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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers 2/18/13

Monday, 02.18.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Travis Betts
New York Islanders
6-7-1 (13 points – 4th in Atlantic Division, 10th in Eastern Conference)
2-5-0 home
Philadelphia Flyers
6-9-1 (13 points – 5th in Atlantic Division, 11th in Eastern Conference)
2-8-0 road
1:00 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 (2011-12)
The Islanders went 2-3-1 against the Flyers last season, losing the last matchup 3-2 on March 15. Trailing 3-0, the Islanders mounted a third period comeback that ultimately fell short. Michael Grabner and John Tavares lit the lamp, while Mark Streit tallied two assists. Evgeni Nabokov made 19 saves in the game.

The Islanders and Flyers will meet three more times this season.

Mar. 15, 2012: PHI 3, NYI 2 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Flyers player to watch
Claude Giroux - Right Wing
The 25-year-old Giroux is tied for third on the Flyers in scoring with 10 points (three goals, seven assists). Giroux increased his goals, assists and points totals in each of his first five seasons in the league, up to 93 points (28 goals, 65 assists) in 2011-12. The Hearst, ON native's biggest contributions have come in the playoffs, where he has 55 points (21 goals, 34 assists) in 50 career games.
 
 
 
Islanders Storylines
•John Tavares has goals in five consecutive games, including a hat trick (one assist) on Feb. 16 vs. New Jersey
•With a goal and three assists on Feb. 16 vs. New Jersey, Matt Moulson has 14 points (5-9-14) in his last 10 games.
•The Islanders are 7-for-11 on the power play in their last two games at Nassau Coliseum
Monday's game concludes a stretch that sees the Islanders play nine straight games in the New York metro area. The team plays at Ottawa Tuesday.
The Matchup
Islanders
27.6 (16/58)
87.2 (41/47)
45
47
4-5-1

 
  

 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

  


Flyers
17.2% (11/64)
81.8% (54/66)
38
49
4-5-1
 
 
  

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 - 41 David Ullstrom
17 Matt Martin - 53 Casey Cizikas - 13 Colin McDonald

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

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro
Philadelphia Flyers projected lines
Forwards
48 Danny Briere - 10 Brayden Schenn - 93 Jakub Voracek
17 Wayne Simmonds - 28 Claude Giroux - 24 Matt Read
26 Ruslan Fedotenko - 25 Maxime Talbot - 36 Zac Rinaldo
15 Tye McGinn - 14 Sean Couturier - 9 Mike Knuble

Defensemen
5 Braydon Coburn - 27 Bruno Gervais
8 Nicklas Grossman - 29 Erik Gustafsson
22 Luke Schenn - 44 Kimmo Timonen

Goaltenders
30 Ilya Bryzgalov
33 Brian Boucher


What's Happening at the Coliseum

Doors Open at 11:30 am
Lower Lobby Opens at 11:00 am
Mascot Locations for Meet and Greet: Brooklyn Knight - Gate 3; Gnash - Gate 7; ThunderBug - Gate 12; Mr. Met - Gate 20; Sparky, Storm, Lazer - Lower Lobby (11:30am-12:30pm)
Wear Red for Women Day - American Heart Assocation
50/50 Raffle
St. Patrick's Day Jersey Auction

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 22 9 12 -4 21
B. Nelson 22 10 10 6 20
K. Okposo 22 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 22 4 13 10 17
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
F. Nielsen 22 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 22 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 22 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 19 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 14 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 11 4 0 .923 2.20
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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