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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 WSH 50 37 9 4 163 112 78
2 FLA 52 31 15 6 143 115 68
3 NYR 52 29 18 5 148 134 63
4 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
7 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
8 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
9 NYI 50 26 18 6 135 126 58
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 50 23 18 9 119 130 55
12 MTL 53 25 24 4 142 142 54
13 OTT 53 24 23 6 148 165 54
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 47 18 19 -6 37
K. Okposo 48 12 25 -9 37
B. Nelson 50 20 11 0 31
F. Nielsen 50 15 16 -2 31
M. Grabovski 50 9 15 1 24
J. Bailey 49 8 15 4 23
A. Lee 50 7 14 0 21
N. Leddy 50 3 17 -12 20
R. Strome 39 5 13 -8 18
N. Kulemin 50 5 9 6 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 13 6 2 .927 2.32
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