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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Vancouver Canucks

Tuesday, 10.22.2013 / 12:00 AM / 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 MTL 62 41 16 5 171 135 87
2 NYI 64 41 21 2 205 179 84
3 NYR 61 38 17 6 192 152 82
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 61 24 30 7 142 162 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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