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Wednesday, 11.22.2006 / 12:00 AM / News
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GAME PREVIEW
Islanders (9-7-3) vs. Carolina (12-8-3)

(7:30 p.m. ET, TV: FSN NY | Radio: Bloomberg 1130) After a successful 3-1-1 road trip, the Islanders return home to take on the defending Stanley Cup Champion Carolina Hurricanes, tonight at the Nassau Coliseum.

The Islanders will look to go 2-0 on the season against the Hurricanes having already defeated them earlier in the year by the score of 4-3 in overtime on October 21st. It was Kids' Opening Night at the Coliseum and the youngsters in attendance were treated to quite a contest. After going up 2-0 on goals by Jason Blake and Mike York, the Islanders fell behind 3-2. Mike Sillinger tied the game late in the third period to send it to overtime. There, Tom Poti needed only 23 seconds of playing to blast home a power play goal for the win.

Poti and Sillinger each finished with a goal and an assist in the game, while Alexei Yashin matched a career high, posting four assists. Rick DiPietro stopped 37 shots to pick up the win.

Following the October 21st game, Carolina's record was 3-4-1. Since then, they've improved to 12-8-3 and look more like the team that earned its first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

Offensively, it's their captain, Rod Brind'Amour leading the way with 31 points in 23 games. Veteran Ray Whitney isn't far behind with 28 points. After eclipsing the 100-point mark last season, Eric Staal is currently leading the team in goals with 13. Cam Ward has rebounded after a slow start in goal and now has a record of 11-7-2.

Carolina's five shorthanded goals tied for second in the league can be attributed to their speed, and with five different shorthanded goal scorers, look for a balanced attack from all four lines.

For the second time this year, the Hurricanes will face the Islanders having played the previous night. Carolina put up a poor showing last night at Madison Square Garden, falling 4-0 to the New York Rangers. In the game, Jaromir Jagr recorded his 601st and 602nd career goals and Henrik Lundqvist stopped 34 shots for the shutout. It was the third time this season Carolina was shutout.

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
- 21 points, 4th place, Atlantic Division
Carolina - 27 points, 1st place (tied), Southeast Division

TEAM LEADERS:
Islanders
Jason Blake, 11 goals; Alexei Yashin, 15 assists and 23 points; Brendan Witt, 39 PIM.
Carolina Eric Staal, 13 goals; Rod Brind'Amour 21 assists, 31 points; Mike Commodore, 52 PIM.

SPECIAL TEAMS:
Islanders
- Power play: 17.4 percent. Penalty killing: 79.1 percent.
Carolina - Power play: 15.9 percent. Penalty killing: 84.0 percent.

GOALTENDERS:
Islanders
Rick DiPietro (6-6-1, 2.81 GAA, .909 SV%); Mike Dunham (3-1-2, 2.45, .932).
Carolina Cam Ward (11-7-2, 3.03, .894); John Grahame (1-1-1, 3.60, .857).

LAST MEETING:
October 21, 2006 at the Nassau Coliseum: 4-3, Overtime win

ROAD/HOME RECORDS:
Islanders
4-3-2 at home
Carolina 6-5-2 on the road

ISLANDERS TO HONOR BOB BOURNE
The Islanders are hosting their first-ever hall of Fame Night on this week on Nov. 25. Bob Bourne, an integral member of all four Stanley Cup championship teams from 1980 83, will be the first inductee. Bourne ranks of the franchise top ten lists of six categories: games, goals, assists, points, game-winning goals and shorthanded goals. Bourne is also sixth in postseason scoring, with 38-54-92 in 129 Stanley Cup Playoff games. Besides Bourne, the Islanders legends who have their numbers retired by the club are automatic inductees: Mike Bossy, Bryan Trottier, Denis Potvin, Billy Smith, Clark Gillies, Bobby Nystrom, head coach Al Arbour and GM Bill Torrey.

CAMPOLI ASSIGNED TO BRIDGEPORT
The Islanders reassigned second-year defenseman Chris Campoli to the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the American Hockey League. Campoli pulled his groin before the season started and spent time the first month of the season on the Injured Reserve and then played for Bridgeport while conditioning. He rejoined the Islanders four their recent four-game road trip. Prior to that, he played in seven games with the Sound Tigers and recorded two assists on a conditioning assignment.


ISLANDERS
Goaltenders
1   Mike Dunham
39 Rick DiPietro

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


CAROLINA
Goaltenders
30 Cam Ward
47 John Grahame

Defensemen
2   Glen Wesley 
6   Bret Hedican
7   Niclas Wallin 
8   Tim Gleason 
22 Mike Commodore
28 Andrew Hutchinson 
45 David Tanabe 
48 Anton Babchuk  

Forwards
11 Justin Williams
12 Eric Staal
13 Ray Whitney 
14 Kevyn Adams  
16 Andrew Ladd 
17 Rod Brind'Amour 
18 Ryan Bayda  
19 Trevor Letowski 
24 Scott Walker  
25 Eric Belanger  
26 Erik Cole 
27 Craig Adams   
59 Chad LaRose   

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 7 6 1 0 22 21 12
2 TBL 7 4 2 1 21 14 9
3 OTT 5 4 1 0 14 10 8
4 DET 6 3 1 2 12 10 8
5 NYI 6 4 2 0 22 20 8
6 WSH 6 3 1 2 20 14 8
7 NYR 7 4 3 0 21 23 8
8 BOS 8 4 4 0 20 20 8
9 NJD 6 3 2 1 20 20 7
10 TOR 7 3 3 1 20 21 7
11 PIT 5 3 2 0 19 15 6
12 CBJ 5 3 2 0 15 12 6
13 FLA 6 2 2 2 9 14 6
14 PHI 7 2 3 2 22 28 6
15 CAR 5 0 3 2 11 18 2
16 BUF 7 1 6 0 9 26 2

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 6 3 7 -2 10
B. Nelson 6 4 4 2 8
K. Okposo 6 2 6 -3 8
J. Boychuk 6 2 4 4 6
R. Strome 6 0 6 3 6
N. Leddy 6 3 1 3 4
F. Nielsen 6 0 4 2 4
M. Grabovski 4 2 1 3 3
J. Bailey 6 2 1 2 3
N. Kulemin 6 0 2 0 2
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Johnson 1 0 0 .897 2.25
J. Halak 3 2 0 .893 3.38

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