-3 on the man advantage.
After playing eight of 12 October games at home, the Islanders will play eight of 15 on the road in November. The month begins with the first of back-to-back games, as the Isles visit Ottawa in the first of three meetings between the teams this season. The Isles are 4-5- 0 in their last nine games against the Sens.
ALL TIME ISLANDERS VS. SENATORS:
All-Time Record: 20-44-14
2012-13 Record: 1-2-0
Last Regulation Win: 2/5/11 – NYI 4 vs. OTT 3 Last Regulation Loss: 3/19/13 – NYI 3 vs. OTT 5 Overtime Record (W-L-T): 1-2-9
Last Overtime Decision: 2/3/12 – NYI 2 at OTT 1 Shootout Record: 3-1
Last Shootout: 3/3/13 – NYI 3 vs. OTT 2
Nielsen Raking: Frans Nielsen has six goals in his last eight games. His seven goals this season are one more than he scored in 2012-13.
Team Scoring: The Islanders have scored at least two goals in every game this season. Chicago and St. Louis are the only other teams to have done so.
NHL Scoring Race: Frans Nielsen is tied for seventh in the NHL scoring race with 15 points (7g/8a). John Tavares (4g/9a) is tied for 13th with 13 points.
Power-Play Producing: The Islanders rank second in the league in power-play percentage at 25.6% (10/39).
Vanek – 1 games shy of 600
Vanek – 3 points shy of 500
Okposo – 3 points shy of 200
Hamonic – 5 games shy of 200
The Islanders and Senators game is set to air on the MSG Plus network, with face-off scheduled for 7:30 p.m.