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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils 2/3/13

Sunday, 02.03.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils 2\/3\/13
Islanders have a Sunday matinee rematch with the division rival Devils
New York Islanders
4-2-1 (9 points - 2nd in Atlantic Division, 6th in Eastern Conference)
1-1-0 home
New Jersey Devils
3-1-3 (9 points - 3rd in Atlantic Division, 7th in Eastern Conference)
1-1-2 road
3:00 p.m.
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

Television: MSG+

Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (1-1-0)
The Islanders and Devils last played just three days ago in Newark, with Brad Boyes' overtime winner proving to be the difference in a 5-4 Islanders win. John Tavares (two goals, one assist), Boyes (one goal, one assist) and Frans Nielsen (two assists) each recorded multi-point efforts as the Islanders skated to their second consecutive win. New York went 3-for-4 on the powr play, and the penalty kill held the Devils off the board on all five opportunities.

Jan. 31, 2013: NYI 5, NJD 4 (OT) - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Devils player to watch
David Clarkson - Right Wing
The 28-year-old exploded for 30 goals in 2011-12 and leads the Devils in scoring with eight points (four goals, four assists) this season. He was held off the score sheet for the first time this season Saturday at Pittsburgh, snapping a six-game scoring streak. The Toronto, ON native has a goal and an assist against the Islanders this season.
 
 
 
Islanders Storylines
•Evgeni Nabokov made 28 saves Thursday at New Jersey; he is 4-1-1 on the season and has earned at least a point in five straight starts
•The Islanders are 24-for-25 on the penalty kill (96.0%), marking the first time in their history they have allowed only one power play goal in the first seven games.
•The Islanders have scored 27 goals in the first seven games this season (3.67 goals per game), the most through the first seven games since 2001-02 (28).
John Tavares appeared in his 250th NHL game Thursday, all with the Islanders
The Matchup
Islanders
37.5% (9/24)
96.0% (24/25)
27
23
4-2-1
 

 
 

 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

 
 


Devils
12.9% (4/31)
81.8% (27/33)
17
19
3-1-3
 
 



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
16 Jacob Josefson - 19 Travis Zajac - 17 Ilya Kovalchuk
8 Dainius Zubrus - 26 Patrik Elias - 23 David Clarkson
20 Ryan Carter - 11 Stephen Gionta - 18 Steve Bernier
22 Krys Barch - 14 Adam Henrique - 12 Matt Anderson

Defensemen
24 Bryce Salvador - 2 Marek Zidlicky
6 Andy Greene - 5 Adam Larsson
7 Henrik Tallinder - 28 Anton Volchenkov

Goaltenders
30 Martin Brodeur
1 Johan Hedberg
What's happening at the Coliseum - Jan. 21
Doors Open at 1:45pm
Lower Lobby New Concession Stands – opens at 1pm
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
Chuck-a-puck
Sandy Hook Auction
 
 
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYI 63 41 20 2 202 174 84
3 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
4 TBL 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 61 30 22 9 161 160 69
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 62 25 27 10 139 164 60
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 60 23 30 7 137 159 53
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 63 29 35 4 64
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 63 14 26 21 40
B. Nelson 63 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 63 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 57 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 51 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 53 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 63 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 53 4 20 16 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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