Day 8: Touring Tampa

Thursday, 01.16.2014 / 3:00 PM ET
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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 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 2 1 2 1 3
R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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