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MEDIA WATCH: Guerin, Berard, Increased Attendance and more

Tuesday, 10.23.2007 / 11:37 AM / News
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MEDIA WATCH: Guerin, Berard, Increased Attendance and more

From captain Bill Guerin to the homecoming of Bryan Berard to the great crowds for the first four home games, the Islanders have been in the news this week. Here’s a recap of what’s been written by the hockey scribes.


Mark Herrmann of Newsday chatted with Bill Guerin yesterday while he and his family explored the Town of Huntington. In the story, which ran in today’s Newsday, Guerin talks about how his first month in the Orange and Blue. Herrmann wrapped up Guerin’s week by saying << So far, so good, anyway. Here's his own personal hat trick lately: a regular three-goal hat trick at Washington on Thursday, the winning goal with 3.7 seconds left in overtime against the Devils on Saturday, having the second-longest lines (behind only goalie Rick DiPietro) during the season ticket-holders function at Eisenhower Park on Sunday. >>

Up north at theglobeandmail.com, hockey blogger James Mirtle compiled a list of NHL attendances by comparing how teams are drawing this year compared to last year. Out of the 30 teams, the Islanders ranked second in the NHL drawing 3,035 more fans on average then last season.


Over at USAToday.com, AJ Perez sat down with Islanders defensemen Bryan Berard when the team was in the Washington last week for their weekly “Checking in with…” Q&A-format story. In the piece, Berard answers questions to what type of interest he received from other teams over the summer and how this Islanders team is different from the one he left back in 1998-99. Click here to read the full transcript.


Also at USAToday.com, hockey scribe Kevin Allen discussed in his blog which NHL general managers did the best job of diagnosing their problems and fixing them for this season. He put Islanders GM Garth Snow at the very top of his list. Allen writes: << Snow rebuilt the carburetor and the Islanders are firing efficiently on all cylinders. >> Click here to read.


Last week, the Sports Business Journal ran an online story written by Tripp Mickle on how the Islanders have began to open the door on bloggers with the NYI Blog Box. Wrote Mickle: << Section 201 became the “NYI Blog Box” for the night, complete with three desks, a row of media packets and a midlevel view of the ice. Ten bloggers, some wearing team jerseys and hats, scribbled notes and hammered on keyboards, compiling a mixture of analysis and comments to post to their blog. >> Click here to exclusively read the story online.








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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
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 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

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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