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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers

Thursday, 10.17.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Edmonton Oilers
Islanders continue a four-game home stand (7:00 p.m., MSG PLUS, WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM)
New York Islanders
2-2-2 (6 points – 3rd in Metropolitan Division, 9th in Eastern Conference)
1-0-2 home
Edmonton Oilers
1-5-1 (3 points - 7th in Pacific Division, 14th in Western Conference)
0-3-1 road
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, WRCN 103.9 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play
2011-12 season series (1-0-0)
The Islanders last met the Oilers on the last day of 2011, beating Edmonton 4-1 at Nassau Coliseum. Matt Moulson posted a goal and two assists, while John Tavares had a goal and a helper. Evgeni Nabokov stopped 25-of-26 shots, as the Islanders picked up their second win of a three-game win streak. The teams will meet once more this season, on Thursday, March 6 in Edmonton.
 
Dec. 31, 2011: NYI 4, EDM 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Oilers player to watch
Taylor Hall - Left Wing

The No. 1 overall pick in 2010 co-leads the Oilers in points (one goal, five assists) through seven games. Hall has increased his offensive production each season he's been in the league, topping the point-per-game plateau last season (50 points in 45 games). In two career games against the Islanders, Hall has yet to register a point.

 
Islanders Storylines
• John Tavares has points in five straight games (three goals, four assists).
• Matt Moulson is 3-for-3 in the shootout this season, and leads the league in shootout goals.
• The Islanders have participated in three shootouts through six games this season, and have been tied after 65 minutes in six of their last 10 games dating back to last season.
The Matchup
Islanders
22.2% (14th)
82.4 (13th)
19
17
2-2-2

  
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10

     
Oilers
19.2% (19th)
66.7 (29th)
21
32
1-5-1
    
   
New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
40 Michael Grabner – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
12 Josh Bailey – 51 Frans Nielsen – 96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard
26 Matt Moulson – 16 Peter Regin – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 36 Eric Boulton

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
11 Lubomir Visnovsky – 14 Thomas Hickey
7 Matt Carkner - 37 Brian Strait

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
Edmonton Oilers previous game lines
Forwards
57 David Perron - 93 Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - 64 Nail Yakupov
4 Taylor Hall - 14 Jordan Eberle - 26 Mark Arcobello
94 Ryan Smyth - 27 Boyd Gordon - 83 Ales Hemsky
28 Ryan Jones - 13 Mike Brown - 41 Will Acton
 
 
Defensemen
15 Nick Schultz - 21 Andrew Ference
19 Justin Schultz - 77 Anton Belov
2 Jeff Petry - 5 Ladislav Smid

Goaltenders
1 Jason LaBarbera
40 Devan Dubnyk
What's Happening at the Coliseum:

• Hockey Fights Cancer: Proceeds from pink cotton candy sales go to HFC campaign / $1 donation slips available on concourse
50/50 Raffle benefiting Smiles for Scott - Charity of the Game
Mercedes Benz of Massapequa Chuck-A-Puck
Islanders Children’s Foundation Day at Adventureland – purchase bracelets at Gate 2
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 23 16 6 1 61 57 33
2 PIT 21 15 4 2 76 49 32
3 NYI 22 16 6 0 72 59 32
4 TBL 23 15 6 2 81 63 32
5 DET 22 12 5 5 64 54 29
6 BOS 23 13 9 1 59 57 27
7 TOR 22 11 8 3 70 67 25
8 OTT 21 10 7 4 58 56 24
9 FLA 20 8 6 6 42 51 22
10 WSH 21 9 8 4 58 57 22
11 NYR 21 9 8 4 60 62 22
12 NJD 22 9 10 3 53 63 21
13 PHI 21 8 10 3 59 66 19
14 CAR 21 6 12 3 48 63 15
15 CBJ 21 6 13 2 51 76 14
16 BUF 22 6 14 2 37 72 14

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 22 9 12 -4 21
B. Nelson 22 10 10 6 20
K. Okposo 22 5 14 -1 19
R. Strome 22 4 13 10 17
J. Boychuk 21 2 12 7 14
F. Nielsen 22 5 7 5 12
N. Kulemin 22 4 7 0 11
N. Leddy 22 5 4 8 9
M. Grabovski 19 4 5 5 9
J. Bailey 14 3 4 5 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 11 4 0 .923 2.20
C. Johnson 5 2 0 .876 3.33

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