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Monday, 11.20.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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GAME PREVIEW
Islanders (9-6-3) at Toronto (11-6-4)

(7:30 p.m. ET, TV: FSN NY| Radio: Bloomberg 1130) The Islanders wrap up their five-game road swing tonight as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre.

Saturday, the Islanders raised their record to 9-6-3 behind stellar goaltending from Mike Dunham (3-1-2), who made 43 saves in a 4-1 win over the Florida Panthers. Dunham made his best save of the season in the second period, diving across with the glove to stop Ville Peltonen on a rebound attempt. It's the second time this season Dunham stopped at least 40 shots to earn the victory. He stopped 46 shots against Anaheim on October 11th en route to a 5-4 shootout win.

Alexei Yashin and Jason Blake each tallied a goal and an assist in the game. Arron Asham scored his first goal of the season, which was ultimately the game-winner, and Miroslav Satan capped off the scoring with an empty-netter in the final minute of play.

The Maple Leafs missed the playoffs for the first time in seven seasons last year. The result, long-time head coach Pat Quinn was fired and replaced by Toronto Marlies their AHL affiliate head coach Paul Maurice.

In the early going, Toronto has played well and currently sits in second place in the Northeast Division. Andrew Raycroft has been solid in goal, but is sidelined with a groin injury. Captain Mats Sundin is also sidelined with an injury and is expected to be out for another week or two.

Offensively, the feisty Darcy Tucker is leading the team in goals with 12 and second-year forward Kyle Wellwood is leading the team in assists. Tomas Kaberle and Bryan McCabe are once again one of the most dangerous one-two punches on the points of the power play.

Mikael Tellqvist was called up from the minors to replace injured Raycroft. In his first NHL start of the season, Tellqvist made 17 saves in a 2-1 loss on Saturday to the New Jersey Devils. Prior to Saturday™s loss, the Leafs had earned points in five consecutive games, including a four-game winning streak.

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 Network.


BELOW ARE CHANNEL LISTINGS FOR MSG AND FSN NY ON LONG ISLAND

CABLEVISION
FSN NY: 72

DirecTV:
FSN NY: 624

DISH NETWORK:
FSN NY: 413


GAME NOTES:

STANDINGS:
Islanders
- 19 points, 3rd place, Atlantic Division
Toronto - 26 points, 2nd place, Northeast Division

TEAM LEADERS:
Islanders
Jason Blake, 10 goals; Alexei Yashin, 14 assists and 22 points; Brendan Witt, 39 PIM.
Toronto Darcy Rucker, 12 goals; Kyle Wellwood, 15 assists; Mats Sundin, 19 points; Wade Belak, 38 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
Islanders
- Power play: 17.4 percent. Penalty killing: 79.8 percent.
Toronto - Power play: 17.4 percent. Penalty killing: 86.7 percent.

GOALTENDERS:
Islanders
Rick DiPietro (6-5-1, 2.71 GAA, .912 SV%); Mike Dunham 3-1-2, 2.45, .932).
Toronto Jean-Sebastien Aubin (2-1-2, 3.21, .891); Mikael Tellqvist (0-1-0, 2.03, .895).

2005-06 SERIES: Toronto, 7 points; Islanders, 3 points.

ROAD/HOME RECORDS:
Islanders 5-3-1
on the road
Toronto 5-4-2 at home

KOZLOV SCORES 400TH CAREER POINT
First-year Islander and 12-year NHL veteran Viktor Kozlov recorded his 400th career point on Nov. 17 at Tampa Bay. In his NHL career, Kozlov has recorded 148 goals and 252 assists for 400 points. This season, Kozlov has scored four goals with five assist for nine points.

GOING BACK ON THE ROAD
The Islanders wrap up a five-game road swing tonight that the team has actually broken up into two separate trips. The first trip was a one-nighter to Philadelphia and the team returned home for four and a half days. Tonight is the last game of the four-games in seven days portion of the trip which includes stops at Dallas, Tampa Bay, Florida and Toronto. There is a total of 15 days in between home games. The Islanders have one other significant road trip this season, a nine-day trip in March.

MONTH-BY-MONTH ON THE ROAD
Oct. 1-3-0
Nov. 4-0-1
Totals 5-3-1


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


TORONTO
Goaltenders

30 Jean-Sebastien Aubin
32 Mikael Tellqvist

Defensemen
3   Wade Belak
7   Ian White
15 Tomas Kaberle
24 Bryan McCabe
25 Hal Gill
36 Brendan Bell
73 Pavel Kubina

Forwards  
9   Aleksander Suglobov  
10 Alexander Steen
14 Matthew Stajan
16 Darcy Tucker
18 Chad Kilger  
21 Johnny Pohl  
23 Alexei Ponikarovsky 
27 Michael Peca
33 Bates Battaglia
42 Kyle Wellwood
80 Nik Antropov
92 Jeff O'Neill 

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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