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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils 1/19/13

Islanders open season at home for the fourth straight time

Saturday, 01.19.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils 1\/19\/13
Islanders open season at home for the fourth straight time
New York Islanders
0-0-0 (0 points - 1st in Atlantic Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)
0-0-0 home
New Jersey Devils
0-0-0 (0 points - 1st in Atlantic Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)
0-0-0 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

Television: MSG+
Howie Rose: Play-by-play, Butch Goring: Color

Radio: WHRU
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (2011-12)
The Islanders went 2-4-0 against the Devils last season, dropping the last matchup 3-1 on April 3, 2012 at Prudential Center. Matt Moulson scored the lone goal for the Islanders in the first period, but the Devils scored once in each frame to earn the victory. Each team registered 20 shots on goal.

Apr. 3, 2012: NJD 3 NYI 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Devils player to watch
Ilya Kovalchuk - Right Wing
The Tver, RUS native scored at better than a point-per-game pace last year, registering 83 (37 goals, 46 assists) in 77 contests, including five goals in the final five games. Kovalchuk was an All-Star for St. Petersburg SKA of the KHL this year after scoring 42 points (18 goals, 24 assists) in 36 games.

Islanders Storylines
•Nine players on the Islanders roster (D Radek Martinek, D Matt Carkner, C Keith Aucoin, RW Colin McDonald, D Thomas Hickey, RW Brad Boyes, LW Eric Boulton, D Brian Strait and D Joe Finley) were not with the Islanders organization last season.
•Thomas Hickey is the only player on the Islanders roster yet to make his NHL debut
•Matt Moulson's consecutive games played streak sits at 246 games. He has yet to miss a game in his Islanders career.
The Matchup
Islanders
18.5% (45/243)
80.5% (190/236)
203
255
5-5-0



2012-13 Stats
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games



Devils
17.2% (46/267)
89.6% (232/259)
228
209
7-2-1



New York Islanders projected lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 24 Brad Boyes
41 David Ullstrom - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald
16 Marty Reasoner - 17 Matt Martin - 36 Eric Boulton


Defensemen
2 Mark Streit - 4 Radek Martinek
47 Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro
New Jersey Devils projected lines
Forwards
8 Dainius Zubrus - 19 Travis Zajac - 17 Ilya Kovalchuck
23 David Clarkson - 26 Patrik Elias - 16 Jacob Josefson
15 Stefan Matteau - 20 Ryan Carter - 11 Stephen Gionta
18 Steve Bernier - 22 Krystofer Barch - 25 Cam Janssen

Defensemen
24 Bryce Salvador - 2 Marek Zidlicky
28 Anton Volchenkov - 10 Peter Harrold
6 Andy Greene - 29 Mark Fayne

Goaltenders
30 - Martin Brodeur
1 - Johan Hedberg

What's happening at the Coliseum - Jan. 19
Doors Open at 5:30pm
Lower Lobby New Concession Stands – open at 5pm
New Team Store location at Gate 1
Team Store Deal: Spend $100 and receive a NY Islanders fleece OR spend $150 and receive 2 tickets to a select future game
Chuck-A-Puck
50/50 Raffle
Sandy Hook Elementary School Auction


 
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
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 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
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 49 14 32 3 92 174 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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