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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 63 41 17 5 171 139 87
2 NYR 62 39 17 6 196 153 84
3 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
4 TBL 64 38 20 6 210 171 82
5 DET 61 35 15 11 180 159 81
6 PIT 62 36 17 9 181 155 81
7 WSH 64 34 20 10 188 159 78
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 63 28 22 13 154 178 69
10 PHI 63 27 25 11 168 183 65
11 OTT 60 27 23 10 171 163 64
12 NJD 63 26 27 10 141 164 62
13 CBJ 62 26 32 4 160 196 56
14 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
15 TOR 63 25 33 5 170 193 55
16 BUF 63 19 39 5 123 212 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 64 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 64 14 27 22 41
B. Nelson 64 17 19 7 36
F. Nielsen 64 11 25 12 36
A. Lee 58 20 13 13 33
J. Bailey 52 12 19 10 31
J. Boychuk 54 7 23 16 30
N. Leddy 64 8 18 15 26
T. Hamonic 54 4 21 15 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 0 .911 2.46
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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