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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers

Sunday, 03.24.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Florida Panthers
New York Islanders
13-15-3 (29 points – 4th in Atlantic Division, 10th in Eastern Conference)
5-11-2 home
Florida Panthers
9-17-6 (24 points - 5th in Southeast Division, 15th in Eastern Conference)
5-9-1 road
5:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
 
 
Television: MSG+
Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring


Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (1-0-0)
The Islanders won the first matchup between the two teams just eight days ago. With a 3-0 lead entering the third period, the Islanders allowed three goals in 103 seconds, but won 4-3 thanks to Casey Cizikas' game winner with seven minutes to play. Kyle Okposo, Radek Martinek and Brad Boyes also scored, while Evgeni Nabokov made 27 saves despite his season-high 111:19 shutout streak coming to an end.

Mar. 16, 2013: NYI 4, FLA 3 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Panthers player to watch
Brian Campbell - Defenseman

Brian Campbell is the offensive leader of a blue line split between wily veterans and young up-and-comers. The 33-year-old is the only Panthers d-man to dress for every game, and he has been on the ice for a lot action - for both teams - as evidenced by his seven goals, 12 assists and minus-18 rating. Campbell's 19 points are 12 more than the nearest Florida defenseman, and he ranks second in the league in average ice time with 26:35.
Islanders Storylines
•Following a stretch in which they were 5-1-1 in seven games, the Isles have suffered three home defeats in a row.
•The Islanders defense has scored goals in four straight games, and combined for 18 total goals this season.
•After Sunday's contest, only five of the Islanders remaining 16 games will come at Nassau Coliseum.
 
The Matchup
Islanders
22.1% (25/113)
80.2% (81/101)
90
105
5-4-1
 
   
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games

      
Panthers
18.4% (19/103)
74.8% (74/99)
78
113
3-6-1
    
 
New York Islanders projected lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen – 21 Kyle Okposo
53 Casey Cizikas – 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald
40 Michael Grabner – 16 Marty Reasoner –17 Matt Martin

Defensemen
3 Travis Hamonic - 47 Andrew MacDonald
14 Thomas Hickey – 11 Lubomir Visnovsky
2 Mark Streit - 4 Radek Martinek

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin

Florida Panthers projected lines
Forwards
14 Tomas Fleischmann - 57 Marcel Goc - 82 Tomas Kopecky
25 Jerred Smithson - 11 Jonathan Huberdeau - 88 Peter Mueller
19 Scottie Upshall - 18 Shawn Matthias - 12 Jack Skille
15 Drew Shore - 13 Mike Santorelli - 42 Quinton Howden

Defensemen
23 Tyson Strachan - 51 Brian Campbell
3 TJ Brennan - 47 Colby Robak
7 Dmitry Kulikov - 17 Filip Kuba

Goaltenders
35 Jacob Markstrom
30 Scott Clemmensen

What's Happening At The Coliseum

•Doors Open at 3:30 pm
Lower Lobby Opens at 3:00 pm
FourSquare Offer: Check into Nassau Coliseum and unlock 10% off your purchase at the Islanders Team Store (first 50 receive scratch-off ticket)
Marvel Meet & Greet: 3:30-5:00 pm: Gate 3 – Captain America; Gate 14 – Iron Man; Gate 20 – Thor; Lower Lobby – Spider-Man & Green Goblin
50/50 Raffle
Jerseys Off The Back Auction

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 9 6 5 0 11
K. Okposo 9 1 6 0 7
F. Nielsen 9 3 2 -1 5
B. Nelson 9 1 4 -4 5
T. Hickey 9 1 4 -4 5
A. Quine 9 1 4 0 5
S. Prince 9 3 1 1 4
R. Strome 6 1 3 3 4
N. Leddy 9 1 3 3 4
C. Clutterbuck 9 2 1 -1 3
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
T. Greiss 5 4 1 .930 2.34
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