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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.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 60 39 16 5 162 133 83
2 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
3 NYR 59 37 16 6 186 145 80
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 60 26 21 13 145 169 65
10 PHI 61 26 24 11 162 178 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 59 26 29 4 155 184 56
14 TOR 60 24 31 5 167 183 53
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 61 18 38 5 114 204 41

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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