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Monday, 10.16.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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GAME PREVIEW
Islanders host Nashville and go for third win in a row

(7:30 p.m. ET, TV: FSNY 2 | Radio: Bloomberg 1130) The Islanders look to make it three in a row tonight as they take on Paul Kariya and the Nashville Predators in game two of their seven-game home stand.

Saturday was a successful homecoming for the Islanders who started off the 2006-07 home schedule with a convincing win over the Boston Bruins to raise their record to 2-3-0.

After a slow start in the first period, the Islanders played what Ted Nolan called their "best two periods so far" scoring four unanswered goals to win 4-1. Jason Blake tallied his first two goals of the season and added an assist. Mike Sillinger and Tom Poti scored their first goals as Islanders, Sean Hill picked up his first two points as an Islander with two assists and Miroslav Satan posted his first three-point game of the season, contributing three assists. Satan now leads the team in scoring with five points (1-4).

Tonight the Islanders play their fifth western conference opponent in their first six games. They faced-off against Nashville last season with the Predators coming out on top by the score of 2-1 in Nashville.

The Predators comes to the Coliseum with a record of 1-3-0. Tomas Vokoun earned the team's first win of the season on Saturday, knocking off Phoenix by the score of 3-1.

The Predators' offense is led by Kariya, Steve Sullivan and Jason Arnott, who was acquired in the off-season from Dallas. Arnott and Sullivan both have five points, while Kariya has four. On defense, sophomore defenseman Ryan Suter has chipped in with a goal and three assists to lead the team's blueline in scoring.

The Islanders' monthly Official Game Program is back! The October edition of  pick up your copy tonight at the game for only $5.

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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


NASHVILLE
Goaltenders
29 Tomas Vokoun 
30 Chris Mason 

Defensemen
2    Dan Hamhuis 
3   Marek Zidlicky 
5   Greg Zanon  
6   Shea Weber 
20 Ryan Suter  
42 Mikko Lehtonen
44 Kimmo Timonen 
 
Forwards
7   Scottie Upshall
9   Paul Kariya
10 Martin Erat
11 David Legwand
12 Scott Nichol
16 Darcy Hordichuk   
17 Scott Hartnell
19 Jason Arnott
22 Jordin Tootoo
25 Jerred Smithson  
26 Steve Sullivan  
38 Vernon Fiddler
63 Josef Vasicek
71 J.P. Dumont  

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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