Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils 1/19/13

Islanders open season at home for the fourth straight time

Saturday, 01.19.2013 / 12:00 AM
Travis Betts
New York Islanders
0-0-0 (0 points - 1st in Atlantic Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)
0-0-0 home
New Jersey Devils
0-0-0 (0 points - 1st in Atlantic Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)
0-0-0 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

Television: MSG
Howie Rose: Play-by-play, Butch Goring: Color

Radio: WHRU
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (2011-12)
The Islanders went 2-4-0 against the Devils last season, dropping the last matchup 3-1 on April 3, 2012 at Prudential Center. Matt Moulson scored the lone goal for the Islanders in the first period, but the Devils scored once in each frame to earn the victory. Each team registered 20 shots on goal.

Apr. 3, 2012: NJD 3 NYI 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Devils player to watch
Ilya Kovalchuk - Right Wing
The Tver, RUS native scored at better than a point-per-game pace last year, registering 83 (37 goals, 46 assists) in 77 contests, including five goals in the final five games. Kovalchuk was an All-Star for St. Petersburg SKA of the KHL this year after scoring 42 points (18 goals, 24 assists) in 36 games.

Islanders Storylines
•Nine players on the Islanders roster (D Radek Martinek, D Matt Carkner, C Keith Aucoin, RW Colin McDonald, D Thomas Hickey, RW Brad Boyes, LW Eric Boulton, D Brian Strait and D Joe Finley) were not with the Islanders organization last season.
•Thomas Hickey is the only player on the Islanders roster yet to make his NHL debut
•Matt Moulson's consecutive games played streak sits at 246 games. He has yet to miss a game in his Islanders career.
The Matchup
Islanders
18.5% (45/243)
80.5% (190/236)
203
255
5-5-0



2012-13 Stats
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games



Devils
17.2% (46/267)
89.6% (232/259)
228
209
7-2-1



New York Islanders projected lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 24 Brad Boyes
41 David Ullstrom - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald
16 Marty Reasoner - 17 Matt Martin - 36 Eric Boulton


Defensemen
2 Mark Streit - 4 Radek Martinek
47 Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro
New Jersey Devils projected lines
Forwards
8 Dainius Zubrus - 19 Travis Zajac - 17 Ilya Kovalchuck
23 David Clarkson - 26 Patrik Elias - 16 Jacob Josefson
15 Stefan Matteau - 20 Ryan Carter - 11 Stephen Gionta
18 Steve Bernier - 22 Krystofer Barch - 25 Cam Janssen

Defensemen
24 Bryce Salvador - 2 Marek Zidlicky
28 Anton Volchenkov - 10 Peter Harrold
6 Andy Greene - 29 Mark Fayne

Goaltenders
30 - Martin Brodeur
1 - Johan Hedberg

What's happening at the Coliseum - Jan. 19
Doors Open at 5:30pm
Lower Lobby New Concession Stands – open at 5pm
New Team Store location at Gate 1
Team Store Deal: Spend $100 and receive a NY Islanders fleece OR spend $150 and receive 2 tickets to a select future game
Chuck-A-Puck
50/50 Raffle
Sandy Hook Elementary School Auction


 
 
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