GAME PREVIEW

Wednesday, 01.3.2007 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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GAME PREVIEW
Islanders (19-17-3) at New Jersey (22-13-4)

(7:30 p.m. ET, TV: FSN NY 2 | Radio: Bloomberg 1130) To stop their four-game losing streak, the Islanders will have to take down the Atlantic Division-leading New Jersey Devils, Thursday night at the Continental Airlines Arena.

This is the first of four consecutive games on the road for the Islanders. After taking on the Devils, the Islanders visit Carolina, the Rangers and Boston, before returning home to play New Jersey on Saturday, January 13.

Despite the loss on Tuesday to the Philadelphia Flyers, the Islanders showed some fight, scoring two goals in 33 seconds to get within one in the final three minutes of the game. Jason Blake recorded his 23rd goal of the season and Mike Sillinger scored his 11th of the season. Blake now has 40 points and is on pace to eclipse his previous high of 57, set during the 2005-06 season.

The Islanders have a daunting task, trying to top the Devils in New Jersey, where they are an impressive 13-3-3. One of those three losses came against the Islanders back on November 2.

The Devils have been successful because of the strong play from veteran goaltender Martin Brodeur and their stingy defense. Up front, New Jersey has a balanced attack, as can be seen by three players tied for the team in lead in goals with 15: Brian Gionta, Patrik Elias and Jamie Langenbrunner. Seven Devils have at least 20 points, led by Elias, with 37.

The Devils had won three straight games, before losing to the Rangers in a shootout at home on Tuesday. Langenbrunner tied the game at two in the final five minutes of the game. In the shootout, it took eight rounds to decide the winner as Marcel Hossa beat Brodeur, while Henrik Lundqvist denied Travis Zajac to preserve the victory.

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 2.

To locate FSN NY 2 in your area, click here.


GAME NOTES
STANDINGS:
Islanders
- 41 points, 3rd place, Atlantic Division
New Jersey - 48 points, 1st place, Atlantic Division

TEAM LEADERS:
Islanders
Jason Blake, 23 goals and 40 points; Alexei Yashin, 22 assists; Brendan Witt, 78 PIM
New Jersey Brian Gionta, Patrik Elias, Jamie Langenbrunner, 15 goals; Scott Gomez, 23 assists; Elias, 37 points; Cam Janssen, 65 PIM

SPECIAL TEAMS:
Islanders
- Power play: 15.6 percent. Penalty killing: 80.4 percent
New Jersey - Power play: 19.7 percent. Penalty killing: 87.5 percent

GOALTENDERS:
Islanders
Rick DiPietro (16-13-1, 2.58 GAA, .919 SV%); Mike Dunham (3-4-2, 2.85, .916) New Jersey Martin Brodeur (22-12-3, 2.10, .924); Scott Clemmensen (0-1-1, 3.60, .878)

2006-07 SEASON SERIES:
Islanders
2 pts; New Jersey 2 pts

ROAD/HOME RECORDS:
New Jersey
13-3-3 at home
Islanders 8-9-1 on the road.

 

ISLANDERS
Goaltenders
1   Mike Dunham
39 Rick DiPietro

Defensemen
3   Tom Poti 
6   Sean Hill
8   Bruno Gervais
14 Chris Campoli
32 Brendan Witt
38 Allan Rourke

Forwards
7   Trent Hunter
10 Richard Park 
11 Andy Hilbert
12 Chris Simon
17 Shawn Bates
18 Mike Sillinger
25 Viktor Kozlov
27 Randy Robitaille
45 Arron Asham
55 Jason Blake
79 Alexei Yashin
81 Miroslav Satan
 

NEW JERSEY
Goaltenders
30 Martin Brodeur 
40 Scott Clemmensen

Defensemen
2   David Hale
5   Colin White
7   Paul Martin
8   Alex Brooks 
21 Brad Lukowich
28 Brian Rafalski
29 Johnny Oduya

Forwards
9    Zach Parise
10 Erik Rasmussen
11 John Madden
12 Jim Dowd
14 Brian Gionta
15 Jamie Langenbrunner
17 Michael Rupp
18 Sergei Brylin 
19 Travis Zajac
20 Jay Pandolfo
23 Scott Gomez
25 Cam Janssen
26 Patrik Elias 

 

 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 PIT 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
12 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 77 29 42 6 201 245 64
16 BUF 76 21 47 8 148 255 50

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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