Rick DiPietro will carry a 4-6-0 career mark against Ottawa into tonight's game with the Sens.
It will be his first appearance against Ottawa in over 5 years, dating back to a 5-2 loss at the Coliseum on January 29, 2008.
Radek Martinek is the only Islander who played in that game who is currently with the Islanders; Chris Neil, Daniel Alfredsson and Chris Phillips all played in that game for Ottawa. The Sens goalie that night was Martin Gerber, who is still playing professionally in the Swiss League.
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