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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
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers 2\/18\/13
Isles face Flyers for the first time in 2012-13
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 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 63 38 19 6 207 167 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 63 33 20 10 184 159 76
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 62 27 22 13 150 175 67
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 62 25 32 5 170 189 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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