|?1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF||1. Jace Peterson (L) 2B|
|2. Juan Lagares (R) CF||?2. Cameron Maybin (R) CF|
|3. Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B||?3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B|
|4. Wilmer Flores (R) SS||?4. Nick Markakis (L) RF|
|5. John Mayberry Jr. (R) LF||?5. Juan Uribe (R) 3B|
|6. Dilson Herrera (R) 2B||?6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C|
|7. Eric Campbell (R) 3B||?7. Jonny Gomes (R) LF|
|8. Anthony Recker (R) C||?8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS|
|9. Bartolo Colon (R) P||9. Alex Wood (R) P|
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Noah Syndergaard?(1-2, 3.63 ERA)?will?start for the Mets?against Sean O?Sullivan (1-3, 3.54 ERA)?for Philadelphia.
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|1. Curtis Granderson, RF||1. Josh Harrison, 3B|
|2. Eric Campbell, 3B||2. Neil Walker, 2B|
|3. Lucas Duda, 1B||3. Andrew McCutchen, CF|
|4. Michael Cuddyer, LF||4. Starling Marte, LF|
|5. Daniel Murphy, 2B||5. Jung Ho Kang, SS|
|6. Wilmer Flores, SS||6. Pedro Alvarez, 1B|
|7. Juan Lagares, CF||7. Gregory Polanco, RF|
|8. Kevin Plawecki, C||8. Chris Stewart, C|
|9. Noah Syndergaard, RHP||9. Gerrit Cole, RHP|
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Game 33: Mets at Cubs on SNY at 8 pm ET
The Mets (20-12) and Cubs (16-15) play game two of their four-game series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. ET.
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The Islanders are trying to stave off elimination this afternoon, when the Capitals visit Nassau Coliseum for Game 6 of the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Head coach Jack Capuano will make a few lineup changes for the critical game. Matt Donovan will play on the team's banged up blue line, and Ryan Pulock or Scott Mayfield will also enter the lineup. Calvin de Haan, who left Thursday's game in the third period, will be scratched and Griffin Reinhart will also sit.
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The Islanders were still fuming over the events of Game 4 during Wednesday's practice on Long Island, but the team now has to turn their attention to beating the Capitals and returning to Uniondale with a series lead. The Isles will have to try to deal with the loss of Lubomir Visnovsky, who is out indefinitely after Tuesday's hit by Tom Wilson, according to Newsday. Islanders' Head Coach Jack Capuano is choosing between Griffin Reinhart and Ryan Pulock to fill the void. Both players will take part in warmups before a decision is made.
The visiting Islanders will have a player return to the lineup, as well. Mikhail Grabovski will?appear in his first game since February 19 against the Nashville Predators. Capuano was not sure who would come out of the lineup, but reports suggest that Brock Nelson will be scratched tonight.
New York leads the series 1-0 after beating the Capitals 4-1 in Game 1 on Wednesday. Ryan Strome, Josh Bailey and Brock Nelson scored their first career playoff goals in the victory. Marcus Johansson was the lone Washington goal scorer on Wednesday.
Jaroslav Halak will be the Islanders starter once again and?Philipp Grubauer will start in Braden Holtby's place for the Capitals. Holtby did not take part in morning skate because he was not feeling well. Washington will have Tom Wilson back in their lineup for tonight's game. The Islanders lineup is unclear, since head coach Jack Capuano did not make any announcements regarding his lineup for tonight.
Jaroslav Halak will be back in net to open up the series against Washington. He is 2-0 against the Capitals this season. Braden Holtby will start between the pipes for the Caps. He is 41-20-10 this season in 72 regular season appearances, with a 2.22 goals against average and .923 save percentage.
Head coach Jack Capuano did not give much of an update on the lineup up when he addressed reporters this?Morning in Annapolis, Maryland. The defensemen that appeared in Saturday's regular season finale will appear in tonight's contest. For Calvin de Haan, it will be his NHL playoff debut. Anders Lee and Ryan Strome will also be making their debut in the postseason.
Follow the game live online at SNY Gameday.
|1. Juan Lagares - CF||1. Eric Young Jr. - CF|
|2. David Wright - 3B||2. Jace Peterson - 2B|
|3. Lucas Duda - 1B||3. Nick Markakis - RF|
|4. Michael Cuddyer - LF||4. Freddie Freeman - 1B|
|5. John Mayberry Jr. RF||5. A.J. Pierzynski - C|
|6. Anthony Recker - C||6. Jonny Gomes - LF|
|7. Wilmer Flores - SS||7. Alberto Callaspo - 3B|
|8. Ruben Tejada - 2B||8. Andrelton Simmons - SS|
|9. Bartolo Colon - P||9. Alex Wood - P|
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Here are the lines from warmups at Wells Fargo Center:
#Isles Lines: Kulemin-Tavares-Strome Lee-Bailey-Okposo Grabner-Nelson-Kennedy Boulton-Cizikas-McDonald
Tonight will be the final time the Sabres and Isles meet this season. The Islanders are 1-0-1 against Buffalo this season, having lost in overtime in December and winning 3-2 in February.The Sabres have won two of their last three games and Brian Gionta has scored eight points in the last 10 outings.
Buffalo will start Andrey Markarov in net tonight, which will be his NHL debut.
Two important points are on the line when the Islanders meet the Blue Jackets tonight at Nationwide Arena.
After tonight the Islanders (45-27-5) have four games remaining in the regular season. Their magic number to clinch a playoff spot sits at six, so a combination of a win tonight and a loss by the Ottawa Senators will push them closer to their goal. Although defeating the Blue Jackets will be no easy task.
Today the Islanders will look to snap a seven-game home losing streak and end a skid that has dropped the team to third in the division.
The Detroit Red Wings (40-22-12) are third in the Metropolitan Division and are coming off a 4-0 win over the Tampa Bay Lighting on Saturday. They are also 2-2-1 in their last five outings.
Home cooking just hasn't been the same for the New York Islanders as of late. The Islanders have failed to win in their last six home contests and have dropped six of their last seven games.
They have managed to catch a break with the Pittsburgh Penguins going through a slump of their own, keeping the Islanders in second place in the Metropolitan Division.
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Like many other teams, this will be the Kings final trip to Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders and Kings have not seen one another since November, when the Islanders beat LA 2-1 in the shootout. New York has been victorious in three of their last five contests against the defending Stanley Cup Champions.
The Kings will be playing desperate hockey tonight. They enter the game on a two-game winning streak and are fighting to make the postseason out west. The Isles will need to match that as they fight for seeding in the east.
Tonight will be the first time that Thomas Vanek returns to Nassau Coliseum since being traded last season. The Wild forward told reporters earlier in the day that he was close to re-signing with the Islanders, but the team's move to Brooklyn "scared him away."
The Wild (41-25-7) have are hot coming into tonight's game. The Wild are 8-3-0 in the month of March and have two straight. The Islanders (44-25-4) snapped a four-game losing streak on Saturday in New Jersey and scored multiple goals in a game for the first time since March 9 in Toronto.
The Islanders (43-23-4) have lost their previous two games, but had recorded points in four consecutive games prior to that. The Canadiens (42-19-7) have struggled as of late going 1-2-2 in their last five games. They are also coming off a loss to the Ottawa Senators, who beat the Islanders on Friday night.
The Canadiens are 2-0-0 against the Islanders this season; they defeated the Isles at Nassau Coliseum 3-1 in December and 6-4 at the Bell Centre in January.
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The Islanders (43-22-4) kick off a packed weekend tonight when they take on the Ottawa Senators.
The Senators (31-244-11) are coming off a 5-2 victory over the Montreal Canadiens on Thursday and are trying to stay in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs. Ottawa is 8-1-1 in their last 10 games, which includes wins over Los Angeles, San Jose and Anaheim. Their only loss came at the hands of the Boston Bruins.
The "Battle of New York" will commence one final time during the regular season tonight.
The Islanders (43-21-4) enter tonight's game clinging to a three point lead in the Metropolitan Division and have gotten points in their last four games, which includes a win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night. The Rangers (40-17-7) have been winners in four of their last six games.
Monday's game holds significant importance to the Islanders if they're hoping to stay atop the Metropolitan Division.
The Islanders (42-21-4) are ahead of the New York Rangers by one point in the Metro. A win over the struggling Maple Leafs (26-35-5) would put them back ahead by three points in the standings heading into Tuesday night's game against the Blueshirts.
The madness of the trade deadline is over and the Islanders will get back to work tonight.
The Islanders (41-21-2) are making their final trip of the season to American Airline Arena to face the Dallas Stars. The Isles hold an edge over their Western Conference foe, going 4-1-1 in their last six trips to the Lone Star State. The Islanders haven't seen the Stars since October, when they defeated them 7-5 at Nassau Coliseum.
Tonight will be the first game of a back-to-back for the Islanders. Up first is the Calgary Flames (33-24-4).
The Islanders (40-20-2) have gone 3-1-0 in their last four games against the Flames at the Coliseum. The Islanders defeated Calgary earlier in the year in a 2-1 victory in January. John Tavares scored twice in the win.
After dropping a tough game to the Vancouver Canucks on Sunday, the Islanders will try to right the ship tonight against the Arizona Coyotes.
The Islanders (39-20-2) did not play a bad game on Sunday and Islanders head coach Jack Capuano said that he was happy with the effort. Capuano said he would even take another performance like the one the Isles had on Sunday.
Jarsolav Halak will be in goal for the Islanders and Lubomir Visnovsky will be back in the lineup. The Islanders' defenseman will take the place of Brian Strait, while the rest of the team's lineup will remain the same.
The Islanders will face the Canucks for the second and final time this season. In early January, the Isles fell 3-2 to the Canucks in the Western Canadian city. The trip will also serve as the Canucks final trip to Nassau Coliseum.
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To do so they will have to beat the Washington Capitals (32-17-10), who look to gain ground in the Metropolitan Division standings. Today will be the final time the Isles and Caps will see one another during the 2014-15 regular season and the Islanders have won two of the three meetings they have had against Washington.
The Caps have found success at home recently, earning 13 points in their last 15 games at Verizon Center. They have also had a knock for beating Eastern Conference opponents. The Capitals are 21-8-7 against the East this year.
The Predators (39-12-6) are atop the NHL standings with the most wins and points (84). They have won six straight games entering tonight's contest with the Islanders. This will serve as the one and only meeting between the Islanders and Predators at Nassau Coliseum.
Pekka Rinne will start in net for Nashville. He is 34-7-2 in 43 games, with a 1.94 save percentage and a .932 goals against average. Rinne made a season-high 42 saves on Tuesday in Nashville's win over the San Jose Sharks. Jaroslav Halak will be back in net for the Islanders and will once again look for his franchise record tying 32nd win this season.
The Rangers (33-16-5) have won six of their last 10 games and are four points behind the Islanders for first place in the Metropolitan Division. The Blueshirts have not won any of their three meetings with the Isles this season and in each game surrendered three or more goals.
The Islanders would like to keep up their strong play against their rival and know that they will need to work hard to get the win.
The Maple Leafs (23-28-4) have won just twice in their last 17 games dating back to January 2. They fell to the New York Rangers on Tuesday at the Air Canada Center. The loss prompted Leafs head coach Peter Horachek to tell reporters that his team's "give a [expletive] meter needs to be higher."
Despite Toronto's struggles, the Islanders aren't taking them lightly.
Up first is the struggling Edmonton Oilers (15-30-9), who are coming off a win the previous night in New Jersey. The Oilers are 5-5-0 in their last 10 games and are in the middle of a six game road trip. Edmonton has been without star forward Taylor Hall, who has been sidelined with an ankle injury, and Benoit Pouliot. Ben Scrivens will also be out.
The oilers recalled?forward Ryan Hamilton and goalie Richard Bachman.
The Sabres are coming off a 3-2 win over the Dallas Stars on Saturday. The win snapped a six game losing streak. The Islanders have only faced the Sabres once this season and it resulted in 4-3 overtime loss at First Niagara Center. New York has also struggled against Atlantic Division opponents, despite having success against Metro opponents.
The Islanders will start Jaroslav Halak in net tonight. Earlier in the day Michael Grabner was placed on IR, and the Isles called up ?Colin McDonald and Harry Zolnierczyk. Both will play against the Sabres.
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The Islanders (33-17-1) will try to recapture first place in the Metropolitan Division and put some space between themselves and the Washington Capitals, who are a one point behind them in the standings. The team's three game skid allowed the Metro to tighten up.
To do all of that the Islanders will need to beat the Bruins (27-17-6). Boston had been on a four game point streak, before it was snapped on Wednesday against the New York Rangers. ?The Bruins have gone 9-5-2 against Metro opponents, while the Islanders have faired a record of 7-7-1 against Atlantic Division opponents.