NY Islanders (2nd - Metropolitan) at Nashville (1st - Central)

Matchup Details
Thu, Mar 5 - Bridgestone Arena
FACEOFF - 8:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
NY Islanders 41-21-1-229-36-18523-9-0-018-12-1-231-33
Nashville 41-17-2-528-37-129826-5-0-115-12-2-425-33
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
New York
PPlayerStatusNotes
CT. Kennedy
Ques Sat
Upper Body
03/05/15
Kennedy has missed the last two games due to an upper-body injury and is questionable to return Saturday against the Panthers.
LWM. Martin
Elig Sat
Suspension
03/04/15
Martin has been suspended one game for a knee-on-knee hit.
CM. Grabovski
I-R
Concussion
02/20/15
Grabovski has been placed on injured reserve due to a concussion and there is no timetable for his recovery.
CC. Cizikas
I-R
Lower Body
02/17/15
Cizikas is dealing with a lower-body injury and has been placed on injured reserve.
RWK. Okposo
Late March
Eye
01/26/15
Okposo will miss up to eight weeks due to a detached retina.
Nashville
PPlayerStatusNotes
DA. Volchenkov
Ques Sat
Lower Body
03/05/15
Volchenkov is on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. He is nearing a return and is questionable to play Saturday against the Jets.
LWE. Nystrom
Mid March
Lower Body
03/04/15
Nystrom has a lower-body injury and will miss up to one week.
NEWS

Covers Preview - A once-comfortable lead atop the Central Division isn't so cozy for the Nashville Predators, who look to halt a four-game losing streak at home against the Metropolitan Division co-leading New York Islanders on Thursday night. The untimely skid has the Predators entering play just four points ahead of the St. Louis Blues, who have two games in hand. The Islanders are also struggling, having lost two in a row - including a 3-2 overtime decision in Dallas on Tuesday.

New York Islanders
 
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