Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks

Tuesday, 10.22.2013 / 12:00 AM
Travis Betts
New York Islanders
3-3-2 (8 points – 3rd in Metropolitan Division, 9th in Eastern Conference)
2-1-2 home
Vancouver Canucks
5-4-1 (11 points - 5th in Pacific Division, 9th in Western Conference)
3-2-1 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
 
 
Television: MSG PLUS
Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring


Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
2011-12 season series (0-1-0)
It's been almost two full years since the Islanders and Canucks last met, and even longer since they played on Long Island. In the teams' last head-to-head meeting in Vancouver, the Canucks scored early in each period en route to a 4-1 win. Matt Moulson scored the Islanders lone goal, with assists from Michael Grabner and John Tavares.
 
Nov. 13, 2011: VAN 4, NYI 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Canucks player to watch
Henrik Sedin - Center

The playmaking half of Vancouver's lethal Sedin twins, Henrik Sedin is tied for the league lead with 10 assists and tied for second in the NHL with 12 points. Henrik has points in nine of the Canucks' 10 games, and is riding a five-game points streak. The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native has finished in the NHL's top-10 in assists six times, and led the league in the category three straight seasons from 2009-2012.

Islanders Storylines
• John Tavares has points in seven straight games (four goals, six assists).
• Andrew MacDonald played 30:25 on Oct. 19 vs. Carolina, becoming the first Islander to play 30 minutes in a game decided in regulation since April 2007 (Tom Poti).
• The Islanders are 51-36-13 all-time in the regular season against the Canucks, and 4-0 in the playoffs.
• The Islanders are 7-for-21 (33.3-percent) on the power play at home.
The Matchup
Islanders
25.0% (5th)
82.6 (13th)
25
23
3-3-2

 
 
  
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10

     
 
 
Canucks
11.1 (27th)
91.4 (1st)
27
29
5-4-1
    
   
 
 
New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
40 Michael Grabner – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey
26 Matt Moulson – 16 Peter Regin – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
11 Lubomir Visnovsky – 14 Thomas Hickey
37 Brian Strait - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
Vancouver Canucks previous game lines
Forwards
22 Daniel Sedin - 17 Ryan Kesler - 33 Henrik Sedin
20 Chris Higgins - 25 Mike Santorelli - 36 Jannik Hansen
7 David Booth - 9 Zack Kassian - 15 Brad Richardson
29 Tom Sestito - 13 Jeremy Welsh - 32 Dale Weise
 
 
 
Defensemen
8 Christopher Tanev - 23 Alexander Edler
2 Dan Hamhuis - 5 Jason Garrison
3 Kevin Bieksa - 18 Ryan Stanton

Goaltenders
31 Eddie Lack
1 Roberto Luongo
What's Happening at the Coliseum:

• Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm
Hockey Fights Cancer: Proceeds from pink cotton candy sales go to HFC campaign / $1 donation slips available on concourse
50/50 Raffle benefitting the Greek Children’s Fund
Mercedes Benz of Massapequa Chuck-A-Puck
Poster Pack Tuesday
 
 
 

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