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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

SCHEDULE

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 55 32 17 6 153 127 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
7 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
11 CAR 55 24 21 10 131 143 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
15 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 50 20 23 -2 43
K. Okposo 51 15 28 -9 43
F. Nielsen 53 15 19 -1 34
B. Nelson 53 20 11 -1 31
M. Grabovski 53 9 16 3 25
A. Lee 53 9 15 0 24
J. Bailey 52 9 15 4 24
N. Leddy 53 3 21 -7 24
R. Strome 42 6 15 -4 21
C. Cizikas 53 5 12 5 17
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 13 11 4 .918 2.27
T. Greiss 15 6 2 .929 2.24
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