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Morning Skate Recap 4/2/13

Tuesday, 04.02.2013 / 12:35 PM / News
By Travis Betts
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Morning Skate Recap 4\/2\/13
Morning skate running updates for Islanders-Jets 4\/2\/13
The New York Islanders and Winnipeg Jets each held optional morning skates Tuesday in preparation for their game tonight at Nassau Coliseum. Both teams played last night - The Islanders won 3-1 at New Jersey and the Jets lost 4-2 at the NY Rangers.

Islanders Head Coach Jack Capuano will speak at 5:00 p.m., and the players were unavailable this morning, but here's some photos from both skates, as well as quotes from Winnipeg Head Coach Claude Noel.

The Islanders had about 10 players skating, as well as goaltender Kevin Poulin.







Colin McDonald taking a shot on Poulin.



Winnipeg's Alex Burmistrov gets ready for a drill.



Derek Meech fires a shot at Ondrej Pavelec.



Burmistrov tries to beat Pavelec.



Claude Noel, on the Jets three-game losing streak: "I think we're playing fairly hard, we're just not getting the results that we did before. The desperation has been there. It's not like we don't know where we're at."

Noel, on what he anticipates with the looming trade deadline: "It's hard to say. You can't sit here and say that we're going to make changes because of the way we played the last three games. We haven't gotten the results we've wanted. Is that all of a sudden going to dictate whether we're going to make changes? I think the changes are predicated way before that. There's a big picture in mind here. We don't make those decisions on a game-by-game basis. I certainly don't think it affects the room."

Noel, on if he's going to be watching trade deadline activity on the team's day off tomorrow: "I'm not on Twitter, so I won't be following that. I'll be watching in Montreal, but I won't be hung up on the TV. Things happen pretty quickly, so you find out about the moves that get made. It's not going to consume my day or anything."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 30 20 6 4 98 71 44
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 MTL 32 20 10 2 87 80 42
5 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
6 TOR 31 19 9 3 109 87 41
7 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
8 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
9 FLA 29 13 8 8 66 75 34
10 WSH 30 14 10 6 86 81 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 30 13 15 2 72 95 28
13 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
14 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
15 PHI 30 11 14 5 80 90 27
16 CAR 30 8 19 3 62 87 19

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 31 12 15 -5 27
K. Okposo 31 7 20 -3 27
B. Nelson 31 13 11 4 24
R. Strome 31 6 15 10 21
F. Nielsen 31 6 11 0 17
N. Leddy 31 5 10 7 15
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
M. Grabovski 28 5 7 4 12
N. Kulemin 31 5 7 -3 12
T. Hickey 30 2 9 1 11
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 16 6 0 .917 2.35
C. Johnson 5 4 0 .868 3.59

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