FAN-FRIENDLY NYI SCHEDULE RELEASED

Wednesday, 07.12.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
New York Islanders
Includes 16 Saturdays, 5 matinees and 7:30 weeknight starts

The Islanders have released their 2006-2007 regular season schedule, and the good news is that it's the most fan and family-friendly lineup of games that the franchise has had in years.

Among the highlights of this year's regular season schedule:

- 16 Saturday games, up from 11 last season.

- 5 Matinee games at the Coliseum: the day after Thanksgiving, Friday, Nov. 24 vs. Sidney Crosby and the Penguins (2:00 pm); a Martin Luther King Day matchup on Monday, Jan. 15 vs. Tampa Bay (noon); a President's Day special vs. the Penguins (1:00 pm); Saturday, Feb. 24 against the Montreal Canadiens (1:00 pm); and a classic rivalry game against the Rangers for NBC on Sunday, March 25 (12:30 pm).

- A trio of incredible games over Thanksgiving weekend: Wednesday night, Nov. 22 against the defending Stanley Cup champion Carolina Hurricanes, the Friday Nov. 24 matinee against the Penguins and a visit on Saturday night, Nov. 25 from Alexander Ovechkin and the Washington Capitals.

- Home opener: Saturday night, Oct. 14 at 7:00 against the Boston Bruins. Season opener: a four-game swing beginning Oct. 5 through Phoenix, San Jose, Los Angeles and Anaheim.

- A visit from the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday, Jan. 30 and a day-after-Christmas showdown with the Rangers at 7:30 pm.

- The return of 7:30 weeknight opening faceoffs. The Islanders had changed to 7:00 starts a few years ago, but with the advent of the hurry-up faceoff and most games ending in well under two and a half hours, the franchise has returned to 7:30 starts to give fans more time to get to the arena. Saturday night starts remain at 7:00 pm.

Without a doubt, now is the best time to become an Islanders full season subscriber, a member of NYI 365. For the first time ever, subscriber perks include pre-purchase privileges for hot concerts at the Coliseum. As always, the Islanders offer the deepest discounts in the metropolitan area to their season subscribers. Call 1.800.882.ISLES now for information.

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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