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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Tuesday, 04.9.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers
New York Islanders
19-16-4 (42 points – 3rd in Atlantic Division, 8th in Eastern Conference)
8-11-2 home
Philadelphia Flyers
17-18-3 (37 points - 5th in Atlantic Division, 12th in Eastern Conference)
5-13-1 away
7:00 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 (1-1-0)
The Islanders have split the season series against the Flyers, with the road team earning the win in both occasions. On March 28 at Philadelphia, the Islanders fell behind 2-0 but rallied thanks to Colin McDonald's first career two-goal game and a tally from John Tavares. The Flyers scored in the final minute to force overtime, but Brad Boyes and Josh Bailey scored in the shootout, and Evgeni Nabokov turned aside three-of-four attempts at the other end to secure the extra standings point. The teams will meet once more on April 25 at Philadelphia.

Mar. 28, 2013: NYI 4, PHI 3 (SO) - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Flyers player to watch
Wayne Simmonds - Right Wing

Wayne Simmonds has proven to be a pest against the Islanders this season, registering three assists in two games, including one on the tying goal near the end of regulation on March 28. The Scarborough, ON native netted three-game winning goals in four games from Feb. 23-Mar. 5. A year removed from a career-year in terms of goals (28) and points (49), the 24-year-old ranks second on the Flyers in goals (12), third in points (25) and second in penalty minutes (72).

 
Islanders Storylines
•The Islanders are 6-1-1 in their last eight games, having allowed two goals or less in seven of the eight.
•The Islanders have won three straight at home dating back to March 24 vs. Florida by a combined score of 12-4.
•Since making his NHL debut April 1, newcomer Anders Lee has one goal and one assist in his two NHL games.
•The Islanders are one of four teams (Ottawa, Minnesota, Los Angeles) yet to allow a shorthanded goal.

The Matchup
Islanders
21.2% (28/132)
81.2% (95/117)
113
119
6-3-1

 
 
 
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10 games


 
     
  
Flyers
23.2% (33/142)
84.7% (127/150)
106
118
5-3-2
    
 
 
 
 
New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
40 Michael Grabner - 91 John Tavares - 24 Brad Boyes
12 Josh Bailey - 51 Frans Nielsen - 21 Kyle Okposo
27 Anders Lee - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
6 Jesse Joensuu - 10 Keith Aucoin - 13 Colin McDonald

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

Philadelphia Flyers previous game lines
Forwards
93 Jakub Voracek - 28 Claude Giroux - 24 Matt Read
19 Scott Hartnell - 10 Brayden Schenn - 17 Wayne Simmonds
26 Ruslan Fedotenko - 9 Mike Knuble - 12 Simon Gagne
37 Jay Rosehill - 14 Sean Couturier - 18 Adam Hall

Defensemen
27 Bruno Gervais - 44 Kimmo Timonen
23 Kent Huskins - 29 Erik Gustafsson
22 Luke Schenn - 38 Oliver Lauridsen

Goaltenders
30 Ilya Bryzgalov
35 Steve Mason

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
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 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
7 DET 52 26 18 8 130 131 60
8 PIT 51 26 18 7 132 130 59
9 NJD 53 26 20 7 119 120 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
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
K. Okposo 49 15 26 -7 41
J. Tavares 48 19 21 -4 40
F. Nielsen 51 15 18 0 33
B. Nelson 51 20 11 1 31
M. Grabovski 51 9 15 2 24
J. Bailey 50 9 15 5 24
N. Leddy 51 3 20 -8 23
A. Lee 51 7 15 1 22
R. Strome 40 5 14 -6 19
C. Clutterbuck 50 11 4 6 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 12 11 4 .917 2.28
T. Greiss 14 6 2 .929 2.26
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