Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks

Tuesday, 10.22.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks
Islanders face Vancouver in the final game of the home stand (7:00 p.m., MSG PLUS, WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM)
New York Islanders
3-3-2 (8 points – 3rd in Metropolitan Division, 9th in Eastern Conference)
2-1-2 home
Vancouver Canucks
5-4-1 (11 points - 5th in Pacific Division, 9th in Western Conference)
3-2-1 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
 
 
Television: MSG PLUS
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 (0-1-0)
It's been almost two full years since the Islanders and Canucks last met, and even longer since they played on Long Island. In the teams' last head-to-head meeting in Vancouver, the Canucks scored early in each period en route to a 4-1 win. Matt Moulson scored the Islanders lone goal, with assists from Michael Grabner and John Tavares.
 
Nov. 13, 2011: VAN 4, NYI 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Canucks player to watch
Henrik Sedin - Center

The playmaking half of Vancouver's lethal Sedin twins, Henrik Sedin is tied for the league lead with 10 assists and tied for second in the NHL with 12 points. Henrik has points in nine of the Canucks' 10 games, and is riding a five-game points streak. The Ornskoldsvik, Sweden native has finished in the NHL's top-10 in assists six times, and led the league in the category three straight seasons from 2009-2012.

Islanders Storylines
• John Tavares has points in seven straight games (four goals, six assists).
• Andrew MacDonald played 30:25 on Oct. 19 vs. Carolina, becoming the first Islander to play 30 minutes in a game decided in regulation since April 2007 (Tom Poti).
• The Islanders are 51-36-13 all-time in the regular season against the Canucks, and 4-0 in the playoffs.
• The Islanders are 7-for-21 (33.3-percent) on the power play at home.
The Matchup
Islanders
25.0% (5th)
82.6 (13th)
25
23
3-3-2

 
 
  
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10

     
 
 
Canucks
11.1 (27th)
91.4 (1st)
27
29
5-4-1
    
   
 
 
New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
40 Michael Grabner – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey
26 Matt Moulson – 16 Peter Regin – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 13 Colin McDonald

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

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
Vancouver Canucks previous game lines
Forwards
22 Daniel Sedin - 17 Ryan Kesler - 33 Henrik Sedin
20 Chris Higgins - 25 Mike Santorelli - 36 Jannik Hansen
7 David Booth - 9 Zack Kassian - 15 Brad Richardson
29 Tom Sestito - 13 Jeremy Welsh - 32 Dale Weise
 
 
 
Defensemen
8 Christopher Tanev - 23 Alexander Edler
2 Dan Hamhuis - 5 Jason Garrison
3 Kevin Bieksa - 18 Ryan Stanton

Goaltenders
31 Eddie Lack
1 Roberto Luongo
What's Happening at the Coliseum:

• Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm
Hockey Fights Cancer: Proceeds from pink cotton candy sales go to HFC campaign / $1 donation slips available on concourse
50/50 benefitting the Greek Children’s Fund
Mercedes Benz of Massapequa Chuck-A-Puck
Poster Pack Tuesday
 
 
 

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - NYR 73 47 19 7 224 168 101
2 MTL 75 46 21 8 197 167 100
3 TBL 75 46 22 7 244 194 99
4 NYI 75 44 26 5 228 208 93
5 PIT 74 40 23 11 204 186 91
6 DET 73 39 22 12 212 201 90
7 WSH 74 40 24 10 215 182 90
8 OTT 73 37 25 11 213 195 85
9 BOS 74 36 25 13 195 193 85
10 FLA 74 34 26 14 184 202 82
11 PHI 75 30 29 16 196 216 76
12 CBJ 74 35 35 4 203 230 74
13 NJD 74 31 31 12 166 189 74
14 CAR 73 27 36 10 170 201 64
15 TOR 75 27 42 6 194 241 60
16 BUF 74 20 46 8 141 249 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 75 34 40 -1 74
R. Strome 74 15 31 19 46
K. Okposo 53 15 31 -10 46
F. Nielsen 74 13 28 9 41
B. Nelson 75 18 22 9 40
A. Lee 69 23 16 14 39
J. Bailey 63 15 23 6 38
J. Boychuk 65 8 25 10 33
T. Hamonic 65 5 25 16 30
N. Leddy 71 10 19 16 29
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 35 16 2 .915 2.39
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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