Game Preview: Islanders vs. Predators
The Islanders open up a three-game homestand Tuesday against the Predators
|New York Islanders
6-9-3 (15 points – 6th in Metropolitan Division, 12th in Eastern Conference)
8-7-2 (18 points - 5th in Central Division, 10th in Western Conference)
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
|2013-14 season series (0-1-0)
The Predators took the first game of the season series 3-2 on Oct. 12. The Islanders had a 2-1 lead late in the second period, but Patric Hornqvist scored in the last minute of the period to tie the score allowing Ryan Ellis to score the eventual winner at 3:23 of the third period. Pekka Rinne stopped 14 of 16 Islanders shots, while Evgeni Nabokov turned aside 28 of 31.
Oct. 12, 2013: NSH 3, NYI 2 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
|Predators player to watch
Seth Jones - Defenseman
Seth Jones is fitting in nicely with the Predators in his rookie season. The top American picked in the 2013 Entry Draft (fourth overall) has seven points (2g,5a) in 17 games this season and is playing big minutes for the Predators, averaging 24:40 per game. Jones picked up his first career goal Oct. 12 against the Islanders.
• Point-Per-Game: John Tavares (7g/13a), Kyle Okposo (5g/14a) and Frans Nielsen (9g/10a) are all above the point-per-game clip through 18 games this season.
• Back Home: The Islanders begin a three-game home stand on Tuesday night. They won their last contest at the Coliseum, beating the Boston Bruins 3-1 on Nov. 2.
• Power Play: The Islanders power play went 2-4 against the Montreal Canadiens fourth-ranked penalty kill on Sunday night.
|New York Islanders previous game lines
29 Brock Nelson - 91 John Tavares - 21 Kyle Okposo
40 Michael Grabner - 51 Frans Nielsen - 12 Josh Bailey
96 Pierre-Marc Bouchard - 16 Peter Regin - 13 Colin McDonald
36 Eric Boulton - 53 Casey Cizikas - 17 Matt Martin
47 Andrew MacDonald - 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey - 46 Matt Donovan
55 Aaron Ness - 7 Matt Carkner
60 Kevin Poulin
20 Evgeni Nabokov
|Nashville Predators previous game lines
25 Viktor Stalberg - 33 Colin Wilson - 13 Nick Spalding
24 Eric Nystrom - 11 David Legwand - 27 Patric Hornqvist
57 Gabriel Bourque - 7 Matt Cullen - 15 Craig Smith
16 Richard Clune - 28 Paul Gaustad - 26 Matt Hendricks
3 Seth Jones - 6 Shea Weber
59 Roman Josi - 8 Kevin Klein
42 Mattias Ekholm - 4 Ryan Ellis
30 Carter Hutton
39 Marek Mazanec
|What's Happening at the Coliseum:
Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm