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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes 2/11/13

Monday, 02.11.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Carolina Hurricanes 2\/11\/13
Isles take on Hurricanes for first time in 2013
New York Islanders
4-6-1 (9 points – 5th in Atlantic Division, 13th in Eastern Conference)
1-4-0 home
Carolina Hurricanes
5-4-1 (11 points – 2nd in Southeast Division, 9th in Eastern Conference)
3-2-1 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY

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

Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (2011-12)
The Islanders won all four matchups against the Hurricanes to sweep the season series in 2011-12. John Tavares scored three points (two goals, one assist), including the game-winning goal, in the teams' last meeting on Feb. 18, a 4-3 Islanders victory at the Coliseum. Mark Streit also registered a pair of assists in the game.

The Islanders will meet Carolina two more times in 2012-13; once at home and once on the road.

Feb. 18, 2012: NYI 4, CAR 3 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Hurricanes player to watch
Eric Staal - Center
The 28-year-old Staal has posted 70-plus points in each of the last seven seasons, and is on better than a point-per-game pace (12 points in 10 games) in 2012-13. The second-overall pick in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft has points in eight consecutive games, including three game-winners and a hat trick against Buffalo on Jan. 24.
 

 
 
Islanders Storylines
•The Islanders rank third in the East (fifth overall) on the penalty kill at 88.6% (31/35)
•John Tavares has been on ice for 64 consecutive Matt Moulson goals, earning assists on 42 of them, dating back to November 17, 2010 against Tampa Bay.
•John Tavares ranks second among NHL forwards with 21:57 of ice time per game
The Isles are 4-0-1 when scoring at least four goals and 0-6-0 when scoring two or less (The Isles have not scored exactly three goals in any game so far this season).
The Matchup
Islanders
19.6 (9/46)
88.6 (31/35)
32
37
4-5-1
 

  

 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games




Hurricanes
15.6% (7/45)
77.3 (34/44)
28
30
5-4-1
 
 
 

New York Islanders projected lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
41 David Ullstrom - 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald
12 Josh Bailey - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey - 2 Mark Streit
37 Brian Strait - 11 Lubomir Visnovsky

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro
Carolina Hurricanes projected lines
Forwards
19 Jiri Tlusty - 12 Eric Staal - 28 Alexander Semin
53 Jeff Skinner - 11 Jordan Staal - 39 Patrick Dwyer
21 Drayson Bowman - 59 Chad Larose - 36 Jussi Jokinen
8 Kevin Westgarth - 37 Tim Brent - 29 Tim Wallace

Defensemen
25 Joni Pitkanen - 27 Justin Faulk
6 Tim Gleason - 77 Joe Corvo
24 Bobby Sanguinetti - 44 Jay Harrison

Goaltenders
30 Cam Ward
31 Dan Ellis
What's Happening At The Coliseum

•Doors Open at 5:30pm
Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm
Team Store Offer – purchase $100 and receive NYI fleece OR $150 and receive 2 tickets to an upcoming select game
Valentine’s Day Puck Surprise – Gate 7
50/50 Raffle


 

SCHEDULE

HOME
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 61 24 30 7 142 162 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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