Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers

Saturday, 10.26.2013 / 12:00 AM ET / News
By Travis Betts
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Game Preview: New York Islanders vs. Philadelphia Flyers
Islanders return home to face the Flyers for the first time this season (7:00 p.m., MSG PLUS, WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM)
New York Islanders
4-3-3 (11 points – 2nd in Metropolitan Division, 7th in Eastern Conference)
2-1-3 home
Philadelphia Flyers
2-7-0 (4 points - 8th in Metropolitan Division, 16th in Eastern Conference)
0-3-0 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
2012-13 season series (2-2-0)
The Islanders and Flyers split last year's season series with two games apiece. The teams met on the next-to-last day of the regular season, with Philadelphia skating to a 2-1 victory. John Tavares scored his 28th goal of the season, while Kevin Poulin turned aside 28-of-30 shots at the other end. The division rivals will go head-to-head four times before the end of the 2013-14 season.
 
Apr. 25, 2013: PHI 2, NYI 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Flyers player to watch
Mark Streit - Defenseman

Though he has just two assists through nine games, fans are all too aware of what the former Islanders captain can do.
Streit led Islanders defenseman in scoring in each of the four seasons he spent on Long Island. The eighth-year defenseman played in his 500th NHL game on Oct. 24 vs. the Rangers, and is still hovering right around 20 minutes a night.
Islanders Storylines
• John Tavares has points in nine straight games (four goals, eight assists).
• Matt Moulson has goals in three straight games, and leads the NHL with five power play goals. Moulson is riding a five-game point streak (five goals, three assists).
• Evgeni Nabokov posted 39 saves, his highest total of the season, in the Islanders 4-3 victory at Pittsburgh on Oct. 25.
• Radek Martinek registered two assists in his season debut Oct. 25 at Pittsburgh.
The Matchup
Islanders
30.3 (1st)
86.7 (5th)
33
31
4-3-3

   
 
 
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10
    
 
 
 
 
Flyers
8.1 (29th)
82.5 (15th)
13
25
2-7-0
       
 
 
 
 
New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
26 Matt Moulson – 91 John Tavares – 21 Kyle Okposo
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard – 51 Frans Nielsen – 12 Josh Bailey
29 Brock Nelson – 16 Peter Regin – 15 Cal Clutterbuck
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 13 Colin McDonald

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey - 4 Radek Martinek
46 Matt Donovan - 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
Philadelphia Flyers previous game lines
Forwards
12 Michael Raffl - 40 Vincent Lecavalier - 28 Claude Giroux
24 Matt Read - 14 Sean Couturier - 17 Wayne Simmonds
15 Tye McGinn - 10 Brayden Schenn - 93 Jakub Voracek
18 Adam Hall - 25 Maxime Talbot - 36 Zac Rinaldo
 
 
Defensemen
5 Braydon Coburn - 8 Nicklas Grossmann
26 Erik Gustafsson - 44 Kimmo Timonen
22 Luke Schenn - 32 Mark Streit

Goaltenders
35 Steve Mason
29 Ray Emery
Quote of the Day:

"As the game went along, we felt like we could score a goal, be right back in the game and then turn the table on them. We didn’t quit. We put the puck at the net, and good things happened.”
 
 

-Goaltender Evgeni Nabokov,
on Friday's comeback win at Pittsburgh

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - NYR 82 53 22 7 252 192 113
2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 221 189 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 262 211 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 242 203 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 252 230 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 235 221 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 238 215 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 221 210 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 213 211 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 206 223 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 236 250 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 215 234 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 181 216 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 188 226 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 211 262 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 161 274 54

STATS

2014-2015 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Bailey 2 1 2 1 3
R. Strome 2 2 0 1 2
B. Nelson 2 2 0 2 2
K. Okposo 2 1 1 1 2
J. Tavares 2 0 2 1 2
C. Clutterbuck 2 1 0 1 1
C. de Haan 2 0 1 0 1
M. Martin 2 0 1 0 1
L. Visnovsky 2 0 1 3 1
F. Nielsen 2 0 1 0 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 1 1 0 .917 2.52

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