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Wednesday, 11.15.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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GAME PREVIEW
ISLANDERS (7-6-2) AT DALLAS (12-4-0)

(8:30 p.m. ET, TV: FSN NY | Radio: Bloomberg 1130) It's been six days since the Islanders last played and they're itching to continue their road trip. Tonight they travel to the state of Texas, where they'll take on the Dallas Stars at the American Airlines Center.

The Islanders continue on their five-game road swing following a win in Philadelphia on Thursday by the score of 3-1. Alexei Yashin tallied two goals and Richard Park the other for his second of the season. Jason Blake chipped in with two helpers and Rick DiPietro stopped 32 of 33 shots for his fifth win of the season.

Dallas may be in third place in the Southeast Division, but they're 24 points would place them in first in the Atlantic Division. The Stars are off to strong start due to their play from Canadian netminder Marty Turco, who ranks first in the NHL in save percentage (.931) and second in goals against average (1.84).

Offensively, Dallas is very balanced with three players tied for the team lead in points: Mike Modano, captain Brendan Morrow and a rejuvenated Eric Lindros. Tough guy Matthew Barnaby leads the league in penalty minutes with 71 and has already been in six fights in only 16 games into the season.

The Dallas attack has been stagnant the last three games having scored only one goal in each contest. Thursday, that was all Dallas needed as they blanked Phoenix 1-0 on a goal by Morrow and 13 saves from Turco.

Chris King and Steve Mears have the call on Bloomberg Radio 1130 while Howie Rose and Billy Jaffe can be seen tonight on FSN NY.

BELOW ARE CHANNEL LISTINGS FOR FSN NY ON LONG ISLAND:

CABLEVISION
FSN NY: 72

DirecTV:
FSN NY: 624

DISH NETWORK:
FSN NY: 413

 

GAME NOTES
STANDINGS:
Islanders
- 16 points, 4th place, Atlantic Division
Dallas - 24 points, 3rd place, Southeast Division

TEAM LEADERS:
Islanders
Jason Blake, 8 goals; Alexei Yashin, 12 assists and 19 points; Brendan Witt, 37 PIM.
Dallas Mike Modano, 8 goals; Eric Lindros, 8 assists; Modano, Lindros and Brendan Morrow, 12 points; Matthew Barnaby, 71 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
Islanders
- Power play: 17.7 percent. Penalty killing: 78.0 percent.
Dallas - Power play: 14.4 percent. Penalty killing: 91.1 percent.

GOALTENDERS:
Islanders
Rick DiPietro (5-5-0, 3.08 GAA, .897 SV%); Mike Dunham (2-1-2, 2.71, .921).
Dallas Marty Turco (10-3-0, 1.84, .931); Mike Smith (2-1-0, 1.34, .951).

2005-06 SEASON SERIES:
Teams did not play

ROAD/HOME RECORDS:
Islanders
3-3-0 on the road.
Dallas 5-1-0 at home.

YASHIN OFF TO BEST START AS AN ISLANDER
Alexei Yashin is off to another hot start. Through the first 15 games of the season, the captain has recorded seven goals with 12 assists for a team leading 19 points. He is tied for 15th in the NHL in points per game with 1.25. Last season, Yashin also had a good start with 17 points through the first 15 games. Through 15 games in 2001-02, Yashin recorded 16 points. In 303 games as an Islander, Yashin has collected 108 goals, 151 assists for 259 points.

BLAKE OFF TO CAREER BEST START
Jason Blake is also off to a great start. In fact, it's the best start of his NHL career. Through the first 15 games of the season, Blake has recorded a team-leading eight goals with seven assist for 15 points. He is second on the team in scoring. Blake's previous high through 15 games in 10 points, set in 2003-04 and tied in 2005-06. His best NHL season came in the 2002-03 season when he recorded 25 goals and 30 assists for 55 points. That year he recorded six points through the first 15 games.

CAMPOLI BACK WITH ISLANDERS
The Islanders recalled second-year defenseman Chris Campoli yesterday from the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. Campoli pulled his groin before the season started and has since spent time on the Injured Reserve and played for Bridgeport while conditioning. In seven games with the Sound Tigers, Campoli recorded two assists.

 

ISLANDERS
Goaltenders
1   Mike Dunham
39 Rick DiPietro

Defensemen
3   Tom Poti 
6   Sean Hill
8   Bruno Gervais
14 Chris Campoli
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

 

DALLAS
Goaltenders

35 Marty Turco
41 Mike Smith

Defensemen
3   Stephane Robidas
5   Darryl Sydor
6   Trevor Daley
42 Jon Klemm
43 Philippe Boucher
44 Jaroslav Modry
56 Sergei Zubov

Forwards
9   Mike Modano
10 Brenden Morrow
11 Jeff Halpern
14 Stu Barnes
15 Niklas Hagman
17 Mathias Tjarnqvist
20 Antti Miettinen
26 Jere Lehtinen
27 Patrik Stefan
36 Jussi Jokinen
63 Mike Ribeiro
77 Matthew Barnaby 
88 Eric Lindros 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 71 27 42 -9 69
J. Tavares 59 24 42 -6 66
F. Nielsen 80 25 33 -11 58
J. Bailey 77 8 30 -8 38
B. Nelson 72 14 12 -10 26
M. Grabner 64 12 14 -10 26
T. Hickey 82 4 18 5 22
C. Clutterbuck 73 12 7 -9 19
C. McDonald 70 8 10 -22 18
R. Strome 37 7 11 -1 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
E. Nabokov 15 14 8 .905 2.74
K. Poulin 11 16 1 .891 3.29

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