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Monday, 10.16.2006 / 12:00 AM ET / 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  

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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 7 6 5 2 11
K. Okposo 7 1 6 2 7
F. Nielsen 7 3 2 1 5
B. Nelson 7 1 4 -3 5
R. Strome 5 1 3 4 4
A. Quine 7 1 3 2 4
S. Prince 7 3 0 3 3
R. Pulock 4 1 2 -3 3
T. Hickey 7 1 2 -1 3
N. Leddy 7 0 3 3 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 2 0 .941 1.94
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