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

Sunday, 01.27.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders at Winnipeg Jets 1\/27\/13
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

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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 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
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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