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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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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