ISLANDERS PROMOTE HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

Friday, 10.19.2007 / 10:45 AM ET / News
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ISLANDERS PROMOTE HOCKEY FIGHTS CANCER

Saturday's contest against New Jersey raises awareness about a disease that affects millions

This Saturday the Islanders will hold the team's Hockey Fights Cancer game when the New Jersey Devils visit on Firefighters Appreciation Night at 7 pm.

As a response to the world's most deadliest disease, the NHL has proclaimed October as Hockey Fights Cancer Month, a 31-day period dedicated to raising awareness any money to fight caner.

Throughout Saturday's game you may notice some subtle – and not so subtle – changes to the game presentation.

If you look closely enough, you'll find that members of the hockey ops staff, including Ted Nolan and the entire coaching staff, GM Garth Snow, as well as FSN broadcasters Howie Rose and Billy Jaffe will be sporting pink ties to support the cause. In addition, the players will have pink decals on their helmets.

In addition to the pink ties seen behind the bench on the coaching staff, during warm-ups, four-year old Leukemia patient Christian Sterns will serve as the team's stick boy. Christian has been a huge Islanders fan his whole life.

On the concourse, you will be able to purchase Pink Hats at any of the merchandise stands, with all of the proceeds benefiting the Carol M. Baldwin Foundation – breast cancer research fund and center. Visit their website at http://www.findacure.org.

Also on the concourse, located at Gate 3.5, you may purchase 50/50 raffle tickets, in which the proceeds go towards Hewlett House 1 in 9 – Long Island's Breast Cancer Action Coalition. You can check out their website at www.1in9.org.

An added Islanders flavor to the event is helped out by RexCorp's Islanders Inspire. Bill Guerin elected to have his tickets go to local charities dedicated to providing services to kids affected by cancer. Ronald McDonald House, The Hope and Heroes Children's Cancer Fund and Long Island Cancer Alliance will all be sending kids to Saturday's Islanders game against the Devils.

"As someone who has been personally affected by cancer, this night means a lot to me," said Guerin. "I hope I can make a difference in the lives of these kids."

Everyone can make a difference in the fight against cancer. Come show your support by attending the Islanders Hockey Fights Cancer Game on Saturday.


For complete coverage of Saturday's Hockey Fight Cancer game, check out Islanders TV.



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  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
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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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