Game Preview: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils

Friday, 10.4.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils
Islanders first shift is Friday at 7:00 p.m.
New York Islanders
0-0-0 (0 points – 3rd in Metropolitan Division, 7th in Eastern Conference)
0-0-0 road
New Jersey Devils
0-1-0 (0 points - 6th in Metropolitan Division, 11th in Eastern Conference)
0-0-0 home
7:00 p.m.
Prudential Center
Newark, NJ
 
 
Television: MSG+
Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring


Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
2012-13 season series (3-2-0)
The Islanders and Devils met five times last season, with the Islanders earning two points in three of those contests. The last time out, Josh Bailey scored in the opening minute as New York skated to a 3-1 decision at Prudential Center. Travis Hamonic and John Tavares each tallied, while Frans Nielsen registered two assists. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 24-of-25 as the Islanders finished a sweep of the away portion of the season series.

Apr. 1, 2013: NYI 3, NJD 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Devils player to watch
Martin Brodeur - Goaltender

Brodeur's streak of 18 consecutive opening night starts may have come to an end, but the all-time leader in games played (1,220), wins (669) and shutouts (121) should be between the pipes during the Devils home opener. The Islanders got the better of Brodeur the last time they saw him, scoring four times on 13 shots on Sept. 19.

 
 
Islanders Storylines
•The Islanders and Devils join the newly-formed Metropolitan Division, along with Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Carolina, Columbus, Washington and the NY Rangers.
•Dating back to last season, the Islanders have points in 12 of their last 13 regular season games (8-1-4).
•John Tavares will play his first game as captain, after being awarded the "C" on Sept. 9.
The Matchup
Islanders
0.0% (15th)
0.0% (27th)
0
0
0-0-0
   
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10

    
Devils
0.0% (15th)
100.0% (1st)
0
3
0-1-0
    
 
Quote of the Day

"We've been practicing so much against ourselves and have been doing different things. [The players] spent a lot of time obviously working all summer long and preparing. You can feel it in practice. They're ready to go tomorrow."

-Head Coach Jack Capuano,
on gearing up for the season opener

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 76 48 21 7 231 179 103
2 x - MTL 77 47 22 8 203 174 102
3 x - TBL 78 47 24 7 250 204 101
4 NYI 77 45 27 5 235 215 95
5 PIT 77 42 24 11 211 194 95
6 WSH 77 42 25 10 227 190 94
7 DET 76 40 23 13 221 208 93
8 BOS 77 39 25 13 204 198 91
9 OTT 76 38 26 12 220 204 88
10 FLA 77 35 27 15 192 210 85
11 PHI 77 31 29 17 202 220 79
12 CBJ 76 37 35 4 210 234 78
13 NJD 77 31 33 13 170 197 75
14 CAR 76 28 37 11 176 208 67
15 TOR 78 29 43 6 204 249 64
16 BUF 77 22 47 8 152 258 52

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
M. Neuvirth 1 3 1 .881 2.94

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