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26-02-2019 à 04h07
NEW YORK — The New York Islanders have established themselves as one of the surprise stories of the NHL by dominating within their division. Now the Islanders will look to see if they can carry that over to non-Metropolitan Division foes.The Islanders will look to extend the Eastern Conference’s longest winning streak on Monday night Joel Edmundson Jersey , when they host the Montreal Canadiens at Barclays Center.Both teams were off Sunday after playing Saturday, when the Islanders won their fifth straight game by blanking the visiting New Jersey Devils, 3-0, and the host Canadiens fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning, 4-1.Article continues below ...All five wins by the Islanders (8-4-1) have come within the division. New York, which is atop the Metropolitan Division, is 6-0-0 against the Metro, its best divisional start since it was 6-0-0 against the Patrick Division in 1982-83.While it’s unlikely the Islanders will remain perfect within the division Vladimir Tarasenko Jersey , the plethora of so-called “four-point wins” has given them a little bit more margin for error going forward. New York, which was predicted by most to miss the playoffs following the free agent departure of star center John Tavares, has an 84.9 percent chance to reach the postseason, according to the playoff probability report issued Sunday by the hockey-reference.com website.“These are big points, especially early on,” said Islanders center Brock Nelson, who scored his team-high seventh goal Saturday night. “Lind of stack as many as you can right away. To go 6-0 right away off the hop obviously is great for us.”The Canadiens (7-4-2) are also off to a surprising start after missing the playoffs in two of the previous three seasons, though Montreal has slowed a bit by alternating losses with wins in each of its last seven games.Things aren’t likely to get any easier Monday for the Canadiens Alex Killorn Jersey Kids , who have scored one goal in each of their last two losses. Islanders goalie Thomas Greiss, who is likely to draw the start Monday, authored a shutout Saturday night, when he made 35 saves against the Devils, and has allowed just three goals on 79 shots in his last three appearances.“Every goalie that you face is in the NHL for a reason,” Canadiens left winger Max Domi told reporters Saturday after he scored the only goal against the Lightning’s Andrei Vasilevskiy, who made 34 saves. “They’re going to do their job and try and stop the puck and we’ve got to do our job and kind of break that. We weren’t able to do that tonight.”Carey Price, who has made four straight starts Andrei Vasilevskiy Jersey , appears in line to start again Monday night in the opener of a back-to-back set in New York for the Canadiens. Montreal visits the Rangers on Tuesday night. Price took the loss Saturday after making 32 saves against the Lightning.Greiss is 3-3-0 in six career games against the Canadiens. Price is 11-5-4 in 20 appearances against the Islanders. OTTAWA — The Ottawa Senators are expected to start Craig Anderson in goal when they host the Washington Capitals on Saturday, their last game before the Christmas break.But they could also pull a fast one and go with Mike McKenna.Anderson, the Senators number one goalie, was yanked after two periods of a 5-2 Friday’s game in New Jersey against the Devils. He had given up five goals on 32 shots. Backup Mike McKenna entered the game and stopped all seven shots he faced in the eventual 5-2 loss that dropped Ottawa’s road record to 4-12-1. Article continues below ...Anderson, who has performed brilliantly this season, could use a break. He has started 31 of Ottawa’s 37 games this seasons. At the same time, McKenna has played well. He stopped all seven shots he faced in the third period and continues to look more comfortable with every chance he gets.Either way, the Senators (15-17-4) are going to hope they can go to the break on a high note.“You’ve got to bear down mentally www.officiallightningprostore.com ,” Senators defenseman Mark Borowiecki told the Ottawa Sun. “It’s a couple of days before Christmas. It’s on us. We’ve got to take the onus there and make sure we really bear down and focus and create our own energy and create some life and don’t fall into that.”Thursday’s loss followed a familiar scrip.“Too many mistakes,” said Matt Duchene, who returned to the line from the injury list and scored both Senators goals. “Their top line single-handedly beat us. That’s what I saw. I’m sure there e is some other stuff, too, that we should clean up, but it was disappointing.”The Senators will have to clean up their act in a hurry.“That was not a good team game at all,” said coach Guy Boucher. “That was our worst one in a while.”The Metropolitan Division leading Capitals (21-10-3) squeaked by the Buffalo Sabres on Friday with a 2-1 victory. Tom Wilson scored the winning goal with seven minutes left.“Found a way to win and that’s what good teams do,” coach Todd Reirden told reporters. “We dealt with some adversity on a non-goal call and some penalty kills at the end Womens Brayden Point Jersey , 6-on-4. I like the adversity for our team and the fact that we were able to come out of here with two points.” In an interesting quirk with the schedule, the Senators also host the Capitals on Dec. 29. Tom Wilson scored the winner against the Devils with seven minutes to go . It was Washington’s seventh win it eight games.Braden Holtby stopped 36 of 37 shots for the win. Phoenix Copley is expected to start against the Senators. The Senators return from the break to visit the Islanders Dec. 28. The Capitals. The Capitals return to work when they host the Carolina Hurricanes on Dec. 27.

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