Game Preview: New York Islanders at Winnipeg Jets 1/27/13

Sunday, 01.27.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
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Game Preview: New York Islanders at Winnipeg Jets 1\/27\/13
Islanders look to rebound from Friday\'s loss at Boston
New York Islanders
2-2-0 (4 points - 3rd in Atlantic Division, 10th in Eastern Conference)
1-1-0 road
Winnipeg Jets
2-1-1 (5 points - 2nd in Southeast Division, 5th in Eastern Conference)
1-1-0 home
8:00 p.m.
MTS Centre
Winnipeg, MB

Television: MSG+ 2
Howie Rose: Play-by-play, Butch Goring: Color

Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (2011-12)
The Islanders went 3-1-0 against the Jets last season, and are on a three-game win streak against Sunday night's opponent. Michael Grabner scored the game-winner with 47 seconds remaining, and also netted a penalty shot goal. Kyle Okposo added a pair of goals as well in the Islanders final home game of 2011-12.

Apr. 5, 2012: NYI 5, WPG 4 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Jets player to watch
Dustin Byfuglien - Defenseman
Byfuglien's 53 points (12 goals, 41 assists) trailed only Norris Trophy winner Erik Karlsson among defenseman scoring in 2011-12. The 6'5, 265-pound blueliner co-leads the team with five points (two goals, three assists) through four games. Byfuglien has averaged more than 26 minutes of ice time while playing in all situations.
 
Islanders Storylines
•Sunday's game marks the third contest of a five-game road trip. The Islanders are 1-1-0 so far on the trip, and have stops in Pittsburgh and New Jersey before returning to the Coliseum.
•LW Matt Moulson has appeared in 250 consecutive games since joining the Islanders in 2009.
•The Islanders are one of two teams (Boston) yet to allow a power play goal, killing off all 13 man disadvantages.
•C Keith Aucoin is 30-for-43 (69.8%)  in the faceoff circle in his first four games as an Islander, and posted his first career two-goal game Friday at Boston.
The Matchup
Islanders
18.8% (3/16)
100% (13/13)
14
13
2-2-0
 

 
 

 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

 
 


Jets
23.5% (4/17)
77.8% (7/9)
10
10
2-1-1
 
 



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 - 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald
17 Matt Martin - 16 Marty Reasoner - 53 Casey Cizikas


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
Winnipeg Jets projected lines
Forwards
9 Evander Kane - 12 Olli Jokinen - 26 Blake Wheeler
16 Andrew Ladd - 80 Nik Antropov - 18 Bryan Little
17 James Wright - 19 Jim Slater - 22 Chris Thorburn
23 Alexei Ponikarovsky - 8 Alex Burmistrov - 13 Kyle Wellwood

Defensemen
33 Dustin Byfuglien - 39 Tobias Enstrom
5 Mark Stuart - 6 Ron Hainsey
4 Paul Postma - 24 Grant Clitsome

Goaltenders
31 Ondrej Pavelec
35 Al Montoya
Quote of the Day
“Obviously, they’re going to have a great atmosphere up there. Their fans are passionate. We expect them to be behind their team. For us, it’s business as usual. We’ve got to continue to play our game and get on the forecheck and force them to make bad decisions with the puck.”


-Islanders defenseman Andrew MacDonald,
on what he expects in Winnipeg

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 2 1 2 1 3
R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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