The New York Islanders are in Vegas for a laaaaate start (Eastern Time-wise) of 10:30 p.m. on a Saturday night.
They are going conservative with their lineup, as recent Bridgeport callups Kieffer Bellows and Cole Bardreau both appear to be sitting. That would mean Uncle Leo slots into the fourth-line center role, where they already miss Casey Cizikas.
Bellows and Bardreau out tonight along with Aho. All three on for extra work. Likely means Komarov moves to 4C.— Arthur Staple (@StapeAthletic) February 15, 2020
The betting is Semyon Valarmov takes his turn as starter in net.
The Golden Knights are on a five-game homestand, which started with an overtime win over the St. Louis Blues where the Knights benefited from, ahem, well, quite a few favorable penalty calls and an opposing penalty kill that did nothing to stop their power play.
We’ll see if that continues against the Islanders, who continue to somehow draw the fewest power play calls in the league — 23 fewer than the next team, the awful Anaheim Ducks.
The Knights are 15-10-4 at home and currently occupy third place in the Pacific. But they’re part of that crazy five-way dogfight in the Pacific where the five contending teams are only separated by five points.