The New York Islanders will continue to fight for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference Tuesday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Islanders are 3-0-1 in their last four games and are looking to avenge a 6-2 loss at Nationwide Arena earlier this season.
- New York Islanders (19-17-9, 47 pts)
- Columbus Blue Jackets (32-10-4, 68 pts)
- Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
- 7 p.m. EST, MSG+
The Injury ReportThe Islanders will be with the services of Andrew Ladd tonight who has not played since the team’s 7-4 loss in Carolina.
Ladd will slot in for Anthony Beauvillier in the lineup. The young forward took a hard shot to his foot against the Flyers and is still ailing from it.
Anders Lee is a game-time decision, who appears to be ill.
Thomas Greiss, the NHL’s second star of the week, will get another start in net tonight for New York.
Weight: Ladd in. Beauvillier out for tonight after blocking a shot on Sunday. Lee (ill) is a gametime decision. Greiss in goal #Isles pic.twitter.com/WxHpPozhAM
— New York Islanders (@NYIslanders) January 24, 2017
Columbus shot up in the Metropolitan division thanks to tying an NHL record 16 consecutive wins. Since the streak ended, the Jackets have gone 5-5-0, however they are coming off a 7-6 OT win over the Ottawa Senators.
Sergei Bobrovsky is likely to be in net for the Blue Jackets.
Officer Bobrovsky is reaching for career highs, carrying a .932 save percentage to go along with a 1.97 GAA.
The Islanders will need to suppress the likes of Cam Atkinson who has five points in his last five games, as well as the resurgent Sam Gagner who has three in the last five.