Morning Skate Updates 4/1/13

Monday, 04.1.2013 / 11:15 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Morning Skate Updates 4\/1\/13
Morning skate running updates for Islanders-Devils 4\/1\/13
The Islanders will have morning skate at Prudential Center at 11:30 a.m. in preparation for their game tonight against the New Jersey Devils. Check this space for the latest updates throughout the skate.

11:30: Full team is out on the ice, including newcomer Anders Lee, who was just signed to an Entry-Level Contract upon completing his junior season at Notre Dame.

11:33: The guys getting ready to go at Prudential Center.



11:40: Kyle Okposo putting a shot on net.



11:44: Anders Lee's stall in the dressing room.



11:48: Lee in line during a drill.



11:57: Jack Capuano says Radek Martinek is in for Matt Carkner tonight. Anders Lee will not play. Evgeni Nabokov in goal. Full audio from the coach coming soon.

12:25: Here's the full audio from Capuano: New York Islanders - Jack Capuano 04/01/2013

12:40: Kyle Okposo, on bouncing back from Saturday's loss at Pittsburgh: "You have to take the positives from that game and incorporate that for future games, but we need two points and that's the bottom line. You've just got to find a way right now. We've got 14 games left and need to make a push."

12:47: Okposo, on facing the Devils tonight: They had our number at home a couple times, and we beat them here once and at home once. It's going to be a good game. We're fighting for points and these guys are just ahead of us in the standings, so it's going to be an important game for us."

12:50: Lee, on coming to a team making a playoff push right now: "It's great. These guys have been battling hard all year. We're right there. If there's anything I can do to help that push, I'm all for it."

12:52: Lee, on how much thought he gave to playing in the NHL: "It's a dream come true. My focus was the team at Notre Dame and the guys in that locker room. Unfortunately, we were knocked out, but this was the opportunity that comes from that."

12:54: Lee, on if the chance to play right away enticed him to sign the ELC: "Yeah. When you have this opportunity - it's a once in a lifetime - you've got to take advantage of it and be ready for it. As a hockey player dreaming to play in the NHL, you can't turn away from that."

Check NewYorkIslanders.com tonight for live updates of the game between the Islanders and Devils. Game time is 7:00 p.m.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 75 47 21 7 228 177 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 76 34 40 -3 74
R. Strome 75 15 32 19 47
K. Okposo 54 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 75 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 76 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 70 23 16 12 39
J. Bailey 64 15 23 4 38
J. Boychuk 66 8 25 9 33
T. Hamonic 66 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 72 10 19 15 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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