Game Day Updates 9/21/13

Saturday, 09.21.2013 / 9:45 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Day Updates 9\/21\/13
The New York Islanders and New Jersey Devils will play the first ever NHL game in Brooklyn tonight at Barclays Center. The Islanders will hit the ice at 10:00 a.m. for morning skate.

10:00: Islanders still have a full group at camp, but practices are split into two groups. The game group is out on the ice now. After practice, they'll take a bus to Brooklyn for the main event.

10:13: A couple of pictures from practice:

Griffin Reinhart


Matt Moulson fires a shot toward Evgeni Nabokov


John Tavares and Matt Moulson


Johan Sundstrom shoots on goal


10:31: Just talked with Jack Capuano. Some things to watch for tonight: Evgeni Nabokov is scheduled to play the whole game between the pipes. Frans Nielsen and Lubomir Visnovsky will man the point on one power play, while Pierre-Marc Bouchard and Matt Donovan will do the same on the second unit.

10:48: Capuano, on what he liked most about Thursday's game: "I liked the way our young guys competed. From a system standpoint, we still made some blunders at times, but I thought our young kids really worked hard. We did a lot of good things with and without the puck. We played a 200-foot game."

10:51: Capuano, on Bouchard's play: "He's a skilled guy. He's got great vision, great hockey sense. In Regina he did really well on our power play. He's still learning the system, but he's done a pretty good job and has asked a lot of questions. Now that we're deeper into this preseason, we're expecting a good game out of that line (Moulson-Tavares-Bouchard) tonight."

10:54: John Tavares, on showing a better effort tonight than Tuesday in Regina: "We didn't play very well. It was the first game for a lot of us. We have lots of room to grow, but that's what the preseason is about."

10:57: Tavares, on things to focus on tonight: "It's about good habits. Doing the right things offensively and defensively. Putting ourselves in good positions and making it tough for the other team. We want to play physical, and we want to keep that physical presence in our game."

11:00: Travis Hamonic, on the excitement around the first game at Barclays Center: "We're really looking forward to it. It's a chance to play in a beautiful building. As far as tonight, there's a game to be played, but we're going to have a lot of fans from the Island coming in. The neat thing about it is we're not too far away and we're not alienating our fan base. We should have a good showing from our fans tonight."

Tonight's game will be streamed live on Newyorkislanders.com (New York area only). Fans who wish to listen to the radio call can find the broadcast on WRHU 88.7 FM. Puck drop is set for 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 76 42 23 11 210 190 95
5 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
6 DET 75 40 23 12 220 206 92
7 WSH 76 41 25 10 223 188 92
8 BOS 76 38 25 13 201 196 89
9 OTT 75 37 26 12 218 203 86
10 FLA 76 35 26 15 190 207 85
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 76 31 33 12 168 194 74
14 CAR 75 28 36 11 174 204 67
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 77 34 43 -2 77
R. Strome 76 16 32 20 48
K. Okposo 55 16 31 -11 47
F. Nielsen 76 14 28 8 42
B. Nelson 77 19 22 7 41
A. Lee 71 23 16 10 39
J. Bailey 65 15 23 3 38
J. Boychuk 67 8 25 9 33
N. Leddy 73 10 21 14 31
T. Hamonic 67 5 26 16 31
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 36 16 2 .913 2.42
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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