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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils 2/16/13

Saturday, 02.16.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. New Jersey Devils 2\/16\/13
Isles face Devils at home for the third and final time this season
New York Islanders
5-7-1 (11 points – 5th in Atlantic Division, 12th in Eastern Conference)
1-5-0 home
New Jersey Devils
9-2-3 (21 points – 1st in Atlantic Division, 1st in Eastern Conference)
3-1-2 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau 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 (1-2-0)
The Islanders and Devils have already met three times this season, with the road team winning each matchup. The last time the teams met was on Feb. 3, when Johan Hedberg made 22 saves in a 3-0 Devils win. The game was scoreless with four minutes left to play in the third, but the Devils surged late and added an empty netter in the closing seconds to secure victory.

Feb. 3, 2013: NJD 3, NYI 0 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Devils player to watch
Patrik Elias - Left Wing
At 36 years old, Patrik Elias is putting together one of the best seasons of his 17-year career with 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in 13 games. The Islanders have held the Trebic, Czech Republic native to just one helper in three games, but he has shown the ability to make teams pay in a big way, posting four three-point games already this season.
 
Islanders Storylines
•John Tavares has lit the lamp in four consecutive games, and has 12 points (eight goals, four assists) in his last nine games
•Frans Nielsen and John Tavares scored in the shootout to help the Islanders beat the Rangers Thursday. The Islanders are 1-0 in the shootout this season
•Thursday’s game will be the seventh consecutive game the Islanders have played in New York State. The team will play one more at home before heading to Ottawa to face the Senators on Feb. 19.
The Matchup
Islanders
25.0 (13/52)
88.1 (37/42)
40
46
3-6-1

 
  

 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

  


Devils
20.7% (12/58)
82.8% (53/64)
40
31
6-2-2
 
 
  

New York Islanders projected lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 10 Keith Aucoin - 36 Eric Boulton
17 Matt Martin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald - 11 Lubomir Visnovsky
3 Travis Hamonic - 37 Brian Strait
52 Joe Finley - 2 Mark Streit

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro
New Jersey Devils projected lines
Forwards
17 Ilya Kovalchuk - 19 Travis Zajac - 12 Alexei Ponikarovsky
26 Patrik Elias - 14 Adam Henrique - 23 David Clarkson
18 Steve Bernier - 20 Ryan Carter - 11 Stephen Gionta
22 Krystopher Barch - 16 Jacob Jasefson - 9 Bobby Butler

Defensemen
24 Bryce Salvador - 29 Mark Fayne
5 Adam Larsson - 6 Andy Greene
2 Marek Zidlicky - 28 Anton Volchenkov

Goaltenders
30 Martin Brodeur
1 Johan Hedberg

What's Happening at the Coliseum

•Red Cross Blood Drive 10am – 4pm (Enter Through Box Office)
Boat Show in Expo Center 11am – 8pm
Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm
Doors Open at 5:45pm
Team Store Offer – Purchase $100 and receive NYI Fleece OR purchase $150 and receive 2 tickets to select upcoming game
Chuck-A-Puck
50/50 Raffle
Hockey Weekend Across America – Youth Hockey Players wear Jersey to the Game
Visit Group Sales Table for Special Raffles

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 DET 60 34 15 11 176 156 79
6 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 59 26 23 10 167 161 62
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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