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Game Preview: New York Islanders at New Jersey Devils

Friday, 10.04.2013 / 12:00 AM / 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 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 62 29 34 4 63
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 62 13 26 21 39
B. Nelson 62 17 19 6 36
F. Nielsen 62 11 25 11 36
A. Lee 56 20 12 12 32
J. Bailey 50 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 52 7 22 15 29
N. Leddy 62 8 17 14 25
T. Hamonic 52 4 19 16 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 32 13 0 .910 2.49
C. Johnson 8 7 1 .890 2.95

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