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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 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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