The New York Islander Hockey Club is set to take on Ottawa Senators at the Air Canada Centre on Saturday afternoon in their first game this season, the Islanders announced on Wednesday.
The game will kick off at 7 p.m.
ET (4 p.g.
The Islanders have been looking to get back on track following an eight-game losing streak, and head coach Travis Hamonic said Wednesday that the team’s goal for the weekend is to be “positive and play a good game.”
Hamonic was asked what kind of game he wanted the Islanders to play against the Senators.
He said he likes the look of a team that has played a lot of games against the Ottawa Power.
“We need to be positive and play some good hockey,” Hamonic told reporters Wednesday.
“They are a good team and they will be a tough team to play.”
The Islanders will look to win their fifth straight game.
The Islanders are 5-1-0 in their last six contests, including a 2-1 win over the Calgary Flames on Monday.
The Senators, who are in a tie for first place in the Central Division with the Buffalo Sabres and Montreal Canadiens, have a five-game win streak going into the game, including wins over the Islanders and Rangers.
The Senators are currently fourth in the Eastern Conference, five points behind the Islanders.
The game will be streamed live on NHL GameCentre LIVE at 5 p.o.m., with Islanders Radio starting at 4 p.l.m.(with files from The Associated Press)