Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
 

THE ROAD TO SUCCESS

Thursday, 10.05.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
New York Islanders
X
Share with your Friends


THE ROAD TO SUCCESS
Islanders open season in Phoenix

By Jason Lockhart

(10:00 p.m. ET, TV: FSNY | Radio: Bloomberg 1130) Islanders hockey is back and the season kicks off tonight as they face the Phoenix Coyotes on the road at 10 pm.

The Islanders finished the preseason on a three-game winning streak, finishing with a record of 3-2-0. Goaltenders Rick DiPietro and newly signed Mike Dunham split time in net for each of the team's five games.

Alexei Yashin led the Islanders in scoring in the preseason, posting two goals and four assists. New acquisition, Tom Poti, paced the defense with one goal and four assists.

The Islanders begin the season with 23 players named to the roster, including nine new faces: goaltender Dunham, defensemen Sean Hill, Poti and Brendan Witt, forwards Andy Hilbert, Viktor Kozlov, Richard Park, Mike Sillinger and Chris Simon.

"The old guys have really embraced the new guys," said Ted Nolan. "And the new guys have embraced the old guys. The people that we've brought in are good character people and the people left here from the past are good people, so it's a good group right now."

The Islanders will start on the road for the seventh consecutive year and match their record for longest opening road trip with four games.

In the 33 years of Islanders existence, the team has started on a four-game road trip only six times (˜82-˜83, '88-'89, '89-'90, '92-'93, '93-'94, '01-'02). In those six seasons, the Islanders reached the playoffs five of the six times, with one of the seasons ending in a Stanley Cup Championship (1982-83). During those opening road trips the Islanders went a combined 12-10-2.

When the Islanders start on at least a three-game road swing, they've made the playoffs in ten of those 13 seasons, going 22-17-6 on those trips.

The Coyotes finished 3-4-0 in this preseason earning back-to-back wins in their final two games versus Edmonton and Anaheim. Their leading preseason scorer was rookie center Joel Perrault who notched a goal and four assists. Newly acquired Ed Jovanovski led the defense in scoring, picking up four points.

The Islanders hold a 28-20-12 lead in the all-time series against the Winnipeg/Phoenix franchise, last meeting at Phoenix on February 13, 2004, a 5-3 Islanders win.

 

ISLANDERS ROSTER

 

FORWARDS

 

 

 

 

 

NO.

POS.

NAME

HT.

WT.

SHOT

BIRTHDATE

BIRTHPLACE

45

RW

Arron Asham

5-11

209

R

4/13/1978

Portage-La-Prairie, MB

17

C/LW

Shawn Bates

6-0

210

R

4/3/1975

Melrose, MA

55

LW

Jason Blake

5-10

185

L

9/2/1973

Moorhead, MN

11

W

Andy Hilbert

5-11

198

L

2/6/1981

Howell, MI

7

RW

Trent Hunter

6-3

210

R

7/5/1980

Red Deer, AB

25

C/LW

Viktor Kozlov

6-5

235

R

2/14/1975

Togllatti, Russia

10

RW

Richard Park

5-11

190

R

5/27/1976

Seoul, Korea

81

RW

Miroslav Satan

6-3

192

L

10/22/1974

Topolcany, Slovakia

18

C

Mike Sillinger

5-10

200

R

6/29/1971

Regina SK

12

LW

Chris Simon

6-3

219

L

1/30/1972

Wawa, ON

15

LW

Jeff Tambellini

5-11

186

L

4/13/1984

Port Moody, BC

79

C

Alexei Yashin

6-3

220

R

11/5/1973

Sverdlovsk, Russia

16

C

Mike York

5-10

185

R

1/3/1978

Waterford, MI

DEFENSEMEN

 

 

 

 

  

4

D

Joel Bouchard

6-1

210

L

1/23/1974

Montreal, QC

14

D

Chris Campoli

6-1

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 11 8 2 1 29 29 17
2 TBL 11 7 3 1 38 29 15
3 PIT 9 6 2 1 36 22 13
4 DET 9 5 2 2 22 19 12
5 OTT 9 5 2 2 26 22 12
6 NYI 10 6 4 0 35 36 12
7 NJD 10 5 3 2 30 34 12
8 BOS 12 6 6 0 32 30 12
9 NYR 9 5 4 0 27 30 10
10 WSH 9 4 3 2 27 23 10
11 PHI 10 4 4 2 32 36 10
12 FLA 8 3 2 3 12 17 9
13 TOR 9 4 4 1 25 25 9
14 CBJ 9 4 5 0 25 30 8
15 BUF 11 2 8 1 13 36 5
16 CAR 8 0 6 2 15 33 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
B. Nelson 10 6 6 3 12
J. Tavares 10 4 8 -4 12
K. Okposo 10 3 8 -3 11
F. Nielsen 10 4 4 3 8
J. Boychuk 10 2 6 4 8
R. Strome 10 0 7 4 7
M. Grabovski 7 3 3 3 6
N. Kulemin 10 1 5 2 6
N. Leddy 10 3 2 4 5
J. Bailey 7 2 2 2 4
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Johnson 3 1 0 .870 3.46
J. Halak 3 3 0 .889 3.51

NewYorkIslanders.com is the official Web site of the New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and NewYorkIslanders.com are trademarks of New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P.  NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2013 New York Islanders Hockey Club, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.

Privacy Policy |  AdChoices |  Terms of Use |  Contact  Us |  Employment |  Webmaster |  NHL.com Terms of Use