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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 TBL 48 30 14 4 156 127 64
2 NYI 46 31 14 1 151 129 63
3 DET 47 27 11 9 139 119 63
4 MTL 45 29 13 3 123 106 61
5 PIT 46 26 12 8 138 117 60
6 NYR 44 27 13 4 134 106 58
7 WSH 46 24 13 9 137 120 57
8 BOS 48 25 16 7 126 121 57
9 FLA 44 20 14 10 107 122 50
10 OTT 46 19 18 9 126 128 47
11 TOR 48 22 23 3 142 150 47
12 PHI 48 19 22 7 130 146 45
13 CBJ 45 20 22 3 113 142 43
14 NJD 47 17 22 8 107 134 42
15 CAR 46 16 25 5 98 120 37
16 BUF 47 14 30 3 89 167 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 46 21 24 -2 45
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 46 8 25 16 33
B. Nelson 46 15 15 6 30
F. Nielsen 46 9 16 4 25
J. Boychuk 36 4 18 15 22
J. Bailey 34 8 13 8 21
N. Leddy 46 7 14 15 21
N. Kulemin 46 11 9 1 20
A. Lee 40 13 5 7 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 25 9 0 .910 2.41
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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