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Game Preview: Islanders vs. Red Wings

The Islanders wrap up a three-game homestand against the Detroit Red Wings.

Saturday, 11.16.2013 / 12:00 AM / News
By Cory Wright
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Game Preview: Islanders vs. Red Wings
The Islanders wrap up a three-game homestand against the Detroit Red Wings. (7:00 p.m., MSG PLUS 2, WRHU 88.7 FM, WRCN 103.9 FM)

New York Islanders
7-10-3 (17 points – 6th in Metropolitan Division, 12th in Eastern Conference)
4-4-3 home
Detroit Red Wings
9-5-6 (24 points - 3rd in Atlantic Division, 4th in Eastern Conference)
6-3-0 road
7:00 p.m.
Nassau Coliseum
Uniondale, NY
 
 
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
2011-12 season series (1-0-0)

John Tavares (1g/2a), Matt Moulson (2g/1a) and Mark Streit (3a) each had three points as the Islanders beat the Red Wings 5-1 on Jan. 10, 2012. Tavares scored the game-winner at 7:31 of the second period as the Islanders carried the season series 1-0. Evgeni Nabokov made 23 saves for the win. 

LAST GAME: 
Jan. 10, 2012: NYI 5, DET 1 - RECAP, BOX SCORE, HIGHLIGHTS
Red Wings player to watch
Henrik Zetterberg - Center

Zetterberg leads the Red Wings in goals (10), points (21) plus-minus (12) and is one of the most well-rounded, two-way players in the game. The Wings captain has nine points (four goals, five assists) in his last seven games.
 
 
Islanders Storylines
Clipping Wings: The Islanders are 5-0-1 in their last six games against the Red Wings and haven’t lost in regulation to the Wings since Black Friday, 2003.
Conference Foes: It’s been 676 days since the Islanders played the Red Wings, but they will play each other twice in two weeks at the Coliseum.
• Hits and Blocks: Matt Martin and Andrew MacDonald lead the NHL in the hits and blocked shots. Martin, the reigning hits leader, has 91 bodychecks this season while MacDonald has 75 blocked shots.
The Matchup
Islanders
19.1% (14th)
73.4% (30th)
56
64
3-7-0


   
 
 
Power play
Penalty kill
Goals for
Goals against
Last 10
    
   

 
Kings
20.3 (11th)
86.3% (6th)
50
55
3-2-5
       
 
  

New York Islanders previous game lines
Forwards
29 Brock Nelson – 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
17 Matt Martin – 53 Casey Cizikas – 15 Cal Clutterbuck

Defensemen
47 Andrew MacDonald – 3 Travis Hamonic
14 Thomas Hickey – 46 Matt Donovan
55 Aaron Ness – 7 Matt Carkner

Goaltenders
60 Kevin Poulin
20 Evgeni Nabokov

Detroit Red Wings previous game lines
Forwards
40 Henrik
Zetterberg - 13 Pavel Datsyuk - 44 Todd Bertuzzi
93 Johan Franzen - 43 Darren Helm - 11 Daniel Alfredsson
21 Tomas Tatar - 8 Justin Abdelkader - 20 Drew Miller
71 Danny Cleary - 18 Joakim Andersson - 37 Mikael Samuelsson

Defensemen

55 Niklas Kronwell - 52 Jonathan Ericsson
27 Kyle Quincey - 65 Danny DeKeyser
4 Jakub Kindl - 23 Brian Lashoff

Goaltenders

35 Jimmy Howard
50 Jonas Gustavsson

What's Happening at the Coliseum:

Military Appreciation Night
Merchandise Offer: Receive 30% off Islanders Third Jerseys (Adult and Youth) during game
Lower Lobby Opens at 5pm
50/50 Raffle benefitting The Islanders Children’s Foundation
Mercedes Benz of Massapequa Chuck-A-Puck
Upcoming Food Drive on November 27th Game
Movember




SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 TBL 50 31 15 4 163 132 66
2 MTL 47 31 13 3 127 108 65
3 NYI 48 32 15 1 157 135 65
4 DET 49 28 12 9 145 128 65
5 PIT 48 27 13 8 143 124 62
6 WSH 48 25 14 9 144 124 59
7 BOS 49 26 16 7 131 123 59
8 NYR 46 27 15 4 135 111 58
9 FLA 46 21 15 10 114 129 52
10 PHI 50 21 22 7 139 151 49
11 TOR 50 22 24 4 144 155 48
12 OTT 47 19 19 9 129 134 47
13 CBJ 47 21 23 3 119 148 45
14 NJD 48 18 22 8 109 135 44
15 CAR 47 17 25 5 102 122 39
16 BUF 49 14 32 3 92 174 31

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Tavares 48 23 25 -1 48
K. Okposo 46 14 30 -2 44
R. Strome 48 9 25 16 34
B. Nelson 48 15 15 5 30
F. Nielsen 48 9 17 4 26
J. Boychuk 38 4 21 16 25
J. Bailey 36 8 14 7 22
N. Leddy 48 7 14 14 21
N. Kulemin 48 11 9 0 20
A. Lee 42 13 5 6 18
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Halak 26 10 0 .912 2.42
C. Johnson 6 5 0 .870 3.38

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