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Game Preview: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils 1/31/13

Thursday, 01.31.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Greg Picker
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Game Preview: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils 1\/31\/13
Islanders look to rebound from Friday\'s loss at Boston
New York Islanders
3-2-1 (7 points - 2nd in Atlantic Division, 6th in Eastern Conference)
2-1-1 road
New Jersey Devils
3-0-2 (8 points - 1st in Atlantic Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference)
2-0-0 home
7:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ

Television: MSG+2

Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (0-1-0)
The Islanders and Devils kicked off the campaign with a 2-1 New Jersey victory at Nassau Coliseum on January 19. The Devils did a great job limiting Islanders’ chances throughout the game. Only Travis Hamonic’s power play goal in the third period beat Martin Brodeur. Evgeni Nabokov made 26 saves on 28 Devils shots.

Jan. 19, 2013: NJD 2, NYI 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Devils player to watch
Martin Brodeur - Goaltender
Once again, Martin Brodeur is off to a great start to the season. Brodeur has played in four out of the Devils’ five games this season, conceding just seven goals for a 1.69 save percentage. All-time against the Islanders, Brodeur is 50-27-6 with a 2.19 GAA and .913 SV%.
 
Islanders Storylines
•Thursday’s game concludes the Islanders five-game road trip. The Islanders are 2-1-1 so far on the trip and won’t travel back outside of New York State until February 19.
•The Islanders are tied for fourth in the NHL on the power play and rank third on the penalty kill. The Islanders scored on their only two power plays against Pittsburgh and have only allowed one power play goal all season.
•With Matt Moulson’s power play goal against Pittsburgh, John Tavares has now been on the ice for 64 consecutive Moulson goals.

The Matchup
Islanders
30.0% (6/20)
95.0% (19/20)
22
19
3-2-1
 

 
 

 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

 
 


Devils
16.7% (4/24)
88.5% (23/26)
12
8
3-0-2
 
 



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 - 53 Casey Cizikas
17 Matt Martin - 16 Marty Reasoner - 36 Eric Boulton

Defensemen
2 Mark Streit - 37 Brian Strait
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro
New Jersey Devils projected lines
Forwards
17 Ilya Kovalchuk - 19 Travis Zajac - 15 Stefan Matteau
26 Patrik Elias - Dainus Zubrus - 23 David Clarkson
11 Stephen Gionta - 20 Ryan Carter - 18 Steve Bernier
12 Matt Anderson - 16 Jacob Josefson - 22 Krystofer Barch

Defensemen
24 Bryce Salvador - 28 Anton Volchenkov
6 Andy Greene - 29 Mark Fayne
2 Marek Zidlicky - 7 Henrik Tallinder

Goaltenders
30 Martin Brodeur
1 Johan Hedberg
Quote of the Day
“You know the way they’re going to play. It’s been the same for many years now. Marty (Brodeur) is so good with the puck back there. We have to be really smart about where we put the puck on our dump-ins. I think it’s important we understand for us to play well we need to get on our forecheck and wear teams down.”

-Center John Tavares,
on Thursday's matchup with New Jersey

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 49 28 13 8 145 125 64
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 49 18 22 9 110 137 45
15 CAR 48 17 25 6 104 125 40
16 BUF 50 14 33 3 94 179 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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