Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers 2/18/13
|New York Islanders
6-7-1 (13 points – 4th in Atlantic Division, 10th in Eastern Conference)
6-9-1 (13 points – 5th in Atlantic Division, 11th in Eastern Conference)
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.
•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.
Last 10 games
|New York Islanders projected lines
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
3 Travis Hamonic - 47 Andrew MacDonald
37 Brian Strait - 11 Lubomir Visnovsky
2 Mark Streit - 52 Joe Finley
20 Evgeni Nabokov
39 Rick DiPietro
|Philadelphia Flyers projected lines
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
5 Braydon Coburn - 27 Bruno Gervais
8 Nicklas Grossman - 29 Erik Gustafsson
22 Luke Schenn - 44 Kimmo Timonen
30 Ilya Bryzgalov
33 Brian Boucher
|What's Happening at the Coliseum
•Doors Open at 11:30 am