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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

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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 17 19 -4 36
K. Okposo 47 12 24 -9 36
B. Nelson 49 20 11 1 31
F. Nielsen 49 15 16 -2 31
M. Grabovski 49 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 48 8 15 5 23
A. Lee 49 7 14 1 21
N. Leddy 49 3 16 -12 19
R. Strome 38 5 13 -6 18
N. Kulemin 49 5 9 6 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 10 4 .921 2.18
T. Greiss 13 6 2 .927 2.32
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