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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 1/21/13

Isles host Tampa Bay in a rare Monday 1:00 matinee

Monday, 01.21.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Tampa Bay Lightning 1\/21\/13
New York Islanders
0-1-0 (0 points - 3rd in Atlantic Division, 10th in Eastern Conference)
0-1-0 home
Tampa Bay Lightning
1-0-0 (2 points - 2nd in Southeast Division, 4th in Eastern Conference)
0-0-0 road
1:00 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 2-2-0 against the Lightning last season, with the home team winning each contest. The Islanders won both meetings at Nassau Coliseum by a score of 5-1. The last time the teams played was on March 24 in Tampa, a game the Islanders lost 4-3 despite overcoming a two-goal deficit. During the game, Frans Nielsen set a career-high with his 15th goal of the season, and Matt Moulson tallied his 100th career goal.

Mar. 24, 2012: TBL 4 NYI 3 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Lightning player to watch
Steven Stamkos - Center
The Lightning sniper has three straight seasons with 90 points, and has finished in the top-two in goal scoring each of the past three seasons. Stamkos became the first player in four years to eclipse the 60-goal mark on the final day of last season. The Markham, ON native picked up two assists in the Tampa Bay's season-opening 6-3 win against Washington Saturday.
Islanders Storylines
•Seven players made their Islanders debut Saturday vs. New Jersey (D Matt Carkner, C Keith Aucoin, RW Colin McDonald, RW Brad Boyes, LW Eric Boulton, D Brian Strait and D Joe Finley)
•C Keith Aucoin was 8-for-10 in the faceoff circle in his first game as an Islander
•Jack Capuano missed Saturday's game but expects to be behind the bench Monday. Capuano has missed only two games during his tenure as Islanders Head Coach
The Matchup
Islanders
25% (1/4)
100% (2/2)
1
2
0-1-0
 


 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games



Lightning
42.9% (3/7)
75.0% (3/4)
6
3
1-0-0



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 - 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald
17 Matt Martin - 16 Marty Reasoner - 36 Eric Boulton


Defensemen
2 Mark Streit - 37 Brian Strait
47 Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
52 Joe Finley - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro
 
Tampa Bay Lightning projected lines
Forwards
12 Ryan Malone - 91 Steven Stamkos - 26 Martin St. Louis
67 Benoit Pouliot - 4 Vincent Lecavalier - 16 Teddy Purcell
44 Nate Thompson - 89 Cory Conacher
11 Tom Pyatt - 18 Adam Hall - 19 BJ Crombeen

Defensemen
2 Eric Brewer - 25 Matthew Carle
6 Sami Salo - 77 Victor Hedman
3 Keith Aulie - 47 Marc-Andre Bergeron
15 Brian Lee

Goaltenders
39 Anders Lindback
32 Mathieu Garon
What's happening at the Coliseum - Jan. 21
Doors Open at 11:30am
Marvel Super Hero Locations for Meet and Greet: Spider-Man – Lower Lobby, Captain America – Gate 3, Iron Man – Gate 7, Hulk – Gate 17, Thor – Gate 20
Lower Lobby New Concession Stands – opens at 11am
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
50/50 Raffle
Post Game Goals – Kid’s Club Slap Shot and Hat Trick Members are first to shoot on ice

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 7 6 5 2 11
K. Okposo 7 1 6 2 7
F. Nielsen 7 3 2 1 5
B. Nelson 7 1 4 -3 5
R. Strome 5 1 3 4 4
A. Quine 7 1 3 2 4
S. Prince 7 3 0 3 3
R. Pulock 4 1 2 -3 3
T. Hickey 7 1 2 -1 3
N. Leddy 7 0 3 3 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 2 0 .941 1.94
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