Game Preview: Islanders at Canadiens
The Islanders wrap up a four-game road trip Sunday night in Montreal.
|New York Islanders
6-8-3 (15 points – 5th in Metropolitan Division, 11th in Eastern Conference)
8-8-1 (17 points - 6th in Atlantic Division, 8th in Eastern Conference)
Television: MSG PLUS 2
Play-by-play: Howie Rose; Color: Butch Goring
Radio: WHRU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM
Chris King: Play-by-play; Greg Picker: Color
|2012-13 season series (2-1-0)
The Islanders won the season series, taking four of a possible six points from the Canadiens. Two blueliners, Thomas Hickey and Radek Martinek, scored the game-winners for the Islanders and Evgeni Nabokov was in goal for both wins. The Isles won the only meeting in Montreal, a gutsy 4-3 comeback win in overtime.
Mar. 21, 2013: MTL 5, NYI 2 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
|Canadiens player to watch
P.K. Subban - Defenseman
Subban is having another strong season as the league's reigning Norris Trophy winner. The 24-year-old defenseman leads the Canadiens with 16 points (three goals, 13 assists) in 17 games this season. Subban's slap shot is as good as they come and at 6'0, 217 lbs., he can throw his body with force. The Isles have to be aware of #76 at the point tonight.
• Crossin' the Atlantic: The Islanders are 2-0-1 against Atlantic division teams this season. That record is put to the test against a Canadiens team with a 3-0-0 record against the Metropolitan division.
• Special Teams: Montreal boasts a top-three power play and penalty kill this season. A 23.4% conversion rate means the Isles have to play disciplined hockey.
• End of the Road: The Islanders wrap up a four-game road trip in Montreal.
|New York Islanders previous game lines
26 Thomas Vanek - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard - 51 Frans Nielsen - 12 Josh Bailey
40 Michael Grabner - 16 Peter Regin - 13 Colin McDonald
36 Eric Boulton - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
47 Andrew MacDonald - 3 Travis Hamonic
55 Aaron Ness - 7 Matt Carkner
14 Thomas Hickey - 46 Matt Donovan
20 Evgeni Nabokov
60 Kevin Poulin
|Montreal Canadiens previous game lines
67 Max Pacioretty - 14 Tomas Plekanec - Brian Gionta
27 Alex Galchekyuk - 81 Lars Eller - 11 Brenden Gallagher
49 Michael Bournival - 51 David Desharnais - 17 Rene Bourque
32 Travis Moen - 53 Ryan White - 15 George Parros
76 P.K. Subban - 79 Andre Markov
26 Josh Georges - 61 Raphael Diaz
55 Francis Bouillon - 6 Douglas Murray
31 Carey Price
30 Peter Budaj
|Quote of the Day:
Jack Capuano on tonight's matchup with Montreal: