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ISLANDERS SEEK FIRST WIN

Saturday, 10.07.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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ISLANDERS SEEK FIRST WIN
Sharks host Islanders

(10:30 p.m. ET, TV: FSNY | Radio: Bloomberg 1130) The Islanders look to capture the season's first victory tonight as they take on San Jose in the Shark Tank. The Islanders hold the all-time series advantage with a record of 11-9-3. These teams last met on April 11, 2004 when the Sharks won by the score of 5-4 at home.

Joel Bouchard was cleared to play and might dress tonight after nursing a hamstring string injury that held him out of the entire preseason.

The Sharks played in their season opener yesterday, topping the St. Louis Blues 5-4 on Curtis Brown's overtime tally. Joe Thornton picked up where he left off last year after earning the Art Ross and Hart Trophies by compiling three assists in last night's game.

San Jose's game included a couple of extended delays. Referee Rob Martell had to leave the ice after being struck in the left eye by a puck and Jonathan Cheechoo created a gaping hole in one of the boards as he slid in to them skates first.

The Sharks have two rookies on their roster: Marc-Edouard Vlasic and Matt Carle, who won the Hobey Baker Award last year while playing for the University of Denver.


Islanders' Roster
Goaltenders

1  Mike Dunham
39 Rick DiPietro

Defensemen
3   Tom Poti 
4   Joel Bouchard
6   Sean Hill
8   Bruno Gervais
24 Radek Martinek
32 Brendan Witt
77 Alexei Zhitnik

Forwards
7 Trent Hunter
10 Richard Park 
11 Andy Hilbert
12 Chris Simon
15 Jeff Tambellini
16 Mike York
17 Shawn Bates
18 Mike Sillinger
25 Viktor Kozlov
45 Arron Asham
55 Jason Blake
79 Alexei Yashin
81 Miroslav Satan


Sharks' Roster
Goaltenders
35 Vesa Toskala
20 Evgeni Nabokov

Defensemen
4 Kyle McLaren
6 Josh Gorges
10 Martin Ehrhoff
18 Matt Carle
22 Scott Hannan
44 Marc-Edouard Vlasic

Forwards
7 Mark Bell
9 Milan Michalek
11 Marcel Goc
12 Patrick Marleau
14 Jonathan Cheechoo
15 Ville Nieminen
16 Mark Smith
19 Joe Thornton
25 Mike Grier
26 Josh Bernier
34 Patrick Rissmiller
37 Curtis Brown
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 30 20 6 4 98 71 44
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
5 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
6 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
7 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
8 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
9 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
10 WSH 30 14 10 6 86 81 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 30 13 15 2 72 95 28
13 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
14 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
15 PHI 30 11 14 5 80 90 27
16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 31 12 15 -5 27
K. Okposo 31 7 20 -3 27
B. Nelson 31 13 11 4 24
R. Strome 31 6 15 10 21
F. Nielsen 31 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 31 5 10 7 15
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 28 5 7 4 12
N. Kulemin 31 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 30 2 9 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 16 6 0 .917 2.35
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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