Day 8: Touring Tampa

Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 3:00 PM
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Day 8: Touring Tampa
A brief timeline of the Islanders gameday in Tampa Bay, as well as a tour of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.

10:00 a.m. – Islanders bus over to Tampa Bay Times Forum for morning skate. The rink is roughly a 10-minute walk from the team's hotel, and with the weather 60 degrees outside, some players elect to stroll over.

10:30 a.m. – Tampa Bay Lightning take the ice for morning skate. Steven Stamkos participates in his first morning skate since breaking his leg on Nov. 11.


Steven Stamkos at the Lightning morning skate.

11:00 a.m. – Lightning coach Jon Cooper addresses the media.

11:30 a.m. – Islanders take the ice for morning skate.


Josh Bailey looks on at the Isles morning skate.

11:40 a.m. – Islanders head coach Jack Capuano addresses the media. Capuano named Poulin his starting goaltender and announced that Peter Regin and Radek Martinek were in the lineup.

12:00 p.m. Islanders open up locker room for media availability.


Michael Grabner sits down for an interview.
 

12:35 p.m. – Islanders bus back to their hotel.

12:55 p.m. – Islanders take Radek Martinek off the team’s injured reserve list.

The Tampa Bay Times Forum sits on the Tampa waterfront, opposite of Harbour Island. The building opened in 1996, but has been refurbished multiple times. Here are a few pictures of interior and exterior of the building.


A panoramic view of the Tampa waterfront.


A statue of Phil Esposito stands outside the Tampa Bay Times Forum. The Hockey
Hall of Famer helped bring an expansion franchise to Tampa in 1992.


A panoramic view of the Tampa Bay Times Forum.


A view of Tampa from inside the Forum.

Speaking of touring Tampa, Long Island native Billy Joel will play at the Forum Friday night.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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