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Saturday, 10.14.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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GAME PREVIEW
Islanders open at home against Boston

(7 p.m. ET, TV: FSNY 2 | Radio: Bloomberg 1130) The Islanders return to the Nassau Coliseum for their home opener tonight to face-off against the Boston Bruins.

Check msgnetwork.com to locate FSNY 2.

Thursday night the Islanders won in stunning fashion knocking off a formidable foe in Anaheim by the score of 5-4 in a shootout.

The Islanders took a 3-2 lead going into the second on goals by Mike York, Trent Hunter and Chris Simon in the span of 1:46 of the second period. It was the first goal of the season for all three players.

In the third period, after the Islanders fell behind 4-3, Alexei Yashin tied the score with just 3:44 left in the period. Mike York then won it in the sixth round of the shootout. Mike Dunham made 46 saves in regulation and five in the shootout to record his first win as an Islander. Ted Nolan also earned his first win as head coach of the Islanders.

The Islanders and Bruins meet for the first time during the 2006-07 regular season after facing each other twice during the exhibition season in Moncton, New Brunswick and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Boston won both games. They will face each other three more times during the regular season.

Off-season acquisition Viktor Kozlov leads the Islanders in points with four, including two goals. Brendan Witt leads the team in plus/minus (+3) and penalty minutes (18). Yashin, who has scored two goals and added an assist, ranks first on the team in shots with 18.

The Bruins come into tonight's game losers of four out of their first five games, including their previous, a 3-2 loss in overtime to St. Louis on Thursday. Defenseman Zdeno Chara leads the team in points with five all assists. Hannu Toivonen and Tim Thomas have split the goaltending duties in the early going with Toivonen earning the lone victory, a 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

All fans in attendance tonight will receive a magnetic Islanders schedule courtesy of The Ultimate Sports Zone.


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders

1   Mike Dunham
34 Wade Dubielewicz

Defensemen
3   Tom Poti 
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
16 Mike York
17 Shawn Bates
18 Mike Sillinger
25 Viktor Kozlov
45 Arron Asham
55 Jason Blake
79 Alexei Yashin
81 Miroslav Satan


BRUINS
Goaltenders

30 Tim Thomas 
54 Hannu Toivonen 

Defensemen
 6   Brad Stuart 
 23 Paul Mara 
 28 Wade Brookbank 
 29 Nathan Dempsey 
 33 Zdeno Chara 
 41 Andrew Alberts 
 68 Milan Jurcina 

 Forwards
 11 P.J. Axelsson 
 16 Marco Sturm 
 18 Mark Mowers 
 20 Wayne Primeau 
 22 Shean Donovan 
 25 Jason York 
 26 Brad Boyes  
 27 Glen Murray 
 32 Jeff Hoggan 
 37 Patrice Bergeron 
 43 Yan Stastny 
 71 Marc Savard 
 81 Phil Kessel

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 8 6 5 2 11
K. Okposo 8 1 6 2 7
F. Nielsen 8 3 2 0 5
B. Nelson 8 1 4 -3 5
A. Quine 8 1 4 1 5
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
T. Hickey 8 1 3 -3 4
S. Prince 8 3 0 2 3
R. Pulock 4 1 2 -3 3
N. Leddy 8 0 3 2 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 3 0 .937 2.06
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