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GAME PREVIEW: Ottawa at Islanders

Friday, 11.25.2005 / 12:00 AM / News
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GAME PREVIEW: Ottawa at Islanders
2:00 pm, FSN; Bloomberg 1130

by Corey Witt


TODAY'S GAME
The New York Islanders (11-10-1) host the Ottawa Senators (16-3-0) at the Nassau Coliseum. The puck is scheduled to drop at 2:08 pm. This is the second of four meetings between the clubs this season and the Senators currently lead 1-0-0.

Ottawa defeated the Islanders 6-0 at the Corel Centre on November 5th to take the first game of the season series. Daniel Alfredsson scored twice and Martin Havlat, Dany Heatley, Chris Neil and Bryan Smolinski also added goals. Islanders' goaltender Rick DiPietro made 26 saves on 32 shots in the losing effort, while Dominick Hasek made all 28 saves for the win. DiPietro stopped Heatley on a penalty shot during the second period.

In that game, the Senators' power play connected on three of ten opportunities. The Islanders took 12 penalties to Ottawa's eight. The Islanders power play went 0-5.

The officiating crew for tonight's game is: Referees Blaine Angus and Bill McCreary with Linesmen Brian Mach and Dan Schachte. The crew chief of NHL Off-Ice Officials is Jeff Weintraub.

Tonight's National Anthem singer is Jelena Alonso.

Locally, the game can be caught on FSN NY with Howie Rose on the play-by-play and Joe Micheletti as the color analyst. On the radio, John Wiedeman and Chris King have the play-by-play and color commentary, respectively, on WLIE 540 AM.

The Islanders would also like to welcome the Ottawa media attending today's game, including: Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun, Sylvain St-Laurent of Le Droit, Ken Warren of the Ottawa Citizen and their radio broadcasters Dean Brown and Gord Wilson of The Team 1200 Radio.


PREVIOUS GAME

November 23, 2005
Buffalo Sabres 4, New York Islanders 3 (F/SO)

The Islanders dropped a 4-3 decision to Buffalo on Wednesday night at the Nassau Coliseum. At one point during the second period, the Islanders took a two-goal lead at 3-1, but the Sabres battled back to tie the game with 2:49 remaining in the game. The contest went into the shootout after the scoreless overtime session, which Buffalo won 2-0. Ales Kotalik scored the tying goal in the third and the determining goal in the shootout to give Buffalo the win. Buffalo now leads the season series 3-0-0 to 2-0-1.


INJURY REPORT
- Center Petteri Nokelainen (patella tendonitis) has missed the last nine games.

- Forward Shawn Bates (hamstring strain) was injured in Saturday's win in Florida and is out 4-5 weeks. He is currently on the Injured Reserve.


Total Man-Games Lost (After 22 games): 25   

2005-06 NEW YORK ISLANDERS MAN-GAMES LOST

 

PLAYER

GAMES MISSED

INJURY

Arron Asham

1

Rib Muscle

Shawn Bates

5

Hip Strain (4), Hamstring Strain (1)

Rick DiPietro

2

Concussion (1), Bruised Right Knee (1)

Petteri Nokelainen

10

Sprained Ankle (1), Knee Injury (9)

Mark Parrish

4

Hip Strain

Brent Sopel

3

Left Sprained Wrist

Total Games Missed:

25

 

 
 

2005-06 TRANSACTIONS
November 25 – Recalled center Jeremy Colliton from Bridgeport (AHL).

November 23 – Returned center Jeremy Colliton to Bridgeport.

November 21 – Placed forward Shawn Bates on the Injured Reserve List and called up center Jeremy Colliton from Bridgeport.

November 18 – Assigned forward Luchiano Aquino from Bridgeport to Trenton (ECHL).

November 15 – Signed forward Jeff Hamilton and assigned him to Bridgeport.

November 2 - Reassigned goaltender Wade Dubielewicz to Bridgeport.

October 31 - Recalled goaltender Wade Dubielewicz from Bridgeport.

October 28 – Reassigned center Kevin Colley to Bridgeport.

October 27 – Recalled center Kevin Colley from Bridgeport.

October 15 - Reassigned goaltender Wade Dubielewicz to Bridgeport.

October 14 – Recalled goaltender Wade Dubielewicz from Bridgeport.


NYI MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
- Arron Asham is one game away from his 300th NHL game.

- Rick DiPietro is one game away from his 100th NHL game.

- Eric Godard's next goal will be his first NHL goal.

- Mark Parrish is one goal away from his 150th NHL goal.

- Mark Parrish is one goal away from his 100th as an Islander.

- Alexei Yashin is two points away from his 200th as an Islander.


TODAY'S PROMOTION/GIVEAWAY
Today's promotional giveaway item is the Islanders Youth Street Hockey Stick presented by Fox Sports Net New York. The first 5,000 fans 14 and under will receive the stick.


STUDENT & MILITARY SAVINGS PROGRAM
The Islanders Student and Military Savings Program is back for the 2005-06 season. Students and Military can receive up to 50% off select seating to see their New York Islanders in action. Students and Military personnel can purchase $55 seats for $28, $30 seats for $19 and $25 seats for $16. This offer is valid day of game only at Coliseum Box Office with valid I.D. - There will be a limit to two (2) tickets per I.D. - per game.


ALL-TIME SERIES
The Islanders trail the all-time series 10-25-11-0, including a 0-1-0 mark this season. Earlier this month, the Islanders lost in Ottawa 6-0. The Islanders last win against the Senators was January 19, 2004 at the Coliseum. Rick DiPietro got the win the contest. In 2003-04, the Islanders won the season series 2-1-1-0.


STREAKS SNAPPED
In the Islanders 4-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night, two impressive streaks were snapped. In the first period, Buffalo scored a power play goal, which was the first tally the Islanders allowed with the opposition on the man advantage in six complete games and 37 total chances. The other streak was victories with the lead after two periods. Before Wednesday night, the Islanders were unbeaten in 61 games (53-0-8) when taking a lead into the third period. The streak was the longest in the NHL. The streak began on December 28, 2002 with a 3-0 win vs. Carolina.  


NOT BAD WHEN LEADING AFTER TWO
The Islanders have only lost once in 61 games (53 wins, eight ties and one overtime loss in the shootout) when taking a lead into the third period. The Islanders are 9-0-1 this season when leading after two periods. This streak includes wining in overtime (vs. Bruins, Nov. 1) and winning in the shootout twice (at Rangers, Oct. 19 and at Pittsburgh Nov. 14) this season. The only loss occurred in the shootout this past Wednesday night when the Islanders dropped a 4-3 decision to the Buffalo Sabres. During the 2003-04 season, the Islanders were 26-0-5-0 when leading after two periods.


BATES ON IR, NOKELAINEN STILL OUT
With Shawn Bates expected to miss the next four-to-five weeks with a strained hamstring, the Islanders have placed him the Injured Reserve list. Rookie center Petteri Nokelainen remains out with patella tendonitis. He has missed the last nine games.

Before sustaining the injury in the final minutes in last Saturday night's win at Florida, Bates was on a hot streak with eight goals (8+1) in the past seven games. He's currently tied for second for the team-lead in goals scored with Alexei Yashin with ten and already surpassed his total from 2003-04. The Islanders are 7-0 in games that Bates has scored a goal, 8-0 if his shootout goal is counted. Bates also leads the league in shooting percentage with a mark of 35.7% and leads the team with four game winners (second in the NHL), which includes an overtime tally versus Boston on November 1 at the Coliseum. He also has a shootout goal, which he recorded against the Pittsburgh Penguins on November 14. Overall, Bates has 12 points this season (10+2).

In twelve games, Nokelainen has a goal and an assist with four penalty minutes. He scored his first career NHL goal on October 13 at Washington, which turned out to be the game-winner.


COLLITON GETS HIS CHANCE
With Bates and Nokelainen out, the Islanders have recalled rookie Center Jeremy Colliton from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers (AHL). Colliton was drafted by the Islanders in the second round (58th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Playing in his first career NHL game this past Wednesday, Colliton played 1:57 on four shifts. With the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League, Colliton has tallied four goals and four assists for eight points this season.


ISLANDERS ON THE COLISEUM ICE
The Islanders are 5-4-0 at home this season, scoring 30 goals and allowing 31. The last two Islander home wins have come against the Boston Bruins by a combined score of 9-5. The Islanders have two losses at home in November, a 5-1 decision to the Pittsburgh Penguins and a 4-3 decision (F/SO) to the Buffalo Sabres.


CAPTAIN YASH LEADING BY EXAMPLE
Team captain Alexei Yashin leads the team in scoring with 24 points (11+13) in 22 games. This season, Yashin has recorded a point in 17 of 22 games, nine of the past twelve (4+8) and in the last six of seven games (2-6-8). He's also had five multiple-point games, including last Thursday night in Tampa Bay. This is Yashin's best start since the 2001-02 season, his first as an Islander. That season he finished with 32 goals, 43 assists and 75 points.

This season, he had a season-high seven-game point streak from October 10-25, collecting 11 points (5+6). In addition to his seven-game point streak, Yashin recorded an assist in five consecutive games (October 15-25). The point streak was Yashin's longest since the 2003-04, when he had a nine-game point streak with 13 points (3+10) from November 14-December 3.


THE ISLANDERS' PENALTY KILL
- The Islanders killed off three of four Buffalo power plays this past Wednesday night.

- They have allowed one power play goal in the last seven games (37 chances).

- Overall, the Islanders have killed off 132 of 151 (87.4%) power play attempts in 22 games this season.

- This season, the Islanders had a streak of 37 consecutive penalty kills, which spanned six complete games and parts of two others. The streak started during the team's game at New Jersey on November 8th and last until the second penalty kill of the team's game vs. Buffalo on November 23rd. Chris Drury scored on the power play for the Sabres at 17:29 of the first period to snap the Islanders consecutive penalty kill streak.

- The Islanders have recorded three shorthanded goals this season. Arron Asham scored a shorthanded goal in the Islanders' 5-4 win over the Rangers on October 20. Earlier in the season, Shawn Bates scored the first shorthanded goal of the season in the Isles' 3-1 win over the Hurricanes on October 8 and Jason Blake scored a shorthanded tally in the Islanders' 5-3 win over Washington on October 13.    


THE ISLANDERS ON THE MAN ADVANTAGE
- The Islanders were 1-5 on the power play against Buffalo on Wednesday night.

- They have ten power play goals in the last eight games.

- Overall, the Islanders have scored a power play goal in 15 of 22 games this season.

- They are 23-142 (16.2%) on the man-advantage. Last season, the Islanders recorded at least one power play goal in 38 of 82 games. They had a record of 27-9-3, including a mark of 16-4-1 at home in games that they scored at least one power play goal. 


DECIDED BY THE SHOOTOUT
On Wednesday night, the Islanders lost their first shootout since its inception dropping the decision to the Buffalo Sabres at the Coliseum. Alex Kotalik (determining goal) and Tim Connolly scored against Rick DiPietro, while Alexei Yashin and Jason Blake failed on their attempts for the Islanders. The Islanders are now 2-1 in shootouts.

The Islanders shootout victory over the Penguins on November 14 was the longest so far in the NHL this season. Eighteen shooters were used by both teams, setting a new standard in the inaugural season for the shootout. Jason Blake netted the determining goal against goaltender Jocelyn Thibault and Islanders' goaltender Rick DiPietro stopped seven of nine Penguin shooters, including rookie Ryan Whitney to seal the win.

It was the team's second shootout win of the season, with the other coming against the New York Rangers in a 3-2 decision at Madison Square Garden on October 19. In that contest, Miroslav Satan scored the only shootout goal against Henrik Lundqvist. The Islanders carry a perfect 2-0 record in shootouts this season.


PLAYERS

ATTEMPTS

GOALS

DETERMINING GOALS

Aaron Asham

1

0

0

Shawn Bates

1

1

0

Jason Blake

2

1

1

Trent Hunter

1

1

0

Robert Nilsson

1

0

0

Mark Parrish

2

0

0

Miroslav Satan

2

1

1

Alexei Yashin

3

0

0

Mike York

1

0

0

TOTALS

12

4

2

GOALTENDER

GAME

ATTEMPTS

GOALS

RESULT

Rick DiPietro

10/10 at NYR

3

0

W

 

11/14 at PIT

9

2

W

 

11/23 vs. BUF

3

2

L

DiPietro Totals

 

15

4

2-1


 
 

 

SWEET NOVEMBER?
The Islanders have a record of 6-5-0 in the month of November. The Islanders will play a total of 14 games this month, six at home and eight on the road. Last season, the Islanders were 5-8-0-0 in November.

 

Win

Loss

OTL

Oct.

5

6

0

Nov.

6

5

0

 

 * The Islanders have an overtime victory, two shootout victories and a shootout loss. See below for details.


SCORING THE FIRST GOAL
The Islanders are 9-5 this season when scoring first and 2-6 when the opposition scores the first goal of the game. In 2003-04, the Islanders had a record 11-23-6-3 when their opponents scored first. They were 27-6-5-1 when they scored the first goal of the game.   


COLISEUM ATTENDANCE UPDATE
The Islanders have a total attendance of 116,801 after nine games at the Nassau Coliseum, for an average of 12,977.9 (79.9% capacity) with one sellout.  Last season after seven games at Nassau Coliseum, the Islanders had a total attendance of 84,866, an average of 12,266 (79.8% capacity) with one sellout. The seating capacity for the Nassau Coliseum is 16,234.


SHOTS ON GOAL
The Islanders have been outshot, 720-618, through the first 22 games of the 2005-06 season. The Islanders have been outshot in 15 of 22 games this season, including six straight from October 15-27. The Islanders are allowing an average of 32.7 shots per game. They have a record of 8-7 when they have been outshot and have a record of 2-4 in games when they've outshot the opponent. The Islanders recorded a season-high 40 shots, including 20 in the first period at Philadelphia on Nov. 10. The Islanders have also allowed 40 or more shots in a game three times this season and have a record of 2-1. The most recent game was the team's victory in Atlanta on Nov. 16.


GOING BACK-TO-BACK
Last week, the Islanders completed their second set of back-to-back games, splitting the pair of the road games. The team defeated the Atlanta Thrashers 7-3 last Wednesday night, but lost to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 last Thursday night. Earlier in the season, the Islanders swept their first set of back-to-back games of the season by taking out the New York Rangers on October 19-20. The Islanders are scheduled to play 10 sets of back-to-back games during the 2005-06 regular season, four fewer than they had in 2003-04. The team's next set of back-to-back games is this week with a home game versus Ottawa on Friday and a road game at Philadelphia on Saturday. Both games are scheduled for a 2 p.m. faceoff.

The Islanders have a record of 2-0-0 in the first game of back-to-back games and a 1-1-0 record in the second game. The Islanders played 14 back-to-back sets in 2003-04, posting a 13-13-1-1 record in those 28 contests; 8-6-0-0 in the first games of back-to-back sets and 5-7-1-1 in the second games.


IN THE EXTRA SESSION
Shawn Bates scored the game-winning goal with 28.2 seconds left in overtime to lift the Islanders to a 4-3 win over the Boston Bruins on November 1 at the Nassau Coliseum. The Islanders are 3-1 in overtime/shootout (two shootout victories, one shootout loss) this season and have a lifetime record of 65-60-194 in overtime. Last season, the Islanders had a record of 2-4-11 in overtime.


ISLANDERS ON THE ROAD
The Islanders finished up their second longest road trip of the season, a span of four games, with a 5-3 victory over the Florida Panthers last Saturday night (11/19). They also defeated the Pittsburgh Penguins 3-2 in a shootout last Monday night (11/14) and the Atlanta Thrashers 7-3 last Wednesday night (11/16), while losing to the Tampa Bay Lightning 3-2 last Thursday night (11/17), the second of a back-to-back. The team has a five game road trip in March, which will also take them to Atlanta and both Florida stops as well as Boston and New Jersey. The Islanders are 7-6 on the road so far this season.
 
 
MILESTONES WITHIN REACH
- Arron Asham is one game away from his 300th NHL game.

- Rick DiPietro is one game away from his 100th NHL game.

- Eric Godard's next goal will be his first NHL goal.

- Oleg Kvasha is eight points away from his 200th NHL point.

- Brad Lukowich is five games away from his 400th NHL game.

- Mark Parrish is one goal away from his 150th NHL goal.

- Mark Parrish is one goal away from his 100th as an Islander.

- Miroslav Satan is eight power play goals away from his 100th NHL power play goal.

- Alexei Yashin is 11 points away from his 700th NHL point.

- Alexei Yashin is two points away from his 200th as an Islander.

- Mike York is four games away from his 400th NHL game.


MILESTONES REACHED THIS SEASON
- Chris Campoli, Robert Nilsson and Petteri Nokelainen each played in their first NHL game on October 5th, 2005 at Buffalo.

- Chris Campoli scored his first NHL goal/point on his first NHL shot on October 5th, 2005 at Buffalo.

- Petteri Nokelainen scored his first NHL goal on October 13th at Washington.

- Robert Nilsson scored his first NHL goal vs. Buffalo on October 29.

- Alexei Yashin scored his 300th career NHL goal on November 14th at Pittsburgh.

- Alexei Zhitnik played in his 900th NHL career game on November 14th at Pittsburgh.

- Jeremy Colliton played in his first NHL game on November 23rd vs. Buffalo.


YASHIN TALLIES 300TH CAREER GOAL
Islanders' captain Alexei Yashin scored his 300th NHL career goal on November 14th at Pittsburgh. Brad Lukowich and Janne Niinimaa were credited with the assists on the second period goal. The tally was Yashin’s 82nd as an Islander. He scored 218 as a member of the Ottawa Senators. 


UPCOMING PRACTICE SCHEDULE
Friday, November 25: Game day skate at Nassau Coliseum, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Saturday, November 26: Game day skate at Wachovia Center, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.

Sunday, November 27: Islanders Iceworks, 10:00 a.m.-11:30 p.m.

Monday, November 28: Islanders Iceworks, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Tuesday, November 29: Game day skate at Nassau Coliseum, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, November 30: Islanders Iceworks, 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


NEXT 10 GAMES
Friday, November 25 vs. Ottawa, 2 p.m.

Saturday, November 26 at Philadelphia, 2 p.m.

Tuesday, November 29 vs. Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Sunday, December 4 at Detroit, 5 p.m.

Tuesday, December 6 at St. Louis, 8 p.m.

Thursday, December 8 at Columbus, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 10 vs. Edmonton, 7 p.m.

Tuesday, December 13 vs. Minnesota, 7 p.m.

Saturday, December 17 vs. Colorado, 7 p.m.

Monday, December 19 at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
2 TBL 8 5 2 1 25 16 11
3 DET 7 4 1 2 16 13 10
4 NYI 7 5 2 0 25 22 10
5 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
6 WSH 6 3 1 2 20 14 8
7 CBJ 7 4 3 0 21 20 8
8 NJD 7 3 2 2 22 23 8
9 NYR 7 4 3 0 21 23 8
10 BOS 9 4 5 0 22 23 8
11 PIT 6 3 2 1 22 19 7
12 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
13 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
14 PHI 7 2 3 2 22 28 6
15 CAR 7 0 5 2 14 29 2
16 BUF 8 1 7 0 9 28 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 7 3 8 -1 11
K. Okposo 7 3 6 -2 9
B. Nelson 7 4 4 1 8
J. Boychuk 7 2 4 5 6
R. Strome 7 0 6 3 6
N. Leddy 7 3 2 4 5
F. Nielsen 7 1 4 2 5
J. Bailey 7 2 2 2 4
M. Grabovski 4 2 1 3 3
N. Kulemin 7 0 3 1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Johnson 2 0 0 .918 2.14
J. Halak 3 2 0 .893 3.38

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