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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

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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