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Morning Skate Updates - Islanders vs. Predators 11/12/13

Updates from the Isles morning skate at Nassau Coliseum

Tuesday, 11.12.2013 / 11:38 AM / News
By Cory Wright
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Morning Skate Updates - Islanders vs. Predators 11\/12\/13
Updates from the Isles morning skate at Nassau Coliseum

The Islanders returned home to Nassau Coliseum on Tuesday morning and host the Nashville Predators tonight at 7:00 p.m. Here are some news, notes, pictures and quotes from today's skate.


Back Home: The Islanders stretch at center ice in Nassau Coliseum.


Kevin Poulin waits for shots during the morning skate.

Poulin Plays:
Head coach Jack Capuano named Kevin Poulin his starter tonight. Poulin starts consecutive games for the first time this season.

Lineup: Capuano did not reveal his lineup changes - if any - for tonight's game. Follow @NYIslanders for the latest lineup updates before tonight's game.

Blockin' Shots: Andrew MacDonald leads the league with 67 blocked shots this season entering tonight's game.

"At the end of the day it's you standing between the puck and the possibility of a goal," MacDonald said. "There's a lot of desperation plays that are made and you really don't have time to think. It's just instinct to block the net."

From the Coach: "I think he's (Kevin Poulin) played well. We haven't given him a couple of starts back-to-back here and he's deserving of it."

"We were a top-10 (penalty kill) team at the start of the year and whatever happened, it's in the past and we have to move forward and get back to basics."


Islanders running their morning drills.


Andrew MacDonald and Aaron Ness look on during the
morning skate.


Colin McDonald talks to the local media after the skate.


SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 64 41 18 5 172 142 87
2 NYR 63 39 17 7 197 155 85
3 NYI 65 41 21 3 207 182 85
4 TBL 65 39 20 6 213 171 84
5 DET 62 36 15 11 182 160 83
6 PIT 63 36 18 9 182 158 81
7 WSH 65 35 20 10 193 162 80
8 BOS 62 31 22 9 165 161 71
9 FLA 64 28 23 13 156 181 69
10 PHI 65 28 25 12 173 187 68
11 OTT 62 28 23 11 176 167 67
12 NJD 64 27 27 10 144 165 64
13 TOR 64 26 33 5 173 195 57
14 CBJ 63 26 33 4 163 201 56
15 CAR 62 24 31 7 144 167 55
16 BUF 64 19 40 5 123 215 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 65 30 35 4 65
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 65 14 28 23 42
B. Nelson 65 17 20 7 37
F. Nielsen 65 11 25 13 36
A. Lee 59 21 13 13 34
J. Bailey 53 13 19 11 32
J. Boychuk 55 7 23 14 30
N. Leddy 65 8 18 16 26
T. Hamonic 55 4 21 16 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 33 13 1 .911 2.47
C. Johnson 8 8 1 .889 3.08

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