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JAFFE'S MORNING SKATE

Tuesday, 03.20.2007 / 12:00 AM / News
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JAFFE\'S MORNING SKATE
Catch the Islanders on FSN NY Tonight, Islanders at Tampa Bay: pre-game starts @ 7:00 pm

By Billy Jaffe

Tonight it's all about the Islanders and executing their game properly against the Tampa Bay Lightning. Here's my look at the keys to tonight's game, which can be seen on FSN NY at 7:30. Pre-game show starts at 7:00 pm.

 

1.  Better effort
You can't say it enough. The Islanders have to play like they want this. The effort has not been there on this trip. They need to come out hard and not stop on any shift.


2.  Stops and starts
One of the keys to closing the gaps on players with the puck is the stops and starts. The Islanders have to get their feet moving quicker.


3.  Attention to detail
I've said this in previous posts, but positioning is so important. Little things like, responsibilities in front of the net are being missed. The Islanders have to play a smarter game, especially against an aggressive Tampa team.


4.  Leaving a forward high
Part of the Islanders' responsibility will be to leave a forward high. The Lightning like to have a fourth man jump into the play and it's imperative that the Islanders not allow too many odd-man rushes against.

 

Catch Jaffe, Howie Rose and Deb Kaufman at 7:00 pm tonight on FSN NY for the Islanders pre-game show. You can watch the Islanders games on FSN NY and MSG Network all season long. Islanders telecasts are produced by Kevin Meininger and directed by Larry Roth.

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 48 32 13 3 128 108 67
2 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 49 25 14 10 144 125 60
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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