TONIGHT IN MONCTON

Friday, 09.22.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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TONIGHT IN MONCTON
Pre-season game preview: NYI vs. Boston, 6:30 pm EST

By Jason Lockhart

Islanders hockey is back!

Tonight the Islanders play their first preseason game of the 2006-07 season and face the Boston Bruins at 6:30 pm EST in Moncton, New Brunswick at the Moncton Coliseum.

Ted Nolan will be making his return to the home of his former team, the Moncton Wildcats, who he led to the Memorial Cup championship game and with whom he won a Quebec Major Junior Championship last season. Tonight the arena will celebrate "Ted Nolan Night."

"It's going to be nice returning here. It will be a little emotional, but it will be good emotions," said Nolan. "There have been jitters. It's good to have nervousness. If there's not than there's something wrong. Once we get in two or three shifts I'll be right back in it; just like riding a bike."

A number of players will be making their Islanders debuts including defensemen Sean Hill, Tom Poti, 2006 draft pick Andrew MacDonald, forwards Andy Hilbert, Richard Park and 2002 draft pick Frans Nielsen.

MacDonald, who played under Nolan in Moncton last season, was a late addition to the Moncton-Halifax trip.

The Bruins will play in their fourth preseason game of the year falling to New Jersey 5-0 in their opener, but following up the loss with back-to-back wins against Montreal, 5-2 and 3-1.

This will be the second NHL preseason game played at the Moncton Coliseum with Pittsburgh and Philadelphia having already faced-off Wednesday night.


ISLANDERS LINEUP
Tentative, with one lineup move to come

Goaltenders
1   Mike Dunham
39 Rick DiPietro

Defensemen
6  Sean Hill - 8   Bruno Gervais
77 Alexei Zhitnik - 47 Andrew MacDonald
3  Tom Poti - 14 Chris Campoli

Forwards
11 Andy Hilbert - 16 Mike York - 81 Miroslav Satan
55 Jason Blake - 17 Shawn Bates - 45 Arron Asham
15 Jeff Tambellini - 10 Richard Park - 57 Blake Comeau
7 Trent Hunter - 51 Frans Nielsen         
58 Masi Marjamaki     

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 x - TBL 77 47 23 7 249 201 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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