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Islanders vs. Senators Preview and Gameday Thread

The Islanders host the Senators for a 1 p.m. Presidents Day start.

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Ottawa Senators
@ New York Islanders

Monday, Feb 20, 2012, 1:00 PM EST
Nassau [gloriously unsponsored] Veterans Memorial Coliseum

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This is a Gigantor-sized contest, as the Senators are one of the teams the Isles must catch to continue to dream their impossible playoff dream. Ottawa sits in seventh place, with four points' cushion over the Toronto Maple Leafs, who have a game in hand. The Isles have a game in hand on Toronto, and trail them by six points. That home-and-home sweep by the Leafs is a huge difference-maker right now - the Leafs outpointed the Isles 4-1 in those games. Flip that around and both teams are sitting at 61 points in the standings, and Washington would be eighth with their 63. The Islanders can't afford to let that sort of thing happen any more.