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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Winnipeg Jets

Tuesday, 04.02.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Greg Picker
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Winnipeg Jets
Islanders host the Jets for the only time in 2012-13
New York Islanders
17-16-3 (37 points – 4th in Atlantic Division, 9th in Eastern Conference)
6-11-2 home
Winnipeg Jets
18-17-2 (38 points - 1st in Southeast Division, 3rd in Eastern Conference)
10-8-2 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
 
 
Television: MSG+2
Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring


Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
Season series (0-0-1)
The Islanders and Jets have only met once this season, with the lone game coming back in January. The Isles held a two-goal third period lead, but Winnipeg closed the deficit and won thanks to Evander Kane's overtime goal. John Tavares had a goal and two assists, while Matt Moulson also found the score sheet multiple times (one goal, one assist).  Evgeni Nabokov made 30 saves in the loss.

Feb. 16, 2013: WPG 5, NYI 4 (OT) - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Jets player to watch
Evander Kane - Left wing

The fourth overall pick in 2009 is proving his worth with 26 points (13 goals, 13 assists) in 37 games. The Vancouver, BC native is second in the NHL with 150 shots and recently tallied four points (one goal, three assists) in a 4-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes. Kane has been a major factor as to why the Jets are close to bringing playoff hockey back to Winnipeg for the first time since 1996.

Islanders Storylines
•The Isles return to the Coliseum for a quick one-game home stand following a 3-1-0 road trip.
•With just one point, the Islanders can take sole possession of the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. A win would result in a tie with New Jersey for the 7th seed.
•Winnipeg boasts the league’s 8th-worst power play. The Islanders are 12-3-1 when scoring at least one PPG.
•John Tavares’ 22nd goal of the season keeps him in second place among NHL goal scorers and just three behind league leader Steven Stamkos.

The Matchup
Islanders
21.1% (27/128)
80.2% (89/111)
103
113
6-4-0

 
 
 
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games


 
     
  
Jets
13.4% (15/112)
79.8% (91/114)
91
110
4-6-0
    
 
 
 
 
New York Islanders previous game 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 - 13 Colin McDonald
17 Matt Martin – 16 Marty Reasoner - 53 Casey Cizikas

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

Winnipeg Jets previous game lines
Forwards
9 Evander Kane – 12 Olli Jokinen - 20 Antti Miettinen
16 Andrew Ladd – 18 Bryan Little - 26 Blake Wheeler
27 Eric Tangradi  – 13 Kyle Wellwood - 80 Nik Antropov
28 Patrice Cormier  – 8 Alex Burmistrov - 22 Chris Thorburn

Defensemen
6 Ron Hainsey - 44 Zach Bogosian
33 Dustin Byfuglien – 39 Tobias Enstrom
7 Derek Meech - 24 Grant Clitsome

Goaltenders
31 Ondrej Pavelec
35 Al Montoya

What's Happening at the Coliseum

Doors Open at 5:45pm
Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm
World Autism Awareness Day: “Light it up Blue” – find out how you can help at Gate 3
FourSquare Offer: Check into Nassau Coliseum and unlock 10% off your purchase at the Team Store (First 50 receive a free gift)
Team Store Scratch off Ticket Offer
50/50 Raffle / Chuck-A-Puck
Jerseys Off the Back Auction
Hockey & Hoops 2-Pack

SCHEDULE

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AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
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 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 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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